26 February 2010

Free BOM from Val Laird


Stumbled upon this beautiful stitchery via Jenny .
Val Laird of Australia is giving away free BOM every third week of  the month . Remember to visit Val soon!

25 February 2010

Found Another Partner In Crime!

……no, I have not committed any crime..yet. The only crime I’m guilty of (so far) is spending loads of time on my sewing machine and ‘borrowing’ ideas from those generous bloggers..stitching bloggers. :D


Jenny of Living Crafting and Quilting paid a visit. After just two minutes at her blog, I declare I love her stitcheries, patchwork , quilts and bags! And guess what?!… she has even made Lappeklip’s squarebag! See Jenny’s bag here.





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14 February 2010

Happy Lunar New Year!!

……..and Happy Valentines Day too!!!  Wow …. it’s gonna be a LOVEly day!

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13 February 2010

Hot Pads.. Pot Holders

I’ve been making hot pads…pot holders! Made them as gifts for my family for the Lunar New Year a.k.a. Chinese New Year. You see, with all the cooking for the reunion dinners, I thought this would be handy to keep those fingers from getting burnt!

I used the stitch and flip method a.k.a. quilt as you go method.
Used this method for my earlier coasters.

Then I went a little crazy with this …….


…then I remembered I have some stitchery done some time back. So, I place one at the bottom centre of the batting..but it didn’t turn out centre at all! (left pic)
…so for the next one I just placed it.. a little tilted off-centre!


…ahhh…this is why I love hexagons! Made a hexagonal ‘window’ for my stitchery. Love it!

These are going to my mum and mum-in-law… :D

Happy Cooking!

09 February 2010

Sneak Peak

Chinese New Year is just round the corner.So I've been working on …something. Cannot post the full photos yet because it’s gonna be gifts for my family. And I can’t let ‘someone’ spoil the surprise! :D
But I shall reveal it once I’ve given them away!

08 February 2010

Another Package for Mummy


I made another ‘package’ for mummy. Guess what’s inside? *o*

There are flowers and a butterfly! All machine appliqued with blanket stitch…..

…in a basket!
It’s a free pattern from Bunny Hill Designs.There are twelve of them..one for each month. Thanks Anne Sutton!

The applique done, I selected some fabric from my stash…

…start piecing the strips…

….and another Charlie for mum!

DSCN1830  Added a yo-yo flower with two ‘stems’ which is also the straps to ‘package’ the bag when it’s folded! It’s easier to keep the folded bag with the velcro-ed strap than in a pocket as in my first Charlie.

Update: Penny joined this party
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c(")(")✿❤ Have a nice day!!!

Stitchery To Do






Did I mention I also love flower stitchery? Would be great for coasters I plan to make for presents.


Link:> http://www.birdbraindesigns.net/FreeDesigns/2009_04b/MothersDayTeaTowel.pdf







A  cute free pattern from Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs and Thimblestitch.


Link:>  http://brendaryan.typepad.com/brenda_ryan_embroidery_de/2009/07/fairies-hiding-panelstitchery-.html








Another one also from Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs and Thimblestitch.








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** Have a wonderful day! **

05 February 2010

Cute Fabric Box..Basket..Holder





Isn’t that a cutie (*o*) ?! It’s a thread holder by Leanne of  The Stitching Room. Leanne has a simple to follow tutorial to whip this up. Hmmmm…gotta add this to my ‘To-Do-List’ !!!


Link > http://thestitchingroom.blogspot.com/2007/10/thread-holder-pattern.html 

04 February 2010

Table Topper From Quiltbug

Found this nice table topper..coaster..placemat.. via  http://freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.com/

Love the pattern. Will definitely give it a try.

Link > http://www.quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm