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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Where did the time go?

Answers on a postcard please!

Before I get to my super exciting news, here's a little mosaic of most of my October makes, to link with Lynne and Fresh Sewing Day...


I have also finished my Travellin' Pic Stitch project, but I will save that reveal until my day on November 20th, plus there was the commission quilt, a couple of other almost finishes and Christmas preparations of the hexie variety.  So it may not look like much, but there has been a lot of behind the scenes action, and these...

Does anyone actually remember the beginning of October, I know, it was a long time ago, but I was doing a lot of secret Sizzix sewing and now it's time for the BIG reveal!

If you go over to Mollies Makes today, look over on the right hand side, and you'll see a link to a pair of Winter Warmers projects, should you wish to do so, and get as far as downloading the pdfs, you'll see my name up there in lights!!  OK, no lights, but they are there in my head, with bells and the sound of screaming fans!
The brief was for a set of red and blue Scandinavian-inspired decorative appliqués, using a selection of dies.  Lots of felt, buttons, red Mama Said Sew prints and navy gingham, which did not come from my girls' old school summer dresses, although they did take some convincing!

I had never really attempted appliqué by hand before, and this was a real learning experience, which I really enjoyed.  And if you have read my tutorial on the October Fluffy Sheep Quilting newsletter, you will also appreciate the difficulty I had cutting down the wordy-wordington instruction!

So there you go, I am chuffed to bits, and so pleased to be able to share with you, but if by, say, Retreat, I am still starting each sentence with "When I had my tutorials published on Mollie Makes..." please feel free to give me a slap and tell me to pull myself together!  But... did I say, I am thrilled!?

37 comments:

  1. Congratulations ! That is quite something to have a tut published by Mollie Makes. I am thrilled for you.

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  2. Of course you're thrilled! I'm thrilled for you too! Those ensemble are adorable! Well done!

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  3. Gorgeous makes and what wonderful news!! Congratulations you star! :)

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  4. Congrats! They've come out lovely.

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  5. That is so exciting - I will have to go to WHSmith and get a copy to show people and say I KNOW HER!! :) Very very cool!

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  6. Very exciting !! Congratulations!

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  7. Fantastic! If I ever meet you I promise to open with 'I saw some lovely Winter Warmers in Mollie Makes, you wouldn't happen to know anything about them would you?'

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  8. Congratulations (my name would be up in lights in my head as well)! Everything in your mosaic is lovely - you obviously had a busy and productive month.

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  9. Look at you with your fancy pants on. You go girl :)

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  10. Awesome - you are rightly delightd with yourself - but yes try and tone it down by July! Enjoy the glory.

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  11. I think mine disappeared making a tote bag!

    I think I'll come and slap you now - wouldn't want you to lose that down to earth nature - but congratulations! Will you still be talking to us at Retreat or will you be teaching us the delights of Sizzix?

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  12. That's super exciting news and the accessories are gorgeous!

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  13. So exciting!!! I think I have to buy a sizzix just so I can make that red hat :) Beautifully done! Also love that frog pincushion and those little pouches!

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  14. A great mosaic, glad I popped over from Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day!

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  15. How exciting - I can see why you're thrilled!

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  16. Well done you! Lots of fab makes up there too!

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  17. wow, you're a published sewists now! I am in awe of all you accomplish and still run and family and have a job. You are amazing! Congratulations, and if you need someone to slap you in July...I'll volunteer!

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  18. Great news! Really chuffed for you, but yes, I will thump you if you're still on about it in July 2013..... lol

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  19. Can I have your autograph?! :-D. I went to the site and saw your beautiful creations! So excited for you...well done!

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  20. Congratulations!! They're gorgeous hats/gloves/scarves - you'll be getting orders in the playground next!

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  21. Woo hoo Hadley! I shall try and refrain from clocking you one at retreat if I hear Mollies makes ;-)

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  22. Congratulations! now famous you...those winter warmers are adorable.

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  23. Thrilled thrilled? I'd be peeing my pants. Well done!

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  24. oh you should be thrilled, they are amazing makes. Congratulations

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  25. And so you should be! Congrats! Jxo

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  26. Wow! That's a fabulous month! congratulations Hadley!

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  27. How wonderful, and it is nice to have your name in lights and all! They are lovely projects too, as was the whole month.

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  28. This is just fabulous. And I can always say I "know" you! Off to buy the magazine awaiting your autograph!!

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  29. Congrats! :) Love all of your finishes, too. xo

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  30. Congrats Hadley, just in time for the chilly weather too!

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  31. Wowsers! Go you! Lovely makes :D

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  32. Congrats Hadley - I just saw this. So pleased for you and I'm a little in awe of 'how you do it all'. Another great month of beautiful makes.

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS! I am so very happy for you :)

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  34. congrats hadley! that is so great and i am super excited for you too! xoxo

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