Thursday, September 13

hello spring

I know I promised hexagon's but I haven't managed any photo's yet, as once again I have succumbed to another infection - throat this time - no talking?  lucky I can still type!! so here is a little bit of the activity spring has brought.


A finished tote and crochet holdall for the back to school swap.  The swap also included a journal and photo album.  Once again I used my version of the tote from the simple gifts to stitch book - and I lined it. - so much better.
back to school swapcrochet hold all - inside
The crochet holdall was  based on an idea from this book.  

ISBN 978-4+415-30004-7
(Ok, a few more japanese craft books seem to have snuck into the house...)

I also added lining to the aunty cookie tote's.
doesn't that look better?! the one on the left is now on its way to a new home.

Miss L had a friend over to play so I fashioned the trampoline into a cubby.  This kept them out of my hair amused for hours.  Which meant I could get busy on my quilt for the Four Seasons Swap.  Here is a sneak peak at the fabric's I'm using.  
autumn quilt inspiration
This is a very new colour way for me, and I'm quite enjoying it.


Meanwhile, I'll still be hexagoning, chevroning, sewing, dreaming, reading, oh wait it's school holidays - there goes all my free time - hmph!


Sorry this post is so short, but if you leave a comment you'll go into the draw for this month's giveaway - the prize will be announced with the winner. (mysterious!!) You have until Monday.

22 comments:

Lightning said...

Oooh I like giveaways!

I really love those Aunty cookie totes, how clever with the tape measure material.

Cosy said...

Yes, I saw the word 'giveway' too! I love your bag with the measuring tape fabric; anything Aunty Cookie is a winner!

knit_tgz said...

I love giveaways! It would not be fair if I won two months in a row, though. Still, I want to comment: The totes look great! And some day I will buy a Japanese craft book!

Heidi said...

OOOh giveaway....sign me up! and the tote is wonderful, your swap partner is one lucky lady! thanks for participating!

Artsy Momma said...

I love the colors you have for the quilt!

dani (pyglet) said...

I read the first paragraph and came to comment...
?giveaway?
I actually didn't see 'giveaway'...
Was there a giveaway?
(Let me just go and read again)... ...

...I must be really slipping, but I did want to send you my hope that you get better soon. Sore throats are NO FUN!! (It has gone through each of us here!)

Oh!...and while I am here I will be in that giveaway too!
=]

Louise said...

Love your tote bag, I have really enjoyed doing this swap as you could add so much fun stuff. I love your autumn quilt fabrics - can't wait to see the design! And yay to the giveaway!

Lesley said...

Those japanese craft books look interesting, must get my hands on some. Include me in the giveaway please, and get better soon.

Linda said...

Those Japanese craft magazines can be extremely addictive can't they? Your tote bags look lovely with the lining, and whoever is the reciever of the 4seasons swap quilt will be very lucky. Love to be added to the draw.

Jackie said...

I so love both your totes!! and the covered book in the one with the American Jane fabric looks fabulous! Also love that Japanese book - it looks great (even though I can barely crochet!). Beautiful stuff!

Thimbleanna said...

I love that little crochet holdall -- very, very clever!

Lesley said...

Great idea with the trampoline _ i'll be giving that one a try! Hope you are feeling better soon. Just love those bags and look forward to seeing that quilt:o)

Janice said...

I love the tote and especially the crochet holdall!!! Your pictures are so clear and bright.

cazza said...

I think swap partners should receive less and family members should receive more!

the butterfly collector said...

love the trampoline cubby idea ( must remember that!( Drew is getting one for Chrissy! ) Your fabrics and bags are gorgeous too!!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog about Eden too! Shae xo

gwen said...

I agree with Linda. Japanese craft books are addictive. They are so different. I find the colours you chose for the 4SSQ lovely and I am curious to see what you will make out of them. Take care.

ikkinlala said...

The totes look great!

Mel Goodsell said...

I just found your blog and it's gorgeous! So many lovely things to look at here and such beautiful work.
Melx

Jodie said...

Great trampoline idea - I once made a fitted fabric house to go over the table for an indoor cubby - kept them busy for hours and hours.

shazzy said...

Everyone loves a giveaway... wooohooo esp me. I love the japanese books, I have managed to get one knitting book which Im learning to read or translate or stuff up haha

claudine said...

Lovely totes! And those fabrics you're using are gorgeous!

Annie said...

I love the crotchet tote - great idea. Is is just a plain piece of crotchet with some fabric sewn on top?? I am intreigued.