Hello, hello, hello!!! Yesterday when my friend ask if I would like to have some liquorice, I didn’t have the smallest idea that late in the evening I would have my own liquorice box! It was really coincidence because when I had made this pin cushion, I remembered that I had liquorice earlier …
It was already 22.00 in the evening that I finally finished some other works and was able to sew. I had had a great plan to sew all the evening but so late wasn’t good time to start new project. Hmmm …. what to do … great time to make new pin cushion that I have missed long time.
First I was beginning with a green-orange selvage block that I had ready, but then those ‘same’ colours didn’t feel good. What else I could use … I have delicious new prints and this is the most perfect for a little pin cushion! Now I can see and enjoy that fabric all the time on my sewing table!
Liquorice fabric is from England sent by my sister! Two other fabrics, stripes and funky flowers are from ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’ and they are my favourites. I should have ordered more of them because they match with everything!
Here I am very much ready for new sewing adventures! I wanted to make a practical and beautiful pin cushion and I think this is! My older one was felling and rolling around and took my time to take care of. This one stays well exactly as it’s supposed to and I don’t have to take my eyes from my work, when taking or putting pins on it. It fits also perfectly to the cover from a buiscuit tin, next to my sewing machine. There I have ‘often needed’ items …
From the opposite window I see the sea … a little bit far, but there it is! You wouldn’t mind seeing a little bit more where I sew? It’s a little attic – amazingly full of materials and some other things, there is even a mountain (for ironing) - it’s difficult to keep everything well in order, but I know where everything is (about) so it works. At least everything is some where close to me!
I really have to organize my fabrics again … I’m thinking to do it more by colours. Now they are more by material … quilting fabrics, linen, canvas for bags etc., white, decorative fabrics etc. etc. boxes with ribbons, tins of buttons and and … and then all the laundry-baskets with yarns … and other boxes with scraps (they start with colours and size but now they are again total mess up! In the colourful tins I save even the smallest beautiful scraps for ‘art’?!
But, if you make patchwork and quilting you know that the more materials, prints and colours we have in our stash, the better it’s to work. Even painters don’t need so much colours because they can mix their colours. We can’t and to get alive result we need to have lots of colours and prints = lots fabrics! I think I love my new ‘Licuorice box’! By the way we had a Afgan hound, the most beautiful dog who was black and we called him ‘Laku’! In Finnish Liquorice is lakritsa and shortly laku. Here in Greece it’s difficult to find this sweet.
And now some really great links:
Last time I gave you a link to Molly Flanders who had made so beautiful pillow. I was wondering how she connected her blocks and now she shows how that happens. So easy if you just know it! This pillow is on my ‘to do list’! ‘Molly Flanders’!
I made that big bag, but it seems to be a bag time because there are so fantastic bags around! Ayumi from ‘Pink Penquin’ has made adorable and practical bag! Beautiful fabrics and great pattern! She has also GIVE AWAY!
More bags … Kerry from ‘Very Kerry Berry’ has a wonderful collection of beautiful bags! Kerry and Ayumi both make those amazing paper pieced works! You know … kitchen items etc.!
And one quilt of course! I just saw this beautiful ‘woven’ quilt made by Jessica from ‘Sew Crafty Jess’! I have wanted to make this kind of quilt and now Jess has made a pattern for us!
And last but definitely not least … beautiful things, amazing places, adorable outfits – glamorous … my sister sent this link to me … ‘This is Glamorous’!
I’m linking at ‘Made by Me’ at Jaq’s Studio.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and the links! Now I shall make some coffee and continue my next project!
Have a wonderful time and I guess next time we shall meet at the ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’!