Come spring in Christchurch, specially in Hagley Park , Daffodils ,Hyacinths , Cherry Blossoms, Kowhai, Magnolias, against the bright clear blue sky , together with brand new green leaves on the trees, put on a spectacular show for all to enjoy.The flowers, sunshine and the bird songs does something to the mind and automatically uplifts the spirits.
I was in the mood for tidying up my messy craft corner.As I was cleaning, I realised that I had posted about this very special bag only on Instagram.This space being place to record all the things I make, I decided this bag had to be on the blog. First of all,it was the fabric name ‘Makers’ by Cori Danitini that caught my attention and then of course, the print was too hard to pass by.I decided to make a reversible bag using a picture I saw on Pinterest, as reference. Since I used the entire panel for the pattern, I only used the panel size as the size of the bag and kind of made up as I went along. I also used the panel for lining so that it would be truly reversible.I also referred to Ayumi’s Reversible patchwork bag pattern for attaching the drawstring casing.
The beads I got in India, came in handy for adding finishing touches to the cord.
The sweet print and pattern came together so well and quickly became a personal favourite finish.
The flowers , birds and the general magic of witnessing the earth come alive in a myriad of colours, cast a spell on me and I had to do something to celebrate the promise of warmer days in the air.
I tried the same pattern I made for the previous bag but this time with fusible interfacing. It did not turn out exactly as I envisioned it. Will keep trying though.
The bag and the tulips that grew in spite my negligence of my garden ,had to be documented and hence they are here.
The Putitputi pouch collection was inspired by the desire to bring all the delightful elements of spring into the craft space.
Putiputi by the way, means flowers in the Maori language These pouches were well received and I was thrilled with the positive feedback I got on them too.
Of the two people who bought from this collection, one of them has received her package and was extremely happy while the other unexpectedly has not yet received hers thanks to NZ post. Fingers crossed it will reach her soon. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about her bag.
The other couple of projects I made were commissioned by a lovely lady from church. She wanted two baby blankets in blue for friends who were both expecting baby boys. Her other brief was something that will not be available in the regular baby sections of stores.
I decided to go with my ever favourite woodland theme for both.
For the first quilt I went with a simple squares and it measures 30″ x 35 ”
For this quilt, I used the Fast Four -Patch Pattern from Diary of a Quilter
In my hurry to pack and give it to her, I forgot to take pictures of the backing. Both the quilts are backed with dimpled minky fabric.
It completely made my day to see the happy smiles on her face and hear her say that it was hard for her to choose which one to give her favourite friend .