Hello…..yes I am still here! I have taken a bit of an unplanned break from blogging, mainly because I haven’t done much “making” of late for one reason, then another, and then another. But I have been doing a lot of blog reading, thinking and planning ready for project christmas. Number one on the list is a quillow for my little boy. For those that have never heard of this before (which was me up until a few weeks ago), it is a quilt which can be folded up into a cushion/pillow. I am following a tutorial posted by A Cuppa and a Catch Up with a little bit of modification, mainly the cushion pouch on the back rather that the front, and so far it is going to plan, although any thoughts would be appreciated. I have pieced together the top as above, I am going for the “suit all ages” look, with the hope that he will grow up loving and using it for many years to come. I also have the material to make a stocking for him for christmas day, an advent calender panel to do and some christmas decorations to sew. Oh, and a free motion embroidery class in a few weeks to attend and the harrogate quilt festival if I can talk my mum into coming with me (Hi mum)…….must crack on with all this!
I made this memory and keepsake book as a birthday gift. The idea is to fill the paper folds and pockets with photos, tickets, letters etc, kind of like a scrapbook. It then neatly fastens with the ribbon to keep all your treasured memories safe. I love working with paper so this was the ideal project to spend an evening on. It was quite simple to make, just simple origami folding. The hardest part was glueing it all together without getting air bubbles!
I made this flower from a pair of old shorts which no longer fitted (they were too big-hurray!). The button is vintage.
I fastened a spare hair clip into the back of this polka dot one. I covered the button myself using a scrap of vintage fabric….
This is a gorgeous design that I have made twice so far, both as gifts (they said they liked them!). I made them both into brooches by sewing a brooch clip onto the back, however they could easily be adapted to a number of other things such as hair accessories or decorations for the home depending on the fastener/ribbon attached.