Friday, 28 February 2014

Fabric Friday - I Won A Fabric Giveaway

Back in December last year I entered the Giveaway Day organised by Sew Mama Sew. I think my fingers went numb from all the comments I left on so many blogs participating in the event. And the result? I won two!

One winning arrived last week and I am loving the fabrics that I won. This one is from a wonderful blog WIPGirl. Kristel lives in Canada and I love discovering her blog and have been admiring her beautiful work.

The fabrics are cuts of boy themed fabrics. I love them of course now that I have a little boy to sew for :) I am thinking of making a patchwork quilt from these cute boy prints. We could never have too many quilts in the house. We use quilts a lot, sometimes as blankets most of the time to spread on the floor for the kids to lie down & play on. So a bigger play quilt would be a good project to start.

Kristel included this cute owl card inside, I love it as I love anything owl-y! Thank you so much Kristel, keep on creating and hugs from sunny Malaysia! :)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Patchwork Pillow in My Sewing Room

I recently fell in love with patchwork, big time.

Everyday I dream of patchwork and have so many ideas my brain is in constant buzz. So I made it a point to have a patchwork or quilty projects in between sewing dressses. It somehow invigorates me and keeps me motivated to sew more :)

So, we went to Ikea last weekend and I bought the Fjadrar pillow insert, the one with duck feather filling. I love how fluffy the pillow feels & know that the cover has to be patchwork.

The pillow is a 20" x 20", so I just sewed some simple 4.5" squares using fabrics from my stash. I find that when it comes to patchwork I tend to gravitates towards reds & yellows. They are just so bright and cheerful, I love how it brightens my cramp & tiny room.

My favorite print here is the chairs by Laurie Wisburn, it's cute! And the chevron & hounds tooth provides a balance to the whole look. I did put a layer of batting keep the quilting simple with straight lines a quarter inch away from the seams.

I took the shortcut with the backing. Just made it envelope style using my favorite yarn dyed linen by Robert Kaufman.

I have a few other patchwork projects to show you in coming posts. Till then, am enjoying my huggable patchwork pillow! :)

Friday, 14 February 2014

Sewing Aprons

I love sewing aprons!! They are cute & pretty not to mention very functional.

I of course especially love the retro, kitschy look of vintage style aprons. Sometimes I think ladies of the yester years had much more fun dressing up in the kitchen with pretty aprons lol!

Here is the latest one I made for our local sewing group apron swap. I had so much fun making this beauty :)

I used this amazing print by Jennifer Paganelli from her Circa collection. Love the green & how saturated the colors are.

 The half circle skirt actually makes this apron looks like a dress! And I am also in love with the pocket :)

Here is another apron I finished yesterday. It is a child's apron. I made up a pattern as I made it and am loving the result. This is actually a test sample for a special tutorial that I will announce and share with all of you next month!

Now, I'm thinking to make some aprons for sale. Perhaps if there are enough interest I just might. I am after all trying to gear my sew & sell items towards offering ready to ship instead of custom. Mainly because with a baby in tow, custom order is giving me a lot of stress.... wait time is getting longer and longer, so I think it is unfair for my customers.

The time will come, Insha Allah, there is a way for this mama. Till later, stay beautiful my friends! :)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A Quilted Table Runner

Hello! Hahah I can't believe it's February already!! Sighhhh....ok just a quick update as I have been tardy as usual :P

I made this quilted table runner from a free pattern given by Sherri over at her blog.

It's a simple but oh so fun to make table runner!

Excuse my crappy photo....I used Happy Go Lucky mini charm pack for this project.

And quilted with some loopy free motion.

I machine bind it because it's faster hahah....

Thanks Sherri for this fun project and for including mine in your parade!

I need to find time to make more of these kind of projects, they keep sewing fun and invigorating for me. I have more sewing projects to share in the next post till then, have a beautiful day! :)


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