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Monday, 23 January 2017

Quilter's Patch

is a beautiful quilt, designed by Edyta Sitar. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.
I also like that the pattern has been published in the form of a book.

The book is very well done, with very clear instructions for each block, and some nice illustrations.

The quilt is being offered at the moment as BOM, which includes fabrics (designed by Edyta Sitar) and also the book. Here in UK you can find out more details from Fobbles , who are starting to run BOM from February. They will also be selling the book on its own.
I must admit that the temptation to join was very, very big, but looking at the size of my stash, I just could not justify buying so much new fabric. If I'll go on this journey, it will be in my own time, using my own fabrics where possible.

For now I will be concentrating on finishing Les Fleurs du Mardi quilt; I am waiting for the backing fabric and the wadding to arrive.
In the meantime I have been working on some small projects, which have been "hiding" in various project boxes in my room. 😀
More about that next time. 

I wish you all a very good week, what ever you are doing!

© 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

Stourhead in January

Temperature just about zero; has someone sprinkled some icing sugar here?

Parts of the lake have frozen over.

First snowdrops on a sunny bank.

Even in January there is some colour around.

But out of the sun.....different world.

© 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

embroidered silk bag - another finished project

I have been going through my project boxes; 
some of the projects have been around for a quite some time! 

I wanted to make the silk bag ever since I saw it in this copy of Inspirations magazine; that's going back several years!

I bought all I needed for the embroidery at the time, but that as far as it got.
 Other things took over........

After a very long break, I did get going at last; the embroidery was done!

And then it went back into its project box....., moved house......, until this month.
I finished it last night!

This could be a good year for emptying my project boxes! 😀

© 2017

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Luna has a dress! - FNwF

First of all - big thank you to Cheryll for hosting another Friday night gathering - the first one this year!

What was I up to?

I was putting some finishing touches to Luna's new dress, and her new French knickers.
(if you don't know who Luna is, see my previous post)

The pattern and the pretty fabric for Luna's dress was a part of the original Luna's kit.
I found a piece of old lace in my stash, just right to make her some knickers.

Here she is, modelling them;
they are just roomy enough to accommodate her fluffy tail.

The dress has some pretty details, like a detachable bow and tiny buttons on the back. 
I must admit that I struggled little stitching these tiny pieces using the machine; I was very tempted to stitch by hand. But I did not give up, I just need to practise 😉 
Machine stitching gives it more professional look, and of course it makes the stitches stronger. 

Luna is very pleased with new outfit.

But of course, I can't let her go out just yet, not in this cold. 
She will need a coat and some boots too.
 And  I suspect, that she would like a friend (or two).................

Oh, Sarah Peel , you have no idea what you have done - this is so addictive! 😀

© 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017

Luna Lapin - the first finished project this year!

The 1st of January was a horrid day, dark and wet, it rained all day. Ideal day for stitching! 😊
So we put away all things "Christmas" and I spent the day making Luna.

You might have seen this special rabbit at the shows; she was created by Sarah Peel from "Cool Crafting" . 

Luna Lapin is no ordinary rabbit, she is a rabbit with French flair; she is very "arty" and she likes to dress well. 

To quote from the introduction to the lovely book "Making Luna Lapin" :

"Luna has been made and loved by many, many people around the world, especially in the UK. She isn't regarded as a toy; she is more of a heirloom piece, or an indulgence for all of us who are still children at heart."

The book is not just a pattern book, but also stories about Luna.

This is my Luna; I hope she will like her new home.

She is all hand stitched.

Now I will have to get her dressed!

© 2017

Saturday, 31 December 2016

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