Friday, January 30, 2015

Caught My Eye #5

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sew lunch box bag pattern
Super cute!
Love the colours!
Image of Bruce : The crafty carrier : PDF sewing pattern
Handy to have!
tamara kate 4 - apple quilt bound
Love. Adore.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Learning something new

I have had this Suzuko Koseki book for awhile now and I knew the first piece I wanted to make was her cherry blossoms appliqué. I decided I might as well start today :)





It was easy, fun, and most importantly, didn’t hurt my arms :) I think it’s destiny will be for a tote for one of my birthday swap girls, but I’m not saying who *teehee*.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Caught My Eye #4

For some reason this didn't go out as scheduled, but here you go!

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On the to do list
I have the soles ready!
Chain Stitch Spider Daisy
Simply lovely
So cheerful

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A little at a time

Over the past while I have managed to make three scarves. The cutting and ironing is the hard part, luckily sewing just involves my feet LOL! I am going to try and do a little bit each day.

IMG_0291 IMG_0325 IMG_0328 I love how light and soft the gauze feels! Scarves are definitely a staple in my closet :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sewing to Sell, a book review

I haven’t really reviewed books on here before but I have found this one to be so helpful that I wanted to share. It is called Sewing to Sell: How to Sell Locally and Online and is written by Virginia Lindsay.

IMG_0245 As you can see by my many post-it notes stuck in the top, I really liked what it had to say. Virginia takes you through all the steps you need to think about when establishing a business and then also provides 16 patterns which you can make your own and sell for profit. What I learned most was to think about how complicated a piece really needs to be when it comes to time and money invested in a product. Is patchwork worth my time and effort or will two fabrics suffice.

You can buy the book (with free shipping) through my affiliate link to the Book Depository over on my right hand column :) This review is totally me, I don’t even know Virginia but I was really impressed with this book.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Caught My Eye #3

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Lovely pattern
You can’t go wrong with patchwork Denyse Schmidt
camper pot holders free pattern
How cute are these!
Easy table cover
Finally, an easy way to practice

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A little project

I have joined a birthday swap with a group of close friends. Every month the “birthday girl” of the month receives packages from everyone else. Things can be handmade and/or purchased. It is something I have been looking forward to for awhile. I sent off my first package and it was very well received!


I made a table runner using the Fancy Fox pattern from Oh Fransson! This was a seriously fun pattern to make and I will be making many more I am sure! Karen, the recipient, loves Lizzy House fabrics so four of the five fabrics are hers. I finished this quite a bit before Christmas so it is nice to finally be able to show it off :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Caught My Eye #2

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Marimekko Inspired Shoes handmade and vintage goods
Handmade mints
Make your own duvet

Fast and easy hand binding tutorial! Such a quick and fun technique to finish your quilt. Have to try this one!
Hand binding
The Postcard Quilt

Friday, January 2, 2015

Caught My Eye #1

Once a week I am going to feature five things that caught my eye that week. Most will probably be quilts, some may be fabrics, books, or recipes. We will find out as the year progresses! Other than that things may be quiet for a while longer. I am in the midst of a bad flare up with my tennis elbow(s) and carpal tunnel and so can’t sew, or even surf the net much. Click on the photos to be taken to the original posts.
Swoon with Houses
gorgeous patchwork
love circles
easy decoration
Elmar Quilt Top3
fun and genius!