Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lazy Days skirt

My latest project was the Lazy Days Skirt from the tutorial from Oliver and S
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I didn't quite have the full selvedge to selvedge, but as Possum is pretty small it didn't really matter.

It was really simple and the instructions were very easy to follow.

As I didn't have the selvedges intact I watched this YouTube video on French seams, and I am now a whizz!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shirring - Aarrrrrgh!

Here's my first attempt at shirring......

If it were competing in Vancouver - "Nil Points!"

I'm off to google to solve my problems! Wish me luck.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pillow talk

Here's what I've been working on recently.

All the kids in my mothers' group turn on in the middle of February so they all had a joint birthday party and Possum and I were the guests!
So as little present for them all I made them name pillows.
Since making Possum a stocking for Christmas using this tutorial and using this tutorial to learn how to embroider I've really gotten into my embroidery.
I hand embroidered the names and then made borders in coordinating fabrics. I used this tutorial to make the actual pillows.
When it came to Isabella's I didn't have the stamina so I found a different stitch and a different font and did a slightly different version, I think I need to practice my raw edge applique technique!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I finally succumbed a ordered the Single Girl quilt pattern from Cia's Pallette. I've been coveting it for a while now and I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to finally have a copy! However now it means selecting/collecting 36(!) fabrics to make it! I've been wanting to make a qult for our bed and this has been the pattern that's been in my head for a while. I'll machine peice this baby and then ahnd quilt it so I'll be at this one for a while, but I do love the look hand quilting gives.

Here are my collected fabrics so far....

I've had the Heather Ross russian dolls for a while with our bed quilt in mind. I'd really like them to be dominant in the quilt so I'll probably double up on those. I'm just not sure about the oranges or the mermaids, what do you think? Maybe I should seek out more browns and maybe a pinky/red colour to pick out the colour in the russian dolls?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christmas Gift and latest project

Here's a little gift I whipped up before Christmas for Possum to give to her Daddy. I used this tutorial from myrtle & eunice and I changed it slightly as I didn't want to use ribbon as a fastener so I sewed on velcro and it worked pretty well.

I also created my own vouchers for trips to the zoo, the botanical gardens, Sentosa and a few other places. I wanted tears from the recipient which I didn't get, but he was pretty chuffed with the present. The fabrics ae just ones I found at Spotlight with an animal theme.

And here's my latest project, little stacks of blue and green coins for a coin quilt. I'm using Jaquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio's tutorial found here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Years Resolution

My new years resolution is to look after this blog a little better!
There are so many projects which I made in the last few months but I've given them away or lost them before I got chance to take a picture! I worked on them all right up to the wire and didn't have time for picture taking. Maybe better time management should be another new years resolution?!

So I'll have to ask people to take pictures of their gifts to show you, there's the birthday quilt, Molly Monkey, a handbag and the B&W photo quilt to show you. And I made a Ruby doll from this tutorial, but Possum lost her somewhere on Orchard Road : ( So I'll have to make another and show you pictures of the new one.

I the meantime it's the hubbies birthday tomorrow, and there appears to be a distinct lack of husband birthday cards here in Singapore, so I found this tutorial on AlphaMom for a shirt and tie father's day card, I started making it and was inspired by my colour choice and the little bits of qhite poking through to the right side to turn it into the hubbies football team's home shirt, so here you go.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


My blocks for the Sis Boom Pow! block gather are all done and I'll be posting them off to V in NYC tomorrow (weather permitting - the walk to the post office!), and my Black and White quilt top is done too, I'm just waiting for the bacing fabric to arrive from Spoonflower. I can't wait to see the fabric, it should be here soon as it was post two weeks ago tomorrow! It's dark here now, but I'll take photos of the blocks and the quilt top in the morning sunshine and post tomorrow.

In the meantime, have you seen the new Block Party quilt along? There's a giveaway over on the
blog to celebrate.