Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Did you know my last post was my 1000th!
It was so exciting I thought I would leave it at that and head off to a tropical island!
One of my friends is getting married next month and planned the most amazing Hen's Weekend away to Magnetic Island off the coast of QLD.
It was lovely and relaxing...and while we were there I hit 5 months pregnant...HURRAH!
Time to come down from the clouds and back to reality!
Monday, February 18, 2013
A quick little tutorial to make a Doll Face Cushion!
Step 1: Cut out your fabric
I cut 2 circles the same size using a bowl as a guide. One patterned vintage fabric and the other in calico!
I cut the doll's hair, eyes, cheeks and lips free hand from vintage sheets. It's fun to play around with the different shapes till you get your desired face!
Step 2: Attach the Face
Zig Zag stitch the facial features onto the calico. I used a length of 0.5 and a width of 3. These can also be hand stitched if you prefer!
Hand stitch a little nose on! I used a simple running stitch with black embroidery thread.
Step 3: Make the Cushion
Attach the front circle to the back with right sides together. Stitch a 1/4 inch seam all around leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening.
Turn the cushion the right side out through the opening.
Step 4: Stuff and Stitch
Stuff the cushion with polyfill through the opening till you have your desired plushness. I filled mine right up but didn't over stuff it as I wanted it to have some give!
Hand stitch the opening closed and then TA DAH!
This is a very quick project if you need to whip up something for a gift or to add some fun around the house!
This one was immediately stolen by my daughter Amelie and now lives on the top bunk with her...I will have to get stuck into making some more for myself...and Clementine!
This week I have been doing the fun task of a major clean up! Getting rid of a lot of excess toys and rubbish that has collected around the house...I thought it would be a one day job...it ended up taking about 4 days...but by Sunday afternoon it was all done and I rewarded myself with some bread making and quilting!
This is the first bread I have ever made - using my handy new Kitchen Aid - and the recipe from the packet of bread flour I purchased!
It turned out well for my first ever bread...I was pretty excited it turned out at all! It was very yummy...I can't wait to cut off another slice and lather it in Strawberry Jam!
These are the beginnings of a mini vintage sheet quilt...the second in the rainbow! You can see the freshly baked bread on the pink one above!
Now I have a clean house - well for 5 minutes at least - I am looking forward to getting back into my quilting run!
PS Bread baking has the most amazing smell....it's worth making just to bask in that!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
For those of you who have followed my blog for a while you will know my signature style...vintage Peter Pan collar dresses, capes and bloomers! I love working with vintage fabrics to create something new and fresh!
For this design challenge I used my classic elements and added to them. I tried to include everything I love to sew - dresses, capes, bloomers, dolls, and quilts!
A lovely little vintage collection!