Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Long Time Gone Assembly

It is now time to assemble the blocks into the top for the Long Time Sew Along, and of course you can't do that if you haven't got all the blocks (which I don't) but then I am finally not missing that many (8 pineapples and 3 Log Cabins) so I thought I would put together what I have so far, just to keep it encouraging!

So far I have managed to put together section 1
section 2

section 3
section 4
 into half a quilt
and parts of section 5

and then while I was trying to put together section 5, I realised that I had misread the instructions for one of the HST blocks and made it to big.... so I am painfully taking it apart to redo it smaller (you can see the real size from the top row)

now the block is at the right size
But I still need 9 blocks to finish this top, including 6 pineapples!

Now I better hurry up as there is still lots to do and the QAL is finishing on Friday.... watch this space
 Linking to  I May have a Scrap Problem,  Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday.

Celine

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

My Scout is travelling abroad

My little Scout is travelling abroad on his own (well, with his Schout group) for the first time and needed to have his ID as well as money to take with him. So a few days before he went, I thought it would be easier for him if he had a little neck pouch to keep everything together. I didn't quite find a pattern to suit my needs (mainly because they were all too big for a child) but I used this free pattern by Sew House 7 for the construction of my pouch.
Here it is
with a button to keep the pouch closed and the documents secure
a zipped pocket at the back to keep his money
and a strap in 2 pieces to be easily removed/opened in case it gets caught anywhere
using 2 pieces of velcro for a stronger grip
He is on his way to his adventures with a little piece of me ! <3 p="">And I am planning 2 more of these, one for each of the girls!
One more OPAM for July!

Celine

Monday, 24 July 2017

Little belated birthday present

It was my lovely Mum's birthday last month and I was hoping/planning/dreaming of finishing my Farmer's Wife quilt for her but it didn't work out. She mentioned she needed a make-up pouch and that was far more manageable! So I looked online for some cute design and stubble across one by The Avid Seamstress. Now my mum doesn't wear tons of make up so I didn't want a massive pouch. So I decided to reduce the size to a smaller pouch

and it turned out really nicely

It opens wide enough to find everything even it is relatively small.


Another OPAM for July and another one of my one of my Q3FAL 
Celine

Sunday, 23 July 2017

School is out!

Finally the school holiday has started (on Friday). It has been a long time coming... as usual. It will be so nice to not have to go through the morning rush for about 6 weeks. Of course, before the kids left, they took a little present to their teachers as a thank you and that meant a few hand-made to gift to the teachers.

Once again, I decided on the Open Wide Pouch by NoodleHead and used some fabric from my stash including some lovely cork fabric.
I bought some star zips
and used my lovely new labels!
I made 5 pouches in total for the teachers, all same design and fabric to keep things more manageable!
I love how they turned out and hope the teachers will make use of them!
So these give me 5 OPAMs and one of my Q3FAL as well as my  One Monthly Goal
Celine

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Long Time Gone

It was amnesty week in the Long Time Gone sew along a few weeks back so I tried to play catch up as much as possible... I really don't want to fall behind as that will help not to fall in the UFO trap! It is so much more motivating to be sewing with others, even remotely!

So recently I made 2 more pineapple blocks to the ones I made at the end of June all shown here


the 2 remaining Flying Geese blocks


All the mini Churn Dash blocks that were missing (9)

to make them as the 2 units

And last Sunday I went to the Maker's Retreat with Cathy, which was such a great relaxing day. We even managed to sew and I made all the checkerboard blocks too!
And all in all that's 22 blocks for July already!
Linking to  to I May have a Scrap Problem,  Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday.

Celine

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Q3 FAL

So half of the year is gone already and there is another half left now! It's gone fast but I feel like I have done a few things and also learnt a few new things, probably my proudest make for the first half of the year is my GInger Jeans. TIme to make a new list for next term now.... and of course with the summer, it will be hard to have lots of sewing time!

1. Blanche Bag for A - not started

2.  Quilt for E - HK QAL - all cut, it would be good to have it done for her birthday in April


3. Belle Bag for C - not started

4. Modern HST quilt - half of the blocks done


5. Super Mario quilt - a few blocks still needed 

6. Project 48 quilt/Solstice Challenge

7. Impromptu along - abandoned 3 years ago! 

8. 
Sorbetto top (crepe)

9. Floral Supply Case Sew Along - not started

10. Power trip bag


11. Bridgetown Dress - not started


12. Lizzie Skirt - not started

13. Farmer's wife - first plan was to finish it by Mum's birthday but this is probably unrealistic now....


14. Teacher's gifts (lower school)


15.  Make-up pouch for Mum's birthday

16. Leather (faux) jacket

17. Pink bee blocks quilt 1

18. Pink bee blocks quilt 2
19. School bag (C)

20. Long TIme Gone Quilt

21. A-line dress

22. Summer dress for A

23. Demoiselle dress for A

24. Demoiselle dress for me

25. Imagine dress

26. Ginger jeans


27. Ogden Cami blue


28. CaliFaye Valley Blouse blue

29. Megan NielsenI Matilda dress

30. New handbag for me

31. Pyjama bottom M

32. Pyjama bottom C

33. Pyjama bottom A

34. Orsola dress

35. Peony dress

36. Ogden cami red

37. CaliFaye Valley Blouse black

38. Colette blouse

I think this is getting out of hand now.... I should stop there 
Linking to FAL Q3 and I think I have what's now called a ridiculously long list!

Celine

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Q2 FAL review

The second quarter of the year is already over and it has been busy as welll as rich in memorable times. Busy family time, busy work time and a little sewing squeezed in of course, just to keep my sanity! I had a long list with 23 items this term and of course I won't cross them all off but at least there are a few that I will not dragging over the summer! 8 finishes, mainly in the dressmaking category. Admittedly, it is so much quicker to get a finish in dressmaking than in quilting. And I think I've been slightly bitten by the bug...

1. Blanche Bag for A - not started

2.  Quilt for E - HK QAL - all cut, it would be good to have it done for her birthday in April


3. Belle Bag for C - not started

4. Modern HST quilt - half of the blocks done




5. Super Mario quilt - a few blocks still needed 

6. Project 48 quilt/Solstice Challenge

7. Impromptu along - abandoned 3 years ago! 

8. Pumpkin Passport Cross stitch - finished



9. Sorbetto top - finished


10. Sorbetto top (crepe) - in progress


11. Dress for C - finished




12. Saunio cardigan - finished



13. Floral Supply Case Sew Along - not started


14. Shirt Dress
 (Darling) - finished

15. Bridgetown Dress - not started


16. Lizzie Skirt - not started


17. Gold pencil skirt - finished


18. Farmer's wife - first plan was to finish it by Mum's birthday but this is probably unrealistic now....


19. Teacher's gifts - one finished and gifted

20. Neoprene coat - done

21. Leather (faux) jacket


22. Pink bee blocks quilt 1

23. Pink bee blocks quilt 2
Next term's list coming up!

Celine

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