Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Creative Space...

I'm dropping in my sewing machine today for a service because it's been playing up a bit over the last few days so I won't be doing any machine sewing till I get it back next week. So instead of using my machine I've been hand stitching this.


My MIL asked me to make a cover for a book that she uses every day.


I just sandwiched a stiff interfacing between two op-shoped fabrics and blanket stitched round the edges. I did iron that pink gingham, not sure what happened there. I'll need to give it another iron I think.


Anyway, hopefully now it will last her a few more years to come.


For other creativeness go to Kootoyoo (thanks Kirsty).

22 comments:

Amanda said...

Hope your machine is back in action soon..You are doing lovely without it!

Kylie said...

It's just so gorgeous - I totally love that fabric! Your Mil is going to be very happy I think :) Kx

Bianca said...

oh thats so good! I love the simplicity of the fabrics, together, they 'pop'....I have to ask though,"My utmost for his Highest"? Must sure be a good read!

xB

Sarah said...

Its lovely! Wish I could hand stitch that neatly :-)

m.e (Cathie) said...

That is a FAB idea!!
I have been looking at my melways..yep, i still use a melways & thinking it needs a cover. thanks for the inspiration Hannah.
happy creating ♥

Rainbow Child said...

awwww it looks beautiful!

Catherine said...

It looks fabulous Hannah. I love your idea. Thank you for the inspiration.:)

Maxabella said...

Hannah, I love this. And there is something so touching about making a cover for a book that is clearly treasured. She's lucky to have such a thoughtful, creative daughter in law!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

that's just gorgeous. I love the little extra touch of the heart and using pink thread on the brown.

june at noon said...

It's very pretty, great fabrics together. I think it's so special when someone asks you to make something because they know you'll do something great with it. :)

ecoMILF said...

Looks beautiful. The fabric is perfect because it seems soft and homey and goes with a book that looks very well loved! xo m.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

There seems to be a lot of machines getting serviced in blogland and it is forcing some amazing creativity! I’m sure your Mother in law is going to treasure this.

Indie.Tea said...

That is so beautiful! Seriously, I think I've got to make one for myself :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Hannah that is lovely, your MIL is going to love it. It is so much more personal with the hand stitching and sometimes it's quicker. I hand stitched my fabigami flower needle case and it was much quicker than dragging out and setting up the machine :-)

TK said...

'My Utmost For His Highest' is a wonderful devotional.....love the cover...you should do a few more & sell them in your store??!! Just a thought for us merer mortals who don't sew!!! Then again I guess books aren't standard sizes are they?? hmmmmmmm...........

Gina said...

That's great! Handstitching makes it look all the more special.

dash robin said...

What a sweet crafting gift for your mum in law. I have to say the title intrigued me too!! Hope your machines all in order soon!

michelle said...

lovely gift hannah. i bet she will love it

Made by Jenine said...

Hannah - june at noon's comment is spot on - I think your MIL has a very special DIL - very thoughtful post!

Tania said...

Lovely fairy blanket stitchery. And are you trying to tell me that one of these days my sewing machine might just benefit from a trip to the doctor? Ahem.

Tracey said...

oh it does look lovely, what a fab gift!

becclebee said...

such a great cover! i'm not usually one for pink, but the pink gingham with the dark brown-i-ness works a treat! well done