Monday, 21 April 2008

Scappy Cabin Challenge Scap Swap...it rocks!!!

Hello my name is Suzie Sews and I am a fabric-holic...better yet I have just had such a good fix I am smiling from ear to ear. I took part in the lovely Melly and Me Swap...I adore their work, so when they announced their second cabin scrap swap I jumped at the opportunity. I got my partner and away we went...I received a stunning package from the lovely Myrane in Australia...at present I can not link you to her blog as she does not have one...this is about to change and as soon as I know her address when she is up and running I will link to her. The fabric arrived all wrapped up in a stunning kitch kitchen fat quarter...which I have plans for an apron... All held together with a cute fabric pin and inside this package was the delights that are before your eyes...amazing fabrics, only a couple I have seen previously so it was fab to see so many lovely designs, I sat with my oldest and we colour coded it all, such fun, I am itching to put some of the fabric together.
Myrane also included some lovely gifts, I was especially taken with this role...How great is this? a little role for your cotton and a felt bit for your needles and pins, ideal for a little hand piecing in the car whilst waiting for 'Schools out'...
Thank you Melly & Me and Myrane, this has been such a good swap.

Now on to my current 'makes'...A little bit of using up scraps...finishing off a couple of my pin cushions using crazy patchwork toppers...in my favourite fabrics by Heather Bailey. One problem...I ran out of stuffing so I am going to have to go shopping...
Now its amazing that out of a mess like this you can make something...

and that something is my boys summer quilt, I am slowly getting there with the embroidery squares, I need to get the batting and chose the backing fabric this week so once again a little shopping trip is needed...this square is for my little Surf Dude...


In the hope of using up some yarn stash I got busy with this summer top, I have not really knitted much with big needles..I will be doing some more I can assure you as this is just this weekends knitting, its actually a softer pink than the picture shows and I have made it a little longer than the pattern, I am pleased with the way its turning out.
The knitting of my littlest babe sweater is just about finished, I need some quite time to sew it together and work on the neck, I am so loving this yarn, I am a bit of a yarn snob and usually only buy cotton or wool yarn, so it was a move away from the normal for me to pick this yarn, I am pleased with the softness and the way it is holding its shape and not fluffing...
Last but not least the search for a more professional look to my projects, I invested in a little stamp, it came with a free ink pad, sadly the ink pad is glupy and does not do the stamp any favours, I have plenty of ink from my paper crafting days and I am looking forward to having a play with this.
It came from here...Its quite affordable. I do however suggest you buy a good ink pad preferably a permanent ink.

I hope your weekend went well and was productive, the sleep over was fun, the children played so well and the house was quite by 9.00pm so I was impressed. We had a swimming trip and a nightmare visit to Ikea...madness!!! The weekend ended with supper at a friends house so all in all a good time was had, even though I left a bottle of wine for my host in the the taxi!!!

13 comments:

Sal said...

I'm mad about fabric too ;-)
There's an easy competition on my blog,to win a FQ of the new Bellbottoms fabric..all you have to do is comment! Sal;-)

Vanessa said...

That treasure throve of fabric is great, how lucky are you!

How busy have you been!

sarah said...

You have been a busy little Suzie!

Queen of the froggers said...

Thats a fab load of fabric. I like the green sweater you are knitting.

Kitty said...

What a lovely swap to have taken part in - can't wait to see what you do with it. You've certainly been busy with that knitting - I love the ribbed patterns on both sweaters. x

pink-petal-designs said...

Lucky you, all that fabric!
Sarah x

Lazylol said...

Lucky you with all those goodies. Lovely knitting and I love the rubberstamp -it looks really professional, I'll have to get one of those!

Miss sew n sew said...

Suzi you are so talented such lovely inspiring pics of everything your making. You must of been delighted with the fabric bet your heads buzzing as to what your going to do with it all!
Sarahx

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, you've been busy! The knitting looks so pretty and the boys quilt is very cool. A surfer -- lots of fun!

Tracy said...

This scraptacular and all-around fiber filled post has me ravenous--LOL! Your M & M scrap challenge is going to be super...all the delicious fabric!! Love your pin cushions...and your knitting up a storm! Always a treat to stop by and see what you've been working on. Happy Days ((HUGS))

dottycookie said...

Look at all your knitting and sewing - goodness! A lovely swap package to be sure - and the needle and cotton roll is genius. Lucky you!

Lesley said...

Wow Suzie - so much lovely stuff in this post I don't know where to start!!

Gorgeous fabric ...and so much of it!!
I love your little needle roll. I've saved a tutorial about those and plan to make one...at some point.

Your knitting projects and your quilt are all gorgeous. Fab surf boy stitchery :)

xxxx

nicolette said...

I took part in the M&M swap last year. So much fun. Your swap partner send some wonderful scraps! Are you planning on making scrappy cabin blocks?