Thursday, May 2, 2013

Domesticated Goddess

The husband looks over my shoulders and is quietly shaking with laughter. I turn and ask him what has happened. He says, he is surprised to see me at my sewing machine. Something he never thought he would see me doing. He says I am a spanner and wrenches kinda girl and watching me sew is a sight indeed. Me being domesticated!! :)

Well, I understand what he says.. but he doesn't understand the age old adage "Once a crafter, always a crafter".
I picked up a sewing machine - a Bernette 20 - very recently and have been trying my hand on quilting.

The quilt I am making now is for K and I hope she will use it for years. Yes, it is a BIG one for a 4 year old girl. But, you know what mums are like - bigger, better. :o)

This quilt is going to be a Blooms and Butterflies quilt - with appliques all over. Which means, I need to learn to applique.
And what you see above is the result of that learning. And this one are the mistakes.

I'd die cut the flowers and leaves using the Sizzix Bigz Dies linked below and the sewed them to the tea towel using blanket stitches.

Lesson from last night: You can NOT speed up some stitches. One stitch at a time, saves nine seam-ripping.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An Awesome Frame

Hello .. Glad to have you here :)
Here is a fun Fridge Magnet to give someone Awesome. Someone like you :)

This is something you can quickly mass produce to give to your co-workers or children's teachers too.

I die cut the biggest frame from the Sizzix Decorative Frame.
If you were smart you would stamp with the Papertrey Text stamp now. But well, I die cut the flowers with stems twice and glued them.. and then stamped the Papertrey Text by lifting the die cuts :)
I then stamped the sentiment and stuck those cute pearls.

I've added a longish strip of magnet to the back - so that it can be used as a Fridge magnet or a Computer magnet too :)
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