Sunday, 30 September 2012

two little finishes

Ever buy patterns and then they disappear into a stash of patterns never to be seen again? 
I have been doing a little too much buying lately and not enough of the making but these holidays have seen me make some progress in this regard.
I can tick off some items from the Anni downs books I bought- two zippered purses made, one pincushion ready to go. I bought this pincushion design at our bloggy meet at Tranquility vowing it would get done and ta, da! 
I have made two. One for me and another for the giftie box. The one for myself was a bit of a trial and the second one came a little neater, sort of like the purses. I even got to use up my packets of crushed walnut shells I had stashed away.

the colours are a little brighter than these photos but for some reason they are a little dull.
the other night I also made a start on preparations for my water lily needlecase. Lots of little circles cut for the petals and the stitchery traced!
Bought the wadding and backing for the Dr Seuss baby quilts-now need to get going on the basting and quilting so there may not be much show and tell for a little bit, definitely won't be as productive as I have been in the past week. lol
It has been fun to work on some little projects and I have added to my gift box!
hope you have had a productive weekend too.
cheers
marina

25 comments:

Grit said...

Lovely finishes!
Liebe Grüße Grit

Susan said...

Oh Marina, they are so cute. And I love the back as well. How did you stop at just two? Great to see you getting so much done, and out of the stash too.

♥GiuGiu♥ said...

very cute!
good Sunday
Giusy

shez said...

well done Marina,some lovely projects there.xx

Lynda said...

They are lovely Marina. The tape measure fabrics is terrific and those puppies are so cute.

Yvette said...

Those dog cushions are the cutest thing! Actually, they are all cute but those really made me smile.

Anthea said...

You've been very busy Marina - I love those pincushions, I have that one in my Stash too... the water lily needlecase sounds interesting, can't wait to see it... x

Elyte said...

Well done and true to your word.
Those puppies are very cute, each looks to have it's own personality.
Hope you get lots done next week.

Maria said...

Oh the long doggies are just so cute....
Nice pincushions too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina they are just so cute....well done....

Fiona said...

Those are adorable Marina.... long skinny dogs... haha... I don't think I would be able to stab them with a pin.. happy quilting...
Hugz

Fiona said...

PS...which of Anni's books are they from?
Hugz

Christine M said...

Gorgeous pin cushions Marina. I love those sausage dogs!

Carrie P. said...

oh, your little dogs are too cute. love them.

Narelle said...

Sweet little finishes!
I know all about things disappearing into stashes never to surface for several weeks/months/years? :o)

Mistea said...

cute puppies, bet the 'boys' are jealous.

Nice little projects to give the gift box a boost.

Enjoy the quilts.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous finishes! Love the dogs and the backing fabric is perfect.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very cute purses. Love Anni's doggy purses.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Oh these are so you.

Good luck with your projects on the go.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

elliek said...

Have become a big fan of pincushions and yours are so cute. Putting me to shame as I have the waterlily pattern too and it probably won't get made. Ah well will enjoy looking at yours.

Helen L said...

those doggie pincushions are soo cute!! And I have some of that tape measure fabric: I'll have to use it for a pincushion: so perfect!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cute pincushions...I so get the patterns being absorbed into the stash thing...those zippered purses are very cute, great fabric...you've certainly put your holidays to good use, very productive...

Tatkis said...

Oh, those dog pincushions are so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

katherine macwin said...

these are so gorgeous. love them

Nicky said...

Cute ! I think I need to make a pinny with Maddie on it!