Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Festive Home

Hello dear readers.....we have some candle lit, cosy, homely pictures to share this week....
....we've mostly been here at home apart from a walk each day as we are still in lockdown....
.....although we don't fully decorate the house for christmas until after hubby's birthday (this weekend....cake baking tomorrow) a few festive things do creep in during november....
........and i love to light lots of candles all the time.....
........the garland made from dried oranges, limes and lemons and cinnamon sticks has a gorgeous scent...
......and the little sugar mouse has a new cardigan and scarf for the cold winter days (the knitting pattern for the cardigan fits the sugar bunny too and is now available in my etsy shop link in sidebar)....
........the  sweet decorative book stack came from my little chalet here......
......this is a new winter quilt i was sewing last weekend...i bought a jellyroll of moda fabrics in fleurs de noel by french general.....i rotary cut the strips and then chain pieced the four patches so it was very quick to sew...
.........love how it matches the colours of the maileg pixies too.......here is pixie girl back to enjoy christmas with us for another year....
.........this will be hand quilted...it's the next one on my list......(it jumped the queue)....
..........more cosiness with some beautiful flowers in festive colours.........
.........thanks for dropping by to see me here lovely readers and for the sweet comments you take the time to leave me.....wishing all my american friends a very happy thanksgiving.....keep safe and well everyone...enjoy lots of treats and creative times.......take care lovelies ......back soon xxxxxxxxxxx
 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Bright and Cosy

Hello again dear blog friends.....we have some bright and colourful pictures today to lighten the darker days......this is a tiny cupboard which i decided to use for some tiny quilts....
........and a couple of fabric geese too......
.......they prefer the door open.....
......lots of tiny patchwork here, especially this little postage stamp quilt which i made a few years ago  for a little toy's bed that my small grand daughter used to love playing with....
.........making mini quilts is enjoyable and quick....
.........below is a little bag made from one of my favourite pam kitty morning fabrics....
........and pam kitty morning took part in my blog tour recently....you can see her beautiful makes and read her sweet post here....you can also visit some other talented bloggers who took part and wrote a review on their blogs: what saysie makes here, molly and mama here and thimbleanna here....thank you all xxx
........another bright little floral quilt stack......and below two of the tiny log cabin quilts....
........here are a trio of bunnies snuggled beneath one of the log cabin quilts.....they kept their cardies on too....
..........this month is 100 years since the birth of rupert bear so we had to have a picture of him here....this is one of a set of picture blocks made for me by fee at chipper nelly a long time ago.....
.......it's been a busy time with work things and jobs around the house and garden, planning for christmas which we may or may not have in the usual way...thinking about gifts and even making a few....and thinking about baking a nice cake for hubby's birthday next week :).....

 ........thank you for coming to see me here dear readers and for your lovely comments.....hope you are keeping safe and well and enjoying some crafty inspirations......take care lovelies...back soon xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Quilting Days

Hello dear blog friends......here i am with lots of quilting news....this blue and white irish chain that i made earlier this year came back from the longarm quilter and i love it.....
.....i've always wanted a blue and white irish chain quilt in my collection and during lockdown earlier this year i bought the fabric, cut out the squares with a rotary cutter and chain pieced them.......
......i decided that longarm quilting would be best for this one, even though i am crazy about hand quilting nearly everything this year! ......the swirly pattern was perfect for this and beautifully done for me by debbie holland of longarm quilting.com
........this traditional quilt looks lovely on a wall or on a bed.....
.........and with my cornishware pottery of course......
........and another quilt finish is the pretty pink and green scrappy nine patch that i recently showed you....
.........here are the pretty bellis daisies i found at the garden centre just before lockdown 2....
........i kept a few in the kitchen in cups and mugs to enjoy for a few days and the rest were planted out in the cottage garden......
.......all the hand quilting is finished on this little quilt now and the binding is ready.....
.......the quilting i've been doing has been very relaxing over the past few months and very calming....
.......and next there are some red and white quilts waiting for me...and some toys' cardigans to knit.....

 ........thank you as always for dropping by dear readers.....and for leaving me kind comments....i hope you are all keeping well and happy and enjoying some relaxing creative times this week......take care lovelies............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Busy Sewing

Hello again dear readers.....here are some sewing project ideas....to keep busy and help us escape into a little creativity for a while.....i made some appliqué hearts using sweet liberty fabric.....
.......and used them to decorate pure white towels as a pretty gift set.......
....even nicer with a hand made soap too......see a styled shot in the en suite bathroom below...
.......scented candles and a soak in a hot bath...so relaxing :).....
........making gifts is a nice way to spend some lockdown time, thinking of loved ones and making things for them is even more special while many of us have to be apart........ 
.......my studio is filled with projects at the moment and i need to have a tidy up in there....love my little deer....these are all projects from the book.....you can follow the book tour over on instagram....all the talented makers have made beautiful projects and taken gorgeous photos of them....
.........the book is published by tuva publishing and can be ordered on amazon, other online bookshops and from any good book store......
........some pictures of my big vintage charm quilt now, which is actually finished and bound...
.......it was a lovely one to sew and to hand quilt and i will take lots more pictures of it to share soon....
......i've been reading lots of interesting books lately...this one is a children's book about emigration and is so beautiful....the welsh quilt travels across the ocean with the little family and brings comfort and cheer...
......thank you to everyone who drops by to my little bit of blog land for a little read of my online diary....your kind words are extra special too....wishing you a happy november dear readers....keep safe and well and enjoy the cosy moments.....take care lovelies.....back soon xxxxxxxxxx
 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Sweet As Pie

Hello again dear blog friends......here is my little nine patch quilt being hand quilted this week...
........it uses lots of scraps and jelly roll strips and soft green sashing in between the nine patch blocks....
........and i found a pretty green and white backing fabric online......besides actual quilts i love old books that have quilty illustrations too like this one below....
........and as you know i also love a quilt cupboard......and here is a new /old one....
....this little cupboard has been moved into my studio and is perfect to hold some quilt stacks...
........just in the process of filling it up......patchwork birds on the top (pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar).....molly checking it out......
.........it's time to make a few festive things now like a patchwork christmas stocking....pattern for this also in my etsy shop....
........each year i love to re discover my seasonal decorations and use them as photo props.....
.........and it's always fun to make a few new things as well.....
........lots of bright berries on our walks this week...as well as lots of mushrooms, nuts, fallen leaves, squirrels, and acorns......
..........back to my hand quilting this evening.....the nights have drawn in and it's nice to be cosy and light the fire and scented candles....

 .....thank you for dropping by dear readers and a big special thank you to those who leave me a comment...so lovely to read them.....wishing you a happy week ahead...hope your days are sweet as pie....take care and keep safe lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx