Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - block 4

I am trying my best to finish the last blocks of my Sarah Fielke BOM 2016 "Happy Days"
 
I finished this today. 
It is paperpieced and as always, Sarah's pattern is perfect and so well explained. 
This was a fun block to sew. I hope to make the next block tomorrow. 
.....and still need to pull the paper off of this one 😉

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hexies, hexies, hexies...

Today has been a quiet day. 
When I was out for a walk, I saw these beauties
 
Spring is coming!! 

I have been neglecting my hexies. But tonight is movies, wine and hexies
 
A lovely way to spend a Saturday evening ❤️

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gin 💕🍸

I went to a gin-testing event with some colleagues after work today
We tasted 8 different types of gin
 
Some were definitely more to my liking than others. And really I think I prefer gin with tonic and lots of ice 😂
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A pillow made with love ❤️

My 9 year old son, little A, wanted to make something special for his sister, Miss V, for Christmas. He knows, she loves things he made himself, and she loves pillows. 
So he struggled with scraps, with the sewing machine....and with himself too.
But look at this:
 
He made it all by himself. 
I am so proud of him. 

PS: she loves her pillow! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - the Dresden plate

If I had read the instructions, and the underlined note next to the pattern, I would have known that Sarah's template included seam allowance. But no, that would have been too easy. 
So after fudging and redoing my Dresden plate looks like this
 
It's fine, it's done and I am happy with it. The heating pad sewing took up all my sewing time this weekend, so I still need to piece 5 blocks! But that will hopefully be less challenging than making a Dresden from the wrong template 😊

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Organic heating pads

I spent my sewing time today making organic heating pads to sell at a fundraiser at Miss V's school 

These are all different sizes, and are all filled with rice. 
We are keeping one for ourselves 😊❤️

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM status

This is how far I am 
 
Excuse my "design-floor" - I don't have a designated sewing space 😊

I am going to try to sew some of the pieces blocks this weeekend - hopefully I'll have a progress shot soon. 
Happy weekend and happy sewing to you too!