Monday, November 17, 2014

More UFO's completed

I started this teddy wall hanging in November 2012 without any real ambition to work on it with only a bit of stitchery done here and there.

On a mission to complete some long term projects this year I took the last few stitchery pieces to Europe with me to do while relaxing. Here it is some where in the middle of the Mediterranean.

I am pleased to say that tonight i stitched the last stitch in the binding, just in time to hang it up for this Christmas ( knocking off another long term UFO).


Another little UFO of sorts is this little red work stitchery cushion. I bought the pattern on a quilting trip in 2013, and the heart fabric and heart trim ( also used in the teddy wall hanging) were purchased in a quilting trip to Melbourne in March earlier this year.

I have also been making cushions for my grand daughter Willow to decorate her nursery, here are the three that I have made so far.

last but not least is my new love, Tilda. Last weekend I made my first ever Tilda doll, the ice skating angel. I have ordered another doll pattern as I had so much fun making this, as well as some Tilda books one being a Christmas one. I am looking forward to making some little gifts and Christmas decorations.


Monday, November 3, 2014

A busy weekend.

I have spent a very busy weekend crafting of all sorts. On Friday as I waited at home for any spooky visitors to treat with candy I stitched the binding on my Swoon quilt. This has been a WIP for more than12 months, in fact I cannot remember exactly when I started it. It is quilted all over with big loopy feathery type patterns on my domestic Bernina. The fabric is Paris flea markets by 3 sister which was a fat quarter set I had in my stash. I complimented this with a creamy all over rose tone on tone fabric.

Then I spent most of the weekend giving my bedroom furniture a make over. We are revamping our bedroom and have ordered timber plantation shutters for the bay window. I wanted a soft shabby chic look, ( we have had Baltic pine for the past 15 years or so).

I had heard about chalk paints, and one of my girlfriends had recently done up an old telephone table and I was keen to give it a try. Paints were ordered and Gillian came over for the day. Here are the before shots, I forgot to photograph them in my room before I started.

Here is the finished result. I am so pleased with how they turned out.

Then on Sunday I was hooked so I decided that the hall table would look better in blue ( the white has a blue coat underneath and I still had half a tin of paint left ).

Robbie is always up for a photo opportunity, usually it's sitting on a newly completed quilt.

How good does this look. And the whole lot was done in a weekend in my garage. I am on the hunt for my next painting project, would love an old beat up dresser for my sewing room to then fill with pretties.