I have always loved Crazy Patchwork. All those odd little bits of leftover fabric carefully stitched together, embroidered with beads, flowers and precious messages making a quilt as close as it could be to a shiny box of jewels . The thriftiness of it appeals to the tiny corner of me that wants to make do and mend, waste not want not. (When it's not stiffled by the rest of me saying 'oh but I NEED to have it!'.)
Lily and Agathe asked me to contribute to her blog, I decided (after over 2 months of prevarication - sorry Tanya. x!!!) to do a Crazy Patchwork tutorial. So pop on over and find out how to turn this..
Well, that's the idea anyway... feedback on clarity of instructions very welcome! If you end up with a mess on the carpet that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's one of the messiest forms of patchwork I know. Trimmings and threads everywhere! This simple 'stitch and flip' machine version works up really quickly so above all, Have Fun!
Meanwhile, all family birthdays duly respected it's that silly time of year again! In crazy patchwork mood I have been doing a bit more (refreshments kindly provided by hubby),
A quick peek at work in progress!
And I'm trying to decide upon this years stockings. These little bootees were very popular last year but the woolens played havoc with the sewing machine!
A couple of these vintage patchwork large stockings will be going onto my Etsy in the next few days (am I the only one who is such an incompetent photographer that I am completely reliant upon the weather??!) I'll post again before I put up my listings - when I have more pictures!
Oh ho ho! Here we go! Three weeks to the Christmas Fair. Arrggh! More coffee! More chocolate!