Sunday, 9 May 2010

CRAFTY SUNDAY # 1


A lot of the quilting bloggers are involved in SUNDAY STASH which I understand is hosted by Tam at  quarterofaninch.blogspot.com they basically do a post on a Sunday where they show fabric from their stash, they also have a Sunday Stash Flickr Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/sundaystash/.

Josie at http://josie-mary.blogspot.com/2010/05/show-and-tell-sunday.html also does a Sunday Show and Tell where you can post images on a given subject each month, this month was favourite china..

Anyway, inspired by these two ideas I wanted to start a Crafty Sunday post where people can join in a show something they have made that week, it could be anything, and would not need to be a long post, it could even be wordless with just an image...

If you would like to join in, copy the picture above and post it onto your blog, if you also leave a comment I can put a list of Crafty Sunday bloggers on my blog..

Here's hoping people get involved...



My first Crafty Sunday item is this Pin Cushion Caddy...



 It is taken from Anna Maria Horner's book, Seams to Me..


I was given this book as a Christmas present, I have looked through it many a time but not actually made anything from it, until this week, when I made two of the projects !

The first was an apron for the Red Gingham apron swap and the second was the above Pin Cushion Caddy that I made as the handmade item for another swap I am involved in..(can't say much more as I haven't posted the swap parcel yet, so don't want to spoil the surprise !)..

I loved the pin cushion so much I really didn't want to send it as part of the swap parcel !, but then I decided to make this one for myself.



It really is the Mother of all pincushions, very large, with a storage bit in the middle (a great place to store sewing machine feet, which always seem to go missing), no chance of me losing this one under a pile of fabric.  But best of all it makes me smile every time I have looked at it sitting there next to my sewing machine, and that to me is the best reason to make something..


Please join in with Crafty Sunday, I would love to visit your blogs and see what you have been making...

22 comments:

  1. The pin cushion is such a great idea. I shall post your button on my blog.xx

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  2. Thank you Helen, I will put you on the list of Crafty Sunday bloggers. x

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  3. Hello! It seems we are partners in the Green swap.
    Off to have a look at your blog.

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  4. Love the pincushion and your idea of a Sunday post, not sure I will be able to join as my blog is simple and I am not sure how to add stuff... anyway I will follow and see how it goes. Thanks for being my swap partner.
    Beverley

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  5. Count me in, will blog about it too.

    B xxx

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  6. Count me in - I will blog about you - And add your button to my blog!
    Cat

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  7. Cute pin cushion,I too have been thinking about making it but wondered if it would be too hard? Maybe I'll give it a whirl this weekend! I've put the button on my blog so count me in too! Justine xx

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  8. I love that pincushion! And due to me being terribly disorganised and plans go to pot more often than not, I'm going to attempt to do the crafty sunday plan to stave off my lazy crafting :D Using it as a motivational tool! So thanks, copying button now for my blog :)

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  9. Ok I'm in, would love to join crafty sunday, a great idea. Also after nagging Sana about it the other day I cant not really ! will pop the button on my blog, looking forward to sunday x

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  10. hi maria, i found your blog via CraftyHelen@Home and just love your pin cushion, I'm off now to find a copy of that book. I would love to join your your crafty sunday blog spot too and as ragged sana said it may help with my lazy crafting too.
    thanks tracy

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  11. Hi, I just found your blog. I'd love to join Crafty Sunday too please. I'll post your button on my blog. Lovely pin cushion, I will be getting the book too. Lynda xx

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  12. I'd love to join in please. I did leave a message on the other post but, just in case you don't see it, I thought I'd comment here too. xx

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  13. Can I join too please..it might give me the ooomphh I need to get it together and do something on a sunday.
    Em xx

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  14. oh yes please! I saw the link on the lovely Crafty Helens blog - she is a good influence! ;-)

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  15. hello, I would like to join the crafty sunday - looks like fun. I couldn't get the link to work on my blog but put the pic on.

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  16. Count me in please i'd love to join in. I shall put your button on my blog. I doubt any of my projects will be a patch on your pincushion though x x

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  17. Count me in...its my first and ive just blogged my first Crafty Sunday post...i will put your button in my sidebar.
    Gorgeous pincushion x
    Thanks clare xx Weekend Crafter xx

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  18. Great idea. Count me in too. Have posted your button on my blog. -Pootleflump x

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  19. Just finished my first Crafty Sunday project. Piccies over on my blog. Great idea Maria! PootleFlump x

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  20. I would love to join Crafty Sunday and will post your button on my blog!
    Heather ~ The Patchwork Heart ♥

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  21. Hi there I hope to join Craft Sunday - I have added you blinkie to my blog Thanks for starting the fun!

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