Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A little bit of dumfing and a look at our fabric stash.

Two pieces of "dumfed" fabric are waiting for my attention today. Firstly though, I had to pop down and help Wipso with some curtains. Easy job and I left her to sew them!




So here I am looking at these two pieces of fabric. My daughter spent time last week with me and we enjoyed a morning working together in my sewing room. The white piece has been dumfed with wool, silk, lace etc and beaded to make a cover for a wedding album. The little red piece is for a front cover on a journal. (Click on the pic to see them close up!)

I think I shall be finishing off these projects by making a fabric cover to form a basis for each one. Once they have been quality checked by said daughter - oh and Wipso - they will go into our blog shop!



I have taken a photo of the opposite side of my room so that you can see the neatly labelled storage boxes which I have inherited from my daughter. I expect she will want them in her craft room, once she gets it set up and running in her new home. Secretly, I am glad to have it, as it is all neatly sorted for me to dip into and she has some gorgeous bits and bobs for crafty projects in there. On the top of her boxes are journals and notebooks awaiting covers and dumflings.



My storage on the left is nowhere near as nice - just plastic storage containing fabric scraps and other sewing clutter!

Not much to show today. I shall enjoy popping over to check out Julia's blog and see what everyone else is up to.

21 comments:

Wipso said...

Thank for all your help this morning sis. Glad to be back and at it now I've had my batteries recharged with our few days away. I've blogged too :-)
A x

Shelly said...

I enjoy looking at the dumfing work that you do...what an art it is to take pieces of this and that and create such wonderful pictures and fabrics....Shelly

SueH said...

Aren’t you a good sister, going and helping out with the curtains?
I brought a new set for my lounge after I had the flood this time last year but couldn’t get a pelmet/valance to match so I brought another set of curtains so I could make one myself. Guess where it is………….still in the packing in the cupboard waiting to be made. Well I do keep saying that I can’t sew a straight line!

The intended wedding album cover is going to be stunning and so individual.

Sue
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The dumfed fabric looks wonderful and will make great journal covers :) Plastic storage may not be pretty but it is cheap and I for one don't like to spend too much money on storage that I could be spending on crafty stash ;)
Anne xx

tammykingdon said...

Also the plastic containers will stand up to a fair amount of handling AND you can peer through to see what's at the very bottom of each drawer, but the brown boxes do look lovely

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely mother & daughter project

Kaz said...

Fab fabric stash. Next week I need to see inside those boxes!! xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab stash you have there missus ... I like the sound of your journal covers too ... wanna see more ;0)

Spyder said...

Now you see, if I have my boxes all piled (neatly) on top of one another, you can bet last weeks Sunday lunch I'll want the box at the bottom, and hey-presto, my room's all messy again, as I push things back to get at some thing else! But I do like the plastic draws..mine are very messy but very useful!
(Lyn))

Vicki said...

ooh gorgeous fabric, i love the white one for a wedding album!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Good that you can go grovel for Wipso at a moments notice. Am jealous of that! I think secretly you're pleased that your Daughter stashed her erm, stash at your place because that way you get to see her even more often!

Clare said...

Your dumfed fabrics are beautiful, especially the one on the left. I am fascinated by them and would love to find out more on the subject.
Clare x

Twiglet said...

Got it in one Julia! Its great to have M. living nearby so that we can enjoy crafty days together! And yes isn't Wipso lucky to have someone to grovel at her feet when ever she wants!! If anyone had looked thro her workroom window they would have wondered what we were up to at one stage!! Totally innocent I hasten to add - me on hands and knees whilst Wipso gave directions from her work chair!

Pam said...

The wedding album is going to look beautiful,you are very talented. Hugs Pam x

Felted House said...

The red piece reminds me of a stripy notebook cover I did in felt last year - but the texture of the ribbons and edges is even more interesting. xx

Helen said...

Going to show my ignorance here - what is dumfing??
Now, if you came over here for lessons, where do you think I'd find room for you? I suppose the hall is (relatively) clear.... haha

Lynne said...

I love the term 'dumfing'. It made me smile when I saw your title. I think those covers are going to be fabulous.
How nice to have some company when creating.

Paula Gale said...

Ahh - you missed out on Funday Monday this week :O( - you'll have to make up for it mext week!!

Looks like that wedding album is going to be gaaawjuss! I love the crafty sisters creations (see what I did there?)!!! tee hee!!!

Paula x x x

Gez said...

Ooooh it's a great post not dissapointing at all! Just love your dumfing. Thanks for letting us enlarge your photo. :) Good Luck with the book covers. Have a lovely Thursday. Gez.xx

BumbleVee said...

Oh, I love the white with the pastels...it's beautiful!

I wish you lived closer...I need some curtains for my bedroom....

Gez said...

Thank You for putting me out of my misery Jo! Yes you were right!! They are called Allium. :-D

Enjoy the choc & have a great weekend. Hugs, Gez.XXX