Sunday, October 2, 2016

Scrappy Letters

One of the projects that I have been exploring lately, is making letters of the alphabet using scraps.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Making time

 This week, I finally made time to take care of a small sewing project that has been wanting my attention for far too long. I am a huge fan of zipper pouches and will literally love them to pieces because I use them so much. 

One of my favourites pouches was decommissioned from active service due to a broken zipper, which is a fairly easy fix.  Easy, but not high on my priority list! ;o)

Since I had carefully taken the whole pouch apart to remove the wrecked zipper, I decided I would take the opportunity to add a sweet fabric tag (that would do double duty as a loop for a key chain ring for me to clip the swivel hook onto) into the side seam.  I love having a strap on a small pouch because it means I can secure it either to the bag I'm carrying it in or through a belt loop on my jeans (for those quick shopping trips that I don't want to lug around my purse).  Small pouches help keep me organized and I'm so happy to have this one back in action.
What projects do you find yourself needing to make time for?
I'm linking up my little finish with Amanda Jean and friends over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!
Happy stitching!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Berry Good

Now that I'm feeling more settled since moving, I decided it is long past time for a little sewing (because doing alterations on a pair of swimming trunks doesn't count...even though it's the first thing I stitched since unpacking my machine ;o).
If you're interested in making some strawberry blocks, Bec has a lovely tutorial for you to follow to make them.

Part of the fun in setting up my new sewing room is rediscovering everything all over again.   A simple sketch of a strawberry quilt block begs to be my first make. Meaning: out came the scrap bins for some fabric auditioning.
 These blocks are sweet and simple to make and I have seen lots of versions floating around the internet for the past couple of years.  Mine are completely scrappy, but I found that they are the same design as the ones Bec shares on her blog (click here for her tutorial).  Hope that helps any of you interested in making your own versions!

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