Monday, January 25, 2010

Cookies and treats

Baking, baking, sewing, sewing. In what little time I've had at home lately, this is what I've been doing!

SNICKERDOODLES!!! IN A KITTEN TIN!!! Lightly crunchy with a coating of ground cinnamon and sugar. Nothing to do with Snickers bars but everything to do with total yumminess.

Green Apple door knob charm. Made for the next Odd & Even Market (in the Long Gallery Feb 13th). Chris and I will both be there, come see us! There will be free musk sticks at our table :)

When I ordered the Vital Organs transfer kit from Sublime Stitching, I knew I had to embroider the ovaries on my knickers. It makes me laugh!


A bookmark I made for an art/craft exchange. Front.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Day Well Spent

I recently bought an excellent book by Pip Lincolne (crafty lady extraordinaire) called Meet Me at Mike's. It's named after her shop in Melbourne but it has lots of nifty craft projects that are fun and easy to make. For a long time I've been wanting to make a quilt but often the size of them and the small pieces required to make them is kinda daunting. So, when I saw this Mini Quilt by Alison Brookbanks, I really wanted to give it a try. I used fabrics that I had at home already and I am super proud of the result. I love it and already have plans to experiment with other simple designs and fabrics. It was one of the nicest days off I've had in a long time. No bed making, no dishes to do, just sewing. Soooo good.

Choosing the fabrics. Babushkas, polka dots and gingham - my favourites.

First, cutting the sections for the small quilted middle.

I made a mess but it was a happy mess :)

Placing the smaller pieces.

Sewing together the pieces for the middle section of the quilt.

Pressing the seams flat so they don't create bumps when the quilt is turned right side out.

Turn it out and it's done!

I still need to get some batting for the inside but it can sit here quite nicely for now. Most likely where it will stay as it's the perfect size for an over-the-knees nanna blanket! Can't wait to make another one :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Embroidery Practice

Stitching practice at night consists of these Sublime Stitching designs and fantasy movies (working my way through the extended editions of LOTR at the mo) :D