Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Zippers

Happy 132nd Birthday to Gideon Sundback the inventer of the zipper.

I have never sewn a zipper on anything so it's about time I learn how to do it.
I am off to find a tutorial. Expect pictures soon. It's on my to do list.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Trumpery

Today I covered my curved safety pin container. I took the easy way out and used glue. Its not perfect and there are some rough edges but its good enough for now. I looked for a tutorial on the web but couldn't find anything so I had to make this up myself.
 


A lone turtle on the back
I also made a green chili jam today. I was my first time making a jam and I enjoyed the experience so I will have to look for some proper jam jars so I can make more. The chillies are from my veggie patch. They are about the only things that survived the summer. We had too much rain.
I harvested two Jap pumpkins today.

I bought a sourdough loaf today so I'm thinking bacon and eggs on toast with green chili jam sounds like an excellent plan for a Sunday night tea.


I'm finished!!!!

My quilt is bound, washed and dried. Need I say more.

The Front

The Back



Butterfly binding!

 I am sitting under it at this very moment. I would like to thank Bec from Chasing Cottons. I used her Quilt Class 101. It was easy to follow and I am so happy with the result. I think the class ran last year but that doesn't matter.

Not too bad for a first try.

xxx ooo

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A bit of this and that

I had a lovely Easter and I made some very cute gifts (if I don't say so my self). I saw a picture somewhere on the Internet years ago and now have finally made my own version. I have no idea where I saw them so I cant give recognition.


I just love the little shawl



I have finished quilting my quilt and have sewn on about half of the binding. I am really happy with my fabric choice. I am looking forward to the hand sewing. It has been so cold here it will be nice to snuggle up in front of the telly and do some hand sewing.

I have joined a quilt along. I even have a button! More on that in a later post. I am already really behind.