Friday 30 April 2010

Crocheted mornings

I decided to improve my crocheting technique, little by little. I'm still in the Granny squares period.
Flickr is a wonderful place for inspiration and to get help.

A little exercise which started  here

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday 20 April 2010

It's spring, it's windy, it's pinwheel!

The weather inspired me to choose the pattern for one of my-to-do-list project.
It's for another cushion.Made by me but not for me.
I decided to try a good illustrated tutorial from Rachel Griffith.
This is the briefing (as always, my pictures look bad because I have neither good light nor good camera): 



And ready to go!

Have a beautiful day!

Monday 12 April 2010

Spring clothes

This weekend we were to our country home.
The hard winter left painful traces in my garden.The most beautiful roses have the branches burned by the frost and until now they don't have signs of life...I couldn't take any photo of them.
Otherwise the cherry trees and my dear Magnolia are flourishing along with the early spring little flowers.
Enjoy a few images of them.

Have a beautiful week!

Monday 5 April 2010

Looking for ideas!

April is here and I think that a good way to begin a new spring month is working, of course.
Unfortunate I'm not so productive, I work to slow and I don't manage to have fluency. The cause is simple: I don't have a good organized space only for sewing, at home. As I don't like the disorder and dusted things I'm wasting my time to pack and unpack my fabrics, threads, ribbons......(they are in boxes!) every time I have a project to do.And I choose only those projects that don't take too much time to finish them, because I don't like the disorder that can't be avoided in such cases...
Besides, it is quite tiring: my computer and sewing machine are in a  room and my so-called cutting table is in another  room...Fortunately, the distance between them is short!
That's why it became necessary that in my very-soon home improvements (painting the walls, new furniture...) to include some new storage and work spaces, but without intruding the natural way of living in my home.
How could this happen?   
I need some ideas.
I would be extremely grateful if you would send to me some images  by email, or some links if you want to spare a wee bit of  time with a little comment :o)
I  must mention that my rooms are not so big, I live in an apartment, so ingenuity must be pushed to the maximum! 

Meanwhile, as my today post not to be boring, I show you some images of my two recent pillow cases, one decorating already  someone else's  couch.

First, I chose to try one block of the pattern Polka Dottie Posies from Quilter's World (April 2008), page 54.
I cut the bottom part of the original block (the flower pot) to better fit my square shaped cushion (50 cm).

I quilted it and I chose to embellish it with some ribbons and buttons.

Then, because I made some mistakes, I sewed another one.   
  With other colors.

This time my inspiration told me to do like this:
Mmmm, do you see? I exercised my quilting technique.I must tell you again that I am a very beginner in quilting and when I quilted what do you see in the above image I almost forgot to breathe....I have a simple Brother model of sewing machine and I don't like its quilting foot, because I don't have good visibility.
And as I am not a trained quilter, you realize how intense I concentrate myself to do aesthetic stitches...And because of this foot I still make a lot of mistakes....
But finally, my second cushion looked like this:

One last picture before living
Good bye!
My blue flower left alone...
Hmmm....Not quite! 
With another "sister". A crocheted one

Well, I think is enough for today.
Please, don't forget the help I'm asking you!
Looking forward  to receive beautiful great ideas for my improved work space,
I wish you as always

Have a beautiful day!

Saturday 3 April 2010

Happy Easter! ♥♥♥ Paste fericit!

Happy Easter to you all!

I wish you to have wonderful clear days and  all the dear people you want
around you !

I hope that these images with my just colored eggs to cheer you on! 

 And of course, I wish you to

Have only beautiful days!