27 October 2014

Massdrop Wonder Clips

For those of you who don't use Massdrop and especially those of you living outside of the USA, there's a great deal on Wonder Clips at the moment. You can get a pack of 50 Wonder Clips on there at the moment for about half the price you'll get them at a UK retailer (including the shipping cost).

They also have loads of other great deals going on all the time if you like fabrics and crafty stuff.

If you're going to buy something from there, do me a favour and purchase through this link:

https://www.massdrop.com/r/UEWPBD

It's very selfish of me, but for every five people who join through the above link I get a goodie box!


22 October 2014

CraftiHub

It feels like such a long time since I did anything with CraftiHub, and it has been, to be fair. It's been nearly ten months, but now I'm up and running again. Such a lot has happened and time has flown, but I would like to make CraftiHub work.

So please head on over to CraftiHub.wordpress.com and view my latest post on Knitted Knockers UK.

19 October 2014

Colourful quilt top

You might remember that a month or two ago I went to the Festival of Quilts, and purchased a couple of layer cakes of beautiful Moda fabrics. I worked on making a quilt with them for a little while, then got scared of ruining it and put it away for a few weeks. Then I got Quilt Me! by Jane Brocket from the library and learned a few things that made me less scared (for example, you can stretch cotton a bit if your piecing isn't perfect and doesn't quite match up), and felt inspired to keep working on it.


Here is the top in all its (slighting over saturated) glory. I had a lot of help from the lovely lady in the local craft shop, Scissor Stitch, in picking out the border fabric. I chose a green because I wanted to keep it light an airy (a dark purple had been a close second choice) and because it was the least overpowering colour in the quilt, it also picks up all the other greens in the other coloured patches nicely. 

I already have some ideas for the backing and the binding, though nothing set in stone, and I am still at a loss as how to quilt it. I am really welcome to hear any thoughts you might have. 

14 October 2014

Christmas Robin



Sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head and I have to make it. That's what happened with this robin, I had been messing around with little appliquéd birds and then I thought I could make a big version. He is machine appliquéd and quilted, measuring about 16.5"x16". Here's a close up of the quilting:


I think the photos don't quite do him justice, he looks much nicer in real life.

12 October 2014

Princess Bubblegum



A year or so ago I embroidered Finn and Jake from Adventure Time. Since then I've been wanting to embroidery Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn. So here's PB, maybe Lady will happen soon!