Well so much for my resolution of keeping on top of blogging and emails, failed already :) Thanks to all who emailed me wishing me a Happy Xmas and New Year, I will respond soon I promise.
Anyway just wanted to pop in and say Happy New Year and hello to everyone visiting from The Long Thread. Ellen has compiled an absolutely amazing list of Tutorials and kindly included my Handmade Skittles and Ball Tutorial. For those of you suffering from post Christmas crafting withdrawal go and check out the raft of wonderful tutorials she has featured, many of which I hadn't come across before. She also has a really cute Reversable Skirt Pattern available in her Etsy Shop along with some cute machine embroidery designs for applique - go take a look!
As for me, I've been busy continuing with my DIY, more progress reports on that next week hopefully and trying to upload and edit some of my Christmas gift crafting photos:
Love this Robert Kaufman "Hot Couturier" print and thought the small scale would be perfect for a little doll's bed quilt set for a very special little girl who turned two on Christmas Day and has also just become a big sister to a new baby brother.
I teamed it with some very soft, fine red and white striped cotton/linen blend which was actually a real pain to work with but loved the combination of the fabrics. The binding is the Michael Miller Garden Pindot - I cheated and just stitched both sides on in one go. The quilt itself measures approx 21 inches by 18 inches and I simply quilted 3 inch squares - I like to keep things simple round here :) For the pillow I made a simple calico stuffed one and then made the little patchwork cover using the fabrics I had used for the quilt - have to say I love this little set and will be making more for London Mummy soon.
I also made her this little scarf:
Really simple to make, a rectangle of the pretty blue floral fabric which is a lovely soft brushed cotton, a layer of "Warm and Natural" batting and some dark midnight blue soft corduroy for the reverse. Plan to add a button and button hole but need to double check her neck size first - I have a habit of underestimating sizing :)
A few people asked me for a tutorial on the pyramid fabric shapes, both in the kids play size and door stop size and I will try and post that later on this week, provided I finish Livvy's floor first!