Monday, 23 March 2009
I Have come so Far....
Thank you so, so much for all your lovely comments they meant so much and Our Mother's Day was lovely, special, peaceful and full of fun :) I hope yours was too.
As the title says, I feel, since I pressed that first publish post, that my crafting has come so far.I am really happy with the way things are improving. I could never have imagined that I could have made my daughter her very own patchwork quilt from her little baby and toddler dresses. Of course I had a wonderful teacher in Sew Hot Mitmot whose tutorial was excellent, here is how it went.
So I decided to do a different design, using 99 5 inch squares, next time I think I would use a rotary cutter as I think my squares would have been much neater. My first two strips sewn together.
Here it is looking pretty on my bed, now need to choose some backing.
I had this lovely vintage M&S fleecy sheet that I was waiting to do something with, perfect. I thought it would be lovely and cosy for Miss. Poppins to cuddle up with.
I kept the wadding quite lightweight, and here is my first attempt at quilting.
The pretty Bias Binding, I did find this tricky, though from the perspective of a seven year old, it is indeed perfect :)
And here is is looking pretty....
I am even happy with my Lavender Hearts. I love making them with the pinking shears, for me so much less fiddly than the turning inside out way, and I think the edges look really pretty. Smell gorgeous too, I use the lavender from my childhood garden in Wales, it seems to smell lovelier and lovelier the drier it gets, a sort of minty smell.
Next up was a pretty little quilted needle case, again with a fantastic tutorial from Sew Hot Mitmot this is how it went.
The tricky Bias Binding.
First sewing on the Bias Binding.
Mmmmm not sure my join is in the right place, I shall have to cover that.
My pretty ribbon would do the job.
Please note, my pin tin and tulip props used are there of course to look pretty and also to hide the dodgy sewing ;) My work is not brilliant, though brilliance is not my aim, it is to enjoy, to create. I think there are some of us that are too hard on ourselves and our sewing accomplishments, we are all brilliant in our own ways and anything that has been made from the heart is a true treasure indeed.
Would you like to see some thrifted pretties, all bargains and all beautiful.
Gorgeous Family and Friends photograph frames.
Beautiful silver and unknown stone bracelet.
Pretty Thimbles, the Royal Doulton one is a present for a special lady :)
Gorgeous Tea Set.
Pretty Posy, it is 5 inches tall.
China Thimble and Teeny vase.
Something pretty not sure if one puts anything in it.
I have had some pretty treats too, thank you to Claire at Dolly Dollop and A Thrifty Mrs for my Mother's Day lovelies.
Thank you A Thrifty Mrs
Thank you Dolly Dollop
And thank you too to my lovely children for the best Mother's Day present in the world, some hand selected twigs, only a Mother could go all soppy over some pretty twigs :)