Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I hadn't intended to post this week as I have just finished a run of cards (post about those to follow later), and cleared everything away, so my desk is empty. But my work-desk this morning was a table at my Wednesday sewing group, so I thought I would just share that instead.
Anyone who follows my other blog, Kate's adventures, will know that one of the ladies in our group does beautiful folk-art style quilting, and she agreed to do a few workshops with us to make some fabric Christmas decorations. 

Last week, this is what we made.

This week we embarked on one of these. 

And here is our 'work-desk' where we have mostly got as far as covering the base ring for our wreath. (It is a lovely sunny day so we have moved our tables out on to the street in front of our room).  The next step was to take sixty small squares of fabric, twenty each of three designs, fold them and then gather them. This could take a while so we have all brought some home with us, so they are all done for next week. Then Elizabeth will show us how to assemble them.

That's it for me this week. Now I am off to visit other workrooms that have been posted on Julia's Stamping Ground. Why not follow me and share the fun.


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

you are so lucky to be part of such a group!!!
Such amazing projects :)
Mary Jo #40

Twiglet said...

Looks like a fun group to work with - crafters always manage to have a good time together don't they! x Jo

Eliza said...

Oh wow friends to play with how awesome and in the sunshine too.

That stuff looks complicated, there is no way I could sew that stuff. LOL

Thanks for sharing I will be back next week for the update.

Happy crafting
Eliza #90

Karen McAlpine said...

Looks like you all are having a very fun day crafting!!
Karen 129

Buttons said...

Oh, if I had wings I'd join you! That looks like such great fun and the sunshine... oh the sun, is that the bog shiny ball in the sky? Can't see it for rain again! Thanks for dropping by, hugs Buttons #70

sandysewin said...

It's so much fun to get together with other crafty people. Great Christmas projects!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #28

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Very cool fabric craftings!
Aeryn @ #53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think that's lovely to see your crafting group in full flow - both crafting and chatting!! Love the wreath and the pine cone, so effective and I bet it uses up loads of scraps too :D
Hugs, LLJ '73 xx

trisha too said...

What a wonderful thing, to be able to gather with crafty friends!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #144

Helen said...

Hi Kate thanks for popping to see me and for your well wishes for Callum. I love those fabric baubles that look like pine cones. I have made them many moons ago and I got really addicted. I even got my husband and son to make one and they still adorn our Christmas tree. The wreath looks fab too! I hope you get your homework done in time Kate!! Mind you being able to craft sitting in the sunshine must be fabulous. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

MaxineD said...

Those look amazing Kate - and what a pleasant thing to be able to sit outside to craft as a group.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Kate,

How fun! To have a crafty group of friends to get together. The pine cone looks great (as does the wreath).

Thanks for visiting me already!!!

Kay #31

Angie said...

Wow ...those are beautiful ...I can imagine a tree laden in those cones ....stunning.xx#81

Jojorenee said...

Those are lovely and at least you go friends to work with!Tamika #162

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!