Monday, September 13, 2010

sent after the buzzer...

but at last, I finished my last piece for my Urban Home Goods swap partner. I am pleased with my final results - but still a little anxious because this was the first time I made any of these projects. My sewing machine is still warm and I am dying to get to a new project. That is a good sign.


My place mats - bound at last. I had no idea how long all of this binding would take, so I got myself under the gun for the rest of my package. But I wouldn't change this - I have decided I need some of these for my dining room. I love that, although not perfectly, they come together for a table decoration of sorts.


Then I made this sewing machine cover. I used some of my partner's favorite Heather Ross prints. Does Heather Ross make anything bad? I don't think so, every idea she has so quirky and charming. Her machine is much bigger than mine, so I hope it fits - *fingers crossed*

Last up, a grocery bag dispenser. This little guy was thankfully simple, so it was a quick project I could get done in a hurry to rounds out the package. And useful too! I think my ugly one from the early 90's needs replacing!

ugh grocery bag dispenser

So, now, what's next? Tokyo Map QAL? Quilt-as-you-go-along along? The Hawthorne Scarf? Maybe I'll try all three??


Blogger megan said...

You swap stuff is so awesome! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled. I'll have to check out that Hawthorne scarf - I'm totally lusting after that Color Change scarf from Purlbee right now but they're out of the colors I wanted!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love the placemats!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

beautiful job on the the swap goodies! i made one of those bag holders too (great minds think alike, lol). And now I am so very tempted to do the Tokyo subway quilt along - those quilts are going to look utterly fantastic!!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

You're a great swap partner! I love all your projects! You have a great taste in fabric (as well as yarn).
That Hawthorne looks amazing, and I can't wait to see your version of it!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Oooh, great projects! Your grocery bag dispenser has me parents are still using the one my grandma gave us in the early 90's, too (actually, it may be from the late 80's). The top of it is completely shredded and yellow from where you pull it open to stick the bags in. Maybe I need to bust out my sewing machine and make them a new one...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh, I adore those placemats! Fabulous job!

1:36 PM  

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