Fete time!

Saturday, October 1, 2011
It's fete time in lots of places in Australia and I've been making bits and pieces for a couple of stalls coming up next month.  My cupcake pincushions always seem popular, so I'm on a production line with them - cut out ten and have made four so far. This photo makes me think of the nursery rhyme line "pretty maids all in a row"!


Handmade magazine Vol 29/6 was a special Fete and Fairs issue and my Quick and Easy Fete Bags were in there - the purple and white bag on the bottom right:

 

I made two variations of the pattern:


You can make one in about an hour so they are superfast and great for whipping up a few for a fete or charity.

Handmade 29/7 also had a profile on me.  Don't know that you would learn anything that you don't know about me from reading it, but it's there for the looking!


Here's a couple of sneek peaks at some more of the commissions that I finished this month: 
 
not my usual colours but this one was all about Autumn.

 
Lots of variegated threads used in this one:

 
 
We're having a week's holiday with our interstate family at the moment.  They head north and we drive south and we meet about halfway at a lovely location on the New South Wales coast.  Four grandchildren to enjoy again! 

My DH's ceremony at Government House was a fantastic time.  I hope to share some photos next week when I am back home.

Have a great week.
Regards
Val