The UFO's have been referred to a few times and I am determined to finish things off. There is still a list waiting but here are a few pics of things I finally managed to complete.
Waaay back in November 2012, I made a large patchwork quilt which my sister bought. She had not long had a baby so I decided I would make her a coordinating cot quilt for her daughter. Fast forward to March 2014, yes nearly 18 months later, I finally completed it. My niece may not get a lot of use from it, but I hope it will adorn the back of a chair or still lie on the end of her bed for a few more years yet. I used the same fabrics but made this one more random with different size pieces. I then used the frill from one of the original sheets of fabric as a trim and quilted through some 2.5 tog batting. My sister was delighted with it despite the long wait.
In January this year, I saw an idea on Pinterest for a coupon scrap book with I.O.U’s to a loved one for coffee dates etc. I had received some beautiful textured paper as a Christmas present and decided I would use some to create a scrappy chic coupon book for my mum for mother’s day. I did all the die cutting and compilation of the pages but it took another 3 months before I sat down to type out the offers- the night before Mother’s Day no less (the night the clocks went Forward- happy Mother’s day huh?! They wouldn't try and pull that on Father’s day though would they?! Hmphhh)
Anywho, here’s a peek at some of the included pages. The best part was my mum’s reaction.
After a few hours of perusing Pinterest, I had a good idea of what I wanted to do and assembled all the necessary pieces. I began by wrapping plain cheap string around the circle 2 times.
I had some French lace in an off white colour which I pleated and sewed onto roughly a 6th of the wreath.
I then began adding other pieces of lace, buttons and butterfly sequins. I had lots of brooches and other jewellery that I was tempted to add but I decided to stop and try to keep it tasteful although I intend to make another larger one with old jewellery very soon. here is the finished product although I will re-photograph it when I decide on a home for it.