Monday, July 21, 2014

Lovie bunny

Recently, I stitched up a cuddly gift for a sweet little girl using fun fur and a bit of Heather Ross's Briar Rose quilting cotton.
 
I chose to embroider the bunny's eyes to make him look asleep.
 
The pattern is a combination blanket/stuffie and can be found in the book Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes.  Such a quick and cute gift idea for a little one!
 
 
It should be just right size for little hands to carry around, plus, with embroidered eyes and nose, no small parts (choking hazards) to worry about!
 
 
The sewing was easy, however, I do believe that my bunny's head is smaller than the one pictured in the book due to a typo.  If I ever make this again, I will be adding seam allowances to the pattern for the bunny's head.  Those ears are a bit on the skinny side!

 
 Still, I don't think a one year old is going to mind that her bunny looks underfed. ;o)  I'm hoping she'll love the cuddle factor and maybe even all those pink strawberries - I know I do! 


I've got to say that sewing this little fellow was much easier than trying to figure out ways to capture a decent photo of him! lol... 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Colours of the month?

There seems to be a colour theme in my sewing space lately.
 
 
 
Pink and orange scrappy patchwork on the design wall
 
 

and on my sewing table!  Is it possible to have a colour addiction? ;o)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Stash - Succumbing to Summer Sales

Along with some summer sewing, there's been a bit of summer fabric shopping happening this week.  It would seem I have a low resistance when it comes to fabric - especially fabric on sale. ;o)

top to bottom...  Riley Blake: Sweetcakes; Moda: Bungle Jungle; Riley Blake: Country Girls; the bottom two fabrics are  from Riley Blake's: Twice as Nice line.
I'm still in the planning stages, but intend for some of these to become a new machine dust cover to coordinate with  this one that I made for my older (and smaller) serger. Just need to cross a few other pressing WIPs off the list first. ;o)

Let's see what  other fabric addicts curators have been collecting for their stashes this week...

Molli Sparkles

Wow!  Now that your appetite has been whetted with all that fabric viewing, you might want ideas for how to store it in your sewing room.  You're in luck!
 Today is the second day of the Sew Canadian  tour - prepare to be inspired. :o)
 Happy sewing!


Sew Canadian

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Making stars

I did a tidy up of my sewing room this past week and came upon a stack of left over triangles from making my Swoon quilt top.  I sewed them into half square triangle units and began playing with ideas of how to use them.
 
 
 I laid out scrappy chevrons and diamonds... then realized that eight HST units from each fabric is enough for a star block.  Finding enough fabric for star centers and more of the background fabric, decided things for me.  Saw tooth stars!
 

Twinkle,
 
 
 twinkle,
 
 
little star.
How I wonder how many of you there are... I will make. ;o)
 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Something to look forward to ...


Thanks to the fun ladies at Mad About Patchwork, each Sunday this summer, you get to tour the sewing spaces of Canadian bloggers - with the opportunity to link up your own sewing space. 
 
 
Mark your calendars for the Sew Canadian sewing tour and let's go visit the first two stops!
 
Today, I'm also puttering about with some leftover HSTs and one of my Singers.


Enjoy your Sunday!
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