I wondered how long it would take me to 'get over' all this orange.
I like orange, I wear orange, oranges are yummy to eat...but to sew with orange for almost a month? Yep, I'm finally oranged-out. \o/
Here is the final, (and 5th!) project from my 50c orange shirt in the August Re-invention Challenge!
I am a budgetter, and always keep track of our household finances in a plain brown covered notebook. No more. I have a bright and cheery cover on it now!
There were a few scraps of orange left, but they have found their way into the rubbish bin, never to be used again. \o/
September's Challenge will be announced on the 1st when I share the next free block in my 'Daisy-do' BOM.
Until then, my mouth is zipped and that's the only hint I'll share. ;-)
I also want to announce a fun weekend in September that you can be a part of from your very own sewing room!!
My friend WENDY and I are hosting this weekend as an online sewing retreat.
If you have a copy of the August issue of Homespun Magazine you will have seen Sarah Saliba's gorgeous Birdcage! (you can visit Sarah's blog HERE)
Sarah's imaginative design caught my eye and I knew it would look fabulous hanging in our house against the cool white walls, so I had an idea - a weekend sew-in!
I chatted with Wendy and asked her to co-host - she was thrilled as she loved it just as much as I do!
Because we don't want this to be restricted just to Australia, we are going to help everyone who wants to participate to find a way to make their own bird-filled birdcage over the weekend of September 25th/26th.
If you have the Homespun magazine you can follow Sarah's pattern. (If you haven't got the magazine but would like it you'll need to hurry out to your newsagent asap before they run out)
For those who want to have a go at their own version of this idea, Wendy and I will be sharing places online that have bird patterns (free, and for sale) over the coming weeks.
You can make a cage yourself like Sarah did, or even use a existing birdcage...mmm, something white and shabby would be gorgeous. :-)
If you want to be a part of the Birdcage Weekend Sew-In, please leave a comment telling me so and I'll add your name to the list on my sidebar.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!