April 17, 2015

Lotta Jansdotter Doorstop

I made a doorstop and it's enormous!

I used the pattern found in Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing one of the first sewing books I bought when I started sewing several years ago. The fabric is a Moda Wonderland print in linen, and I used a solid green for the handle. So cute, right? Heehee!

It's filled with rice but I kind of wish I'd used beans instead... I'm guessing they're less dense than rice? Because this damn doorstop weighs about 8-9 lbs lol I guess that door ain't movin'! :)

April 15, 2015

Cross Baby Quilt

I hadn't made a cross baby quilt in a couple of years, and I thought it'd be fun to make another one! I tried to get a nice mix of prints and colours, and I think it turned out super cute :)

There are lots of DS prints, as usual, but I threw in some cute prints from Tula Pink, Lizzy House, Joel Dewberry, C+S, Alison Glass, etc.

I used one of my favourite DS prints for backing a baby quilt... the little orange and pink flowers against the navy check is just so darling. And for the binding, I went scrappy because that I just felt it suited this quilt :) I quilted it in white thread in a grid in between the squares. So cute!

The quilt is currently available in my Etsy shop SOLD.

March 23, 2015

Rest In Peace, Mr Lee

My country has lost its founding father. It was news I was expecting with his health taking a terrible turn, but it's still so sad to hear. Singapore is in mourning, and I mourn too from afar. Regardless of whether we agreed with his ways, I can safely say that Singaporeans appreciate and are forever indebted to this man. We wouldn't be the country we are without him.

I find myself crying for him, but also for our stoic Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who delivered a short speech in three languages, announcing to the nation that his father was no more. The composure he demonstrated was simply admirable. I couldn't imagine doing that after losing a parent with such grace.

Rest in peace, Mr Lee. We're in good hands.

March 18, 2015

C Is For Cookie

I made cookies last night. I don't enjoy making cookies because hovering around the oven while watching the minutes isn't my idea of a good time. I like cakes. Cakes you throw in the oven and come back to find them all cooked after you've done some laundry or got some good couch time in.

My husband, however, LOVES cookies. Chocolate chip cookies, to be exact. Last weekend we were talking about cookies and he had a mock tantrum about me never, ever making cookies lol Poor, sad hubs.

To rectify this egregiousness, I made cookies. Chocolate chip cookies.

I prefer mine with pecans in them, but Il Duce wouldn't allow it. "You want pecans in your cookies, you make a separate batch"... Hmph! He's lucky he can still walk hehehe!

Do you guys like your chocolate chip cookies straight up or with nuts?

March 16, 2015

Quilt Ladder Awesomeness

Wow. That's a lot of fabric cut up then sewn together in one corner of a room.

I finally got myself a quilt ladder! My quilts were all draped over sofas and stacked in a corner, and even though this isn't enough to hold all of them (the large bed quilts still live upstairs because the quilt ladder would probably crumble under their full weight), I much prefer this method of storage!

A few of my published quilts finally came home to me from Martingale last week, and I was so thrilled to get reacquainted! After a spin in the washer, of course hehe They've all been on an adventure, and as much as I'm glad that people got to see them, I'm so happy to have them in my home again :)

FYI, the top three and very last one are the published quilts. Lightning Strikes and Lanterns in the City are from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, and Vertigo and Floating Pyramid are from Modern Baby. The others are a couple of the lap quilts we use in our living room -- Scrappy Trip Around The World and a courthouse steps quilt I made with RJR solids.

As for the ladder, it's from here, but this size ladder (7ft tall) was only being offered for a limited time and they're no longer offering it.

And if there's another word about my unhung frames... I will... probably not do anything about them hehe! I've been a busy bee lately, and finding them permanent homes isn't high on my list at the moment. In the meantime, I've bought more prints. There's no hope for me...

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