Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OTT Fabric Scrapping.

If you are like me and have a pile of fabrics 'that you might use one day'...then you will know that sometimes it is just too hard to use them because of indecisiveness or psychological attachments. Well... that's my theory and I am sticking to it.

However, I am trying to use up what I have already have on several projects, but I must admit to buying some new  Lakehouse fat quarters recently. I was temporarily seduced by MMMC's post about her new quilting career. Making a quilt for the first time sounds reasonable, but I think I have decided that I am not ready for this amazing  passion after checking out all of the fabulous fabrics around. Anyway, I would have so much trouble just choosing fabrics, let alone the colours.

I was after a particular design book that was proving hard to buy and thought that the local library would be worth checking out - I was right. Hopelessly, the 'craft' section seemed to jump out at me and I was hooked. Easily distracted these days???...for sure! Only  ten embroidery and patchwork books later!

One of the books I have been enjoying is called Fabric Scrapping  by UK textile designer Katie Ebben.  This book has easy peasy projects and creative ideas for using up fabric remnants. I love the creatively named chapters;

Use it up.
Sew it on.
Cover it up.
Mix it up.

I thought this peg bag looked rather cute, very colourful and stylish. 

Very OTT (over the top) - suits my personality in some ways, so here is my version on a grey denim. What do you think?

It has a combination of flat frills and ruched frills which I think appealed to me. I almost felt I was sewing a little girls dress! I even had to go down to the op shop to buy a child's hanger as there are no such  things around here anymore. 

 Then there was this vintage doily curtain panel that I was taken by and have already bought the muslin for. Just one panel in my creating room would do...just need to save up the doily's!

So what do you really think about my OTT peg bag?



A Treasured Past said...

Gorgeous Pam, and I do love the doily curtain too. I could do with one of those. Tamara

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oo la la - I LOVE it!! Really OTT peg bag and I'm going to give it a go too - just gorgeous and thank you sooo much for sharing it with us.
I feel a trip to the library coming on.. he he!!
Shane x

melissa said...

That is such a gorgeous peg bag Pam, and totally suits your personality! I love the doiley curtain ,i made something similar for my daughters room - i sewed up old tablecloths and linens together and a few doileys on top - and it looks great! Cant wait to see your version! x

Naomi said...

so love that peg bag! gorgeous and very clever - love the brightness of the colours and it would totally make me happy to hang out the washing :)

delia hornbook said...

oooohhhh Pam i think its gorgeous and not OTT at all it reminds me of my lovely ra ra skirt i had while growing up in the 80's i loved that skirt it was tiny blue and white flowers. I love your peg bag i want one ;-)) I am going to have to look for this book now looks like it has some great ideas, dee x

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I love the peg bag! And it must be satisfying using up scraps which would otherwise gather dust.

And I can't wait to see the doily curtain ... I'd better get cracking on the quilt ... I just rearrange squares of fabric ... so you may have one made before I do!

Love your work Pam!

Vintage from the Village said...

Love the peg bag - its so cheerfull !

Michaja said...

What I think of it? Just great, lovely and so cute! And what a great book. Will check it out.

Jenevieve said...

Love the peg bag, I really need to make a bigger one, will maybe try something similar! The doily curtain looks like a great idea too! :) x

Pamela said...

It's very pretty Pam. Almost a shame to use it for something like hanging out the washing!
Pamela xx

Deb said...

I love your peg bag! That MMMC is a leader for sure.

La Dolce Vita said...

just darling and those curtains... yum!!

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Hee hee, I think yours is better!!

Great inspiration here for someone who needs to learn/be motivated enough to use their machine! xx

vintage mum said...

The bag's lovely, I will have to have a go at that curtain maybe a bit smaller for the bathroom, good ideas thanks
Cate x

Brenda Kula said...

I think it's quite lovely, is what I think! I am so taken with fat quarters. Ever since I started quilting oh, twenty years ago, they have beckoned to me in every quilt store I've entered!

Elizabeth said...

I love your little peg bag - it is gorgeous, you did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see your doily curtain either, I really like :)

Ky said...

Really cute Pam.
I'm loving that doilie curtain. Can't wait to see yours.

Alison Gibbs said...

Peg bag is so sweet.