Monday, 10 September 2012

An enforced break, a finish and a new project!

Well that took much longer than I thought it would! After some bad health news from an immediate member of my family, a laptop breakdown and a minor hiccup with my Pfaff I am finally back to blogland and actually got a project finished. Phew.  My hubby turned 30 last week and so what better present than a new iPad and fancy smancy new handmade iPad cover. After a bit of surfing I decided on using this great tutorial from Fresh Lemon Quilts, bit of a challenge for me - following a pattern, inserting a zipper, putting in a pocket, you know general sewing stuff but I persevered and got it done...

I have to say I'm pretty pleased with myself, aside from the fact it doesn't exactly fit with the protective cover he has on his iPad - a small price to pay for some pretty (in a manly kind of way) lineny melody miller goodness. And hubby loves it too- except for the not fitting part. Think I might need to do some unpicking and try and thin my seams down a bit, I remain undefeated! 

But that is for another time- much to keen to get on with some other projects- I have a baby quilt which is severely devoid of quilting, a metre of Bambi kokka fabric that is begging to be sliced and diced into charms for the Japanese charm swap and this beauty awaits:

My lovely mum bought me this for feeding the baby when he/she finally puts in an appearance and I absolutely love it. I just need to make some cushions to comfy it up a bit. Maybe some Japanese charm cushions are just what it is crying out for, who knows...anyways I'm off to peruse the interweb for some inspiration. Feel free to shout any ideas!