Saturday, July 17, 2010

A sunny Sunday

(Image soon to come)

After a huge overhaul of my sewing room, I'm back in business.

Moving my sewing table under these beautiful windows did wonders for my inspiration; suddenly all that blue sky was calling me to decorate!

So I finished off a present for my new niece (soon to be arriving!); I don't want to spoil the surprise so there's only this sneak peek for now:

The whole house is demanding attention; a sort of quick winter cleaning program! Hopefully I can share a few cute things I make over the next couple of days.

(P.S. If you have not read the Elm Creek Quilt books yet, grab one for your electronic device/from your library and give them a go. Easy, addictive and fun!)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bowtie extrodinare!

Just thought I'd swish around a photo of my latest project...bowties!

The one up there is the final size we decided on (note the pins), but here is the other I considered:

(too clowny)

I followed the pattern from Prudent Baby: here. I found it really simple and easy to follow - my only lamentation that the size (6 1/4" by 5 1/4") is huge. Hers are for little boys so I assumed I'd do the big one for my Boy, and it would be fine. I ended up with about 3" on either side too big!

Not a major deal though, just a bit frustrating. Can be chopped up for quilting though :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tools of the trade.

After reading this post, I realised how unloved my scissors are. How about you guys?

I think I'll treat myself...maybe one of these?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wedding Bliss...

There is just too much wedding porn out there these days. Isn't it all so beautiful?

a list.

- Simplicity ruffle top. I really want to try this. Looks cute, and the name implies...well, simplicity.

- A PDF magazine, quilting, fabric, all in one easy format.

- Homemade Deodorant - I desperately want to try. I hate the idea of rubbing aluminium into my pores.

- I want this, so don't be surprised if I start posting with a ton of the recipes. "Mullein Oil, Shampoo and Detangler, Facial Oil, Eye Compress, Herbal Toner, Vapor Rub, Facial Cleanser, Bugs Don't Like Me Balm, Favorite Tea, Hair Spray, Lip Balm, Baby Bottom Spray, Plantain Poultice for Stings, Magic Tooth Cleaning Solution, Deodorant, and Elderflower Cough Syrup."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wedding Decorations

From Etsy:

Serendipity Child - Vintage Sheet Music Hearts

My Silly Bear - Sweet recycled heart confetti

Little Orange Kitchen - Upcycled confetti!

Cut the Cake Designs - Guest Book & box :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Funday

(Bliss by Camille at Simplify! Love.)