Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Our Adventure is About to begin

We are off on an Adventure, if you want to follow our travels we are over here on Liberty Blue Van blog.

Handprinted Fabric Swap III

Handprinted fabric swap!
I love this design and thought about just doing the typewriters all over the fabric, but with no mosaics and some of my partners have no blogs or Flickr I wasn't sure of their taste, so I went with 4 different designs which can then be fussy cut.

Pheweeee.... 3hours later....1m of stencilled fabric (designs from Stencil 201 book)

This book is fantastic as the plastic stencils are included and there are 25 of them. The book also contains ideas to use the stencils as embroidery patterns, tattoos or for cutting hair through...but Tim wasn't keen on this.

Linking up to Ange, Heart of Charnwood Book Challenge.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Forest QAL

Have you seen this quilt along? The first two blocks below are fantastic.....I wish I had time to make them all....maybe later in the year. Joanna@Shape Moth designed the feather and the woodpecker, designed by Julianna@SewingUnderRainbow. Take a look in the Flickr group....

1. Woodpecker Block 1 {Forest QAL}, 2. Feathers {Forest QAL} (2)

Embroidery Inspiration

I find that you can get great inspiration from children's colouring books. These fun little sea creatures, found on a menu, would look brilliant as an embroidery or a small motif on a child's T-shirt.
I had a lovely birthday weekend away at Trebarwith Strand....not in the Port William hotel - in the van! But this was the view....stunning location.

The National Trust, Old Post Office in Tintagel has some lovely antique samplers on display - but difficult to photograph! Many were stitched by 9 year olds!!

And out in the garden I was surprised to see a Snake's Head Fritillary in bloom so early.

Pasties for lunch...it was also St Piran's day last Tuesday....patron saint of Cornwall.

A fabulous weekend xx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Not here today...

....But I am over here....at Lily's Quilts...please go and have a peek :o)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Old Swap - New Swap

Old swap first...
FLiRTS received - iPad pouch
This fabulous iPad mini pouch arrived from CoincidentallyQuilting over on Flickr from the Fab Little Random Treasure Swap.  What you can't see it the super soft lining....if it was a little bigger I would sleep in it.
FLiRTS received- extras!
....and then there was also the extras....a superb needle case filled with ready made hexies and fabric to die for!

New Swap

Handprinted: a fabric swap III

I saw a few of you signing up for this Handprinted fabric swap organized by Leslie Keating from Maze & Vale blog and eventually took the plunge. The following 2 fabrics I printed up last year ( and Emily bought them...my first and only customer!), but this year I think I will try stencilling from this book by Ed Roth. I'm thinking I will do several designs for fussy cutting, rather than one design in an overall pattern.

Stencil 201 book
There is loads of inspiration on Flickr. Here are just a few of my favourites.

Printing fabric Ideas

1. Mustard cow parsley handprinted card, 2. Bicycle Fabric Patch, hand stenciled by Janet Bike Girl, 3. Gray folk deer by Craft Captive, 4. bunnies, 5. HPFS2, 6. printing up a custom order...very French!, 7. stormy weather in overcast on white cotton, 8. Dandelion Block Print

......and a few more
handprinted ideas

1. Untitled, 2. hand printed notebook, 3. green and gold proteas, 4. Untitled, 5. handprinted fabric, 6. dandeloin-lge-moss-flat

I love the Babushkas from Mikodesign who has a blog and an Etsy shop....yummy!