18 March 2009

To Market, To Market - A Beautiful Day

So the Olive Tree Market was on the 7th of March and for once the weather was beautiful. The markets have been plagued with terrible weather so it was a welcome relief. My new products at this market were my new tote bags, which I'm loving and toting around. Who knew short straps actually save your back and shoulders. For eons I've been carrying around a sling bag and it has been pulling my shoulder out in all different directions and voila short straps have solved my shoulder woes. An illustration I did a few posts back has been reincarnated as a print on bags, wrislets, skirts and pillows. Above it is shown on a little girl skirt. I'm loving this print and will probably find it's way on a quilt very soon.

And finally here is a quilt I finished way back and never had time to photograph it properly. It's made from panels intended for a soft fabric ABC book. I incorporated some chenille strips, blue linen and natural linen fabric patches with my little girly print. I think this would look fab both as a quilt on the bed or a playmat. I did the stitch in the ditch slack quilter method with log cabin joins at the corners. I must get around to making the mitred corners one day.

6 comments:

Veronica Darling... said...

Happy Birthday!

Katy said...

Oh, I really wish I had a small child to go with that skirt. How about a cat? I don't think he'd suit it though. And the quilt is beautiful. I just bought some chenille to do a quilt with. I'll add it to the list of WIPS. Great.

shea said...

I love that quilt. So beautiful.

Michelle said...

love the tote...so cute...
the lady at the little shop across from me was enquiring about new things for her shop...i thought of you right away...i have given her your blog address so i'm hoping she will love your stuff as much as i do and contact you soon...

Michelle said...

diana,
at this stage with work i can't seem to get away...as i would have to head down on a friday so i could make it there by saturday morning...
and friday nights are just way to busy to have off...i'm really glad the new layout of the stalls are working so well...
i just cross fingers that one day i will not have to worry about working and can spend more time crafting and doing markets...they are much more fun...

Amy C said...

the tote bag is a winner - it looks really fab.