Friday 30 November 2012

Liberty Print Fabric Bundle

Liberty Print Fabric Bundle
In order from top to bottom
I have been gifted these fabrics by Liberty
and have always loved how the prints have and still remain fresh today
and although I could just keep them hanging on a line all day
I will be making Elf Christmas Stockings
along with a tutorial to make you own
over the weekend....
I will also be giving away an Elf Christmas Stocking
on my blog, so keep watching....
p.s. Can't wait I'm off to Liberty for afternoon tea next week,
a stroll around the fabrics and haberdashery means
I will not be leaving empty handed.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

My Rag Doll Fabric Arrived!

Lilly Jane 
Daisy May
Rose Ann

Finally they arrived in the post.
My four rag dolls will will be about 18-20 when made up.
They have come out better than I thought
All I need to do is make them up, 
And make a skirt, do a tutorial, design some booties.......
Roll on Weekend.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Sunday Pictures

Dolly Quilt Set
in Yellows, greys & whites 
Yellow Candy Stripe Bias Binding

Thought I migth have gone over the top on the quilting!
but love the finished look, 2 spools of white cotton later
on a 20" x 24" quilt! 
I little bit of retro fabric on the reverse of the cushion and quilt
Cushion reverse
Green patchwork pillow cushion

Have a great weekend xxx

Thursday 22 November 2012

Vintage Modern Hexagon Quilt

Finally Finished!!
Vintage Modern Hexagon Baby Quilt
Made from half hexagons
33" x 43"
in pinks, reds, aqua and grey
I desided to bind it in a dove grey plain binding
which matches the grey in some of the prints
I don't know if you can see
 but I straight line quilted it in pink
Little peek of the red spotty reverse!
And a better view of the reverse
the grey binding looks great with the red
Stitching close up.
The fabric collection is Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camile
The binding I used was the second in the pile from the top
a colour I have called medium grey!
Almost the weekend!

Saturday 17 November 2012

Yummy Christmas Liberty Print Gifts

Christmas is quickly approaching and it’s time to start creating our wish lists. These are some Liberty exclusives inspired by their print and fabrics....
And if I get any of these from Santa, I will be one happy girl woman

Left to Right
1. Kitty Grace Liberty print knot watch
2. Liberty patchwork fabric bundle
3. Dr. Marten’s flower Liberty print satchel
4. Mabelle print large notebook

The fabric bundle is different width strips all at full length 132cm, just as jelly rolls are.
Instant quilt in the making!!! 
The notebooks definitely a notebook to write those 'to do' ideas & makes...

Left to Right
1. Blue Hera print miniature suitcase
2. Green Lodden print miniature suitcase
3. Purple Thorpe miniature suitcase

I just love these, what would I use one of these for....
First display it!
Second display it filled with stuff a craft fairs
Third would it be wrong to fill with hand sewing on the train?
Fourth - just measured my laptop and fits perfect!!


Wednesday 14 November 2012

Monday 12 November 2012

I Heart U

Just spreading a bit of love....
after all in is only Monday

Sunday 11 November 2012

Bunting & Pillows

Bunting & Pillows
I have got into scalloped bunting!
after making some for my shelves in the kitchen to go along the shelf edge
I got the bug and they look quite pretty.
I cut the circle out of a full width 5" square
cut in half, sew around the curve, snip the curve (a must on curves!!)
then iron the curved seam open as best you can before ironing flat
otherwise you get that not so curved edge.
And sandwich in between bias binding
 Grey Yellow White combo
Grey Yellow White combo
Red Pink Green Combo
 Red Pink Green Combo
And a patchwork cushion pillow

Saturday 10 November 2012

Pirates V Santa Claus

12ft Mini Pirate Bunting
2.5" wide flags in reds, blacks & whites
24 Mini Felt Christmas Stockings
Mini red, white & grey garland

What do you prefer?
Now if you are female I guess the stocking garland, as long as each one contains a chocolate
But if you are a boy, pirate bunting is the way to g, but I guess he would like both...


Friday 9 November 2012

Rag Doll Kit in the Making!

Meet the Gang
I was going to wait until I have received the fabric back before showing you them
but couldn't!
I want to sell ready make dolls and in kits, with cute felt booties and little pillowcase dress or skirt.
The kit still not totally planned! will have this fabric, a little booklet with instructions and a pattern for felt booties, dress & skirt, piece of fabric to make clothing and felt for the booties.
I think the only thing I won't include is the stuffing as this bulks it out...
Can't wait to get some back so I can sew and show you.
They take up 1/2 yard of fabric each.

Monday 5 November 2012

WIP Pink Tilda Cot Quilt

Work in Progress
Not the perfect picture, no daylight
Following on from yesterday and the weekend stash I purchased.
I have cut and stuck on my working wall my squares
ready for sewing together
should end up around 33" x 48"
All Tilda Fabrics, and Pretty!

Sunday 4 November 2012

Weekend Stash

Tilda Fabrics by Tone Finnanger
I am about to start a custom order quilt
in these yummy fabrics
Rose stripe in red
Roses on white
Roses on Red
Star Flower in pink
Pink Dots
Dots on Red
Think I will want to keep it!! 
Still waiting on three to arrive - below
Had to make sure there were 2 fabrics included
Molly in Pink
And Berrie in Pink
Also have added this, adding a little more calm white and the green 
called Tammie in pink

So having the nine fabrics will make a great 9 square patch pattern

And as it is raining outside (Surprise!!!)
I will be getting on my sewing machine.
Have a great Sunday.