Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29 of February - one and only for next 4 years

What a great date - 29 February!
Only 4 Million people in the world have a birthday today.Are they happy people?
Are the unique? And different?
Today I want to share with you a special project.
The idea was born when I met a special woman. She was not born on 29.02. but she is  very special, very positive so deserve to be mentioned today.
She collect keys. I have passion for fabrics.
Do you guess what I made?
You need:
 a piece of wire, some rests of fabrics 1 inch width and double sided tape.
Wave the wire in a shape like key.
Sew together all the stripes in a long band.
 Add a small piece of tape at the beginning.
 And start to wrap stripe round the key.

When finished add a piece of tape to secure the end of fabric and stick.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Some gifts without order

Some people need special attention.
We forget about this and suddenly understand how much they worth.
Special gift for special people.
Spring potholder.
 Keychain for a new Toyota.
Made with LOVE!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Waiting for the dinner ...

Table decor or simply useful organizer?
At the very beginning this case was only a place to put in a set for serving and a napkin.
When began sewing I was sure I have to make as a table decoration.
I have chosen heavy cotton with print for outside fabric and nice linen brown for inside.
Very simple, but looks elegant.

Sunday, February 12, 2012



GREAT DAY for me!
 I am so excited!
I am featured in 100 modern quilts in Week of composition.
 For who that doesn't know what is it:
 "The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of over 100 guilds across the country and world.  Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community."
There are such famous quilter in the Planning Committee:
Alissa Haight Carlton
Jacquie Gering
Elizabeth Hartman
Latifah Saafir 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Love is in the air...

I am in Sewing Trends ~ Valentine’s Day! on the blog Sew Mama Sew.
I am so happy and proud.
In the "ocean of patchwork" I was noticed.
One week ago Melanie from SewMamaSew asked me to publish a picture of my project In this trend.
Now all is reality.
This it the first project sewn on my new Bernina.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Organize this mess!

Do you feel angry you couldn't find anything in the bag?

I do. A friend of mine does, too. So I decide to help her and made this organizer. A gift for a great friend!

I want to share with you. It is very simple to sew.
I used polyester felt - it is very light weight so is a great decision for woman bags :)
1 piece of felt 24" x 5"
1 piece of felt 24" x 6"
bias stripes 1,5 " for binding - 90" will be enough
a snap hook
some colourful scraps for applique
fusible web (optional)
Step1. Preparing the front side.
Get the more narrow piece (24"x5") and draw lines for the pockets.
There are from left to right - 3" for keys, 5" for wallet, 4" for cell phone, 1,5" for pen, 5" for glasses, 5,5" for notes paper sheets.
I made small pictures from different scraps, and appliqued them on the felt.

Cut 24" bias stripe ans sew right side down the whole length.
Bind and stitch by machine.
Step2. Preparing a key chain.
Cut a stripe 10"long ,1,5"width , fold and iron.
Fold, stitch and at one end stitch a snap hook and other stitch to the bottom of front piece where will be the pocket for keys.
 Step3. Sewing pockets.

 Put both pieces of felt together, aligned to the bottom. Stitch the lines between the pockets.

 Step 4. Binding the whole organizer.

Attach some bias stripes to become about 63" length, put it right side down and begin sewing . When reach to the corner, stop.
Repeat with all corners.
Bind and stitch by machine.
The organizer is finished.
Oh, I forget my new machine can embroider letters. I made a label and stitched by hand:)
My friend liked the organizer.
What about you?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flowers, flowers

How long could it take sewing of a quilt?
Ask 10 different people and they answer that it depends.
Ask me and I couldn't give a clear answer, too.
My flowers in the air will turn almost a year. This is a 99% hand made project.
I likes very much hexagon Grandma gardenand at he beginning thought to make something similar.
When began combining the flowers I noticed that it appeared something different.
But I had sewn together 4 or 5 of the flower, so leaved them in this order.
Added green and blue as grass and sky for the background.

Now I have to stitch all the hexagons to the top. By hand, of course.
Then add batting, back and quilt. Some hours sewing. 30 or more?
Nobody knows?
I wish I finish till Palm spring!