Saturday, 20 April 2013

Lucky stars BOM 1

Last year a friend from work and I decided to join the Dont call me Betsy Lucky stars BOM.
I was about to leave that job so we thought it would be a nice idea to catch up once a month to make a star block. Sounds simple enough right.

We also decided we wanted to do them using English paper piecing instead so we would be able to chat.

It has taken a long time but our fabrics have been chosen, ordered, shipped and delivered. We managed to pick a day we were both free. We had a nice morning of sewing, chatting, eating scones and drinking tea.

Im using a Happy go lucky layer cake and Kayley is using little apples yardage.

Here is my first block

I have a few issues with the colour placement but I decided that its just one star there will be eleven more so it the grand scheme of things it really wont matter. This quilt is about fun, catching up with a friend and we both thing it will be totally amazing to have a quilt made by hand. No sewing machine at all. Im sure by the time we are finished we might wish otherwise but for now its quite fun. 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Covert Robin

My partner for the covert robin was Danny.
It was a bit of a shock at first because I had no idea what to make a man but after a little while I found it a learning experience and I really enjoyed making his gifts.
I stalked his Pinterest account and put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.

A covered book

A business card holder

and a magnetic photo frame made from tiny corks

I hope he likes them.

I was spoilt rotten. Jennie from clover and violet made me a lovely gift. There blog is my favourite by far. I love everything they do.

You can see Jennies whole post here
As you can see I received a pouch, needle case, pin cushion, perle cotton, the cutest pins ever, some embroidery needles, scissors and some clips for keyrings.

It all is so pretty and well made. I showed my Mum and she thought it looked professional.
It looks so cute with everything in the pouch. I keep taking everything out to look at and then packing it all back in because it all fits so perfectly.

A special thanks to Jennie for my gift and thankyou to everyone who made the covert robin possible.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Happy mail.

Today I recieved the blocks from a siggy swap I joined ages ago.
A few members dropped out or vanished so it took longer than expected but they are certainly worth the wait.
Thankyou to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Karin who organized the swap and even sewed my blocks together when my machine was being a butt head.
I had all my blocks sewed and ready and just before I sent them I realized I had made them about half an inch too small. So I cut new ones and then my machine decided to stop working at that time.
Karin sewed mine together for me and I am very great full.

Well here they are.