Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OPAM finishes for August


Where did August go?! I must have been busy! Actually I have; house & garden, and quilting - of course. One week went by to paint the bedroom walls and while doing that, 'Nina' was in for a long overdue service. Got her back yesterday and I'm ready for more productive days. :)

Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I love the colors. I'm definitely living in the wrong country; no such colors here in the tropics. 
I've been working with autumn themed fabrics lately and here's a few items...

Set of 4 place mats

Table runner

Table runner

I've had these flannel fabrics for ages and decided to turn them into a baby quilt. 

A finished UFO table topper. You can see it here as a UFO.  

Enough snowman fabric for a candle mat

A set of 2 Christmas place mats

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop

I'm currently working on some Halloween mug rugs. I thought I didn't have Halloween themed fabric, but yes, I found a few! :)

Do you stick to your fabric diet so far this year? I had forgotten I'm on fabric diet and have bought way too many fabrics lately, but how to avoid beautiful autumn- and Christmas fabrics?! I hope to do better the rest of the year and ONLY buy what I actually need! :)


Friday, August 14, 2015

Autumn is approaching..........

.... on the Northern hemisphere...
Autumn is my favorite season of the year; its gorgeous colors and crisp air. 
I don't get anything of it here in the tropics, except some trees on the plateau that change colors. Crisp air? Only on 'cold' days during the tropical 'winter' that lasts from June throughout August. Days are getting warmer now...
Living on the Southern hemisphere, I can only dream of a Norwegian autumn. :)

As I just mentioned; I love autumn colors and have a few finishes

Table topper (SOLD!)


Candle mat or table mat

Mug rug, of course! :)

The candle mat and mug rug are for sale in my Etsy Shop

I love to use up bits and pieces of fabrics I love and I'm currently working on a set of four place mats. The 'plan' is to finish them today.... Most probably that will fail, as usual when I make plans! :)   

Due to computer issues, I have missed out on what's going on in blogland. Our CPU is seriously ill and is at the ICU. I'm on a borrowed laptop now, huge thanks to dear friends! One advantage being without the computer for some days, is that I managed to do a lot of sewing. I have several finished items that need photos.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

OPAM finishes for June


June passed as quickly as the other months. 
I've been busy quilting and have some finished items. I made some Christmas items, but ran out of fabric and batting and finally got it earlier this week. The batting should be in this week. 

While waiting, I made some mug rugs from Christmas scraps. It feels good to use up those small pieces of fabric as well as batting. 

I've had this piece of fabric forever. Finally decided to fussy cut the houses and couple and made them into a set of 4 coasters. 

A piece of lobster fabric was just sitting there from the others I made earlier.
I made a bigger trivet of what was left. 

'Had forever fabrics' turned into a table topper. 

Nifty Nurses mug rugs 

I love making these mug rugs.
Actually I'm working on a custom order of 6 nurse mug rugs. Four of them are almost done, and I love the personalized look. Photos of those will be later when all are finished.