A new hobby

“A new hobby” as if I didn’t have enough with all the sewing! Last November a friend of Ana’s gave her a loom for her birthday. It was a cute set, with three different size looms, plenty of yarn and an…

Little quilters

When Ana said she wanted to make a quilt for her doll I have to confess I had my doubts. I made her make a drawing of it first to see if that would be it, but she still wanted…

War between two quilts

What happens when you have two big projects that you know that will take forever to finish? Let me tell you what: they fight! Yes, that’s right, they fight for your attention very much in the same way that your…

Felt birds for Christmas

I love Christmas, but I am not one to go crazy with the decorations and lights. We have a Christmas tree (fake, of course) which Pete has just retired and got rid of after years of moaning that it wasn’t…

Felt flowers and more

I hadn’t planned to work with felt, it just happened. I wanted to replace a frayed flower in a girl’s dress and felt just seemed an easy to work with and durable material. Ana and I bought thick threads, beads and…

50 blocks completed

Now, that’s quite something, don’t you think? It’s actually 53 blocks now, and it has gone quickly. The colors are starting to form a nice pattern and I am already pondering about which colors to use for the border triangles. I…

Experiments with a baby blanket

Here is a wee project I have been working on in between other things: the diamond shaped baby quilt. I found the pattern online, on this site, and it was pretty easy to follow (except at the end where you are…