Sunday, December 29, 2013

A finished UFO and other small projects

In between sewing for the Culture / Craft Fair in Norway, a few hikes, housework, gardening etc, I squeezed in time to finish a UFO. It was almost done earlier this year and what was left to do was hand-stitching the binding and outline the details on the panel blocks. I spent some days at a dear friend's place at the coast for about one week and between chatting and eating - :) - I managed to get a lot done - almost done!  

I have used fabrics from 'Love is' collection by Nancy Halvorsen together with white tone-on-tone. 
To make the squares fit the panel blocks, they had to be cut as rectangles. 

I had fun making some coasters and here are a couple for chocolate lovers! :) 

A Christmas stocking, where most details are outlined.

I love making mug rugs and here's Santa skating! :) 

I got obsessed using up some black & white scraps, which turned out to be 12 mug rugs! 

Set of 4 floral coasters

A table runner

... and 2 matching place mats

More mug rugs - for Valentine's Day?! 

Another set of two...

...the last two...

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop.

I've loved making these small items, especially since I haven't felt for making quilts. I still have two UFO's - queen size quilts - that has to be done. One is ready to be quilted and the other one needs backing. 
We had a lovely Christmas Eve together with our friends. These days are lazy days and no sewing at all... I use the dining table for sewing and every Christmas I take a break from sewing... I must confess today I missed it, but to comfort myself I had a look at some of my stash and discovered some flannels I had forgotten... :-0 The idea now is to make a baby quilt - or two - using the flannels in blue and pink. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Some blue items

I don't know where to start! 
My previous blog post is dated Oct 30 and since then I have been quiet. I felt pooped after all the sewing for the Culture / Christmas Fair in Norway end of November. When all items were shipped end of October, I didn't feel much for sewing or blogging. I needed a break!
The Culture / Christmas Fair is already history. I didn't have any expectations at all, believe me... It could have been worse - it could have been better. All in all, as a Craft Fair newbie, I'm happy! :) It gave me some extra money to buy and hoard more fabrics - LOL! No! Seriously! Now I buy what I need... almost! :) 

Not only did I sew for the Christmas Fair; I had to keep in mind my Etsy shop too... 

Cute snowman mug rugs...

Blueberry coasters

Blueberry pot holders

These items are for sale in my Etsy shop

I had a break from sewing.... and blogging.... and what I did, you can see here

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Some more small items for the Culture / Christmas Fair

The last months have kept me busy making small items for the Culture / Christmas Fair as well as for my Etsy shop

An Advent table runner

... with matching place mats - Set of two

Gingerbread people place mats - set of two

Farmer's Market Place mats - Set of two
Lots of hot chillies! 

Farmer's Market Place mats - Set of four

Taco bread cosy / warmers

Elk / Moose coasters

Autumn / Fall foliage coasters

More photos to come! :) 

Last Friday we went for a hike in the area. You can read about it here

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Finished some small projects

One of those rare sleepless nights. Being awake for an hour I thought its better to get up and do something, so what's better than to have a yummy cup of coffee and do a long overdue blog post. :)
The last weeks have just flown away. I have been very busy making small projects for the Culture / Christmas Fair that takes place in Vadsø - Norway - the last weekend in November. I have also made some items for my Etsy shop. 

Here are some new items for my Etsy shop

Cardinals in the pines table runner

Table topper or candle mat

...and of course... a pair of mug rugs

Using up bits and pieces of black & white,
added some creepy spider fabric - a Halloween table topper

... and another one...  just switched the fabrics

Love using up bits and pieces and here are some more mug rugs
Loralie's Nifty Nurses

A pair of wintry placemats with pocket for cutlery

A wintry teapot cosy 

It will be another busy day today. Have to work on some mug rugs and coasters.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Some of the items for the Culture / Christmas Fair in Norway

As you know from my previous post, I'm busy making items for the Fair that takes place in Norway at the end of November. Today I finally got around to take some photos of some of the items I have made over the last weeks. I am very strict on myself; I want to use up as much of my stash as possible and I don't allow myself to buy new fabric 'just for fun' - LOL! So far I have done rather well, but I must confess - YES - I have bought a few yards, which was needed or else I had not been able to finish some items. 

For this table runner I have used fabrics I bought a couple of years back. It looked beautiful, but when I received the fabrics, I didn't like them that much after all. Earlier this year I even tried to sell it... didn't sell either, so here's what came out of the fabrics...

Love the village scenery... :)

Couldn't help it! Some DM fabrics that turned into placemats

Mug rugs...

.... and more mug rugs

...two more... :) 

Some autumn / harvest pot-holders...

Christmas pot-holders

Egg cosy

Penguin coasters

... and two more...

...four more...

Some of the photos didn't turn out good enough, so I'll have to redo them. I have more items done and today I'm working on a table mat and a table runner. I also have several items where the only job left is to hand sew the binding.