You may have caught wind of a secret sewing project!
A few weeks ago at the beginning of the summer Celia send me an email to say she was designing her own fabrics... very exciting! But even more exciting, she asked if I would like to recieve a sample of the fabrics to make up into something. Yes please!
The fabrics arrived and the colours and prints were beautiful.
So beautiful that I dithered and dallied not wanting to cut into them - so many decisions about what to make and which combinations of the fabrics to put together.
Eventually I took the plunge and made a tea cosy featuring a lovely print (Ruby Hearts) taken from Celia's woodblock "The Birds' Wedding".
Different birds front and back.
And fully lined with one of the other fabrics (Sea Sprigs)
I know that it is not terribly modest to say that it is quite lovely... but it is and I think that is more to do with the fabric than my sewing/design skills.
There was still plenty of fabric left so I embarked on a second project which took me right out of my comfort zone...
a pieced and quilted cushion cover.
With rather cute little buttons on the envelope back.
I'm sure you can see that these really are beautiful fabrics and they are available to purchase from celia here:
However if sewing is not your thing, both the
tea cosy (sold!) and the cushion cover (sold) are in my Esty shop. Rather reluctantly I must say as I would quite like to hang on to them.
And because there was still some fabric left I have made a little padded purse to give away.
Finished with a zip and fully lined...
Perfect make up bag size (18 cm x 14 cm)
Just leave a comment by next Friday, 11th October and I'll pick a winner.