Sunday, 3 May 2015

Weekending









At the beginning of the year, my sewing day friends and I, decided we should have a little birthday club, where we make small gifts for each other

First up was Rachael.  I decided to make her one of my bi-fold, tri-page needlebooks.  Remember all those hexis I was hand quilting last month.  This is what they got turned into.  Fabrics are a mix of French General and 3 Sisters ranges.   Rachael really likes the soft muted warm colours of civil war prints, while I didn't have any of those in my stash, I thought that these fabrics certainly echoed that soft vintagey feel. It is lined with a very fine natural linen and the pockets are a print from 3 Sisters Papillon range.  For the needle page, I used a lovely aqua wool felt and a cute measuring tape ribbon for a decorative feature.  When it is all folded,  it ties up with a natural linen ribbon.  It measures approximately 14.5" x 5.5".

And because everyone needs a little Liberty something in their life, I made her a pin cushion from the log cabin block made a couple of weeks ago,

These were given to her today at our special birthday sewing day, with Rachel and Deb present also.
As you can see, we had beautiful food, margaritas and lots of fabulous inspiration in the way of books, fabrics and projects to look at.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, here's to a great week ahead.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Julie! What a wonderful day we had!

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  2. Lovely needle case and
    liberty pin cushion...looks like you had a good day :)

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  3. Lovely needle case, I'm sure she will treasure it! (Those yummy margaritas seem to turn up each time at your sewing days?)

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  4. Lucky lucky lady I bet she loved them!

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  5. FUN! I think you have a great plan to celebrate special friendships.
    Have a great week!

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  6. Gorgeous gifts, sounds like a wonderful day with friends :) Have a good week :)

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  7. What a great idea to celebrate birthdays like this!!! So very fun!!! And your gift to her is outstanding! The colors are beautiful!!! Well done Julie! Make it a good week too!!! Nicole xo

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  8. Love the hexie needle book.

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  9. Sounds like a great get together. Such a wonderful gift, loved the fabrics you used.

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  10. Two beautiful and intricate gifts for Rachael, a very special way to show your love.

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  11. It is so pretty - so pretty! Not surprising that she was delighted :)

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  12. A lovely thoughtful gift, Julie. It sounds like you had a fun time!

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  13. Julie I was blown away by your beautiful gifts! That was a wonderful day...with my lovely new talented friends xx

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