Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Introducing Miss Scarlet

Inspired by the gorgeous Misses Buttons that Novy has been making recently, I had to go straight out (well onto the net) and buy a copy of the pattern.

This is Miss Scarlet Buttons she is now wrapped warmly in the butterfly doll quilt I made earlier in the year (a doll has to have a quilt!) and inside the santa sack that I made last week, ready for the big day.

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Miss Scarlet buttons loves singing and playing and would really like to learn to play the guitar, her favourite colour it, you guessed it, RED! She is looking forward to having a real little girl to play with. Despite her name, this particular Miss Buttons is buttonless. Maybe once B is older we can add a button.

She is leaning against the now rather full Santa sack that I made. We haven't even wrapped the present from us yet!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scrapping scraps

I used these foam letters to make my daughter's name (twice) but I have no further use for them. I think you can see what letters are remaining, if not please ask me. The small letters (e.g e, a, x etc.) are 2.5cm and the taller ones and the numbers are 3.5cm high.
If you would like them let me know. First in best dressed.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bags of fun

These really are great little bags to make from the Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts book, they don't take more than an hour to make (well, not counting settling the baby, waiting for her to go to sleep, cooking dinner etc. etc.).

I ended up making three, I loved the contrast of the dark denim against the prints, so I cut as many as I could out of my piece (which was $5 in the bargin bin with a second piece of fabric at Spotlight) and made them up with different prints.


I was very happy with the result, two will be gifts, and the third one (not decided which one I want to keep yet) might even be for me!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Santa came early...

I opened my gift from my 'secret' santa from the EB Newbie Quilters swap a couple of days ago, I was spoilt by Meika with some yummy body goodies, some really cute fat quarters and a dinky little mobile phone cosy (how cute).


I sent a package to Kirsty, but I forgot to take pictures (oops).

It was a great fun swap to be involved in to finish of a lovely year of virtual quilting, chatting and general support. Thanks Ladies.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Free Motion Sleeping Bag

Been practicing my Free Motion Quilting, on a sleeping bag for B.

It turned out a funny shape for some reason, probably because I just borrowed on off someone else and drew round it. But it works well and I know what I need to change for the next one (like remembering to add seam allowances, and making the neck lower at the front.




Not sure how much you can see but I did some little stars and some funky type of flowers and things, just playing about really.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Nappy time

I finally managed to make up some nappies.

Two of the red ladybird covers for night times because B is reacting to the foldover elastic on her other covers. Made from the honeyboy pattern in a size medium.


And an AIO for Christmas (plus an extra not pictured here because it's not staying with us).

Oh and I sorted my nappies by colour earlier, looks so pretty .... should have taken a picture of that too.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

One night only

Made and blogged in one night, it's a miracle.

This set is for one of the babies in my mother's group, for a secret santa.



She'll be 8 months at Christmas and she's only a little person, but I've made size 12-18m since the red cord, although rather lovely, is very much a winter fabric, so isn't likely to get much use for a few months anyway. The pattern for the trousers is Simplicity 9911, it's a basic elastic waist pattern and I've added a contrast cuff which can be rolled up or down to make the trousers shorter/longer. The top is a Bonds size 1 long sleeve stretchie t-shirt.

I have another pair of the trousers cut out for Beth, which knowing her luck won't get sewn up before she's grown out of them!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Christmas Table Runner

Here are a couple of pictures of the Table Runner I sent to Kaysha for the EB newbie quilters TR swap. I was worried it might not fit in her 'keep it simple' request, but she seems to like it. Hurray.

It was such fun to make, I really enjoy the applique, I really must make a pieced one next time! And these smaller projects are fantastic to practice a bit of FMQ.


The Christmas Tree was my favourite.


And the whole thing (almost anyway)