Sunday 28 February 2016

The Splendid Sampler: Block No. 1 and No. 2

I am very excited! I have joined the largest project ever (for me personally) with thousands of people sewing along around the world. The Splendid Sampler. Have you heard about it? A whole year of making 100 quilting blocks designed especially for this project.

Sunday 21 February 2016

Flowers, Teapot and Butterfly

A very simple, but I should say a rather delicate mug rug thanks to the Japanese cross-stitch design and this lovely floral fabric that I had only a tiny piece of. When I found this teapot and cup cross-stitch pattern, I instantly fell in love with it. Just a few crosses that can be stitched in any colour would make a lovely addition to any mat or a tea towel.

Saturday 20 February 2016

Valentine's Makes

Even though the Valentine's Day is well and truly over and a few decorations that we had hanging around are already packed away till the next year, I felt like sharing the things I made with you.

Friday 19 February 2016

Rustic Cherry Pie Recipe

What is your favourite treat? The perfect treat for me is something home baked. A cake, pie, cookies. There is nothing better than the house filled with a lovely aroma of fresh baking at any time of the day. Cinnamon rolls, sugar buns, poppy seed roll, chewy oaty cookies, french loaf, stromboli, apple pie... Oh, this list can go on and on. Baking for me is like a good therapy session really, especially the part when we all get together to enjoy a slice of baked goodness with a cup of tea.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Flex Frame Tulip Pouch

Last year I gave myself a little gift. A Japanese book called "Pattern Lessons of Patchwork". The book is full of different hand sewn quilting blocks with all the instructions in Japanese, but with very detailed step-by-step photos. The book really is amazing and inspiring.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Cross-Stitch Pillow

I mentioned before a gift with a condition that I received last year from a dear friend of mine. A beautiful embroidery "Winter Kiss" by Belle & Boo. My friend insisted that I made a pillow. What else apart from framing this lovely piece could I have done?! I suggested to her the idea of framing, but "only a pillow" I heard in return. Well, I am happy to say that I completed her request and turned her beautiful Belle & Boo cross-stitch embroidery into a pillow. Ta-dah!