Friday, 22 November 2013

Precious fabric inspiration

How are you all getting on with your precious makes? With the holiday season drawing close I'm sure you must be working on something that will fit the theme but if you're struggling here's some fabric inspiration to get you thinking...

other gemstones - emerald, ruby, sapphire

something dear to your heart

precious treasure (ok this is getting tenuous but I was going for the gifts the three kings bring - plus any excuse for Peanuts!)

a precious letter - dear Santa perhaps?

Remember to come and show us your precious makes and link up on December 15th for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

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Saturday, 16 November 2013

And the winner is...

This month's winner is ...

Kristy, who made the cutest dress ever for her daughter! Congrats Kristy you won the Fat Quarter Shop voucher as well as Jess' pattern!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Next up

Next up...

The next theme is PRECIOUS. And this will be the last le challenge for 2013, we give you a month off (the next le challenge will be set on 15th January)

I am thinking gold leaves and chocolate brown (my colour scheme for Christmas decorations)... or something for Baby MiH - he is precious after all and it is his birthday on 14th December (and I have not made anything yet!)

We will see you on the 15th December with your finished projects and your chance to win a $25 gift certificate for the Fat Quarter Shop :)

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Le Challenge #7 Stripes

Stripey Stripes... Here are our entries for this month's le challenge

You can find more about this 1st birthday present at Made in Home

To see my stripes and dots clutch go to Charm About You

And as a little surprise this month we have Jess from The Elven Garden...

I really love stripes. I know a lot of people have a thing for dots, but I find myself being drawn to stripes a lot more than dots. I love the movement striped fabric can give quilt blocks - and how different they can look depending on whether they are cut on the bias, or along the grain. I also love that stripes are really great masculine fabrics. 

Last year, I decided to make my eight year old son a quilt, and in talking to him about what he'd like he mentioned that he loves stripes. A bit of playing with Touchdraw, and the design for my Giant Chevron quilt was born.

 My son chose his five favorite colours for the stripes, and I pulled the least feminine fabrics from my stash in those colours and made his quilt. He really loves it - and is especially proud of the fact that his quilt has been in a magazine (the pattern was published in the July issue of Quilters Companion.) Over the last few months I've had some fabulous quilty friends testing the pattern for me, and it's now available from my Etsy and Craftsy stores. I'd also like to offer a copy for this month's Le Challenge linky party :o)

Thanks Jess! We both enjoyed testing the pattern and you can see ours and other versions of the quilt here.

Check back tomorrow for the next theme!

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For a chance to win a $25 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate and a copy of the Giant Chevron Quilt pattern make sure you link up your finished projects and please remember to include the button or a link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description.

How did stripes inspire you? 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Stripey Stripes {In Search of Inspiration}

I am a big fan of stripes. You may remember my entry for the maritime le challenge – yes stripes. It is such a graphic statement, so simple and so elegant.

Pictures found on Pinterest

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

Moroccan interiors

 Stripes on linen for a vintage feel

Or you are more a colourful stripes kind of person

1. Print from Showler and Showler (I have one in Baby MiH’s room and there are amazing); 
2. Milk jugs from Hanne Rysgaard Ceramics
3. Striped Cushions from Sweet Home London
4. Tribal Arrowhead Necklace from Lucie Ellen

So what have you been up to? I have finished mine (I still cannot believe it) – and here is a sneak peek…

Link up your STRIPES projects on 15th November for a chance to win a 
$25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!