Monday, 1 February 2010

Day One

Today I made another fabric tray; this one is for my lovely and talented friend chick chick, who helped me with the pattern. It's a bit bigger than the one I made last weekend. I found out from chick chick that Japanese patterns don't include seam allowances in the pictures, which at the time was all I had to go on. So each 5cm square that I cut out should have been 5.7cm. That is such a handy fact to know, as I have quite a few patterns in my Japanese craft books that I would like to try. As you will know if you are a sewer, the seam allowance is a rather vital piece of information.

I also posted about this on the Unofficial-Thing-A-Day blog over at WordPress where a whole bunch of us (mostly Swap-botters) are about to wow the world with our creations over the next month. I can't wait to see how Day One went for the others!

Also, today I managed to capture a photo of a bee doing its thing in my sunflower. I wanted another pic showing the gorgeous blue sky against the yellow of the flower, and there it was, buzzing around.

4 comments:

RR said...

Hurray for your day 1! And how wonderful to see a bee enjoying a flower--our bees are bundled up in their snow-covered hives, and I know they'd much rather be visiting sunflowers....

chick chick sewing said...

Dear Sam, I had been trying not to visit your blog (nor check your flickr pics) over the past week until your gift arrives in our mailbox (and yes, it was very tempting and hard)... but finally today, I received this beautifully patchworked fabric tray from you!!! Lucky Me!! I just love it sooooooooo much, especially your fabric choices!! Thank you very much! Love Love Love, from Chick Chick ;)

gypsy said...

The tray is gorgeous. You use such beautiful colors in your art, and I love the variety of things you create!

Sam said...

Thank you! :-)

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