Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some New Sewing

Hello time has been flying by with jet speed, I'm sure you too have been having busy week ha? I finished the ruched tea cosy I set out to make and I think it looks very pretty. 

Now wouldn't this look so bright and cheery in your kitchen. What's missing is a nice little teapot noh? Mine's too big for this standard size tea cosy :( Janelle's book is lovely and every project is different and easy to follow. By the end of this ruffled project however, I've pretty sure that I hate ruffling. Its just so time taking and more than often, threads snap in between and you need to start all over again. I think its time to buy a ruffle foot, may be that should help. 

Smocking is something that has intrigued me ever since I've been a kid. Ma used it for our little girly summer frocks she made us, but I've never had a chance to learn it from her or even try doing it on my own, till I saw  

Gorgeous ha? This pretty smock purse I found at zakkainspired and she was really nice to add a tutorial too. Did take me some time to get the hang of it, but later it was much more easy to do. I spent the Sunday watching the India-Pakistan cricket match on television and smocking away. This is what mine looks like 

oooh I loved the way turned out and am taking it as a gift for Roopa. I'm sure she'll love it too. I've been trying to learn some new sewing and quilting techniques. There's just so much to learn. 
After seeing this I knew I had to try the cathedral window block. I always wondered how it was done and this tutorial is fantastic and tadaaaaa....

My cathedral window pouch yay!  And here's a close up of the window

Pretty neat ha for my first time :))

Crafters and sewists across the globe are so generous with their tutorials, big hug to all you lovely bloggers! Well I have my pot of fresh tea brewing and nothing like a lovely strong cup of tea after a tiring day ha? See you all soon!



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