Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Daisy Hedgehog Pattern

A little while ago Jennifer Heynen, aka Jennifer Jangles, asked for volunteers to make some of her new patterns and share our experiences. I signed up right away! When I first started on this fabric journey she was one of the first designers who caught my eye and I used to drool over her pieces regularly. I got chosen to make Daisy Hedgehog and boy is she a cutie!
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I gathered my supplies and got to work! Everything was well explained in the pattern so it was nice not to have to worry too much.
Please ignore my dirty ironing board cover LOL! It was nice to have a valid excuse to use my favourite colour brown in something.
This was the great nose decision of 2015. It ended with the beige/pink one up top after a community poll on IG.
I had so much fun making Daisy from start to finish, thank you Jennifer for your trust in me!
Posing with her gnomie :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Caught My Eye #11

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Definitely on my list to make
in love with this one!
CN Binding
a dream quilt for sure!
plain old fun

Friday, March 6, 2015

Caught My Eye #10 (and an update)

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Hipster Cat Quilt || Free PDF Pattern || Shwin&Shwin
too cute not to share
love the colour and simplicity
Sheldon love
Mitsu Ume - Three Plum Blossoms
definitely something I would like to do one day
And an update on my arms… I have now seen both Sports Medicine doctors and my kinesiologist and am working on series of exercises with weights, as well as doing various stretches throughout the day. For the most part I am about a thousand times better, and the bad moments are ok now that I am not a slave to the pain.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Caught My Eye #9

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Wanta Fanta Block by Better Off Thread for the Bee Hive Series
Love the orange peel effect!
painted forest
Just love these trees!
PDF- BIG GAME pattern
Love silhouettes!
Love the beige instead of white.
Anything small wins me over!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A quick Deco Foil tutorial

Hi all!

A couple of weeks ago Therm-o-web came out with a new product called Deco Foil. I decided to buy some and try it out with the hope that being able to offer some fun monograms to pouches might increase business. It arrived today and so I just took some photos along the way to show you. I apologize for the swear word up front, it is for a friend.


Cut out your shapes from the transfer paper. This is basically like any two sided fusible. In fact I saw one person say that they did use Heat n Bond.


If necessary, make sure your piece will fit in your template.


Iron on high heat with parchment paper on top for 30 seconds. They say medium heat but I needed to use high.


Once you remove the paper it will look like this.


Cut a piece of Deco Foil slightly bigger than the area you are working on and place it with the coloured side up. Using your parchments paper again, press for 30 seconds all over with high heat. (I did press longer after testing the lift off)


And done! The bottom will be on my pouch and the top is what is left over! Therm-o-web has about 20 different colours so check them out! And no, this is not sponsored… in fact they have never even heard of me LOL!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Some makes in the making

Today was our guild sew-in day and I brought along my Malka Dubrawsky layer cake, some black charm squares and Fat Quarter Shop’s new pattern Layers of Charm.


I originally bought this layer cake to make a pattern from a magazine but have completely lost the magazine, so I was happy to still be able to make something from the fabrics.

As most people know, I like to work small, and so earlier this week I made a mini panel out of pluses where each square is 1/2” finished… it’s not perfect but I think it is pretty darn cute!


This will eventually be made into a pouch, just not sure when.

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a good start to the week coming up!