Wednesday, October 26, 2022

a new Halloween pennant with felt appliques

This is my second Halloween pennant,
I made it for Miss C. to decorate her dorm room,
she is a huge Halloween fan,
so it is a perfect little present:

Fun and not too spooky!

Two years ago, I made 2 for myself:

here for the post

Both are pretty fast to make,
I used my old Sizzix cutter for the shapes,
cutting them out of felt, 

and I followed this tutorial from Ameroonie Designs for the little flags.
All is machine stitched, not time for handwork!

I used the same mix of Halloween prints that I used for this little pumpkin
(also with her at college):

 Party pumpkin pattern from my Sew Quilty Life

Happy sewing!

Monday, October 24, 2022

fall sewing: mug rug, more mug rugs and mushrooms!

Over the past few weeks,
I have been sewing lots of mug rugs
or coasters
to use and share with friends 
and family:

pattern from the Seasoned Homemaker

fancy one like these acorn ones:

in traditional, whimsical and modern fabrics,
or this apple one,

pattern from The Seasoned Homemaker
with my favorite apple cake (recipe here)

or simpler like the fall theme ones!

Who doesn't love some cute fall friends?

I also have been playing with paper piecing,
and making mushroom pincushions!!

pattern from Joe, June and Mae

And finally doing some more mushrooms sewing
in the form of cross stitching!

pattern from a 2023 agenda book, from Veronique Enginger (aka Les Brodeuses Parisiennes)

that one is an on going project,
as it takes me a while to stitch it all!

Happy sewing!

Sunday, January 30, 2022

a snowy mantel with a new deer embroidery

After the New Year, I removed most of the Christmas décor,
but I missed so much all the lights
that I decided to leave the garland on the fireplace mantel.
The lights are on a timer and I love seeing it there
as I come home from work
(no remote working for me.)

I did remove the Santa, my reindeer sleepers, the deer
and my Noel embroidery.
I left the tree parts of the décor and added some
snow/winter accents, like the giant snow flake from last year,
and this cute deer embroidery that I just finished.
(free pattern from this French magazine,
I think it is Veronique Enginger pattern)

Of course nothing fight the chill like a nice fire:

And you will find me here working on another embroidery!

Happy snow day!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

I wish you all 
Happy New Year!

with a little pink champagne, of course!

I raced to finish this embroidery from les brodeuses parisiennes,
they released it earlier this week
and I could not resist!

Bonne année 2022!

Thursday, December 30, 2021

just a couple of geese pillow!

Here is my last Christmas present for this year,
a cute geese pillow!

The pattern is from Bustle and Sew,
perfect for Christmas and after.

I couldn't share until now,
just like last year with the bear pillow:

For this year pillow,
I used the same quilting print that I used for
the tree skirt, a nice snowy blue.
And some felt applique!

Bosco was very intrigued by this new pillow!
He is almost fully back to himself after his knee replacement in June,
just a slight limp left.

Happy sewing!

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas mantel with a new skating embroidery

I finally finished decorating the mantel,
just in time for Christmas!
The cross stitched embroidery took me a little longer than I thought,

but it looks perfect there!

I layered lots of garlands on the mantel,
most of them from previous years,
adding the stockings from last year:

and a blue Santa from my Lucketts trip.
I added a little tree made from scraps of 1 x 4,
inspired by this tutorial by Crafted.

And there's nothing better than reading by the fire on Christmas day!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

a new Halloween pennant with felt appliques

This is my second Halloween pennant, I made it for Miss C. to decorate her dorm room, she is a huge Halloween fan, so it is a perfect little...