Tuesday, 4 June 2013

As usual, I'm working on lots of things

It's been a while, hasn't it? I need to get better at blogging regularly.

One of the reasons I've been a bit slack over here is that I've also started a sister blog over at Tumblr: Kafoozalum Crafts. I'm using that blog really as an image board, for quick in-progress shots and that sort of thing, and I'll still be putting longer posts and tutorials and things here.

Here are a few recent projects!

This is my first Dresden block. It was easier than I expected, just fiddly. This is another one that will be added to my new house quilt.

Speaking of which, here are a few more blocks for that one:

Excuse the crap on the floor!

I'm pleased with the seaming and so on, but I wish I'd used red in place of pink on that last one. The pink makes it feel a bit washed-out, I think. I might just make another one with red - the finished quilt will have to have some repeated blocks, so there's no harm in it.

The bunting fabric is from the Simple Life range by Tasha Noel. I love it, it's proper sweet.

And speaking of bunting...

I got a commission for a custom bunting cushion last week, and as I had extra flags left over, I decided to stitch them on to a length of ribbon and make real bunting to match. The customer mentioned the cushion was for a nursery, so I thought it would make a nice freebie for (presumably) a new sprog.

Here's another cushion I've made. It's going to be part of a set of two for my dad, for Father's Day.

The fabric you can see here is Cath Kidston cotton. My dad is a football fan and a perpetual schoolboy, so I think he'll like this. It's backed with green and blue generic cottons. The second cushion will be patchwork in the same fabrics.

And finally, my current in-front-of-the-telly project:

Hexagons! I am sewing them by hand, and they are tiny, so this is going to be a long-term project. Each hexagon has a side of about 2cm. Because they are so mini, I am mainly using scraps for them at the moment, which I love. I hate wasting anything, especially pretty fabrics, so being able to use even the tiniest little pieces is quite gratifying.

I find sewing them really quite meditative, which isn't a word you'll hear me say often. :D I cut them and baste them at my desk, then bring them downstairs to sew in front of the TV. I like the idea that as I work on other projects, I will generate scraps which can be added to this, so hopefully it'll eventually act as a sort of journal of my projects.

That's enough for the moment. How are you? :)


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