16 November 2010

handmade from the pages of a magazine . . .

Greetings all,
Running early & carefree this morning, i almost left a face print on the glass door of the Post Office as i vigorously attempted to push it open, not seeing the "sorry we're closed" sign on said door at 9.05a.m.  Hmmm . . . i wasted some time at the bakery & newsagency before attempting the Post Office again.  So glad i did as i treated myself to the Inside Out magazine Christmas issue.  I really want to nail a good handmade Christmas wreath for the front door this year, voila, inspiration (read: styles i can totally copy).
 the beautiful cover didn't disappoint
 ahhh, whimiscal version of an advent calendar
 pretty garlands, i'm working on my own style
 & the wreaths!!
Did you read the words on that first page "if you make your own decorations they have soul & meaning & can become family treasures" . . . lovely sentiment.  I've been making these fabric penny wheels with a silver jingle bell for Shop Handmade & markets, tie to a tree with red & white twine.  Even my handsome soldier muttered "are you making these for our tree too??"  He likes!!  & yes, i will, plus birds of course!!
 I've not answered many magazine shoot call outs this year, kind of busy without a husband for 9 months so just not a priority.  But when Shop 4 Kids was doing a handmade child feature, i couldn't resist.  So i'm sending some bird bunting & a mix match baby wrap, lined with Tshirt jersey for a pram blanket.

As a mathematician & spatial person, i find it unnatural to piece patchwork together that isn't lined up precisely & completely orderly, planned, um . . . perfect, so this was a little experiment into a direction i'd like to try over Summer for next Autumn's quilts . . . it was liberating!!
Ok, after making this wrap last night (machine pieced with hand stitched edges) i got an order for a robot one at Shop Handmade today!!  So finishing that one off right now.  Love Posie

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh I loved Inside Out magazine when I was in Aus last year. Wish we got it over here - looked into subscribing but fear would cost too much! Look forward to seeing what you make. Love the bunting. x

Tina said...

Love your gorgeous bunting and the fabulous patchwork blanket....gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing some of the Inside Out pages, I have never bought it...but may have to get this Christmas edition:D ~ Tina x

clare's craftroom said...

Oh dear I need that magazine now !

Heidi said...

That magazine looked so wonderful and full of great ideas! not that they hold a candle to your creativity!

life in a pink fibro said...

I'm seriously concerned about my addiction to bunting - this is beautiful! I'm going to look at Inside Out - haven't had a good look for a long time. PS: Mentioned you at the Fibro today.

Amanda said...

Looks like a great issue with lots of ideas for Christmas crafts! I'll look forward to seeing what you make. Your bunting is so pretty :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Sorry about the blog being off line for 2 days, no idea what was going on!! Love Posie

Kylie said...

Looks like a great issue - love the yoyo that you are working on:)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

LOVING your bird bunting and mix match baby wrap. Just gorgeous.