When I was in my LQS the other day I noticed this beautiful pattern with printed quotes included for some mug rugs. I not only love patchwork but I love good quotes too so it was too hard to resist. I also love Kate Spain fabrics and a new line of her fabrics had just arrived at the store so I decided to make the mug rugs with that. I have had lots of fun making these and I even quilted them myself, something I am not very confident with. (I only used my walking foot and echoed the seam lines) I enjoyed these so much and they are the perfect size for a domestic machine so I am considering getting one of the other sets and having a go at free motion quilting on them....maybe...
But first I need to get these ones bound so that is what I will be working on while I am watching tv tonight.
When DD asked me to make the fish for her she also asked me to make another crocheted elephant for her. It is a gift for a baby so this time I sewed some eyes on instead of using the safety eyes. I also made the bow but I haven't sewn it on as we don't know the sex of the baby. What do you think?
DD asked me if I could make a gift for her friend. She asked me to make a fish for her in the fabrics left over from a quilt I had made for her last year. Ok I had to find a pattern that's when I went looking on the internet and discovered my favourite quilt shop Quilty Desires had just got in some Magic Rainbow Fish fabric, so as I was making a fish anyway I thought I might just make one using that fabric too! I found the cutest little fish pattern by Fluff Engine and away I went! I made three fish in the end but I forgot to take a photo of all of them before I gave one away. So here are the two I did remember to take a photo of.
A friend of mine plays hockey out at Alice Springs for their masters games. The team they play for are called the Dead Ants and she had been looking for a little mascot to take with her so I crocheted an ant using a pattern I bought via Ravelry. I put crosses on his eyes to show he was a dead ant and gave him a mouth with a tongue hanging out. Then I added a hockey stick and a bottle of drink as that is what the ant has on their shirts. I hope she likes it!