a favor was asked...

"The end is to build well. Well building hath three conditions: firmness,commodity and delight.: Sir Henry Wooton...architect A favor was asked of me by Martine , to please try out her new fabric line and tell about it. Of course...I would be delighted ...easy...I like to sew... She sent me the tribal collection ... and Zanzibar... Each a true delight. Hand painted designs made of linen and cotton. I had several ideas, but remembering those three earlier conditions, and I wanted to do something to show off the uniqueness.. thinking and thinking I finally made a decision. Instead of one project using all of the fabrics, I would do two different types of designs. I made a fabric sewing tray...or knitting if you prefer... Designed to hold a few things while you stitch...or knit... Or used to hold necessities on a dresser or desk. Approx. 6 1/2" x 5 3/8" with curved sides...reminiscent of a camel back sofa. and the second was an oven mitt...inspired by these children's mitts... I took the liberty of enlarging the pattern for a grown up... *thanks Al* and was quite pleased with the result. So, I hope I have attained the three conditions to build well, and Martine...I hope you approve..

Comments

c said…
These are fantastic! I'm sure Martine will be delighted. Great work!!
Journeying Five said…
gteat use of fabric!
Sarah said…
Great building work
Chrissie said…
what a lovely way to use the wonderful fabric
TD wool design said…
great ideas! and great fabrics! what a fun project.
Alison said…
The circles work really well with the straight lines on the oven mitt.

Funny but the child's pattern was scaled down from an adult pattern and adjusted accordingly, and now it's come 'full circle' again to be an adult size :)
kim said…
Oh, the fabric is fabulous. You have definitely done it justice with your talented sewing skills.
YarnSnob said…
You've done a great job on showing the beauty of this unique fabric, Martine would be very very pleased.
What talent you have!
...approve...????
Are you kidding me.
I think you really have used the fabric to show off their beautiful potential and versitilty. I really appreciate your design concept and your talent.
Just supreme.
lucky knitter said…
Beautiful details on each piece! The fabric looks fantastic!
ulli said…
gorgeous! you definitely hit all three conditions. especially the one of delight.....
L'Atelier said…
They are really great- and agree with all of the above sure Martine will be delighted.
Great work!
Nicole said…
i believe that all 3 were attained and attained well :O)
What a great use of that fabric! It is absolutely perfect for those items. Your sewing skills never cease to amaze me!

I was just watching a program and a woman was asked how she made her living and she said "with needle and thread" which struck me because this used to be (not that long ago) an acceptable means of earning for women before industrial revolution.
the nest said…
oh, i just love beautiful utility items - extra bonus if they're handmade! maybe that's a new word there "beautility"?! ;-)
tiennie said…
Those are great! I love that tray. :)
emma lamb said…
T, you are such a talented lady! i love the tray, you really have made the most of those beautiful textiles... i'm sure Martine will approve :)
Nora said…
Oh, I simply adore the sewing tray!
Lin said…
That is lovely, you are so talented.
Jane said…
see, i would have probably made a pillow! You, on the other hand, are so much more creative! Wonderful work Theresa! Have a nice weekend!

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