Monday, December 17, 2007

Two small finishes

I have a couple of small finishes to share this time that I haven't been able to show until now. They were made as little gifts and are now with their new owners.
First is A Rosey Year scissor fob by Shepherds's Bush. I thought this was perfect for Francoise who adores all things pink :)
It's very small so you'll probably see it better if you click on the picture for a better view.
Next is a small pincushion from the Blackbird Designs book A Needle and Thread.
Heidi has a love of the countryside and somehow this little bird seemed just right for her.
I tea dyed the trim on the pincushion because I couldn't find any that was not garish in colour and I used fabric from the Blackbird Designs Sweet Romance line to back it.
This will probably be my last post this year as we leave for UK on Thursday 20th and will not return to Spain until 1st January.
Before I go I want to thank each and every one of you for your wonderful friendship and for all the nice comments you've left on my blog. Blogging wouldn't be any fun at all without YOU so thanks for stopping by.
I wish everyone all the very best for the holiday season. Good health and happiness in 2008 and above all a productive year whatever your chosen crafts.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My first quilt top finished!

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. It's not that I'm not busy making things - just that they can't be shown here. Hopefully after Christmas I'll be able to share lots of pictures.
One thing I can show is my very first quilt top.
The block design is the Goshen Star from Quilters Cache and the fabrics are by Thimbleberries. The background is from the Sedona Skies range and the red is from Circle of Love.
I still need to add borders and then the fun of sandwiching the quilt together etc. I'm going to need a lot of help! It's all new to me so it'll be a while before you see the finished product. It's already taken me a year to get this far!
Another thing I finished recently is a crochet afghan in pineapple stitch. This took about a year as well but only because I was stuck on the pattern instructions for the last two border rows. I finally got it figured out and now the afghan is ready for chilly winter nights in front of the TV.
The last thing I have to show you is the contents of a little package I received from Domy in France.
I never cease to be amazed at the kindness of other bloggers.
Domy had seen my last post where I mentioned making the finished Home Sweet Home design into a pillow. She thought she had the perfect fabric for it and she certainly did!
She not only sent the fabric but a gorgeous little fob she'd made that is the perfect size for my needle threader together with a postcard showing me where she lives.
The best part was that the envelope was decorated all over with artwork and the cutest little message from her ten year old daughter Clara.
Thank you so much Domy and Clara :)