Sunday, November 22, 2009

Seasonal crafting

After a short question, a week of wandering all over the internet and a brainstorming session with the kids, my felting tools have been put at work. This is the result.

And I've been caught in action :))))), during the photo session.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


... is ready. My fingers hurt. A lot. I'm happy, but I won't be doing this pattern for a while, I can assure you.

Next, I've started already inventing other projects... but I still think of old ones. I surprised myself today of revising the "to do" list: it became shorter by two, and longer by so many :))))

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The complete mess


...should look like a decent cloth by the end of the week. I haven't decide yet if I will add batting (and try free motion on the sandwich) or if I will just be content with the upper cloth/inner cloth construction.
I've decided to enter this adventure after strolling the whole town and not finding a suitable winter coat (or at least to my liking) and after seeing one (on someone) that looked like this.  
Do I make any sense?

Monday, November 02, 2009


After struggling, re-doing, thinking, and some more thinking, matching and querying, it is finally ready: the baby girl quilt with sunbonnets destined to be the child's most precious cloth.
I'm happy with the way it finally came out. The binding comes from Holland, fabric I bought 5 years ago. I didn't feel it matched any project till this one, when it was "the perfect match".

One of the girls "had" to have a cat. It was too small to make it an applique, it would have been a disaster. Then I thought of making it with felt, wool and needles, but would have it resisted the high temperature wash, the wear and tear a baby quilt gets? I didn't think so, therefore I've came up with embroidery as last resort. My little girl noticed, when it was finished, that the cat should have had also eyes, because, from the mustache, you could see it's looking to us, but I thought it would have been too much. She agreed when I explained it's too small to be able to make beautiful eyes, and she concluded: the cat is blinking like a lot of people do when you take a photo, and we caught it with her eyes shut! I just love her when she draws such logical conclusions...

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Speaking about crafts, these days we've been busy. Here's a sample. (more)
The busy crowd....
And beside that, I've had special orders:

So.... Happy Haloween!!!