I hinted a couple times that most of my time was being spent working on a super secret present. First of all, i finished it in time! Woo! And sent it at the beginning of October. (it takes 3 weeks to get to systems from here which is ridiculous but true) and it arrived in… Continue reading Super Secret Project – Reveal!
It's July! Where is the year going? It seems like only a couple weeks ago that I made my new years goals for the year but here we are six months later. I thought it would be good time check in with them (no point making goals if you forget all about them). Writing… Continue reading Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?
I've gotten quite a lot of cross stitching done these last three weeks and its time to share my progress with you as part of our SAL. The stitch a long is a group who posts their progress every third Sunday. We all do our own projects so its really fun to see what each… Continue reading Sal Update
I made another bag....I'm nothing if not predictable. When I ordered my quilt fabric at christmas the store had some charm packs on offer, one of them was prefect for my mum so I bought that. I think I mentioned that before but now I've finally gotten around to making the bag she requested out… Continue reading Birthday Bags Part 3: Mum’s Turn
I have another small finish to show you all! I'm really quite enjoying having small projects on the go whilst I'm doing a large project, it's great to have some finished along the way. The Ravenclaw pin cushion that I had started for the last update is now done. Here it is fully stitched: I'm… Continue reading Another mini finish
I said it the last post that I'm using fusible batting and I can confirm its amazing! My first four blocks are mostly quilted. To start with I stitched in the ditch around each of the patterned fabrics, then went on to add borders 1/4 inch out from those which was easy enough, just following… Continue reading Quilt Update
Having finished my table runner I decided to dive straight in to starting my quilt. The plan originally was 3 different blocks of each of the six patterned fabrics I've chosen. Each of which would be sashed in white and then joined and bordered in white too (or maybe bordered in yellow or navy if… Continue reading My First Quilt – The Beginning
My last update on my table runner was photos of the three top blocks pieced. Well now only about a month later I've managed to finish the whole thing. The one big problem I had (and it was big) was my attempt at basting. I bought pins, but they took two weeks to get here… Continue reading Quilted Table Runner: Finished!
I've been doing a lot of bitty things craft wise recently. So thought I'd do a post to update my progress on all of them. First off I'm crocheting a cowl, ostensibly for my mother but honestly I've just really wanted to do this stitch for a while. I saw it ages ago but only… Continue reading Crafty Update
At the start of the month I decided to make a table runner to practice my quilting and to test out all my new quilting goodies that I got for Christmas. I also wanted to test out my poplin cotton against regular quilting cotton to make double sure it would work (instead of finding out… Continue reading Table Runner Update