Happy Easter everyone!
I hope you’ve had a great week, I’m sorry I’ve been off blogging for a little while. Hubby and I are on holidays and we’ve just been enjoying seeing family and friends.
Today though is our scheduled 3 weekly quilt along post and I am sharing my progress on my EPP blanket. I’ve had quite a bit of progress since last time but I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to share anything next time because I’m away from home again for work. So this will have to do for the next time as well!
I hope you’ve all been productive as well, and that you all had a wonderful Easter!
I did however, cover a lot of my templates with fabric, which does take quite a long time. This will have to do for progress this time!
I hope you guys had time to work a bit more of your HQAL than what I did!
Happy Monday readers!
I hope you’ve had a great weekend, it has been productive here! I have told you before about the Lottie and Albert vlog that I watch on Youtube. I’ve had my eyes for a while on her chunky rainbow blanket and I took advantage of a sale at one of our craft store to buy heaps of acrylic yarn for $2 each! Lindsey recommends 6 balls of yarn and I also got myself a 20mm crochet hook before happily starting my blanket!
I loved working on it, it was just super fast! This is a baby size blanket, but you could easily adjust it to make it bigger by starting with a longer chain. I’ve decided to make tassels instead of pompoms too, I love how they turned out.
How cute is it? This is definitely a good size for a baby blanket, but it may be a bit small otherwise, except maybe for a lap blanket (that’s what I’m using it for, as we don’t have a baby 😅)
As promised, here is a picture of the ornament I’ve made for my nana too, I think it turned out great! I had lots of fun making it, so it was a complete win in my books 😊
I hope you all have a great week and that your Christmas preparations are going smoothly too!
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!
Happy Saturday everyone!
I hope you all had a great week, it has been busy as ever here! I have actually been taking a small break from blogging with my best friend still being here, as I wanted to make the most of my time with her. This means that I will have to catch up on all your amazing blogs in the next few weeks, which I’m really looking forward to!
So, what did I manage to get done in November? For starters, I managed to put together a little parcel for my stitching santa, organised by Sheila of Sewchet. I really hope that my swap partner loves it as much as I do! I posted a picture on Instagram a couple of weeks ago but here it is again if you have missed it 😊
I have also received my own swap parcel, and it’s been patiently sitting under my Christmas tree! I just can’t wait for Christmas now!
This month, I have also barely escaped from trolls, made friend’s with Azog the defiler and visited the Shire on an amazing trip to New Zealand!
I did decide to join the NaNo WriMo as well for the first time, and I have to say that it was all great before New Zealand, but I did find it hard to write once there. So in the end, I was quite far from my goal, with almost 15,000 words written this year. I’m still pretty proud to have done it, and I think I will continue to use the site to track my writing, as the hardest thing is to just keep at it. I do also have plenty of plot ideas, so I will definitely keep on writing on this project.
This month, craft-wise, I have mostly done crochet, and I have finished two shawls, the Liula from Potter & Bloom and the Swaye from Addydae Designs. I have also made a lovey for a new baby girl in the family and I have designed Sandy the sea dragon for the amigurumipatterns.net design contest (voting opens tomorrow, 3rd of December, I will share some more in another post).
I am also super pleased to have joined the Hand Quilt along this month, and I have made some progress on my EPP! I have decided that this will be a baby quilt size, and that I might actually also hand quilt it.
And last but not least, this month saw another very successful Fantastic Bake-Along, themed around the apple! Yum! I decided to make an upside down pie, called a Tarte Tatin in France.
I hope you all had an amazing month and that you are ready for Christmas!! 🎄🎁
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! ❤️