Monday, 25 September 2017

Joyce and Festus' shop




Another project I supported during my trip to Kenya last summer was that of Joyce and Festus.  Festus is the house dad at Casuarina House, and his wife Joyce wanted to set up a shop.  Julie visited this and passed on these photos.  The couple are employing a young man to work in the shop - so another person is being helped, beyond Joyce and Festus and their family.  They are gradually tocking the shop and it is doing well.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Flat purses

It has been fun remembering the different styles of purses I have made in the past.  These flat purses are so simple to make, but very effective.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Another footstool

This is a smaller stool than the first.  I picked it up in a charity shop and used part of a pair of cargo pant style jeans for the top.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Pocket quilt

This quilt is still a work in progress.   I intend to make it into a double bed sized quilt, but need to collect some more pockets for the sides.  I intend to orient the side pockets so that they hang down the correct way, I think - though I have not completely decided on this yet, and may find it looks better to keep all the pockets the same way. 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Trolley coin keyring purses

I bought a job lot os small zips, which I am gradually using up.  These little purses are one of the ways in which they are being used.  These are just the right size to be added to a keyring, to ensure that you always have a coin for the shopping trolley.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

New style glasses cases

My husband has a felted glasses case which is beautifully simple and I decided to create a pattern from it to make my own glasses cases.  Here are some of the results.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Chicken farm update

While in Utange, Julie also took time to visit Margaret.  I paid for Margaret's chicken shed to be restored and for her to restock her chickens.  The business is going well now, and Margaret is able to support her family through selling both eggs and chickens.



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Panel bag

This is a longer version of the panel bag, because this time I cut the place mat vertically rather than horizontally.  All of this set of bags are lined with some lovely linen style fabric I was given.  It was such a pleasure to work with and gives a lovely structure to the bags.


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Unlined pocket puses

These have been out of stock for a while - I particularly enjoyed making use of the beautivul printed denim of the bottom pocket.


Friday, 15 September 2017

"Stained glass" quilt in progress

I really enjjoyed making this.  The cutting took ages, but it sewed up really easily.  I used the pattern from Lucy's Quilts which was accurate and well-explained. My only quibble was that the single bed size seemed quite short, so I added two 8" rows - one at the top and one at the bottom.  Now I am waiting for wadding to arrive so that I can complete it.