All in a days work….

Sew…..how much can you actually complete in a day? Well that all depends on what you are sewing. Over the last couple of days I have been preparing little ‘end of year’ gifts for all my classroom helpers and have made quite a bit of progress. I have also spent a day on my RSN canvas work piece and made slightly less progress!

Canvas work progress…

It has taken me a whole day to complete the vase in Parisienne stitch, the oranges in octagonal Rhodes and an eyelet stitch and the leaves in a modified leaf stitch. I am fairly happy with the vase, but decided to come back to the piece next week, because I am not totally sure about the leaves.

Thank you gifts….

First I made a few more ‘weebrawbags’ by Laura Zuckerkuss , two in Tula Pink fabric and two in ‘Gooseberry’ by Moda fabrics. These are just so quick and easy to make. I plan to fill them with chocolates.

I then modified a wallet pattern (also by Laura Zuckerkuss), so that it could be used as a make up bag for one of my classroom teaching assistant’s. It has two clear pouches and a zipper pouch, plenty of room for all her bits and pieces. Again I used Tula pink fabrics – it was the first time that I have used plastic – and although a little slippy, it was not too difficult to work with.

Finally, I have started to make a little embroidered pouch for my second teaching assistant. The pattern is from Inspirations magazine – which I love to look through. I haven’t got very far yet – but have transferred the design and made a start on the flower stems. I am using a natural linen for the front and back of the pouch, but have not yet decided on the lining.

Sew… here are the fruits of my labours….

Just hope that everyone is happy with a little handmade something….

Have fun and happy sewing….

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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20 Responses to All in a days work….

  1. Catherine says:

    Your canvaswork is coming along nicely! Your vase does look great, as do your oranges. I see what you mean about the leaves, but that could just be the stitch itself. It will probably look fine once you’ve got some background in.
    Your bags are so sweet! And obviously a much quicker make than hand embroidery!

  2. I remember having real trouble with octagonal Rhodes stitch, so that might well have slowed you down. But it’s really effective – well done!

  3. I wish I was your teaching assistant!!

  4. claire93 says:

    I do like your spotty/dotty fabric pouches ^^

  5. Kim says:

    Lucky people who are receiving your bags!
    Your canvas work looks wonderful to me – your standards are way beyond anything I could achieve 😃

  6. Stephanie S. says:

    Your canvas work is coming along nicely! I love the picture/design you’ve chosen. Also love the little baskets you’ve made. Wish I knew how to sew. 🙂

  7. Mrs G says:

    I’m sure the recipients will love those little bags (and the contents) and I’m sure that all the work that went into them will be appreciated too.

  8. Dima says:

    I love seeing the colors in your canvas piece.

  9. Great canvas progress. I love the stitches you are using. 🙂
    How cute are those bags! What a wonderful gift idea!!

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