I hope you’ve all had a great week, my friend left yesterday and I’m a bit sad the she’s gone but on the bright side I’m back full time with blogging! (still the usual 3 x a week , but you know I’ll be able to actually read more and hopefully respond slightly faster, so that’s a win!)
I know I’ve said that I wouldn’t really make any Christmas gifts, but then I actually thought of some really good and fast gifts to make for my nana and my aunty, as them and my grandpa are visiting for Christmas. So, I have decided to hand stitch them some gifts!
You probably remember (if you were following me at the time) that I went to a craft fair in Brisbane in September? When I was there, I bought some really cute buttons and a cool diy ornament kit from Krazy Kreations.
Isn’t that going to be super cute? This will be for my nana, but today I want to share with you the finished I made for my aunty.
I spend a good while looking for the perfect fabric for this, as I had a pretty clear idea in mind. This is what I ended with (excuse the poor lighting on the left fabric, it’s meant to be blue!).
I then hand drew the motifs I wanted and used my rusty appliqué skills. I’m super happy with how it turned out, and all that was left to do was to write a cute sentence at the top (it means “hop with happiness” in French, pun intended) and sew on the buttons.
Did I mention my aunty loves frogs? I think it’s a very effective gift, and I know that she will love it because it has frogs! I can’t wait for her to see it 🙂
How is your Christmas gift making going? I’d love to hear about your more ambitious projects!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I know I sure did!
This is our second HQAL, and I’m super excited to show you my progress. It’s been modest, but still, I did get some sewing done so it’s a win!
We have some new people joining us this month, so make sure you are giving them some love by visiting their posts! I am in Australia so I’m probably the first one (or one of the firsts) to post, so keep that in mind too 😊
Without further ado, here is my progress, with a picture from last time as well!
That’s definite progress in my book! I hope you all have a great week!
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Here are the others participating in this HQAL, please go check their posts!
Kathy, Bella, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah, Susan , Jessisca and Sherry
Happy Wednesday readers!
A couple of weeks ago, a saw a really cool post on Kais (Empress Fibres) blog: a tutorial to English paper piecing! I have always been intrigued by this and the tutorial was so well done that I decided to jump right into it! I first wanted to use scallops shapes but I realised that I was way over my head with the curves 😅 Maybe when I get a bit more practice!
So I ended up going for a jewel shape, I really like it and it’s only straight lines, so manageable for a total beginner!
I decided to print out my own shapes, I printed them on carboardy paper, and they’ve been holding their shape quite well! I used a free template I found on Google with a bunch of shapes, so I’m prepared for the years to come!
I just really enjoy it, it’s super relaxing and there are so many possibilities! This is what I’ve got so far.
Do you see the hearts?
I wish you guys a great end of the week! ❤️