October 15, 2014

Lovely Autumn

I created these quilted fabric coasters with these cute pumpkins for these beautiful autumn days.


My RDTT team on Etsy started a lovely new blog and I am so glad that my Pumpkin Coasters are featured! You can see some other beautiful autumn items there:



And some autumn items from my shop:




Have a lovely autumn days!

June 12, 2014

Quilted Pencil Case Rollin Rollin - Work In Progress

The end of the school year is coming. In the class of my niece the parents decided to give quilted pencil cases as presents to the teachers and they asked me to make them. I started to collect together fabrics in a way that they, while not looking all the same, belong to the same family. These rose covered fabrics were purchased back in Italy and they look beautiful together.

 As today is a Work In Progress Wednesday, I will step back in time for a bit and show you this afternoon’s WIP pencil cases! Here the cases are already finished up and I just have to make the room for the pencils. 

     
 
Waiting to fill up:


 I loaded the pencils, so if I roll up the case I can decide where to sew the button to close it up:


 They are finished!


I posted them this evening and I hope that not only will they get to there in time but the teachers will like them as well!

More Work In Progress are here:
http://www.freshlypieced.com/2014/06/wip-wednesday-progress-sort-of.html
and
http://estheraliu.blogspot.hu/2014/06/wow-prioritizing-wips.html
and
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.hu/2014/06/lets-bee-social-24.html

And here is a special, really lovely post from my Quiltsy team on Etsy about 2 team quilts. I've also sent two 4 patch blocks to Patricia and after this long travel I could find one of them on the 2nd quilt! :) Thank you so much for your beautiful work!
http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.hu/2014/06/wips-on-wednesday.html


May 29, 2014

Fabric Coasters - Work In Progress

 

(First thing first: I am afraid that blogspot has a problem with the greens, because I have no idea how my lovely pastel greens became these wild wild greens on these photos. Sorry!)

These Shabby Chic coasters are almost finished, I've already sewed the green binding for it. The binding that is folded back is being held by the pins while I sew it down with my sewing machine on the front side "in the ditch".


Previously I always did the last sewing on the back by hand, but with lot of practice I finally learned how to do it with my sewing machine. I really loved to sew these last closing stitches with my hands in a comfortable armchair in front of the television, but I do have to admit that this way is a lot faster and thanks to all the practice by now it looks just as good.


More Work In Progress are here:
http://www.freshlypieced.com/2014/05/wip-wednesday-sewing-for-me.html
and
http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.hu/2014/05/wips-on-wednesday_28.html
and
http://estheraliu.blogspot.hu/2014/05/wow-polka-dot-points.html
and
http://www.sewmuchado.com/2014/05/we-did-it-wednesday-206.html

May 24, 2014

Fabric Journal Reloaded

I am working on a couple of new fabric journals as even though I know that modern tools are very helpful, but I trust that there are others in the world like me, who actually like to note down their thoughts into a notebook, to scribble down a good receipt quickly or to happen to design their very next crafting project.

I will get a few pictures of the new ones as they get finished, but in the meanwhile here is two of my fabric journals which I have taken some new pictures of. My lovely Canon 40D camera is still quite new for me and I still have to learn a lot but I already love the pictures that I am able to take with it very much.

One of them is this beige-vanilla journal with the rosebuds and lace, really womanlike piece, even a bride could take quick notes of her wedding ideas in it.


I know Christmas is still pretty far off, but to look at a Poinsettia is always very pleasant, and I especially liked this Scottish tartan fabric alongside it. :)


February 27, 2013

Quilting and Beads

I’ve been thinking about it for weeks before (or instead of) falling to sleep, I even saw its color in front of me. Then newer colors as well that could also make it work. Finally last week I bought the new pintuck foot for my Elna 7300 and began to actualize.


Even though the foot didn’t work out (or I am clumsy), I still didn’t give up and kept trying until I achieved the result that I wanted to.


And here comes my favorite part where I already embroider the beads. :)



More Work In Progress are here:
http://www.freshlypieced.com/2013/02/wip-wednesday-another-busy-week.html
and
http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.com
and
http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2013/02/we-did-it-wednesday_26.html 
and My Creative Space
http://blogs.kidspot.com.au/villagevoices/my-creative-space-outdoor-dining-circa-1973

February 3, 2013

The Winners of the Raffle

The raffle closed down on Thursday night. Finally 960 tickets were sold, which is fantastic! Estella used the random number generator on Friday and got the winners. Everyone who purchased a ticket can check in the following blogpost whether they are among the lucky winners!
http://star-of-the-east.blogspot.hu/2013/02/and-winners-are.html
Even though I didn’t win, I still feel very lucky as I can be a part of a very loving and supporting team and I can experience what it’s like to have so many people join together on Etsy and on Facebook for a good cause.

I’d like to thank everyone for their help and support, and congratulations for all the winners!

You can find everything about this raffle in my previous posts or in Estella's blog:
http://star-of-the-east.blogspot.pt/search/label/raffle

Sandra’s items in her shop - thanks to everyone - are depleting at a high rate, but you may still go and purchase some of her beautiful ceramics!

And I curiously await who won my Blue Roses Coasters and in which direction they will depart to into the world. :)


January 31, 2013

The Last Raffle Day - For A Friend

Here are all the gorgeous prizes (with my Blue Roses Coasters), there will be 55 winners, you can be one of them by buying a ticket or more, thank you!


You can find everything about this raffle in my previous post or in Estella's blog:
http://star-of-the-east.blogspot.pt/search/label/raffle
Thank you so much for your help!

January 21, 2013

Monday Moodboard - For A Friend


 
Every beautiful item is from Sandra's shop, Azulado on Etsy. You can find it here:

A few days before Christmas, our Etsy friend Sandra lost her husband to cancer. It was discovered in an advanced state and he was gone in a matter of months, forty years old. Sandra and her husband were self employed as restorers of historical tiles, so seven or eight months before his death they weren't able to work. He, too ill, she, taking care of him. They have a five years old boy.

Sandra's Etsy team, EST spirit wants to help her, and so we are organizing a raffle to collect money. There are more than FIFTY prizes to be won, all of them donated by her team members. We will run this raffle for ten days, and at the end of these ten days, more than FIFTY WINNERS will get a prize. There are items for women, men and children, for every taste. To win, you can buy tickets for 5 USD.

You can see more details here: www.star-of-the-east.blogspot.com

Please share if you can! Thank you so much!

December 10, 2012

Blue Ice - Monday Moodboard

Yes, it is really cold here!


You can check more Moodboards at Estella's blog!

Have an awesome Monday!

December 3, 2012

Thank You For The Music! - Monday Moodboard

You must be familiar with the feeling when a song sets the mood for your whole day. This is what happened to me yesterday with the ABBA hit that still has its effects on me today. This is probably because it has reminded me of a certain nice summer night.

I watched the movie Mamma Mia on DVD back then, but so many people praised it beforehand that the expected buzz was somehow missing. Then on this summer night it was showed in the movie theater of a local small town (11pm!) and we went to see it. And on this summer night in the crowded theatre, laughing and crooning together with the other viewers and my husband next to me the magic somehow worked.

“Thank You For The Music” was the last song in the movie showing as the credits rolled and almost everyone left already but we stayed until the very end and then had a great walk in the still pretty warm night. This is a nice memory and a really good Mood to start the week with.

You can check more Moodboards at Estella's blog!

Have a nice week!

Edit: Brenda mentioned that she will find and listen this song. So here it is: