Monday, April 4, 2011


How was your weekend?  Did you get much done?  I had a pretty full weekend - Full of the normnal things like housework and running the family around but I did make some time to sew and also a little treasure hunting.

I had an extra block leftover from Sam's Quilt so decided to make a matching cushion.  My scrap bin sure looks much better now.


I also made this travelling bag for holding smalls (A nice name for knickers and bits).  I like little sayings and this one is one of my favourites "Do What You Love and Love What You Do"



Also I am currently sewing a complete set of sewing bits - A Bag, Needle Book, Thread Holder etc etc This pin cushion is from the same family.  It has a weighted bottom so sits nicely and does what it is told.


This is some of the stitched flowers from the sewing bag. 


I haven't been treasure hunting for ages - I just simply have had no time but having to do a "work run" for Kaitlin on Sunday I decided to pop into the local markets.  I have been wanting a new drawer set for my sewing room for such a long time.


Well look what I found.....  Isn't it delightful?



I moved it straight into it's new spot and quickly filled it to the brim - I am ashamed to say that not all of my stash off the bolt fitted but I did make a good dent in it.

Don't you just love it when something actually works out how you wanted it to for a change?

Let's hope the coming week is as good.

Enjoy yours.

Hugs - Fee XX

18 comments:

Ange Moore said...

Those drawers were an amazing find (and I'm talking about the chest of drawers - not the drawers that might go into your bag of smalls)!!

Allie said...

The cushion is perfect Fee! I love it. And your little smalls bag - interesting expression, never heard it before, but now I think I need a bag for mine. Darling pincushion and flowers.
The dresser is a great find, I love them for holding sewing things and fabric. Easier to sort through, totes are too hard!

BubzRugz said...

Love the goodies you have sewn - especially the cushion... I like the idea of making strips into an applique flower.... what a great find... I have discovered a sewer never has enough draws....mmmm
Hugz

Jo in TAS said...

Fabulous find Fee, are you going to paint it white? Beautiful stitching too

Mistea said...

I'm intrigued by a pin cushion that does what it's told! I often find mine on the floor.
Like the bag for smalls - perfect for travelling.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely dresser Fee...and all your stitching is just so lovely...

Unknown said...

Lots of lovely stitching going on...Love Love the chest of drawers...we can never have enough storage us Girl's...
cheers

Scottish Nanna said...

Lovely Stitching And the dresser is great I bet it makes A big Difference to your sewing room.
Hugs Mary.

Nicky said...

Your stitching is stunning, I really love the cushion. Your new drawers are fabulous! You could hide a lot of fabric in there. lol

Isabella said...

Love you smalls bag and thats a great set od drawers

Farah said...

Hello Fee...
very creative projects.. specially love the little cute bag... its so nice that I feel to make one at once and yes your cushion too... very beautiful
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Love
Farah

Barb said...

Everything is just so awesome and inspiring....love the pillow, cushion...you name it...just loved it.

Stitched With Prayer said...

The new projects are all wonderful. I especially love the bag and I can't wait to see your complete set of sewing bits! The dresser is absolutely perfect. Hugs...

My Life and Quilting said...

Hi Fiona... I love the lovely pillow... You always have such lovely idea's... I had done the same thing with left over blocks.. I just love the dresser of drawers...I sure could use one of those... Keep up the wonderful work... Hugs :)

sandra said...

All gorgeous, love the 'smalls' bag.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Gosh you have been busy Fee. Nothing like a bit of thrifting to put a spring in your step... great find too.
Have a great week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sew Useful Designs said...

Wow Fee - what a wonderful find! How I would love to rummage through your drawers sweetie and check out all that scrummy fabric! :-) I love your 'smalls' bag - it's so sweet! And the cushion is a fantastic idea to complement your daughter's quilt - it's so bright and cheery!

I'm sure your week will continue to be fantastic!

Hugs sweetie!
Vikki xoxo :-)

Unknown said...

I ADORE your chest of drawers, they are stunning, you must be so happy with them, Lucky you.