Sunday, 24 November 2013

Rabbit quilt

You know how it is... I've got a dozen other things to finish but I saw the @elizabethagh cat block on her instagram page (go follow her, she has some gorgeous quilts on there) and on the Janome website and I thought "that's cute, but wouldn't it look more me if it were rabbits instead?".

So, I've made the first steps and made five yellow patchwork "shapes" which will be more refined when on a background (I'm thinking grey...?). I want some blue, green and fushia perhaps? I'll have to look through the stash and see what I have. Eeee, bunnies!

Bunting frenzy!

I've bought a 50m roll of white bias binding from eBay (it was only about £8).  I thought it was high time I made some bunting, and what better way to start than by making Christmas bunting? I'm not sure that my rabbits will be safe around a Christmas tree (they jump up on the bay window and on the settee) so bunting is ideal as far as I'm concerned.

The fabric is Rowan and about £14 a metre from John Lewis, I think it's gorgeous. I made a bunting for my partner's sister who (like me) loves bunting. I gave her it as an early Christmas present - she loved it!

The yellow bunting is a lot smaller and it's for little Sally who will be 1 at the end of November. Hopefully it'll go nicely in her bedroom :)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Dillan's birthday

I made a frog card for my nephew's birthday... I hope he liked it!

Sorry about the lack of posts, I've not long got two little house rabbits that need a lot of watching - I've only just started sewing on my machine when they're hopping about my living room. They're sooooo sweet. Crafty posts will commence soon - I'm going to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show tomorrow and I'm very excited. There's even a life sized knitted nativity scene - as well as other exhibitions and plenty of opportunities to spend money. Hopefully I'll be able to do a workshop too. Eee!