Well here is that actual magazine, Creative Bagmaking, out just yesterday. And as you can see my bag didn't make the real cover, but my friend and one of our class tutors, Naomi's, zippy make up bags did! (She also bought that vintage ladies fabric from our shop!). The magazine is a special edition one-off magazine and available in all good newsagents of online here.
Katy. I am definitely going to try that one out soon.
spool block mini I finished recently. I love this kantha style quilting, and am so happy that I got a place on Lu Summer's Improv Workshop at FQ retreat this summer. She likes to cover her improv pieces with similar stitches and they are just devine.
I thought this caddy would make a fabulous gift filled with some lovely habby. But it has proved so useful for carrying around my perles and scissors while I quilted it that I am going to keep this one for myself and make another.Stitch Gathering.
I decided to try out filling in the 'openings' between the windows with a contrasting fabric. I ran out of time to do the other side (as I was going straight to a birthday dinner after the class and this was going to be my present!) but I did fill the window with a precious piece of AMH Little Folks voile I had been hoarding.
Araucania llama wool I used for this pencil case. And the finished pompom is really soft and weighty. It ended up a little misshapen (I'm clearly out of practice!) but still definitely a pompom.
Well a little place near Stirling called Balfron is about to host a pom pom festival!
"As part of the inaugural FABFEST! in Balfron, Stirlingshire in June 2013, the Balfron PomPom Blossom Festival is going to cover the village in hand-crafted pompoms. The brain child of artist, Gillian Cooper, these pompoms large and small are going to be hung from trees and transform the village into a multi-coloured sensory experience. Each pompom will have a little tag attached with the maker’s name and website/email and also a single word, supplied by the maker and will be photographed and added to this PomPom Festival blog."
Last night I went to see a friend who had also been making them. We sat in her kitchen and made some tiny ones by wrapping the wool round the tines of a fork, it worked surprisingly well and they only took about 5 minutes each.
I do hope some of you can contribute, and/or visit the pom pom festival in June. I am planning a trip on my birthday! Visit the website for more info on the event and where to send your pompoms.