25/03/2014

Embroidery Workshop

 
Sometimes you need to spoil yourself -
I did, when I decided to go to one of Karen Marie's embroidery workshops.
 

 
 
 
I got started on cross stitch as a teenager. Then I did no cross stitch
for several years until getting interested in the inspiring Zakka world.
The possibility of free hand stitching has tempted me a lot.
I just needed to learn something about the different stitches.
That's why I went to this workshop - 7 hours in imbroidery heaven
with a group of talented crafters.

I still have so much to learn, but now I'm learning.
I hope to mix it with my passion for patchwork.

You must visit Stine's blog - she is knit designer and made
the most wonderful feathers on one of her knit projects.


09/03/2014

Scrappy-Happy-List-Takers


 
It started with a pile of tiny  fabric scraps -
and suddenly it was a fabric patchwork puzzle.





I'm unable to throw away fabric scraps -
I love scrappy-happy projects.



 
 
I want to go through my fabric stash and do a spring clean,
but I'm not sure, that it will be an easy project....
I started my fabric collection, when I started to work back in 78.
I often wish, that I wasn't a person,
 who get too attached to things like fabric and yarn.
Many of my fabrics are held onto for sentimal reasons.

I have already given yarn to a local second hand shop
- it was great!

I want to know, that my treasured fabrics go to good new homes.
Maybe I should make some fabric bundles for sale
 

17/02/2014

wip monday

 

 
Scrappy triangle, nine patch, linen and lace -
that's my kind of Monday off.

 




Working on a coffee cozy for french press.


11/02/2014

Quilt - Scrappy Triangles



My second selfish-sewing-week was a success.
Yesterday I finished this Scrappy Triangles Quilt -
and I'm pleased.











When I start a quilt, I usually know,
how I want it to be, but not this time.
I knew for sure, that I wanted to make scrappy triangles,
but I didn't want a quilt full of triangles.

I started out by making the "triangle trees" and then I builded the rest of the quilt with pieces of light colored fabrics.
I choose the wrong side of some of the pieces to get the right expression to the quilt.

The size is app. 110 x 115 cm.


02/02/2014

Patchwork-mania



I have been doing a lot of sewing since last weekend.
I have enjoyed every minute of my selfish craft time.
It's been so long, since I allowed myself to forget everything and just sew.





 
I made six patchwork purses, app. 20 x 11 cm.
I like to use fabric purses for needle books, thread and so -
it's easy to bring with you.

The cheerful cotton prints make me happy.
I enjoy, that we finally got some snow,
but all the colors make me think of spring.

I hope next week will be a selfish-sewing-week too!
 
All for now - I better rush to my patchwork triangles.
 


25/01/2014

Zakka Saturday

 
I haven't touched my sewing machine for a very long time.
I really miss it.
I have been thinking of many good things to make,
but no sewing has happened.
 
Todays first zakka project is a pencil case.
 
 

 
Linen, vintage embroidery, retro apples and a mix
of cotton prints from stash -
leftovers from this quilt
January is always a good month for me to de-stash.
 
 
 
 
I have bought a new book
I bought it mostly because of this lovely quilt
I'm a big admirer of her quilts.
 
 

 
 Photo by Blue Elephant Stitches
 
I have an idea for a new quilt,
but it includes this Butterfly fabric from Moda.
I found it on Etsy, but the shop doesn't ship to Denmark. 
 
Happy Saturday. 
 
 

12/01/2014

My first two FO's


 
December flew by...
It's definetely true that as we age time flies by faster and faster.
I do my best to live every day to the fullest,
but I must admit, that december was a bit too short for me.
Dear Santa, save December for me next year.
I don't want a lot af challenges in this wonderful month.
 
After Christmas it was finally time to knit!
 




 
Knit project #1
Parrot designed by Marianne Isager
A perfect match with my grey wool coat.
 
.......and project #2
 

 
 

 



 
A baby blanket made of cotton yarn.
I have knitted with two strands of yarn. One strand of common cotton
and one of merserised crochet cotton.
I'm satisfied with the way, the blanket turned out - the color theme and the texture is exactly as I wanted it to be.
I might sell the blanket, since I we don't have any babies or pregnant women in our lives.
 
I'm ready for a new knit project, but I need inspiration.
I have too many projects on my to-do list.
 
I'm looking for ideas and inspiration,
so do tell me if you have any suggestions.