Monday, 22 September 2014

Apples

 This week is apple time here, both in the sewing room and in the kitchen..........here are some patchwork apples i've been sewing while being kept company by molly, the new sewing room dog....thank you for all your kind words about her in my last post :).............she is a happy little companion and i will show some more pictures of her again soon...........
                         .............i wanted to make some red and some green apples.........
                           ..............next i might make some that are a mixture of both............
                         ................besides patchwork apples we have lots of real ones.................
 ...........my sister brought us big baskets full from her trees, and she grows the best apples..........
                                     ..............perfect for apple pie and apple crumble...........
                  ............a treat to look forward to after long autumn weekend walks..............
 ..........the autumn weather is still warm and sunny here, with mild balmy evenings........but there is no doubt that autumn is in the air..........misty mornings and beautifully ornate spiders' webs, low sunlight slanting over the garden and leaves falling on molly and me as we garden and play......and  christmas designs in all the crafty magazines that i work for too.......below is my holly and ivy sampler in the world of cross stitching issue 221 on sale now and you can find out more here..........love that carol so much and now i will be humming it again all afternoon :)...........
 .................below is my happy scrappy patchwork advent calendar for love patchwork and quilting magazine issue thirteen which you can read about here...............
 ...............i am ordering lots of new fabrics at the moment so i have plenty to choose from for the projects for my new book..........such an exciting time and i have lots of ideas planned out.......the fabrics below are just some of the new ones, and i picked them out for their red and green colour ways.........i also received a gift of red and green lollipops with yesterday's order from here :)..............
 .............i have been making the apples for fun but my projects do often start out just for fun and then develop into 'work' later...........a lovely way to be creative and simply enjoy the making.............

...........thank you for visiting me here today in my little blog space, lovely readers............and thank you for the sweet comments that you leave me too, it is always a treat to hear from you.............i wish you a happy sunny crafty week wherever you may be............back soon xxxxxxoooooooxxxxxxxxxxx

46 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Love all your patchwork apples and your lovely forthcoming samplers and projects in next issues of magazines! Excited about the prospect of a new book from you!! Enjoy your apple pies and crumbles!! :) x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Apples galore!!! Love your sewing Helen. Fall/Autumn is definitely the time for apples in every form. Christmas, oh my, that is coming soon too, love all your designs. Thanks for sharing with us ALL your talents.
xoRobin
p.s. so excited for your new book : )

Ali said...

Awwww soooo pretty xxx

Lucie said...

Vos pommes sont belles à croquer! Have a nice week!
Lucie

Jane said...

I missed your last post Helen.....how sweet is your little Molly....what a happy home she has found with you. Your apples are so clever i love the slices. Enjoy the last of this welcome late sunshine...it warms the soul doesn't it. Hugs xx

Ingrid Orens said...

Your apples are so cute ! Just make sure Molly doesn't want to try to eat one ;-)))
Love your cross stitching work for christmas !! It is truly a little gem, soooo pretty !!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

We went apple picking a few weeks ago. How nice to pick from your own tree. But even nicer to have them on your table for the fall months. They are so cute. I especially like the one with a slice taken out. As always a pleasure to read your blog.

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Hellen!I had missed your blog! Lovely photos as always! The patchwork apples are really cute! I love apples! I love your new fabrics and red and green are the colors of my country :)
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

crazydazy said...

love the patchwork apples!

moonstruckcreations said...

Love all the autumnal apple goodness, I would love an apple tree in my garden!

Have a lovely week, Helenxx

Things and Thoughts said...

Patchwork apples!!! Oh, how surprising can you be Helen! And do you have all those apple trees in your yard?How wonderful must be, I love them so much.Looking forward of more crafts with the new fabrics...
Olympia

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

The patchwork apples look fun and I do like your patchwork advent calendar very much too! Wish I had to more time to create such beautiful things as you do.

Hope the lovely weather will continue!

Happy week!

Madelief x

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

the apples are so adorable.

20 North Ora said...

Always love seeing what darling things you are working on! Your apples are so cute. Your mind must go 24 hours a day! You are so creative.

Have a great day.

Judy

Viola said...

These patchwork apples are so beautiful! What a great idea to use small pieces of fabric. Unfortunately I am such a bad sewer that I just don't dare to try them. Is it possible to crochet apples? I haven't seen a pattern yet, maybe I will give it a try. Have a nice week, VIola

Sam I Am...... said...

Absolutely beautiful apples both real and fabric. I love how you made some as if they were being cut up for pies or a crumble....how clever you are! I also love how you photographed them next to each other. You are just brimming over with creativity. It is too beautiful today to stay in though for me. I've been waiting for this weather all year so off I go!
Love the samplers too!

Teresa Kasner said...

Awesome apples.. they will never rot and you can use them forever.. bravo! Congrats on all your published patterns.. you are amazing! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Helen ~ I absolutely ADORE your cute little apples! And how clever to include some with a slice taken out. I love the fabrics you've used on them too. Ah! I am always so inspired when I visit your blog. Thanks for that! :o)

driftwood said...

oh the apples are adorable x

Amy at love made my home said...

I love your apples!! The red ones are so pretty especially, and I like the one with the slice out! You are such a creative lady Helen, it is always so nice to see your projects. xx

Maywyn Studio said...

A Happy Crafty Week to you, Helen!
The stripe fabric is adorable. I'm thinking baskets of apples now.

Baa. xxx said...

What fun those apples are. Especially the one with a slice taken out - too cool.

Cindy said...

I just love apples and this time of year! When I get over this cold, I will be making pies:)
I would also like to make some of those fabric apples like yours. So pretty! So is that cross stitch! Have a great week, Helen!

KC'sCourt! said...

Love those Apples
Julie xxxxxxx

Anna-Marie Field said...

I suppose there's a first time for everything!!! Patchwork apples!!! That's a first for me and I absolutely love them!!!!!! They are so adorable!!!!!!!! Have a happy and crafty week!!!!!
Love
AMarie xxx

Betty said...

Your apples are very pretty Helen, they would look so pretty hung in strings as a garland. Betty

Miss said...

it is definitely the time for apple.
But fabric apples is the perfect way to keep them all the year.
Very beautiful.
Miss. Xxx

Heldasland said...

Your apples are so cute, what a perfect use of small pieces of fabric. You are very clever

scrappyjacky said...

Love your patchwork apples....we are inundated with apples this year....eating and cooking....it's a real apple fest round here!!

nerospost said...

Dear Helen, again your post is full of beautiful things! Apples are the best, for a pie and sewing! I love your Advent calendar! Looking for your NEW book. x Teje

Rhona said...

Such cute apples! Love your advent calendar too...it looks fab!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a lovely post to welcome in the autumn season Helen!...I love your patchwork apples....and your patchwork advent calendar too.
Your new fabrics are such pretty colours and I'll look forward to seeing your creations..
Hope you're having a lovely week (and Molly too!)
Susan x

cristina said...

I live in the land of apple!
Lleida is famous for its fruit, pears, apples, peaches ...
but I've fallen in love with his apples
and i'm in love of cut with a knife! hahaha!
The advent calendar is beautiful! yeah sure!
Have a nice day, Helen!

Ella and Nesta said...

Delicious apples! So very pretty! Looking forward to seeing your advent calendar in my next copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

your advent calendar looks amazing!!!!
xxxxxx ale

Lori ann said...

hello helen! how absolutely lovely, your apples are darling in every fabric and style. and a new book?! that is so exciting, it will go on my christmas wish list!
have a wonderful week!
xoxo lori

Frances said...

Helen, isn't apple season a beautiful time of the year? Apples grow in so many colors and sizes and tastes and have been inspiring artists for a very long time.

I love your patchwork apples, and the wit of the apple with the slice removed made me smile.

I wonder if you've ever thought of making patchwork pomanders at Christmastime? They could be based on the shapes of either apples or oranges, and embroidered French knots could mimic the cloves. Of course, you could also add spices to the stuffing.

I'll be looking forward to issue 221 of The World of Cross Stitching, and your new book.

It's so much fun to visit here! xo

Jane said...

Those apples look gorgeous - both the patchwork and the real ones! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Jane x

Lorrie said...

Hello Helen,
Apples are an item around here lately, too. Applesauce, apple cake, and your post reminds me that I have some fabric apples in my autumn decorating box to bring out.
Lovely photos of fabrics and sewing. Your blog is always a cheery place to visit.

Creative Design said...

I can't say it better than all the other followers. Lovely.

Sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/09/holiday-knitting-crocheting-part-3.html

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Lovely creations again! I love those sweet apples but that calendar seems simply fantastic! So beautiful! Happy creating for a new book - and lovely last days of September!

Yours,
Mia

Holly Ann Louise said...

I just love visiting your blog-never fails to cheer me up and inspire me. I'm so glad to hear about the new book too! Your other books are my go-to when I want to make something :)

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Oh, I love your sweet patchwork apples!! So cute they all are!! And, love your Christmas projects!! I am looking forward to creating for Christmas! Happy autumn to you!! xo Heather

Ingrid K. said...

Dear Helen! Such cute apples!!!
Thanks for sharing all your beautiful photos!!!
Have a nice weekend!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be/

greenrabbitdesigns said...

If apples belong to one month of the year then it would have to be September! Your little fabric apples are amazing Helen, so, so pretty!
Wishing you and the lovely Molly a great week,
V x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Such gorgeous apples. This post is getting me ready to visit a local orchard this coming weekend to do some apple picking! It's one of the joys of October.

Karen