Friday, December 21, 2012

Decoration finished

I'm really happy with the results, I'm going to whip up a few more.

Handmade Christmas

Making my first yo-yo, I'll post up the pics of the house all decked once all the family is here to see it in person.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Handbag hack

A short handled bag converted to an across the body bag. Just a few loose threads to sort, a bit of scotchguard to protect the fabric and viola!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Two stars

I decided to make one big one and a few babies for some Christmas bunting. They are 60 degree diamonds. Happily sewing the babies to have stiff interfacing on the back.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas sweatshop

This is the first project I can post up, the others will have to wait until boxing day until their recipients have got them.

This scrappy star is English paper pieced and I've yet to decide whether its flat or filled. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Porridge cosy

I often need to keep my brekkie warm until breakfast time. It got thermal batting and some extra fleece to keep it really warm. It works for 2 - 3 hours.

It was a little plain so it got an appliqued flower.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

its a dead heat

I like both layout, the second one needs one more block making but I've the material left to do it so that's not a problem.

The material is a thrifted sheet that is going to be cut into blocks for the front and there will still be enough for the backing.

Time to sleep on it and decide in the morning.

Can't decide

The cross design looked a bit empty so I might have to revert to a more traditional design

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Block 9

Turns out disgusting weather is a real spur to getting UFO's finished

Monday, September 24, 2012

block 8 charms & ties

Only one left to do before construction starts, I think I can remember the design I decided on. Now where is that bit of paper where I figured it all out.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

An applique repair

A duvet cover had a hole, but nothing else wrong with it, I patched the back and then did a few bits on the front with some stitch & tear

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Making some fabric

For a late picnic project, trying to stick with a blue/ burgundy palate to match other items. More to follow.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Block 7

Only two more to do and then its time to see if the design works :{

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kindle case done

... and the recipient loved it. It was adapted from a tutorial.-