Sunday, June 22, 2008

Chloe's Project

Well Chloe did finally succumb to the awful gastro on Monday but was over it quickly and back at school the next day. This week's illness (and I do believe we are working our way through some list somewhere!) is another virus with a cough and conjunctivitus!! So Chloe was home again on Friday and Daphne and I joined her with the sticky eyes. We are all much better today - I wonder what this week will bring........

Anyway, I asked Chloe to be a guinea pig and test out a little project for me yesterday.

She sewed lots of patches together to form a rectangle, then drew a heart and appliqued it on by blanket stitch.

Chloe's embroidery

Chloe's project



Ready for the lining

I then sewed in the lining and turned it right side out.

Chloe blanket stitched the sides and around the edges.

Chloe's purse

And sewed on a button.

The button

Appliqued Heart

For a first go at hand sewing and blanket stitch I thought she did a fantastic job!

Chloe's purse project finished

And the reason for this project?? Well, Cathy and I are planning to teach a children's class at Amitie during the school holidays. So if you have a child of 8 years old or above who would like to learn to do a bit of sewing - stay tuned! We are just figuring out the final details and will let you know this week.

And here's a little sneak peak at another project I'm working on!!

Robots

I'll let you know more about these little friends soon........

37 comments:

stormygirl said...

Well done Chloe! What a fantastic effort. Love those two little friends of yours Lou!

Cathy said...

thanks being the guinea pig Chloe. It looks fabulous. Love the button you put on and your stitches are just perfect. Will you be allowed to come to the class too?

I sure do love Mr and Mrs Robot!

Kellie said...

What a clever girl she is, it looks lovely! I love the fabric in the robots! Oh and of course I love the robots too!!!!!!

amy said...

wow! she did a great job! so cute!

floribunda said...

it's great that Chloe has the patience to do hand-sewing -- congratulations on creating another future quilter!

trashalou said...

Crumbs! I wish we were coming home sooner, Princess Curly-Wurly would love to do that!

loulee1 said...

Pretty little purse.

Chookyblue...... said...

great idea as trying to find simple kids things to make is a little challenging......

My Love is..... said...

wow chloe great work your handstitching rocks!! Wish I could bethere for your childrens class.... i am sure I could nab an 8 yr old from somewhere...lol. Good luck.

Beth J said...

I think your two little friends are fantastic (I may be a bit biased because I LOVE robots). And I love the little embroidered computer panel. Wow!! How creative!

Jelly Wares said...

Wow Louise.... Chloe has done an amazing job!!!!! What a great idea for you and Cathy to teach kids classes... If I lived near by I would definitely be taking my little princess to them...
The new 'robot' project looks great too..

Jodie :)

Leni & Rose said...

Goodness, Chloe certainly did a fantastic job!!! Very talented!!

two hippos said...

What a wonder purse, she did a fantastic job!

dizzyjadey said...

Fantastic! Chloe's turning out just like her mummy.

Ali said...

what a clever Chloe! It looks lovely, and such a great project too!

Nikki said...

How WONDERFUL to be getting the kiddies involved in a spot of sewing!! Chloe's a lucky girl, as will be the kids in the class you run.

LOVING those robots!!!

julia said...

Well done to Chloe, taking after mum obviously. Hope you're all feeling better now.
Julia x

Thimbleanna said...

Aaack! Those robots are adorable -- you always do the best job of picking out fabrics. Great job Chloe! And how fun for you and Cathy to be teaching a children's class!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great project for the kids. Chloe has done a great job on the stitching. Love the robots.
Hope you are all feeling better this week or on your way there.

Ali said...

Oh to be a) close enough and b) young enough for that class.

Because my blanket stitch is nowhere near as neat as Chloe's

Minka's Studio said...

Chloe's got talent! Must be in the genes!

a friend to knit with said...

oh my gosh, chloe!
that is adorable!!!
so so sweet.

Leni & Rose said...

Great to meet you today, Louise! You are a very lucky gal, getting to work in such a fantastic place!! I've been admiring my purchases all afternoon!!

Decorami said...

what a wonderful things you do, I love everything, so cute!

periwinkle said...

Well done, thats amazing and I love the green fabric too. Looking forward to finding out more about the robots!
lisa x

Knitterella said...

Oh my gosh, she did a fantastic job! It is so cute and the stitching she did is perfect!

Alison Boon said...

Those robots appear to be a little too friendly. I hope they behave themselves and don't get up to any mischief. Love the sewing.

Poshyarns said...

Wow, she did a super job, much neater than my hand-sewing!

Karen said...

I just had to check out your blog when I saw the name you use for it.
Chloe did a great job on the project!

h&b said...

Gorgeous robots, and I love what may become your tutorial...

ugh on this winter's illnesses...

Jellybeansdancing said...

What a talented daughter you have! Good to know I'm not the only one suffering every virus going around at the moment. You take care of yourselves, we're slowly getting over it all. Have a great time over the school holidays! Lesley.

Amy said...

Louise...
I finally got a chance to catch up on your blog. So sorry that everyone has been sick...but you are so productive despite it all !! Chloe's project is adorable, and the class you will be teaching to the young ones sounds lovely! Congrats on your launch of The Audrey and Maude website. I love the patterns...your already a wonderful success !

Philigry said...

i love those colors! well done, chloe! i love it!

Kristin said...

What a super sweet idea! Chloe did a marvelous job sewing as well! :)

Kristin
http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Louise said...

Hi Mum and everyone,
Thank you to all the people that think my sewing is great - I LOVE to sew!

I love the robots and Mum can I have a cuddle of one next time?
Love Chloe xxx
P.S I wish the holidays would never finish and Holli's birthday party would hurry up!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Louise,
I mentioned the course to Holly and showed her Chloe's amazing work. She she begged me to sign her up so she's coming next week!
Glad that you're all better.
Loretta xx
PS I forgot to ask Jenny, are the parents meant to leave the girls, or do we hang around?