Wednesday, January 21, 2015

one of my 2015 resolution

is to put a good use of my scraps. 

This little pouch is as a kick start project.  I used my postage stamp block to make this


everyone asked me about the pink sewing machine ^_*
it's too cute, isn't it?
I got it when I was looking for super heroes figures for my sons and I know I should buy it ^^



I simply love using decorative stitch for quilting



That cute button I got last year from Indonesia
I just could not resist anything cute

This pouch has gone to one girl, who visited me last week
she just could not let it go once she saw it. She said she's going to put her clips in it ^^

if you want one, I list this in my ETSY shop too as custom order

I have {more than} enough scraps to make this pouch ^^

Until then

Happy Sewing





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When I am feeling green

The weather was cold last Sunday and I just needed to do something while sitting and watching my weekends drama.



So I picked up embroidery threads and start doodling. Embroidery is therapeutic :) 
This "wish you luck" mug rug will be a great gift for someone who has to stay up late studying or working on a project! 



And my second green project was this iPad sleeves. I used to wonder why one need gadget sleeves if you already have smart cover? Well, you know what..you need a sleeve for your gadget! Cos when you put it inside your purse the smart cover tends to flip. 


And if you are frequent flyer, you definitely need one to protect your gadget during the security check. 

This one featured warli art print. warli art is very popular in India. It depicts the everyday life of adivasis tribe in India. 


So why not grab one for your self. I have several style listed in my Etsy Shop and it's customized friendly. Or if you want to make one yourself, you can always get the Warli Fabrics from my Fabric Shop



Today, it's still gloomy here
I hope you have a cheery weather ^^

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Sewing

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

What did I do?

Since last 2 months I keep a "to-do-list" in my phone using Google Keep apps. Well, so far it works. I keep a weekly list for things I want to complete. It helps me keeping track of certain things. And it feels good when I can complete one task, whether it's cleaning up my cupboards or finishing my UFOs project.

Here are few stuff I completed the last few weeks :

My Last finish in 2014 : baby quilt for Baby Anya - our newest member of the family



my #finishyourUFO projects:

pillows and more pillows ^^









I sign up for #Rangde cushion cover swap in Desi Quilters and  wrote simple tutorial in my Facebook Page . I realized many people are more comfortable with facebook. So, this year, I will try to share mini tutorial here as well as in my Facebook Page

oh and I did get my mugrug swap from Tina 


and my #sewyourstash2015 projects:

fabric cover bin. I found good tutorial on youtube . basically you make cover for the outside and make a liner for inside of the box. it's removable cover. 


and I made this to store my linen fabrics 


I'm doing few more #ufo projects and will write more later

Until then

Happy Sewing



Friday, January 9, 2015

Hello 2015 !

My first post in 2015!
So, here what I've been up to in the last week of 2014 

Yes, we went to one of the himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh ^_^


 the silhouette of mountains and hills all the way


it was almost 10 hrs drive from Delhi



but all the tiredness was gone
when you see this view from your hotel window


The next day was fun ride to Kufri 
the boys wanted to play with the snow ^_^ 


well, I guess I am lucky not to stay in the snowing state in India (or anywhere in the world for that matter )
I prefer summer anyday


while the boys were trying out the gokart , I was enjoying the sun while looking at the snow capped himalayan range. Subhanallaah.


oh we bought this sweet potatoes from roadside vendors




 



We stayed for 2 nights in Shimla 
It was a fun experience
To see the hill filled with houses
the winding road
experiencing the public elevator 
browsing the mall road

We should've stayed longer
well, maybe later 
and preferably not in winter ^_^

Until then,

Hope 2015 will bring you more fun filled experience






Tuesday, December 23, 2014

{Mini Tutorial} Let the Tape be my guide

I've read about painter's tape used as a quilting guide and got a chance to try it out today. The thing is the painter's tape which available is not of good quality and I don't have a masking tape. I have cello tape. That should do, right?

Now if you use this tape, don't press it so much, as it works only as guide. You don't want any residue sticking across your quilt, right?


Remember the edge of the foot should fall exactly in the edge of the tape
Don't put the foot on the tape
because it's slippery and the foot won't glide. I did that in the beginning 
and had to struggle a bit

So, I finished quilting it quite fast . I am not very good in eye-balling my stitch, so this tape is really my savior.

Now I want to do that wavy curvy stitch for the border
and here's what I do

1. I cut the used tape (it's got batting all over it so it's not sticky => easy to cut) according to what I want to do


2. Change my foot to darning foot {R foot in my Husqvarna Viking machine}


3. Set the machine for Free Motion Floating and I'm good to go


There you can see the wavy curvy line ^_^


here's another idea


What do you think? 

I recently found that standing and quilting is much more comfortable. It's easier to maneuver the quilt and easier on my shoulder too. That way, I can see my stitches better too. Well, I get a bit tired standing but then you can always take a break in between.  


Now the quilt is ready for binding


Oh I love the corner part.

Well, I hope you enjoy my mini tutorial ^_^
Remember, there is no right or wrong in quilting

Until then

Happy Quilting