Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stars making


Two years ago I tried Scandinavian folded stars. This year I wanted to make them with kids on Christmas fair. I used this tutorial but I didn't feel like all that ironing for many strips therefore I tried something different.


I made strips out of felt and I also used double sided interfacing which I ironed on two fabrics. Of course I made larger piece which I cut into strips afterwards. The stars have raw edges but that's fine. Mixing felt and fabric worked as well. Plus they look different from each side.


It was a new to me experience with kids.  I'm still not sure how to feel about it :)


Also for those who know me I don't have to explain these stars are not my usual style. Not matchy or in order in any way but I can handle that from time to time :)


I was a bit nervous as I didn't know what to expect. On last minute I put together a box of things as I wanted to have options for those who didn't like the stars or for smaller children.


I came up with drawing snowflakes on shiny glass rocks and I took few rock as well. I also had another option of making comets from felt leftovers to create ornament.


There was also exhibition of Advent calendars. I use this lone star as our Advent calendar plus I made a simple paper box with numbers as my second entry.


The message of this whole post is: Don't be afraid to try new things, mixing materials and be creative! Stay well during the festive season!


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Q4 - love wall hanging


This LOVE wall hanging has been on my FAL list for a while. I pieced the top together in 2014 as an 10 years anniversary project and finally it is finished.


At first I wanted FMQ it but as the time was passing by and my FMQ practice kept at zero level I changed my plans and I done some matchstick quilting instead.


Matchstick quilting is pretty simple but time consuming. The texture it makes is so worthy though.


Here is a peak at the back. I put hanging corners at all of them plus a hanging sleeve on top.


I use interfacing which is faster and easier option than a classic fabric.


We have already hanged it and we like the result. As usual I do see some minor mistakes and I would change a bit here or there but that's just part of the process. I better concentrate on the next UFO :)


I'll be linking up with

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2018 FAL Q4 list


Let's face it Q3 was not the best one just like Q2. I'm still trying to restart my sewjo and blogjo :) but somehow the real life is taking over. I kind of miss my alternative creative and blogging space so maybe it's the right time to actually do something. Therefore I just keep my Q3 list and add one more thing. Pouches. Yeah I still have that pile of in progress pouches I wanted to finish in September.


Here is recap photo collage of those poor projects I keep "dragging" from quarter to quarter.



I actually finished 2 bears. I have also alternate the pattern as the material called for Koala bear. I already gave one away and my current pile in progress looks like this.


Besides my FAL list ideas of projects are growing. Bits and pieces are jumping out of drawer. I gave away almost all pouches I made so I need to stock up for future gifts for sure. Plus you know those promises we make. Oh yeah, sure, I can make this for you and also that, yeah, sure. What is your favorite color? Blue-sky talking? Sounds familiar? I really mean to make all those things ... one day :)

Linking up with:




Monday, September 3, 2018

OMG - 09


I haven't done this for a while but hey anyone can join in any time of the year. So here is my OMG goal for September. I would like to finish these bits in progress.


I ran out of black thread some time ago. I finally got a new spool.


Not sure which zipper I'll use for these bits.


I also have this piece ready for quilting.


Last one is this rainbow piece. As you see they are in various stages making a mess lying around my table. Therefore they need to be finished as part of the cleaning process :)

Linking up with:
Elm Street Quilts

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Charm squares experiment


Last month I used up the very last bits of charm squares. I also took these pics but somehow didn't blog about it.


Yellow zipper for a change.


The triangles are going all the way round.


My all time fav is actually pink zipper :)


These tiny bits are just raw edge applique.


It all started with a mini and I kept using the remaining charm squares bits.
I managed to add color accent to 2 minis, 4 mini pouches and 2 pencil cases.
Maybe I repeat this one day as it look so pretty all together :)