Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Cake and chicken - mmm!

I've been enjoying sewing lately.

For Christmas I gave out sewn birds in pretty fabric. Pictures to come.

I completed another paper-pieced quilt square. The pattern is free from

Right now the cake slice may look strange or elongated at the bottom but all four sides will be covered (sewn over) when the next pieces are joined to it.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have recently joined Pintrest. It can be a great waste of time but I've also found inspiration on the site. I look for cute or interesting projects to do, like the Little Chicken Bean Bags. Super quick, easy and so cute! (I added tail "feathers" embellishment. It's filled with small tapioca.)

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New pursuits

I am still knitting but lately it's taken a back shelf to sewing. This year I want to expand my creativity and learn new crafting skills.

I've always sewn, but just before Christmas I began to quilt. I started small. Here is my first small quilt (about 14 x 14 inches):

This small quilt is based on V & Co's baby doll quilt. Yes, there are a few mistakes but overall I'm happy with it - maybe it's the bright colours?

Paper piecing sounded intriguing to me and so I started with a free tutorial from Piece By Number (a direct download of the tutorial is here). If I can find the original link from their page I will post it.

Here is mine:

The internet has a lot of free sewing and paper piecing patterns available. Pintrest is a great source for ideas, patterns, and can be a great way to spend your time.

Happy creating!

Val :)