Tea Book

Hey there! It is almost spring, and I want to show you the one of my February projects. It’s not quite ‘Quiet’ Book, but it is definitely quilt. 🙂

I made it for my wonderful friend Oksana as a birthday gift. In fact, the main gift was this tea cup…

… and the Book is just kind of addition with some tea stories.

Green tea is all about Chinese dragon in a cup:Black tea shows some Indian elephants:Linden tea reminds of grandmother and harvesting linden blossoms:

Your cup of tea can tell many wonderful stories. You only need to listen, and look, and smell, and taste…


Cute Patchwork Templates

DSC_0310Few years ago I made this colorful quilt. One side with squares, the other one with triangles. Recently I decided to decorate some squares with cute patchwork pictures.DSC_0320DSC_0305DSC_0318DSC_0279DSC_0319DSC_0314DSC_0317DSC_0313DSC_0316

Rabbit, squirrel and dog, teddy bear and yellow duck, sailboat, rain cloud and umbrella, moon, crown and clover leaf, fish, bird and snail, sea horse and rocking horse, Sanbonnet Sue and Sam, flowers in the pot, apple and even cupcake. All these things are cute and perfect for quilt decoration or single patchwork pictures, even for kids cut-outs.

I’ll show you some templates and you can use them in your own projects.2019181615141312111098765432117

And here are some more pictures of my colorful and cheerful quilt.DSC_0315DSC_0312DSC_0311DSC_0308DSC_0307

Spring bag. Tulips in a Pot

dsc_0078Spring. The best time to visit Farmer’s Market. Or farm. Maybe even Tulip Farm! And of course you’ll need a cute large bag. I like the eco-friendly cloth bags. And also I love patchwork.
Before my visit to Tulip Farm I created this pattern:1Nice patchwork with tulips in a pot for bag, pillow or even a tablecloth.
You can use it for yourself. Just cut the details out fabric and sew them to the base with any seam you like.DSC_0040Here is the final look:DSC_0057 copyI think it’s really cute. Try to make it and enjoy your Spring!DSC_0069

More Pumpkins!

This Autumn I have a lot of pumpkins. Some of them are used to cook the Pumpkin Soup, some are good for home decoration. But I want more! More pumpkins this fall and Thanksgiving Day! So I sew them from the fabric. And even put some flavor into my pumpkins.

I’ll show you two kinds of fabric pumpkins. And you’ll decide what you want to make!DSC_0236

You need to have:

  • Fabric

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • Flavored filler (I used one of Fresh Scents)

  • Thin rope, straw lace and a bit of felt to make leaf and twig.DSC_0015

You need to do:

First Pumpkin

Cut out fabric rectangleDSC_0008

Sew the edgesDSC_0010

Gather the fabric from one side and pull the rope tightDSC_0011

Turn inside outDSC_0012

Fill this bag with filling and flavored fillerDSC_0035

Pull the other side with the needle and thread. You’ll get cute ballDSC_0041

Neatly pull a rope around the ball to get a pumpkinDSC_0043

Make the imitation of leaves and your pumpkin is finished!DSC_0047

Second Pumpkin

Cut two identical circles out of different fabrics. Cut each circle into quartersDSC_0004

Combine quarters like thisDSC_0005

Sew them together on sequence. Leave a hole for the fillingDSC_0031

After the filling sew up the hole. You’ll get this pillowDSC_0039

Neatly pull a thread around the pillow to get a pumpkinDSC_0045

Make the imitation of leaf and twig and your pumpkin is finished!DSC_0048

Two funny pumpkinsDSC_0052

Many pumpkins? Doesn’t happen!DSC_0064

Placemats for kids

Just finished my project with two marked placemats for my little nephews. If you like the idea you can try it also.

So I took few finished table placemats. They are thick and other details are well sewn on themThese fabrics I chose for details (for girl and for boy)

You can choose any shape of dishes for your placemats. And of course to place patches as you like

Perhaps you will like this version

I placed the patches like this

Neatly sew on the details. In such cases I use a small zigzag seams

I’ve decided that it is necessary to make the owner’s name on a placemat and therefore I make such letters. Sew them as well as everything else

Nice two placemats! Sammy, Mila enjoy your meals!

Tiny Xmas Stockings

I recently finished these tiny Christmas stockings for my wonderful nephews Mila and Sammy. These tiny stockings can be hung on the Xmas tree and you can also fill them with some candies or small gifts for kids.To sew stockings use this pattern. You can make it any size

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

I also made a colored patches for the toe and heel and added the bright strip to the top of stocking

I sewed all the patches one by one, than sewed two parts of stocking together and embroidered kid’s names on the top strip

The same goes here

Here they are! Tiny Xmas stockings for little cuties Mila and Sammy!