A Quilted Delight

 

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I quite often see things on Pinterest, which I love and would love to make, but they would not have a purpose.  Sometimes I pin them anyway, hoping that an event or occasion will come up and I can get my craft on!

A few weeks ago I saw this tutorial for a quilted baby book.  I thought the idea was adorable!  It combined a range of skills; quilting, embroidery, appliqué.  Many of which I haven’t completed recently or for a number of years.  I can confidently say that I can do all three.  However, I haven’t done them for a while so this skill set is a bit rusty!

I have a friend back in England, who at the time of this creation, was pregnant but didn’t know if she was having a boy or a girl.  I thought that this would be a lovely gift as it is very neutral!  I was organised when I went shopping for the fabric.  I made a comprehensive list and tried not to overbuy on fabric.  Even though I did this, I still have loads of spare material left over!

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A Sneaky Peek … and a Mini Giveaway!

So, I have been a little quiet on the blogging side this week!  I have been very busy sewing BUT I can’t really do proper blog posts about my creations for a couple of weeks!  They will be going across the Atlantic as presents for a few people back home!

However, I thought I could give you all a sneaky peek of what I have made!!

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AND in addition to this sneaky peek at my new creations… I am also going to announce that once I get to 100 followers, I’m going to run a little giveaway from my fabric stash 🙂  Just as a little celebration!!

The First Dress

The time had come to make something that was a little more complicated.  I had picked up 2 old patterns a couple of weeks ago but was a bit hesitant to use them as I have never used a ‘proper’ pattern before.  I have cut around items, used simple printed patterns from the internet and freestyled a bit.  I decided to go for the Butterick 3664.  I wasn’t really sure how to find the year the pattern was made, but it was bought in an antique store so that makes it old right?

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Ooooooohhh Sewing Take 2!

Coming to Alabama meant that I had to leave ALL of my sewing supplies at home.  As I walked out of our house, I could hear my sewing machine crying. 😦

When we arrived in Mobile, Adam found a bargain of a machine online and bought it for me on the understanding that I made him some pyjamas!  Good deal!

We found the local fabric store and it was AMAZING!  There isn’t just a couple of isles of fabric…..there is a full row of fabric isles at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft!!!  I got some essentials; pins, scissors, cutting mat etc and bought a range of fabric without going overboard.

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Good Intentions!

As always, I had good intentions last Summer to blog regularly and make many new crafty things.  Once back at school (I’m a teacher!), I didn’t have time to do either.  Well, I have made a late resolution to try and pick both back up!

I haven’t completely abandoned sewing as I have bought lots of new things, purchased some little pattern books and I made a quilt for a Christening gift!

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