Monday 25 November 2013

Sweet Childhood Memories

Long time ago, when I was a little girl, I owned a pair of shoes. My absolutely favourite and the most beautiful red and white shoes, with tiny golden snap fasteners and decorative rings on the front. Why do I remember this particular pair of shoes? I don't really know.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

A Pretty Card From a Secret Partner

Not every time I get so excited when the postman arrives. This was long-awaited mail from an unknown country and an unknown swap partner. As you know, I participated in Artist Trading Cards Swap that was organised by Ali from Very Berry Handmade. You can check out the photos of all the amazing cards on Flickr group.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Tutorial: Fabric Boxes For Bits and Bobs

I love new and interesting storage solutions. Some time back, while working on bento lunch bags, I came up with this simple and effective pattern for small boxes that you can easily make with fabric.

I really like that these boxes are light and soft, cut off threads and scraps don't easily fall out if the box is tipped over and I can fold and store the boxes away if I don't need them. I thought I would share this idea with you.

Sunday 10 November 2013

Inspiration + Patchwork + Stitches = Place Mat

Do you get inspired by work of others? Do you feel sometimes that you have to make something particular and you have to make it now?

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Work in Progress: Red Shoes

When I was little, I had a pair of shoes. My ever so favourite, the best and the most beautiful red and white shoes. I was only three at that time but I still remember how they looked, even the tiny golden studs are still clear in my mind. I remember how they felt on my small feet and the sound they made when I walked.

So here I am, many many years later trying to make an applique of that fancy pair of shoes. I hope I haven't overestimated my abilities and patience, and I would be able to finish what I have in mind despite a few failed attempts already.

Friday 1 November 2013

Lost in Books...

Yes, I have been lost in books for the last few days. Not the reading type, but sewing books. Teeny-tiny needle books to be exact. I realised that my stitching companion desperately needed a small addition; a place to keep the needles in.