Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A spring wall hanging

While Spring is not officially here,
it is getting warmer.
So it is fitting that I sewed a cute little wall hanging
with cute spring flowers:

It is a mix of quilting fabric, linen, felt, machine applique and hand embroidery.
It is again a pattern from Bustle and Sew magazine, like my polar bear tea cosy:

For the pot and the frame, I used some Liberty of London quilting fabrics,
purchased from my local quilt store:

They are as cute as the other Liberty of London prints,
just not the same kind of fabric,
it is just regular cotton not Tana Lawn,
so it is not as fine or as soft but it is probably better for quilting,
they are also priced similarly to other quilting fabrics,
instead of 2 or 3 times more expensive.

I really like applique by machine, using a dark thread and going around twice, 
just like on my many sew illustrated pin cushions:

Have you ever tried it?

Happy sewing!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

my own dandelion, and 8th blogging anniversary!

It is official, I have my own Dandelion:
And she is perfect, even if a little pale....

Previously I made more traditional doe in various shades of brown:

but this time I tried lighter color,
I might even go crazy and go with a pastel color next time....

I also made one for Miss C.,
you probably saw her during Christmas:

as she posed perfectly under the tree.
This doe also wears a Liberty of London dress, with a nice cotton lace,
and as usual embroidered boots.

Miss Dandelion supervises my sewing table:

dressed in a fine Liberty of London dress,
with embroidered felt boots,
and even an poorly knitted scarf!

She is good company, never mentions the mess
or the pile of unfinished projects.....

Today is also the anniversary of this little blog:
8 years later, I am still having fun!

Happy sewing!

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 ...