Saturday, 29 March 2014

summers on the way...

yes, that's right summer is on the way..its official :) British summer time starts tomorrow and today was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine :) the morning was spent gardening and this afternoon I made this tote bag, perfect for all those picnics on a hot summers day :)

 how it started

finished, lined and Quilted

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

pretty as a sunflower

I can understand why people like the Dresden so much..its as pretty as a sunflower :)
my first Dresden cushion.
they will make lovely gifts for Xmas and birthdays.

dresden plate cushion
Dresden plate cushion

Happy Stitching

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Quilt finish

The baby Quilt is finished and its far from perfect but for my very first attempt I'm pleased with it 
the more I create the better they will become and the more I will learn.

first made quilt
first quilt

Happy Stitching

Friday, 21 March 2014

Another finish Block #4

Another finish and its baby chipmunk on my baby Afghan, SO cute :)

stoney creek woodland babies
stoney creek woodland babies

Only 8 more little babies to go :)

 but what fun this project is, I'm not working on it constantly, I'm taking breaks from it and trying other crafts along the way, here is a Dresden plate I made yesterday, not finished yet as I'm undecided what to do with it but I thought they would make great cushion fronts and beautiful Christmas gifts, so that may be a project soon :)

Dresden plate

Also, in the charm pack I used for the plate were these squares... :) a fat quarter is not a body part :) 

love them

Happy weekend and happy crafting :)

Happy Stitching

Sunday, 16 March 2014

its a start

hi all hope you all had a great weekend, it was a beautiful sunny weekend here in the UK, so in between relaxing and enjoying the rays :) I made a start on my baby quilt, my first ever quilt :) 
so here are a few pics of my progress so far.

next weekend I'll finish sewing it together, I've done some already but will leave the rest till next weekend

happy new week to all in whatever craft you're doing :)

Friday, 14 March 2014

pin wheel passion

Hi All :)
well, I've been practising no end this last week as you'll know I'm new to sewing machine work and any quilting but want yet another hobby :) so I'm trying my hand at teaching myself sewing, learning along the way by watching others and plenty of practice and patience lol
The pattern I'm going to try on my very first quilt will be the pin wheel, I love these and I thought it would look great on a baby quilt which is what I'm starting out with, something not too big and beyond what I can do at the moment,
so here are some practice pin wheels I did this week, I think they came out well :)

also my table that I ordered was delivered giving me plenty of work space now and another is on its way for the other side of the room... so even more top work space and storage underneath.

I'm so very lucky to have this spare room to turn into a sewing room and I love it, it faces an open field full of wildlife and it's just lovely on a spring day to sit and sew and look at all the wildlife around :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

perfect feet

perfect feet... for perfect stitches,

my foot came today that has a guide on it and its great :) 
its the 1/4 in foot used in quilting. quilting requires that you use a 1/4 inch seam on your quilt so everything matches up easily. some of you will be able to do this just by looking but sewing machines and all that goes with it are new to me so I'm glad of this little foot to help me along the way :)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tapestry cat

Hi All :)
Here is my first Tapestry, I wasn't sure what to do with it now that it is finished so I decided to just put it on one of my craft box lids :)
I think it looks rather pretty,
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)

Tapestry cat
Tapestry Cat

Tapestry V Cross Stitch

Oh and just a random pic of my beautiful dream catcher that's in the corner of the room :)

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