“Take life one Cuppa at a time”

Hello my dear friends! There is quite long time since I wrote last blog post but how fast time passed!!! I have been very busy but made also many new things!

Sometimes I mentioned in my posts about a secret work I was making. Well few days ago the pattern was launched and now I can show you what was my secret project last year.

The whole year I was in BOM CUPPA program organized from Sue Spargo. It was very intensive program. It lasted 12 months and I learnt so much during these months about wool applique and not only, there were lot of creative stitching and applique with cotton too. Different needles and different threads. I think I have become quite good with different needles and threads thanks for this BOM.

I used first time wool batting and have to admit it was dream to quilt!!!

Here we go with this Cuppa quilt

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…and here is the how it looks from backside…

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I hope you to have nice day and lovely week! Thanks for visiting my blog! x Anneli

A Little Bit Of Everything

Today it is a lovely sunny day and the feeling of spring is in the air. I have so many ideas in my head, meaning the sewing of course, but feeling sad at the same time because my hand is not as it should be. I hope it will be better soon and not to be so painful. I try to avoid big projects now till I am again in my full strength but when the sewing bee has bitten there is no matter if I use one or two hands but Have to sew something!!

This time I made few small projects and happy ones.

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Inspired by the houses I showed in my last post. Using again the scraps (I feel they never end!) I decided to try to make pincushions like houses adding of course some stitches with embellishment thread.

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When I see this tiny house it reminds me about the stories my grandmother told me when it was a bedtime. The magic world of stories! As in fairy tales there are houses and in with the houses there are also animals. I thought coming Easter, I remembered the grass we grew to the plate every Easter in Finland and then decorated the plate with small handmade chickens. I found pattern for small chickens from Tatyana, you should go to see what wonderful things she makes, I love her creativity. This small chick is so cute, I have to make more, I just love it!!

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Having company this chick I made a new small pouch

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These are the small things I wanted to show you, here are few more photos to see

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And with this photo from our cat and the fresh lemons I wish you all to be fine and have creative sewing! x Anneli

Thanks for your visit here!

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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