Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Felt Projects: Cupcakes

Now that these little cupcakes have arrived at their intended destination I can share them on here :)

I'm still working n my half square triangle quilt but my sewing machine died two thirds of the way through quilting. Sad sad times. So more hand sewing to come.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Rainbow Postage Stamp Quilt - Progress

After hours and hours of cutting and sewing fiddly little 2.5" sqaures I'm going to basting and starting to quilt this beauty today. I'm honestly terrified that I'm going to botch it up at the last hurdle but hopefully it'll go well. It's just sooo pretty! It'll end up about a twin size when I'm done with it and I can't wait to see it finished.

I'm planning on a white backing with diagonal quilting over the plain squares and some red and lilac hand stitching on the white panels at the ends. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: After much coaxing, straightening, and smoothing I'm ready for a nap she's ready for quilting

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Crafting in public

I've been quilting a lot lately, which I love, but with the sudden appearance of the sun over the past couple of days I'm reminded how unsociable it is. I want to be out in the fresh air chatting and enjoying the sunshine. I decided that cross stitch is the answer but my embroidery threads are generally a big tangly mess so it was time that for me to give in and buy little card organisers. Now they look so pretty!! 

Here's my sister on her first project... that's a concentration face right there! We met up for a mosey around the fabric shop, then tea, cakes, and stitchery :D happy day.

I hope you're also having a great day