....ohh and pencils and paper

Monday, March 10, 2014

Showery Monday!

Good morning everyone from a showery old Brisbane. I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend. I spent most of it catching up on work that has fallen behind while I was unwell....thankfully making some progress. I will be very glad when I am finished these steriods though. I hate how they make me feel.
Here are a couple of peeks for you..
I enjoyed playing with these pretties and I am happy with the outcome.
Little blue bird is also finished and it was also fun to do.....
A very cute Gingie project is next in the pile which I think you will really like when it is piccies yet!
I like everyone else have been hacking off my selvages with abandon....dreaming of all the upcycled projects I intend to create with them and to date...nope NOT one!! But! I have been collecting some of my favourite ranges selvages in a separate little container. You know the French Generals, Robyn Pandolph, Choclat etc. and I decided I would use them to make a tote bag with selvage front and plain back (stash busting too). I got the front strips all sewn together but no pellon to go further.
I do love seeing all those reminders of ranges that I love in one spot...

So I now feel somewhat justified that I did attempt at least "one" upcycled project and I can keep hacking off those pretty selvages with a clear conscience.
That is it from me. I am off to work on the Michelle's secret sewing project....
More tracing out and applique preparations to do. There have been moments lately when I have thought that I have not only bitten off more than I can chew...I can't even get my mouth around the bite! But I am trusting that my guiding creative partner knows better than myself....I have not been let down so far!!
I wish you a day of simple pleasures,
Namaste & Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Looks like you're keeping very busy! Love the roses on your first project. Take care.

  2. Sweet little blue bird applique! Can't wait to see what he'll be.

  3. Lots of loveliness to brighten the day. Hugs, xx

  4. Good to see you recovered and back to your creative best. I too have a pile of selvedges. They are patiently waiting for attention.

  5. Pleased you are feeling sew much better.
    Always love seeing the projects you are working on Michelle.
    The salvages look fabulous together and will make a great bag.

  6. Oh! You are a tease with all those sneak peaks! Can't wait to see these projects. Can't decide which one I like the best.

  7. I never seem to leave enough when I cut off the selvedge. Too stingy. Love all the projects and glad that you are feeling a bit better.

  8. Beautiful projects as always. Love your selvedges, they are so pleasing when laid out together. They are a nice way to always have a snippet of a favourite fabric.

  9. Gorgeous projects Michelle. Glad to hear you are slowly getting back to normal

  10. You have certainly had a productive weekend - well done!

  11. Showers and cooling breezes - blissful weather in Brisbane today :)
    You are certainly back into high creative mode - those selvages look really interesting, and I look forward to seeing what you create with them. Blue bird is gorgeous! x

  12. you do such beautiful work Michelle,i hope you get better soon,take care.xx

  13. So good to see you having a play with your selvedges.
    Sorry to read you are still not back to where you should be with your health. Good luck there!

  14. Your current projects are so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear you still haven't lay completely shaken off your bug - this must have been a really bad one.

  15. Your current projects are so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear you still haven't lay completely shaken off your bug - this must have been a really bad one.

  16. Sigh and Swoon! I love selvages and anything made from them. I hoard them like precious jewels. Your tote bag is going to be a delight to look at.

    Both your finishes look fantastic. Are they rosettes you’ve sewn just beneath binding? Oh my goodness! So sweet!

    And finally the sneaky peek secret project looks wonderful much loveliness in this post ...and gosh gal you’ve been busy!

  17. Lots of gorgeous projects. Love the sneak peek.!!!!

  18. The blue bird is so sweet Michelle, Love the idea with all of those gorgeous selvedges.

  19. I am so glad you are feeling better. Looks like you have been a busy gal. Everything is so pretty. Your applique is just perfect.

  20. Your projects are looking wonderful and I too have been saving those selvages for a someday project and I was thinking a tote would be a fun way to use them , will be anxious to see your creation :-) hugs Sheila


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