Lazy Saturday

It's winter here again, with fair amount of snow, -8C and grey sky, so staying at home feels a perfect choice. A little lazy sewing project is also something that feels just right:

This is one of bunnies from the series of little books with patterns for Tilda dolls, bunnies, angels and birds. And I've just noticed the project is even called Lazy Days.
Anyway, I decided to make her clothes (and ears) in green and to add a little pocket instead of an embroidered heart. As my sister said - it's a spring outfit.
And although the pattern calls for stitching the clothes to the bunny, I prefer the idea of being able to change the doll's clothes, so I added small adjustments (e.g. tiny pieces of velcro for the straps) to make it possible.


FAL 2013

I didn't manage to join Rhonda - the Quilter in the Gap in the Finish-A-Long 2012, but I'm hoping to amend it this year and participate in the 2013 one, this time with Leanne:

she can quilt

I don't have that many UFOs, but since I already have several new ideas, I need some help to focus on getting the already started ones finished.
So, here's my list:

1. The Soft Kitty quilt for my husband:

The quilt top is finished, I need to design and piece the back and decide how to quilt it (any ideas on the quilting are very welcome).

2. The wonky kites quilt:

The main part of the quilt top is ready, but it needs a border so that it's a proper bed size before I can start the backing.

3. This is a tricky one, I'm not sure if it qualifies to FAL:

These are my blocks from Leila's We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler. Originally they were to make one quilt, but I gradually realized that as much as I enjoyed making each block (and learning a lot in the process) I really couldn't see them together in one quilt. I think sampler quilts may not be my thing after all. So, instead I'm planning on making several baby quilts with just two or three blocks and lots of background (not necessarily solid). My goal for Q1 would be to finish one such a quilt to see if the idea makes sense.

We'll see how it goes. Can I count on you keeping your fingers crossed for me?

Lucky post day

In fact, the lucky post day occurred a bit more than a week ago, but was stubbornly waiting for a bit of sun to take photos in daylight. The sun didn't really cooperate much, but at least I managed to catch some daylight yesterday.
So, let me show you my second Giveaway Day win, the cushion/pillow from Allison:

If you remember, for the giveaway Allison asked to write 3 words (plus 2 bonus words for followers) describing the pillow/cushion we would like to get from her. Mine were texty, scrappy, triangles and linen background and it turned out perfect. I love everything about the it, and the choice of fabrics is just great. And most of the fabrics (including the shot cottons) are those I like very much but haven't had the opportunity to see in person before.
Allison, once again, thank you so much.
The pillow form is not the final one, I'm getting a bigger one, but it looks great even with the smaller pillow form and I wanted to use it straight away. And as you can see, with the mixture of colours and the navy triangles it goes very well with my not exactly armchair little sofa.
I got a cute sparkly card, too:

And if it wasn't enough, I also got a parcel from my cousin and I don't want to make you too envious, but I just need to show you the bag I received:

Linen and French General is just the perfect combination. Not to mention that French General fabrics love is something we share with my two quilting cousins and also my non-quilting Mum and sis.

And the bag is just the right size for my new project - my first ever shawl (not counting the much too short shawl and a couple of headbands I made in primary school it's my first knitting project).