I finally finished my Paper Roses cushion. I bordered it with some more Simply Colour ombre and then more Essex linen. I quilted it with tiny pebbles (gravel?) around the outside and in a trellis pattern around the rose. The idea was that this would be like a rose garden.
This is the first time I have tried to do free motion pebbles and next time I shall make them a bit bigger as it took forever and used 2 bobbins of thread. I didn't quilt the rose or coloured borders, mainly because I couldn't work out how to do it and less is more - right?
The back is just charm squares in a simple 9 patch. I put the pink one in the middle to reference the rose on the front. I love those chevrons especially the green - it is so fresh! I might just love the back more than the front.
I had an audience when I took these photos - clearly my kids aren't shy! Perhaps I should let them back in the house???
Not all has gone well today though. I took a can of pepsi to work with me today in my handbag. When I went to get to get it at lunch I found this:
Somehow the can had developed tiny hole (keys?) and had spent the morning leaking gently into my SUEDE handbag. It is soaking wet and so is everything in it.
I love this bag. I made it from a skirt I found in a charity shop for £3. I then spent about £30 on extra bits of leather to make the flowers and hearts, but it is the inital saving which counts, right? It
Anyone get any tips on how to get pepsi out of suede?
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