Friday, 20 July 2018

Little purses

On my to-do list this week, I had 2 additional little purses that I was planning to make for my youngest daughter's teachers' assistants. 
I used some coated cotton for the top and some glitter cotton for the bottom. I also used the same cheerful French fabric for the lining. 
I used 2 strips of black 2.5 x 6.5 and a piece of glitter 6.5 x 6.5 for the outside and 2 pieces 1.5 x 2.5 for the little tabs on either side of the zip. 
For the lining I used 2 pieces 6.5 x 5 
The purses came together very easily and relatively quickly and used this tutorial by for the zip tabs. I love the way it looks and how it finishes the top really neatly.
I was lucky to find the right zips in my stash too, matching colours and correct size!
 I like those little purses very much and I think they make cute little pressies. I could easily see more of these in my future... if only I had more free time!
And that another cross off my Q3 FAL list as well as more OPAM for July.

Celine

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Seeing double?

School is nearly over and for once, I finished all the teachers' gifts early, as in very early (not early in the night before the last day!) - up to a week before. The last pouch I made is an almost exact repetition of the previous one, that's why you could think you're seeing double!

This third one open-wide pouch is for my son's lovely teacher. I used the tutorial by Stitch Mischief again and the same coated cotton fabric from the Cloth House Warehouse sale that I had used before with some lovely cotton glittery fabric that I bought recently for the outside. Inside I also used the same "French" print as before and this time, I didn't cut the piece in half in the middle but 1'' off to avoid having all the seams together

This is my first project off my Q3 FAL list and one more OPAM for July as well as the second half of my One monthly goal.
And of course, when I thought I was all done with presents for teachers, my youngest decided that she also wanted something for the teacher's assistants in her class so more to come!
Also linking to Whoop Whoop Friday and Let's Bee Social.
Celine

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Postcard from Vancouver

Finally! Postcard #11 is finished. I can't even remember when I started stitching this postcard from Vancouver but it has taken a looong time... not helped by the fact that I have had to unstitch so many times and quite a lot of it too. Anyway a few hours in the car at the week-end means that I have finished it. And that also means that I have only one left now to finish this sampler from 2 years ago...

Celine

Monday, 9 July 2018

Q3 Finish Along

Time to make another list and I must admit I am torn between a ridiculously long list or a more focused one this time! Just because with the ridiculously long list it sometimes overwhelming. But then on the other end, the more focused list might mean than some "on-going" projects might get "forgotten about".... Plus of course during the summer there is usually less time to sew, holidays and lots of other activities.... Anyway, I have taken a few projects off for now as I now I am not going to work on them before the end of the summer but the list is still very long!

Quilts:

1. Modern HST triangles (19 blocks are done), this one is hopefully also a serious contender for this quarter but I seem to have lost part of a block...

2. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???) 

3. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....) - there is a new sew-along starting in August maybe, this is my chance!

4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done - it would be nice to pick it up again

5. Bubble blocks quilt - I now have a flimsy ready for the next step! so if the frame comes out this quarter I should be able to finish it.

6. Scrappty trip - only  blocks done so far
7. Gipsy Wife (in progress), I would really like to pick this one again....

9. Granny Squares quilt - 60 blocks from 5 years ago
10. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago


Bags etc:
1. Power trip bag - not started 
2. Passport cover (up, up and away) for me
3. Handbag for me 
4. Toothbrush pouches x 2
5. Teacher's pouch 
6. Teachers' purses x 2
7. Pencil case
8. Colouring pencils roll
9. Postcard of the world cross-stitch -  only 2 and a little more postcards to finish




Dressmaking:
1. Lander trousers - navy
2. Lander trousers - burgundy
3. Lander shorts - green
4. Suki kimono (dressing gown)- dusty pink
5. Kielo grey - nearly finished
6. Pauline dress for C with blue fabric
7. Demoiselle dress for A - kit
8. Tabor V-neck - dark grey
9. Kyoto top
10. Voltaire top
11. Forester jacket with magic fleece
12. Winter coat (outerwear workshop)
13. Barkcloth dress Marbella 
14. Daphne day dress barkcloth 
15. Belladone dress barkcloth 
16. Acacia underwear
18. Dropje Sweater
19. 
Breeze shirt
20. Fumeterre skirt
21. Yoga pants
22. Activewear
23. Suki kimono, short cover
24. Ostara top
25. Ogden kimono

Linking to Q3 FAL 2018

Celine

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Teacher's present

2 more weeks until school breaks up and we have been having an incredible hot and sunny spell here, which makes everyone long for the holidays even more! I must admit that despite having some quieter time this week-end, my motivation to do anything was close to 0 and I didn't manage to do as much as I had hoped! Anyway, that's OK because I have at least finished one more teacher's present. And this is so unlike me, not to scramble at the last minute and finish at midnight the day before... maybe with age, I am a little more reasonable. Or fearful not to make it because at the moment sewing time in the evenings has all but disappeared sadly!

Anyway this one is for my youngest daughter's lovely teacher and is another open-wide pouch using once again the
 tutorial by Stitch Mischief that I discovered last week. I used the same coated cotton fabric from the Cloth House Warehouse sale that I had used before with some lovely cotton glittery fabric that I bought recently for the outside. It lovely and bright!

And for the inside I found a cheerful and lovely "French" print on an Instagram destash recently that I knew would be perfect for just those pouches for the teachers. The only thing with the tutorial cutting the lining as one single piece is that it doesn't quite work for directional prints, unless you don't mind having one side upside down. And of course, I only realised that after I had cut and interfaced my piece. Because it bothered me, I cut it in half and sew it back together to have both side the right way up.
I now have an exact same one cut out for my son's teacher too. I was planning to sew both in parallel but when I hit that issue with the directional print, I thought it would be safer to finish one first and see how it went.
But for now, this is one very last project I can link to Q2 FAL since the linky party is not closed yet. The next pouch will be for the Q3 FAL list!
One OPAM for July and half of my One monthly goal
Also linking to Whoop Whoop Friday and Let's Bee Social.

Celine

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Q2 FAL recap

Time to look at the crazy long lilst.... Sadly no finished quilts but at least one top ready for quilting, when the fram finally comes out! Lots of dressmaking sewing (again) and another great bag. I did cross a few off my list, and after all, that's what matters I think :-)

Quilts:
1. HK quilt for E (all cut) - I would really like to make it as a birthday present so that should be a serious contender for this quarter

2. Modern HST triangles (19 blocks are done), this one is hopefully also a serious contender for this quarter

3. Super Mario quilt (half of the blocks done, a real UFO)

4. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???) 

5. Impromptu quilt (a real UFO) 

6. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....) 

7. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done - it would be nice to pick it up again

8. Bubble blocks quilt - I now have a flimsy ready for the next step! so if the frame comes out this quarter I should be able to finish it.

9. Cadence Court quilt - no started

10. Gipsy Wife (in progress), I would really like to pick this one again....

11. 365 challenge quilt (about 25% of the blocks done) - this quarter, I should pick it up again as this is more or less where I left off....
12. Zodiac BOM - hardly started
13. Granny Squares quilt - 60 blocks from 5 years ago
14. Basket weave quilts - blocks from 6 years ago
15. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago

Bags etc:
1. Blanche Bag for C - fabric picked - I have done her sister's one so now is a good time to make the second one - finished
2. Floral Supply Case - not started 
3. Power trip bag - not started 
4. Passport cover (up, up and away) for me
5. Handbag for me 
6. Toothbrush pouches x 2
7. Pouches for teacher's presents - 2 done


8. Postcard of the world cross-stitch -  only 1 and a little more postcards to finish now...




Dressmaking:
1. Orsola dress Nellie blouse- finished
2. Faux leather jacket / fabric picked
3. Imagine dress
4. Ginger jeans (sparkly blue)
5. Kaneel motto jacket
6. Lander trousers (silver)
7. Demoiselle dress for A 
8. Demoiselle dress for me 
9. Portia dress
10. CaliFaye Valley Blouse blue
11. Megan Nielsen Matilda dress
12. CaliFaye Valley Blouse black 
13. Colette violet
14. Orsola dress - for #sewtogether for summer - finished!
15. Swingset skirt C 
16. Jenna cardi black 
17. Jenna cardi white
18. Bubble dress by Blank Slate Pattern
19. Kyoto top
20. Blackwood cardigan blue 
21. Kielo dress - for #sewtogether for summer - finished

22. Pyjama M
23. Pyjama A 

24. Nightdress C
25. Nightdress for me
26. Pyjama for hubby
27. Uvita top
28. Cape
29. Moneta black and blue 
30. Moneta white and gold
31. Mayberry dress by Jennifer Laurel 
32. Brasov top
33. Barkcloth dress Marbella 
34. Daphne day dress barkcloth 
35. Belladone dress barkcloth 
36. North Point trousers
37. Acacia underwear - 1 pair done

38. Dropje Sweater
39. Voltaire top
40. Ogden cami - finished x 2




Celine

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July goals

Summer is here and with it will come the school holidays so I really don't know how much sewing I will manage to fit in.... but let's dream :-)

Hoping for finish
1. Teacher's presents. This will be my One monthly goal as school finishes later in the month!
2. Suki Kimono

3. Kielo wrap dress

4. Scrappy Trip Along


WIP
1. Farmer's wife 
2. Gipsy Wife - lots of catch up needed here 


3. Postcards of the world - 1 postcard to draw and 1 to finish 


4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - let's try to continue to make more blocks

UFO / Abandoned WIP
1. HST modern sampler quilt - (19 blocks) - this one was my February goal on the APQ UFO challenge, I need a few more blocks to finish this top, it would be good to get there


2. Dear Jane - aiming for 5 blocks
3. Mischief blocks  
4. Project 48 / Summer Solstice 
5. Super Mario quilt 
6. Impromptu quilt 
7. Bubbles quilt - this was my APQ UFO challenge for March, that I progressed from a pile of blocks to a flimsy ready for quilting next time the frame will be coming out. Maybe this month?
8. Zodiac BOM 
9. Granny Square - this was my APQ UFO challenge for April, and is currently a pile of blocks 



New Projects
1. Power trip bag 
2. Flora case
3. Cardigan
4. Colette blouse or shirt 
5. Demoiselle dress for A
6. Imagine dress  
7. Kenda dress for me
8. Bubble dress for A
9. Faux leather jacket 
10. Trapezette dress for C
11. Lander trousers - navy blue 
12. Passport wallet for me 
13. Gotham cape
14. Swingset skirt C 
15. Kyoto top
16. Pyjama M 
17. Pyjama A 
18. Nightdress C
19. Nightdress for me
20. Pyjama for hubby
21. Uvita top
22. Brasov top
23. Acacia underwear, more!
24. Cadence court
25. Tabor V-neck top
26. Yoga Pants
27. Lander trousers - wine 
28. Lander shorts - green
29. Dress C
30. Ostara top
31. Suki dressing gown
32. Kingfisher sew-along


Celine

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin