Today my kids school celebrated International Teachers Day. Now I know this is supposed to be held earlier in the month but because that always falls in school holiday time we celebrate it on the last Friday in October. I made these for my kids teachers, I used the Gathered Clutch tutorial by Noodle Head (you can find it here!). I filled them with miniature chocolate bars, and from all accounts they were a hit :)
I had been wanting to try this tutorial for ages, but I hate gathering and I hate zips, but the effort was well worth the result!
This is what my design wall looks like today! The blocks aren't sewn together yet, so please excuse the fact that some are overlapping slightly making them look a little odd in size. Oh and please ignore the other blocks peeking out the bottom, there are currently 4 projects on my design wall overlapping each other.
This is a Moda Bakeshop pattern - you can find it here - it was designed by Julie Sebire of "Narioka" and the original used Hideaway by by Lauren and Jessi Jung, but mine uses Flora by the same fabric designers.
I think this range is too new for yardage to be released yet, so I will have to wait to do the borders.
So what do you do when you realise your son has a dress-up night at cub scouts, and there is less than 1 hour until he has to be there?
15 mins to decide what he is going as (it was K night...). 5 minutes to grab his halloween spider zombie outfit and tuck in the stand-up collar and add a red t-shirt. 15 minutes to find fabric, trim, sew casing, add elastic - 1 cape done! 10 minutes to find white sticker paper and cut out a cross. 2 minutes to pick up a scrap of fabric that was cut off for the cape and tie it around his waist as a belt.
Meanwhile hubby cut a sword out of cardboard and covered the blade part in foil.