Lectures and Workshops

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sewing room swap

I love participating in the swaps at Stitched With Love! This week was our second swap and so far the people I've been given to sew for have been people I know a little bit, but not a lot & it's so much fun to learn more about them! This time we made items for each other's sewing space. I got to sew for Dusty, a young woman who is in our Modern Quilt Guild.
all of the goodies I made for Dusty
Dusty has very different taste in fabric from me which was so much fun for me. She said that her sewing space is small, that she preferred functional items over decorative and that the colors were primarily purple and black. Also, she indicated a liking for sugar skull fabric (among other things!) That was all I needed to be off and running!

I made her a simple sewing machine cover with ties on the sides and a fabric basket to hold all of her goodies (and maybe to keep fat quarters or small patterns in later on?)
Lee Monroe's little pin cushions were popping up all over instagram so I decided to make one of those too. I love the little pockets on the sides! It's an awesome free pattern, one I know I'll be making again and again!

I have had a Simplicity pattern for this little mug apron for years and never made it before. My friend Annie made me one years ago and it's the single most useful thing in my studio, I kid you not! So many little pockets to keep things right where they belong. It was a fun and easy make. I hope Dusty finds it useful too!

I hope she will think of this last item as functional rather than decorative! I purchased this little chalkboard at the craft store, added the scrabble letters and purple ribbon and included a chalk marker in her goodies. I love keeping my to do list visible on a chalkboard in my studio.

I can't wait to share with you what I received in the swap!

4 comments:

Chantal said...

Lucky Dusty! I am sure she was over the moon with all the beautiful goodies you made for her. What fun fabric. Well done Elly!

Maria said...

What beautiful gifts you made Dusty.. Lucky lady..

Debbie said...

What a great swap package! I think I can honestly say I have never sewn with skulls. ;-)

Ondrea said...

OH my! So Many beautiful things you have made with that awesome fabric.