Sunday, 31 July 2011

Quilow for Cooper

This is the start of a quilow for Cooper. It is all the bits left over from the quilow I made for Thomas.  I has better get moving and get it finished. It won't be as big as the ones I made for the other boys.  There is a green check to go all the way around the outside which will set it off beautifully.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sprocket Pillows

Tutorial: Sprocket PillowsIMG_8277-1

These are gorgeous pillows.  They are on my to do list and I have just the place for it. But I have to make another quilow for Cooper before we go visiting on the 12th  August.  I will get to them eventually, I hope.
Here is the link to the Tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Enjoy !!!
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/search/label/things%20to%20make

Monday, 25 July 2011

Christmas in July

Lucky me. These are the gifts I received from my secret santa. A small tissue case, bookmark,christmas tree broach, tea bag holder, soap in a small bag, and  a shopping bag that folds up. a great idea.  Thank you secret santa.

My Idea for the Rose Petal Pillow.

I have been looking for a while now for a top  for my laundry basket. When I saw the petal pillow I knew what I was going to make. The measurement accross the centre is 22 inches. I used iron on vilene on the back of the fabric so that it would not fray. I don't know how many circles I cut out but I started with a 4 inch, than 3 inch than 21/2 inch and so on. On the 3rd row I started to put a little pleat in the centre of the petal I was stitching to give it a bit of shape.  The petals got quite small as I got to the centre. I than glued a large blue glass stone for the centre.   On the outside of the base fabric I folded the edge under about 1\2 inch to make a casing and than threaded elastic, which fitted around under the basket top.  If you have any questions please contact me.  Here is the link to the Petal Pillow. I think it looks more like a Dahlia than a Rose.  Just click on the photo fo a larger view.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008/09/petal-pillow-tutorial.html

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Big Cat Quilow

I have just started on another Quilow for one of my grandsons.  I need to get this one finished  and make another one before we go on holidays in September. This is really a great print and I am sure the boys will love it. We will be visiting for Cooper's 3rd Birthday on the 16th September.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Hair Clippie Travel Case

A travel case for hair clippies that all little girls will adore. Just big enough for a few hair clips without taking up too much room.  Rolls up and ties with a bow. All done in the hoop on my embroidery machine. The pattern came from  Newfound Applique. Here is the link.
http://www.newfoundapplique.com/categories/In-The-Hoop-Projects/Bow-Holders/

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Petal Pillow

http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008/09/petal-pillow-tutorial.html

Please check out this tutorial from cluck cluck sew.  It is a beautiful Petal Pillow. Looks really east to make. I know what I am going to make but will have to wait till I go to Spotlight or a larger town to look for fabric.
This is so in fashion now.

Friday, 8 July 2011

My Funky Chickens

These are my Funky Chicken Pincushions. They are very easy to make and look really gorgeous.
Too good for pincushions.  A good way to use up those scraps lying around the sewing room. These were made with  2 x  4 x 4 squares.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Funky Chicken Pincushion

Here is a pattern for a funky chicken pincushion. Looks very easy to make.  I am going to have a go and will post the finished pincushion later. Here is the the pattern from Web Goddess if anyone is interested.  Have fun.

http://www.web-goddess.org/archive.php/postID/2529

Friday, 1 July 2011

Origami Purse


I finally made the Origami Purse.  I made mine with 2 x 16 inch squares  It looks great in the reds..  Easy and quick to make.
Has anyone else had a go yet.