Monday, 29 November 2010

Felt kidney for those in need...

Ever had a friend who needed a organ donor? If you can't give a real one.. here's the next best thing.

My best friend called me up a few months ago asking if I could help her with a project. She had found out that a dear friend of hers has been put on dialysis every other day whilst awaiting for a kidney transplant.

What she wanted to do.. was make a felted kidney. So I drafted up a few ideas and we got together and put out love and time into a gift which will put a nice smile on his face.

I think it's a great idea. The final added touch was the tag that read "not for internal use"

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tutorials AND pictures...

Phew! Just spent over an hour just to add photos to my tutorial page!!! Who thought something so simple would be ridiculous??

Oh well.. for your viewing enjoyment it's been done!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Mystery Quilt!!

I got the second installment of the Border Creek Station Mystery quilt and got started on it tonight because I am so excited about making it!

I picked out flannel to work with and decided to have a nice shot of colour with Anna Maria Horner flannel.

The whole top is going to be flannel!! I've been using starch every time I press my seams. Also purchased this little guy.

He is making alot of my cutting simpler instead of fiddeling around with my larger rulers.

Little tips.. always leave just a smidge over measurement.. this way if you slip when cutting you still got like 1/16th of a inch to mess with.

And don't forget to use the seam as your "true" straight edge..

What will it look like?!?!?! I can hardly wait for the next one!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

How is this is? Heart yorkies!!!

We attempted to make yorkshire puddings... but I didn't have any regular muffin tins... guess these had to do!! lol

not as fluffy as we were hoping.. but not all things can be mastered at one go!!

Monday, 15 November 2010

How you should pick your kitchen colours.

Ever tried picking colours for your kitchen? The past few months I've been collecting and humming and haa-ing over several different ideas and themes.

Yesterday I stayed up working on my snowball table cloth. I stayed up late and finished off the top and placed it on my table to admire.

How fun and bright is this?? Especially with my lovely flower.. which matches! YAY!

Now I originally made this really.. because I had made a tea cozy..

so I could put my tea cozy on and it would match.. which it does...

Then this morning I thought.. wait a sec.. I collect fiesta ware... which.. interesting enough... I have the similar colours. .. like.. REALLY similar colours...

even the orange!!!

I just LOVE LOVE this fabric..

Then when I looked around... I had other things that matched as well.. even my baking supplies!!

I can't believe how much it matches!!!!

Eek!! and if you remember my rug I made.. bright lovely colours too..

Things just kept coming up, and it's snowballed to the point where it all matches and I have my kitchen colours picked!! *pregnant pause* which actually started.. with a snowball... tablecloth...*insert groan*

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Even you could make this! Snowball block tutorial

Do you have loads of little scraps of fabric that you just can't let go? Little pieces that just are too lovely to throw away because they're not big enough really for a full project?

There are a few in my stash.

Recently I made a tea cozy and fell in love with the fabric... but there was still a fat quarter left.

..then picked out another 5 to go with it...

Snowballs are easy! Even my boyfriend got in on the action... Maybe I had to bribe him with that Skor bar.. but it worked!
Here's a quick and easy snowball tutorial.

First you cut a 8 inch square and four 2 3/4 inch squares.

Place one small square on the corner and draw a line from corner to corner. ( You can eye this up when you sew.)


Cut to a 1/4 inch from your seam.

And Iron!!

I'm making a tablecloth. What will you do with yours?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Cookies for me and thee Bobo

Oh I love productive days off. Cookies for EVERYONE! My boyfriend is back and we decided to make good old fashioned Chocolate chip cookies.

I even put them in a fancy Cookie jar I bought! Mmm milk and tea and cookies OH MY!

However I had one certain someone who was very jealous and obviously wanted in some.. but as we all know.. Bobo's aren't allowed chocolate!!!

So... we decided to make him his own cookies!! Can you tell how excited we are?

In lovely doggie bone shapes

He couldn't wait for them to cool off!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Tornado Costume

Halloween was a whirlwind!! LITERALLY! There was a lot of last minute things that happened. I hadn't planned on going out.
but things change.. SO suddenly I found myself the eve before the party buying up foam, hitting up dollar stores and home sewing frenzy EVERYWHERE... and.. at about 11pm I tried to get into my "tornado" only to find.. it didn't really fit and I looked like some type of beached whale meets tin can.. and I threw it to the floor very very sad... useless waste of time..

However Bobo immediately found it and reminded me of two rules

1) no sewing or life decisions after 11pm
2) anything that hits the floor is his

Yes Bobo has yet ANOTHER bed.. my craftying seems to equal new and interesting things to lie on.

The next day I came home early since my party was in T minus 4 hours and there was stuff EVERYWHERE!

I used my dress and attached things I thought would get caught up in a storm like old people...

Street signs.. a horse...

Laundry hanging out to dry..

mechanic tools

Bits and pieces of China town..


I had a headband that had trees and more signs and "clouds" on it.

Super fun times! It was a hit!