Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What's-on-my-bookshelf Wednesday



Recently I have been dabbling in a bit of machine applique.

A bit of a well-known design idea perhaps, but it was so perfect for the two recipients I had in mind, both of whom have a passion for VW Campers...




It is a removeable notebook cover, by the way!





I enjoy using my machine for something other than seaming, but know I don't do it 'properly', so invested in this book...

(which you can buy from Poppy Treffry's website amongst other places)

...in order to learn.  Looking forward to diving into its pages very soon, and hopefully back with some amazing pictures!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and for taking the time to read my warblings!

15 comments:

  1. The book looks interesting, think I might seek out a copy!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  2. Very good! I can't work out how to put my feed dogs down, I'd love to try! :) x

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  3. Wonderful...I love it:) I've never done machine applique before....looks hard.

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  4. That is super! Whoever you're making it for will love it!

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  5. I love your camper van - gorgeous! and amazing for a beginner...

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  6. A VW is one of my fanciful dreams (although it would be rather ridiculous with a husband that snores loudly and is 6'2"). Your book covers are delightful :)

    I LOVE Poppy's 'stuff' - looking forward to seeing what you do!

    x

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Love the cheerful VW and bunting design, well done Alix!
    That book looks a goody, her stuff is brilliant.
    Enjoy the book and then have fun playing around and experimenting - look forward to seeing the results!
    Gill xx

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  8. FABULOUS! you are so clever Alix, it looks perefct.
    I have that book and it is really good.
    love jooles xxx

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  9. I had a VW camper van and it was not this beautiful. It helped me and first husband and three kids travel the world. Please sell this one to me ... contact me NOW! I too love Poppy Treffry and this book. Is the book cover for sale? Please say yes. x

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  10. It's fabulous! I love my notebooks and would love a cover like this :-) Are you going to make more? x

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    1. I was just writing an email to Annabelle about being able to make her one, following her comment. I could do the same for you. Email me if you like!
      x

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  11. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! And with Liberty Tana Lawn as well! Is your work for sale at all? I'd love to purchase one of your camper van book covers! Or would you care for a bloggers' exchange, perhaps? :)

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  12. My! That's three in a row! Maybe I'll set up a lucrative business! I definitely will make some more - will be in touch.
    x

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  13. Love the VW - well done! Poppy Treffry's work is brilliant - I imagine the
    book will be good. x

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  14. Totally gorgeous. We had a blue VW camper in the 70's & loved it.

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