What We're Making Day #6 with David

Welcome back! For Day #6 of What We’re Making, our technical genius and the guy that makes stuff work again (phew!), David, has got the most adorable of projects in store...

Tell us a bit about your project;
My project is a ‘My Little Pony’ waste paper bin that i’m making for my little girl. I think it’s great to make something for the children rather than buying a mass produced items. Today’s children are exposed to so many brands without realising it! I know a lot more about Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle (my favourite) and Pinkie Pie than I should...

 Fabric Waste Paper Bin

Any hints/tips for someone who might want to make your project?
The kit that we sell has all the pieces you need, but taking it slow is important when rolling out the hoops.

constructing the waste paper basket kit

What or who got you into patchwork & quilting?
That would be my family. It’s quite hard to escape when your Ma starts up her own patchwork & quilting shop!

What project are you most proud of?
My Amy Bulter bag. I made it a number of years ago now and it’s still going strong. It is a bit floppy so if I were to make it again now I would include something like stylevil to give it more body.

What project was your biggest disaster and why?
Anything that involves zips, they are really hard!

Who is your favourite fabric designer/brand?
Dan Bennett or Parson Gray, both of whom are Free Spirit designers. I have some Dan Bennett designs at home and Parson Gray (aka David Butler) has a Far East edge that appeals.

What tool/notion could you not live without?
My Olfa Rotary Cutter. They are so versatile, and can be used for cutting wallpaper as well!

What current collection do you have your eye on and what will you make with it?
Altitude from Dashwood Studio. We have a bedding box that needs renovating!

Finally, any wise words or top tips for our fellow patchwork & quilters?
Just that your fabric is so versatile! From mug rugs to lampshades, from bags to doorstops. Small projects help to break up the blandness of modern consumer living.

Thank you so much David! Please do get involved and comment on the important debate of your favourite My Little Pony below. FYI, mine is also Twilight Sparkle…

[To see how David made his waste paper basket visit this blog post here]


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