Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Stitch Lounge photos- 24/9/11

The theme this time was colour blocking. Our great sponsor The Cloth Shop gave us fabulous colours- the scarlet disappeared in seconds. As I believe that the vibrant colours should be exposed not blocked I went for orange for the long version of the bee skirt and mint and lemon for the Alice dress. Gosh! How I would love to own the pattern!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

My very first skirt:)

Inspired by Bee Skirt I created my very first skirt!
And I love it! The cotton fabric is lovely. It can be made really quickly and without much of the trouble so no flustrations. Even fitting the invisible zip went nice and smooth (despite the fact that my machine failed on sewing the zip) The pattern and the instructions were very straight forward and helpful.
The only problem I have encountered was the sizing. The skirt turned to be 2 sizes to big even when I cut the pattern a size too small. But do I regret it? No! I'll just make another one:)))

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Half-an-hour projects take 1

Those cushion covers were made on request in 20 min. Nothing special but they are blue, fluffy and add a bit of colour to our lounge not mentioning the sofa. Sasha loves them already:)

My variation of Craftsy's Book Bag

 Inspired by Book Bag I decided to make my own one. I didn't follow exactly the pattern- went slightly my way, which is not bad- just different. Fabric if thin (cotton) reinforced by an interfacing and I attached just a ribbon handle. Not bad for an hour project I hope:)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The stitch lounge photos

As the Stitch Lounge is back in two weeks I might as well post some photos from the last one:)

 These are the links to the last post of mine, just to ease it up:
bee skirt

emergency dress

Whipstitch- another inspiration

I guess I came across Whipstitch on CraftGossip and OMG! So inspirational!
First there was the tutorial with the film to it:

then I found the post on the blog about emergency dress:
What Deborah wrote about the dress and the attitude to sewing- got me thinking, so, 1/ On my way to at last finish my project; 2/ prepare to make the bee skirt

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Fabric book covers from Craftsy

Fabric book cover
 This is going to be my next project:) Plus I just had a request for our own cushions to be covered with blue fluffy fabrics. I am going to be veeery busy! yeah:)

The Diary of the Mad Quilter - part !

This is it! The entry form is in the Gallery, now the time comes for actual work:)
      What needs to be done:
*choose the size
*draw the project
*choose fabrics
*compose the whole
*stitch together
*back with fabric and label
*deliver to the gallery
*hope they will accept it for display
Well, let's get it started! :)
I hope those entries will keep me going and I will be able to complete this task.
Keep your fingers crossed:) x

Fife Art Exhibition press release link

Saturday, 27 August 2011

good-bye present for a very special person

A great person was leaving our team and she needed a special good-bye present. As we cannot use kids' images to anything I came up with another idea:) And there is the result:)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

The Tea Set- wedding present

It's finally finished- the wedding present for my old friend- the Tea Set. Tea cosy with special embroidery, two mug hugs and two mug rugs. Hope they like it:)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

art&craft library

Wooho! I seem to be very active today!;P
Back to the topic:)
For some tame I was looking for books on sewing, crafts, quilting etc. and was slightly terrified when checking the prices. As I am fairly new "in the business" I thought I cannot effort buying books without checking if there are of any use for me. Then I discovered that my libraries have vast amounts of great books on topics I am interested in. I have to say I enjoy collecting new ones every week, writing down ideas in my own sewing scrapbook and if the book is useful- ordering one for myself. Soon I am going to publish the titles I found very interesting- my own reference library:)
Back to sewing!
Have a lovely day:)

where to find materials for your work?

What I am going to write now isn't probably any news for most of the crafters, but from the beginning of FuFiFu (that's the shorter version of Funky Frilly Furry;)) I was wondering where on Earth I am going to stock up without the fear of bankruptcy. Then one day when I was clearing out my wardrobe I found plenty of good quality dresses, tops, scarves and other fabrics that I won't either wear nor sell as they are scarred in some way and they are too good quality to throw away. What could go to charity shops already is there so why not have a great window panel from a slightly ripped rushed skirt? Or a tea cosy from a size 4 polka dot dress no one wants to even try on? Does it sound like my own definition of upcycling? ;)

patchworkdelights: A productive bank holiday

patchworkdelights: A productive bank holiday: "We had visitors today and ok I may have been a bit rude, but after dinner I went upstairs to finish quilting a mug rug. It is a custom orde..."

Razzle Dazzle Quilter: Mug Rug Tutorial

Razzle Dazzle Quilter: Mug Rug Tutorial: "Here it is at last! WARNING!! These rugs are like potato chips – one is not enough. Fabric requirements: 6 ½ ″ by 9 ½ ″ piece of battin..."

I love this! How about creating a set: Tea cosy, mug hugs and mug rugs? Think that my friend Magda who ordered a cosy might have a bonus:)

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

fifedirect - - Have you got the Art Factor?

I have just looked at the date and relized OMG! the time is running and the project is far far away from being ok! AAAA!
fifedirect - - Have you got the Art Factor?

Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Stitch Lounge is back!

The second Stitch Lounge is back in September giving an amazing opportunity for budding seamsters and seamstresses to go crazy with their creation in a space of nearly 48 Hrs. Brand new Sewing machines provided by Singer plus lots of fabric plus lots of fun and delightful atmosphere. If you are in Edinburgh 24-25 September pop in to Inspace to wither have look or join in creation. Event for free.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Wonderfully awkward: The fastest, easiest pillowcase ever

Wonderfully awkward: The fastest, easiest pillowcase ever: "Today turned out to be an incredibly productive day. I finished all 7 of the bridesmaids pouches for my friend Bonz (her name is also Bonnie..."

Saturday, 23 July 2011

patchworkdelights: Coffee anyone?

patchworkdelights: Coffee anyone?: "Despite the wind and rain myself and my friend Eimear had a great day at the Sage and Stone Farmers Market (we'll be there again end of Jul..."

patchworkdelights: Customised Baby Ball

patchworkdelights: Customised Baby Ball: "A quick one Further to my WIP Wednesday post I finished the baby ball, one tick off the list. Here she is and my friend was really really ..."

Saturday, 16 July 2011

my inspiration

That is my inspiration for my submissions for Fife Art Exhibition:)
Got creative yesterday, creating two tea cosies- one for my Granny and the one with a bold flower for a friend.

And I figured out how to re-purpose a pouch into a glasses cover:) 

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Welcome, dear Visitor, to my crazy world of crafts. As I have just started my journey with blogs and websites I hope there won't be many hiccups:)

As tomorrow is my birthday I am making myself a nice dress. My second one I ever made and first one out of pattern. I still have a couple of hours to finish- pieces cut, some of them still need to dry- now it's time to stitch. Wish me luck:)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Let's get that party started:)

A very warm welcome to you, visitor! Apologies for anything which is not working properly yet- it's still work in progress.