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Mon 3-Dec-12
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They look fun thoughcheers

Mon 3-Dec-12
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They are super, I expect the children will really enjoy the fact that they were made especially for them.

I'll try that again!

Mon 3-Dec-12
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wave They are beautiful Val.  Those children are so lucky you work in their class!  big_hug

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

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Ta.

I'm also very lucky to have such an understanding OH, who lets me do these things (time slips by when I'm enjoying myself!) and then I'll get a call "Is it time for a cuppa?", while he's busy elsewhere .. whistle

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Wed 10-Feb-16
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I've just finished making some fabric bookmarks for seven children - embellished with beads and ribbons - and I now fancy doing something with denim (again), so after doing some surfing I came across this website/blog - actually this is her page illustrating the tutorials offered, but it gives an idea.

Some while ago, I was given some lilac-coloured fleece, quite a lot, so I thought I might make the easy poncho (scroll down the page), but also there are a few bags, and some are denim, too.

Some people are so talented, and thank goodness for that! Such a wealth of ideas. ok

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Wed 10-Feb-16
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Poncho's are very much top fashion again at the mo, you'll be dead trendy Val.????

I do remember you doing recycled denim bags a while ago, and I rescued a load of jeans Dave was going to throw away, with the aim of doing likewise, I kept them for a long time before I accepted it wasn't going to happen and put them in a bag for charity.

Wed 10-Feb-16
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I remember that, Jan. If I lived closer that would have been great, but sadly we're miles away! thumbs_down

I've just checked - when we're in the UK, we are 230 miles from you! eeek

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Thu 3-Mar-16
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At our quilting group, one of the ladies came in with her stuff, but in a lovely bag, and the leader of the group saw it, and has created a pattern for it - she has made another in Japanese fabrics. It is gorgeous.

So many of us asked for the pattern, so I'm hoping tomorrow I'll get the pattern from her.

I saw this bag on Ulla's blog - very striking.

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Thu 3-Mar-16
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The sizing is rather odd isn't it?

The size is 58" x 81" or 
(23 cm x 32 cm

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Mar-16
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Ah, she has inches and centimetres the wrong way round ....

Should be:

The size is 58cms x 81cms or (23" x 32").

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That makes far more sense, perhaps she should be told?

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-Mar-16
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Maybe, although she doesn't sell her work or patterns, so no big deal really.

But well spotted! smile 

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I am not usually good with numbers but that jumped off the screen!

I'll try that again!

Thu 5-May-16
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I asked OH to bring down from the loft all the bin-liners of fabrics to sort through. (They were given to me as my friend was emigrating to New Zealand)

One unusual find is 17 small sheets (approx 2' x 1') of plastic-coated cotton pieces - the sort of material that some people have as a permanent kitchen tablecloth. They are all different, some floral, some chequered, but any ideas what they could be used for?

The only idea I can come up with is tote bags, but I don't know how the sewing machine would take to it ... smile

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Yes, I thought so, difficult to imagine what these plastic-coated sheets could be used for! (See post above).

At the last quilting group meeting, our organiser asked me to make a denim tote bag for the 14-yr-old who joins us each Friday. I have finished it, but my, it is heavy... I hope it works okay, as, if it's heavy before it's filled, it may be unusable for her. Plenty of pockets - two denim pockets on the outside and a sewn triple pocket on the inside lining, plus a metal lobster claw clip to hold her keys or similar.

Although, I have to say, it is a bit 'rustic' - whistle - but maybe that will suit a tomboy like her (she hates pink!!) laugh

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