Saturday, 15 January 2011

Need to spruce up your sewing space?

You may remember my debut project for Australian Homespun back in November - a sewing machine cover that you can read all about here.
 
Well, the companion article has just been published in Issue No. 92 (Vol 12.1). It includes patterns to make accessories to accompany the cover. There is a simple little pincushion ...
 ... a sewing machine mat, with lots of pockets along the front for holding all your tools...
 ... and a handy removable thread catcher:
For my overseas friends, if you are keen to purchase Australian Homespun, here is a listing of overseas distributors.
And for readers looking for the 'tape measure' twill trim for this project, I purchased mine from Hatched and Patched. They will happily do mail orders.

This issue of Australian Homespun also includes my personal profile, an unnerving but privileged opportunity! Considering my profile photo is now in every newsagent across Australia (yikes!), I thought I should at least share what I look like with you. This is me, suitably soft focussed to disguise the age lines!
My sincere thanks go to Catherine and her Homespun team for inviting me to publish my projects. If you'd told me 5 years ago that I would be writing and publishing patterns, I would never have believed you. What an exciting time it has been! 
An enormous thank you too to everyone who has been so supportive of me through my blog. I'd not have had the confidence to try pattern writing if not for you! Bloom x

39 comments:

  1. Your work is very neat and well made, not to mention beautifully designed and pieced together. It is no accident that you are in the magazine!

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  2. Love it. Saw the sewing machine cover in the last issue and loved it too. Good luck with writing & designing new patterns. I can imagine it is all very exiting.

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  3. Loved your machine-cover! Now I will wait for my next Homespun to arrive! Well done!

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  4. Fantastic Ros! The projects look fantastic, and I am the same - so many great opportunities

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  5. Wow! Such a sweet smile!

    Thank you for sharing these with us. I love the thread catcher and need to make one as mine usually ends up as kitty toys! LOL

    Beautiful and much rejoicing over your success!

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  6. Congrats on your 2nd publication...and I love it!! I have some of the measuring tape tape (?) and now I can see where I will have to save some for. I simply love the pincushion.
    Ann

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  7. I think I really need to spruce up my sewing space! Your design & idea is wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Györgyi

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  8. I love these projects! Very well done!

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  9. What a great project; love the style married with functionality! Fabulous!

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  10. I am so glad your genius will be recognized internationally!! This total project is so incredible, and worthy of making the attempt to find both issues of the magazine! ~karen

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  11. Wonderful projects, and how fun to see your own patterns in a wonderful magazine like Homespun- I'll have to get a copy!

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  12. You have beautiful patterns and you should be super proud of yourself. Now get up and do a happy dance, nobody is looking. Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations on your recent publications. It was a delight to read your profile, and now be able to put a face to your name. Enjoy!

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  14. Wow... what a fabulous set of sewing accessories! Very nice indeed....

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  15. Congrats Ros, I picked up my book last week and had the pleasure of reading your article. Beautiful projects too....

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  16. Well done Ros - the designs are beautiful and so very well made.

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  17. Thank you for sharing... there are fabulous!!

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  18. Cool sewing machine cover, mat, etc. I love the picture for your profile - being published must be really fun!

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  19. Congrats on great work.... nice to put a face to the name!! All the best for future designs... I am a Homespun fan so I'm sure I will see more of you..
    Hugz

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  20. Great accessories and a lovely photo of you. Nice to put a face to the name. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects. You do a fantastic job, there is so much work behind the scenes on these things.

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  21. Congratulations yet again, you clever thing you. I'm going to go get that issue tomorrow, love the whole project.

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  22. Congratulations on your published pattern, I love this magazine and made your project this week, but didnt connect your blog with the profile..silly me! I am loving the coordinated look in my sewing room of cover, mat and thread catcher, but yet to make the pin cushion as I have been distracted by the appeal for kits for Qld flood appeal. Thank you so much for sharing, I enjoy your blog and find it inspiring as one day I would like to be able to see my designs in print, Happy quilting, Sue SA.

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  23. Such beautiful workmanship. You deserve to be published. I love it all.

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  24. Ros
    As always your work is beautiful. I bought the last issue that you featured in now I need the companion to it.
    Good on you for your success, you have been very generous with your sharing and your blog is one I love to follow.

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  25. You are a genious! All the set is so beautiful!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  26. Congratulations Ros!! I bought the new issue of Homespun the other day and I had forgotten that you were going to do a follow on from your sewing machine cover (which is still on my "to do" list) so it was lovely to see the article in there :)

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  27. you look gorgeous Ros, great photo! Your projects are stunning, your work is so neat and classy, congratulations on your success.

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  28. Perfect! This is just what I need - a sewing mat with the pockets and a thread catcher! I'll have to wait another few months though, I'm an English HOmespun subscriber and I'm a few months behind!!

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  29. Oh wow! How beautiful! I love the whole set, very nicely done!

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  30. Love your work area! And I have a Virtuosa 155 :-) Love my Bernina!

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  31. I love your blog! Your work is amazing. I wanted so badly to make a machine cover just like yours! In Brasil it's impossible to find this magazine. Do you know any online store where I can purchase it?
    Hugs
    Laura.
    laurajahjah@hotmail.com

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  32. Ah! btw, I'd love to buy both magazines!

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  33. i hope not to missed the issues. Love your creation...reminds me of some Japanese style.

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  34. What a beautiful machine cover! I am inspired to attempt making one for myself. LOVE IT!

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  35. Your projects are so creative. You are so talented!

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  36. Favorite sewing machine cover. EVER.

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  37. I just made your sewing machine cover from my copy of Homespun: http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com/2011/03/bliss-post-in-which-i-say-piping-quite.html

    It's nowhere near as good as yours, but I love it! I just recieved the issue with the accessories (I'm in the uk so I'm way behind!) and I plan to make them too.

    Just thought you might want to see that even a novice managed to follow your excellent pattern. Thanks so much!

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  38. Beautiful! I wish there's online pattern of this cover.. I would like to do it for my new machine..

    Awesome!!!

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  39. Can you tell me the dimensions of your machine? I am trying to adjust the pattern to fit my larger machine and I was wondering what size you started out with. Thank you!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a message. I endeavour to reply to each & every one of your comments, but forgive me if occasionally I don't - life just gets in the way sometimes! Be assured your comments are ALWAYS read & appreciated. Best wishes, Bloom.

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