Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas ball

My December ALYoF goal was this Christmas ball. Tutorial can be found here.

To give you a sense how "big" it is I snapped a pic before ironing the petals. Yeah it is quite small :) Once again I used Cherry Christmas line. Last year I won jelly roll and I just keep on using it. I made quite a few things already.





Advent calendar, house ornamentmug rugs, Broken herringbone cushion, Round and round cushion and more Christmas ornaments.

This week Yvonne aka Quilting Jetgirl started new linky called Thankful Thursday so I would like to join in and tell you what am I thankful for this week.

Looking back at the projects I made I'm thankful for all the free tutorials out there. I'm thankful for all those fun linky parties I like to join and which keeps me motivated. I'm thankful for all the comments you leave which encourage me to continue to create and share with the community. Thank you!

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish it Up Friday:

 My Button Thankful Thursday 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Le Challenge - Ink

This month's theme is Ink. I was a bit clueless but as others I choose some newspaper print. I was also reminded about the need to make phone case. You know, those relatives, lol.

I used this tutorial (in Czech). When you pull the band the phone comes up a bit so it's easier to get it out. It worked out pretty well. I call this successful trial. The back is really simple.

At first I pulled out some scraps of the above fabric and I wanted to make another one exterior piece pouch. I'll still be making it but for now it is my project for Scraptastic Tuesday linky party.

Linking up with:

Le Challenge Scraptastic Tuesday

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas ornaments

How did my ornaments end up? Pretty good if you ask me, lol.

I used fusible interfacing with glue on both sides, some rivets and that's it. I was inspired by some paper ornaments I saw on pinterest. The trees turned well as well but I only managed to make two.

I haven't thought about trunk while creating the half circle. I made it out of leather scrap and stitched down with few hand stitches.

I was also inspired by my girl. She makes paper angels for everyone.

So I tried one out of non fusible interfacing.

I alternated some fabric strips with such interfacing as well. I used 6, 10 and 12cm strips to make those. Just in case you are interested in making some yourself. If you don't have rivets just add button instead.

Our meeting was fine as usual and what did I get in return? Some pretties of course.

I also got some mistletoe from our neighbour.

And finally I finished Advent calendar. All the sweets are ready to be eaten. My packing was really negligent this time around. Yeah, I used stapler. Bang, bang there you go, lol.

Not all the shots worked out since I only have small one at home. Let's share the bad with the good, right.

As usual there are not enough hours in the day and there is plenty to do. I noticed all those SMS giveaways and QuiltCon rejection posts but to be honest this goes a bit beyond me so let's just move on.

The theme for Across the Pond SAL is Christmas trees which is just right. You can join in as well just check out all the inspiration here. Plus Monday Makers.

Amy Made That! eamylove  Hug-a-Bit Quilts  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December goal

As usual I have changed my mind and I'm making Christmas ball my December goal for ALYoF. I'm goal driven person after all. This is where I'm at. All the circles are ready.

I'm going easy on myself since there is plenty of Christmas activities to do. I still don't have all of the presents then I need to pack them, bake some cookies, decorate the house ....

This Friday I'm meeting up with my sewing buddies and we should bring some Christmas ornaments which we will swap around. I'm searching the pinterest for some ideas and trying some paper versions first.

Paper star didn't actually worked out. I'm not able to tie it up.

I'm going to try some trees next. I tried few templates and we'll see once I use fabric. This is my project for Monday Makers. I also have some selvages star on radar. As usual too many ideas.

Linking up with

My Button Hug-a-Bit Quilts

Friday, December 5, 2014

Gathered pouch

Here it is. My version of Gathered clutch by Noodlehead. I totally copy cat her idea with leather strip.

I looks a bit different since I mostly do not follow measurements in tutorials. I use what I got and the size is usually based on the size of the zipper I use.

The back is just plain but still pretty with that fabric.

It's orange inside. I'm still in orange phase lining. It fits the color combo and zipper so yeah, thumb up for orange. It ended up being 22x18cm.

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish it up Friday.