Buzy Day August 2014

Hoo hoo!

Hoo hoo I’m done! This week I made 26 felted little hanging owl decorations! I made them for a friend’s birthday tea. She is giving each guest one as a little gift!

I found this adorable pattern from Jessica Levitt @ Juice bits, click on the link and scroll down and you will find the pattern template. I enlarged the pattern template by 30%, the owl’s body, wings and eyes are made out of pastel / ice cream coloured felts, the bellies are cut from various Kaffe Fasset fabrics and attached using appliqué paper. I machine buttonhole stitched each felted owl. Jessica stuffed her owls, I didn’t.

Till next week!

Love
NikkiM

Tidying up loose ends!

Last week I mentioned I was “tidying up loose ends” all of the tasks were for other people and events!

Quilting a quilt for a friend!

Quilting a quilt for a friend!


Sewing a binding on a quilt for a friend!

Sewing a binding on a quilt for a friend!


Making a "disappearing 9 patch" samples for a demo for a quilt meeting.

Making a “disappearing 9 patch” samples for a demo for a quilt meeting.


Happy crafting!
Love
NikkiM

Roll on Spring!


Life on this side of the world has been rolling along! I can feel spring is on the way and my summer frocks and sandals are starting to call! Hope the winter has not been too cold for my summer wear and they have not shrunken a little bit! Hehe!

This week I managed to knit little I first saw this pattern in Funky Air Bear, a blog I follow, she used Marianna’s All-in-One Sleeveless Tops for young girls pattern. I used African Expressions – Harmony, 100% Merino Wool – colour 2281 knitted on a number 4mm needle and it should fit a one year old.

I have fallen in love with knitting cardigans from the neck down. No sewing and only two threads to sew away! Love it!

At present, I’m buzy tiding up loose ends. Will tell you more about this next week!

Love
NikkiM

Satisfied Saturday!

Well I’m a very happy quilter/crafter! I managed to finish knitting the striped stole, hand sew the binding onto the flannel quilt and finished the second border of my “Dear Jane” quilt!

Striped stole.

Striped stole.


Looking back at my post I started knitting the striped stole, June 16, 2014 as I posted about it on June 21, 2014. It took me a month to knit, I finished knitting the border on July 20, 2014! Finished size is 80cm x 193cm (31½“x 76”) it was knitted with various brands of sock wool, the pattern indicated a 100g skein of the various colour ways, this was far too much. You only need 50g of a colour and 100g skein for the border knit. This stole is going to come in very hand as we are planning another trip to Europe over Christmas and New Year!
Flannel quilt.

Flannel quilt.


The flannel quilt I made out of various pieces of flannel I had in my stash I used a pattern I have shared with you on a previous post, if you would like a copy of the pattern please click on “Quilt Throw”. I made the flannel quilt bigger, finished size 165cm x 190cm (65” x 75”). I made this quilt for my youngest son, he collected it yesterday.
Dear Jane.

Dear Jane.


The Five Year War with “Dear Jane” is still on, I managed to finish the second border! Two more to go, then I am done!

I better get back at Jane otherwise she may think I have deserted again and it ends up being a Six Year War!

Love
NikkiM

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