Small houses

The last days I have been sewing small houses. This is a great way to use the scraps. The size of the ready house block is 4″ x 4″ so you can imagine how small the houses are. And I didn’t use the paper!! I made totally 24 blocks and I am thinking how to finish this house project.

Before showing you the photos I just want to say in case you didn’t see the sidebar: I started today in INSTAGRAM!!!You can also follow me there.

And now back to the houses:

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In the beginning:

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And this last picture I took in the evening without flash and that’s why the colours are smooth.

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This is I call happy sewing process ,I loved to play with the colours. This would be a lovely neighborhood to live!

Thanks for your sweet comments! Have a nice week and  happy sewing! x Anneli

 

 

 

Cake for two

Hi, few weeks ago I showed you the piece of cake I made. ( You can read the post here )

It was my daughter’s birthday coming and I thought to make something special. I choose from  318 Patchwork Patterns by Kumiko Fujita the pattern for the cake. After the first cake I decided to make another one. I was on a good way but didn’t keep going. The birthday was coming and I didn’t have time to hand sew more cakes. I had to decide what to do with two pieces of cake.  Thinking, thinking thinking..a pillow or two??  Then I found: It is not “Tea For Two” but it is  ” Cake For Two”  !!

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Have a nice week and  creative sewing! x Anneli

Stitching and a book cover

It is quite long time since I have been sewing with my machine. On these days I am hooked on hand stitching. Just sitting and taken few stitches…

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without knowing actually what I want to do,just letting my thoughts to fly…

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..I love birds and orange..these leafs have touch of velvet.

My daughter gives me her diary, she needs a book cover. I want to give her my bird with the leafs and few stitches. So the work starts:

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I finished late in the evening.

And today I started my day with this lovely view..

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Have a nice day and a lovely week! Till next time!  x Anneli

A piece of cake!

First of all, because this is my first posting here in this year I wish all you good health and joyful moments in this year!

What I have been doing these days? I have been doing the last month something what I was doing occasionally the last 12 months. It is a secret work and I hope it will be finished soon so I can show it to you. Actually it is almost ready. I just have to make a quilting and I am not sure how to do it because it is project with wool!

I made also something  I am going to show you now! I made a hexagon star. I spent a whole day by drawing different sizes of hexagon to make templates to find the size I wanted.

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I should have taken the photo from this star beside the matchbox  so you could see  the size but maybe it helps if I say that the outer edge is 4 “.

I also made one piece of cake  and it was not a piece of cake at all!I made the star above with paper – paper piecing and the piece of cake  without paper, just piecing!

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Huh, I had also to make hand sewing because there were tiny pieces and it was not possible to use sewing machine. In fact this could be a house too!! Anyway I think I am not going to put it down . I want to do some changes to this cake and I hope  I can show you soon the new piece.

Last evening I finished at least the tree I made applique. I made it a pillow and put the zipper behind. Can you see the ladybug under the tree?

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Few days ago we had snow here in our small town. The olive trees  were covered with snow!  We lost the snow at the same day and today it is again a “green” day.

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Till next time! x Anneli

Few days for Christmas

Last preparations for Christmas! It always happens me that all inspirations come at last minute and every year I say the same: Next year I will start earlier !

During these days I have been mostly knitting and just little bit sewing.

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Just few pictures in this post! I wish all you to be fine and enjoy these days without stress!

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x Anneli

Pouches,Boxes,Scraps

Everything started from here:

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I organized my scraps according the color. I try not to throw anything so I have a lot small leftovers and had to do something with them. I chose pink color and started to sew…

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But what to do with this small piece of new fabric?

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Maybe a blanket for a Rosy? ( Rosy is my daughter’s cuddly,my daughter took Rosy along where ever she went when she was small, so Rosy traveled in many countries and now she is sitting on the bed)

I thought that blanket would be too rosy for Rosy and ….

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The “blanket” made a new appearance as a pouch! And now when I made the first Ι remembered the nail polish I had and I made few more these pouches…

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During these days when I made these pouches I met one boy who showed me his favorite Lego, Mini Cooper. He told me that he would like to have a nice box to keep it inside. I asked him to come  to my house to make a box. One day he came with his mother and he made this box by himself and he was so happy!

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I made also few boxes..they are always needed.

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And here are all the pouches and boxes together:

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Have a nice and creative week! x Anneli

 

 

Few quilts from my quilting life-online trunk show

Today it is the last day to take part to Trunk Full Show and it happened to be very busy weekend( as always!) and almost forgot  the trunk show. Thanks to Teje and Nero’s post I remembered it. Thanks Teje!

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online trunk show

First of all I want to say thanks to Whims and Fancies for this great Trunk Full of quilts – online trunk show. I hope you have time to go and see the links-there are so many beautiful quilts!

I am going to show you few quilts which I made before I started to write this blog

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This quilt I love very much! The pattern is from Sujata Shah Cultural Fusion Quilts book. I love everything on it- it is red-green ( my favorite colors). I really enjoyed doing it!  I had bought her book as ebook and it was funny because I had made this quilt before the paper book came out!

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This quilt is summer quilt with summer stars! I wanted to do something with light colors- I had only small pieces of fabrics (at that time I just had found patchwork hobby) so I tried to join  all those small pieces I had. There are fabrics from my  daughter’s small dresses and few vintage fabrics too.

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And the last quilt I want to show is the biggest one I have made (81″x 88″). This was also a first quilt I made quilting with my sewing machine,Janome. The quilting was a really huge project,I said many times for myself that I am not going to quilt so large quilts with my sewing machine anymore,but when I saw this quilt ready I had already forgotten what I said.. This Lattice quilt pattern is from Modern One-block quilts book by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting.I love to look upon those graphic lines and start too see circles and squares.

Thank you for visiting here in my blog. Have a nice week!

xAnneli

..and there is still 35 days till Christmas..