Thursday, May 25, 2017


My girls are attending Bday party tomorrow so I made the gifts.

These are intended for girls (sisters) so I made the cushions almost identical. We know how the siblings work. They want exactly the same thing :)

So duo is the best choice.

They are cute, soft and cuddly. My girls are telling me I have to make some more for them as well.

I ran out of this soft fabric though. I bought only half metre a long time ago. I'm happy I finally used it. It's cheaper version of minky. Some local no name type.

The back side is plain, hidden zipper. The size of insert cushion is 40x40cm.

I was kind of worried how the stretchy fabric is going to work so I put regular cotton fabric underneath it. I made it a little bigger and used the overlapping part to bind the inside.

It's not perfect as I didn't measure at all but it gave it clean finish. That soft fabric fray like crazy!

Adding the cotton layer also helped for the applique.

I finished on time so let's celebrate! Do you prefer handmade gifts or you rather buy (receive) something else? I'm curious to know :)

*Inspired by this tut.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mixing May

Where did May go? I tried some french knots. I would like to turn this into mini but how am I going to quilt this? Add more knots to fill up the whole space? That's where my thoughts are going..

Here is progress shot for comparison. At first it looked way too organized so I added few more knots here and there. I'm quite happy with the result.

I wanted linen type of fabric for background so I used cheap table runner. I didn't even cut it yet :)

I'm not sewing much lately. I spent time experimenting in the kitchen, gardening and other stuff. I'm also trying to read. That's first and second book of GOT as I wanted to know what the fuss is all about. I have never read such a thick books before and I have few more ahead.

I keep on playing with scraps. That's my latest experiment.

Look at that ridiculous detail :)

My girls are going to Bday party on Friday. Last night I was checking some fabrics and planning on making bags but I ended up with different plan.

Anyway I matched them well :) but I'm going for cushions instead. Here's a peak.

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