Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A New Project

I am travelling in a couple of weeks.  I decided that I needed a new purse and wallet.

I dipped into my stash and found some Tula Pink for the wallet.

It has cute foxes and bright colours, but it has a problem. For the wallet, I need a strip the entire width of this fat quarter and about one fox high.

If I put my ruler exactly under the first fox, the next one is up about 1/4". As I move across, it gets worse.

It is almost an inch out by the end of the strip. That will look terrible on the outside of a wallet. I think this piece will become fussy cut pockets.

Time for another dive.

My other favourite fabric designer is Laurel Birch.  I have been hoarding this piece forever, and I think it is time it became a wallet.

I have some of the complimentary fabric, and some polka dots that are in the right range. I like the look so far. Just another bunch of pieces to cut, and interfacing for everything, then I can start to sew.

Meanwhile, after finishing the SHAWL, I needed something more soothing.

It is another Baby Surprise Jacket, for another baby newly born. The yarn is Snuggly by Sirdar. The colours aren't my usual, but I like the combination.


  1. Love the Laurel Burch fabric......I still have some of her designs from way way back, they are so whimsical and fun. I like the yarn combination too, even though it's several shades lighter than I would normally choose.

  2. Lovely fabric, and so annoying when a pattern runs skew across the width.

  3. Love adventure's. Exploring and discovering new places. Wow, that is a Laurel Birch fabric which is so unique. Making stuff for babies are always so special.