Saturday, November 27, 2010

Origami Christmas Tree Progress

Phew, progress is coming along with my Origami Christmas tree wall hangings, with forty fabric double sided sixty degree triangles folded and hand sewn into place.

Origami Christmas Tree wall hanging progress

Yes all forty are shown in the image above. Now it is time to hand sew ten together for each tree. I am yet to make a stem and pot for the base of the trees.

Three are for gifts…. I wonder who for!!! :D

Well it is back to needle and threads for me near a large window, while watching the clouds scooting past. Hope I don’t prick my finger when cloud watching! ;)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paper Piecing Potholder

Gosh I could have done a better job at ironing this Paper Pieced potholder. It is square although it does not look like that in this image. The pattern, well there wasn’t any other than a play beforehand of drawing lines on a square sheet until I was happy with it. Paper Pieced Potholder I made this Christmassy potholder yesterday from cheap fabric I would not normally use for crafts (no loss if it did not work out) to teach myself how do paper piecing, as well as become more familiar with my new Bernina Aurora 440.

I love the little Christmas bell decorative stitch as well as the fonts. Paper piecing also makes sense to me now that I have given it a go. :)

Today I am back to folding fabric for my Origami Christmas Tree hangings, with a photo of my progress tomorrow.

Until then, happy crafting people!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Secret Triangle Business

Well not really all that secret, as I have already told my sister Leanne over at Stitch Selection what I am doing while baby sitting my grandson. I am making Origami Christmas Tree wall hangings with many triangles to be sewn up and folded. 80 triangle pieces…gulp!

I even put the sewing machine in my art studio because I felt that my sewing/office room was not a safe place for a small child to play. I can see this happening often with a TV close by and the coffee pot close too! lol

If the photos work out with the steps involved I will make a tutorial and post it here, so stay tuned with an update.

I would like to also take this opportunity to apologise for my absence from this blog. I haven’t been sewing for some time with other things in life getting in the way. I am making a huge effort to make time for crafts and so serious about this decision that I upgraded my Bernina sewing machine to an Aurora 440 QE. I am also joining the Burra Quilting Group, where I will be able to spend some time with my sister Deb from over at Sewdeb

I hope you like the new look blog. I will in time pretty it up when ideas strike me. :)

Happy sewing everyone.