Tuesday, January 30, 2018

a tea cosy to keep warm

At the beginning of January, it was pretty cold,
even the window in my sewing room was frozen,
so I relocated to the living room,
which meant hand sewing.
Sewing on the couch is quite comfortable,
there are large non frozen windows,
 fuzzy blankets,
and many cups of tea!
The only thing missing was a cute tea cosy:
well this is no longer a problem!

I followed this pattern from Bustle and Sew,
I have been a subscriber to their magazine
for a couple years now,
and while I do not make stuff every month from their patterns
I always enjoy their whimsy! 
I did make these fox pillow and apple bag:

But this polar bear is super cute:

It is fairly easy embroidery, and I love the touch of metallic thread,
even if it is harder to stitch....
And the pompom is the perfect touch,
fuzzy like a polar bear!

The tea cosy is lined in fleece, perfect to keep the tea hot in the teapot.

I am so looking forward to using it this weekend!

Happy sewing!

Friday, January 12, 2018

all the bebe cuteness together

Very late last year, we welcomed the birth of my niece:

Baby E (1 week old) on her quilt!
I might be partial but she is so cute ;)

Last fall I sewed for her a lot of cute little things,
beside the quilt.

My sister took a few pictures of her room just before her arrival,
and it looks perfect all together:

And of course the bebe bunting is here:

I will not meet Baby E until this summer,
but I receive a new picture everyday:

Until then, I can always create more cute things for her....

Happy sewing!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bonne Annee 2018

I would like to wish you and your family
Happy New Year!

The freezing temperatures we have in the DC area
are slowing me down,
my sewing room is frozen,
and only a blanket will do.

So I day dream of Provence,
warmth and vacation!
I managed to buy some IKEA frames for a few cards I brought back last year.
It looks perfect with the lavender bag my mom embroidered
with the beautiful lady.
And it smells like summer....

Until then, keep warm!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...