That's what William Cowper said, and I think he was right! I’ve certainly had a nice variety of things to work on this week, which is just as I like it. My most popular coin purses at the moment are this Liberty Wild Flowers print – very appropriate for today as National Meadows Day:
And this cute little Hedgehogs purse made with fabric from the Enchanted Forest collection, designed by Betsy Olmsted for Windham fabrics:
The same Hedgehogs have been popular as a dpn cosy too, as have the Fox Nap ones, which is a Tula Pink design and what I made my very first dpn cosy with:
I’ve also been making some project bags – this large Moon Gazing Hares bag is really popular at the moment:
The fabric is by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics and I only have a small amount left. The piece I’m working with now was bought from a Canadian Etsy seller and attracted a customs charge, but it was worth it to make some more of these bags with coral coloured sparkly Essex Linen!
This smaller zip bag is from the same Betsy Olmstead collection as the Hedgehogs fabric and has been a favourite in my shop for a while. I’m still looking for something to make with the small offcuts I have from making all the bags – lots of which feature the little bunnies. I think I’ll have to patchwork something up with them and maybe make myself a scrappy little bag.
Talking about patchwork, the medium size of these Liberty patchwork drawstring bags headed off to Luxembourg this week:
Plus, I also finally stitched together the top of my Liberty strings quilt that I posted about last week:
The backing fabric for this has now been selected and I think I’m going to piece it in the old fashioned envelope style, machine stitch a nice border, and then hand tie the rest; possibly with the lower profile ‘hidden’ tie stitches. Because the top is so busy with no borders or sashing, I don't think it needs a lot of quilting from an aesthetic point of view, and it is foundation pieced to the batting anyway, so certainly doesn't need it from that perspective either – all I'm really doing is attaching the backing.
It was also nice this week to have an order for one of these Tilda sewing cases as I haven't made one in a while:
Grey and pink are one of my favourite combinations and this rose print is so pretty.
I also put together a really cute order for someone in the US this week who was treating herself and her Mum, which included Hedgehog and Foxy dpn cosies, a Liberty brooch, a Woodland knot bag and even one of my little gift cards. I wrapped each piece up separately before popping them into a postal box and I hope they’ll have great fun unwrapping everything when it arrives!