Monday, February 28, 2011

Zippy pouch tutorial

I found today this very easy to make tutorial for a zippy pouch by Syko




I absolutely love the ribbon detail. Aren't you in love?? I know I am.

You can find the tutorial here.


-Eleni


ps I must definitely add this to my to make list!!

Have a nice week+weekly challenge update

Well it's been a really cold BUT creative weekend. I have made quite a progress with my weekly challenge (the circle quilt). I have sewn all circles on all squares, and have already arranged them. 





Next step!!! assembling the squares. I'm terrified of this step to tell you the truth!!


What do you think?


I'd really love to read your comments.


-Eleni

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I've been busy + A happy weekend

Hey there, I'm really sorry for not having posted anything since Thursday, but I've been busy with my parent's visit/day time job/ and lovely weekly challenge. 

Just to give you a small update, I have already cut my 48 squares, ironed my light web interfacing and I am about to cut my 48 circles.  Now, for the next part have to go downtown Athens to get me the quilt batting and also bias tape. 

Wish u all a creative weekend with my inspiration of the day!!!


fifiduvie


-Eleni








Thursday, February 24, 2011

A little bit of Art

So after a very frustrating day at work, I come home to get on with my weekly challenge. I think my iron is calling me "press the fat quarters!! press the fat quarters".
But before that I would like to share with you one of my favorite sites ever, Feed Your Soul. It's a free art project, featuring many talented artists.
Don't forget to visit Indie Fixx as well. Jen is the soul of Indie Fixx and has many things to share with you. Actually, Indie Fixx is the first blog I ever followed. Such an inspiration!!!


Check it out if you like.

-Eleni

Weekly challenge update

Well it's day one of my weekly challenge and I have already carefully hand washed my fat quarters. When I come home from my day job hopefully they will be dry and I will be able to press them.
Tomorrow I have to start cutting them.


So, that's it for now!!have to go to work!!




-Eleni

Lovely Reversible Laptop Sleeve tutorial

I found today a really great Reversible Laptop Sleeve tutorial. Anne from Film and Thread shares a pdf on how-to here.
photo from Film and Thread

photo from Film and Thread
I love the closure on this laptop sleeve. Have to make one for my mum's laptop and also include this project on my sewing list.

Have a great day!!!

-Eleni 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Searching/sketching

I found yesterday this really great site odosketch. If you like sketching then you absolutely have to check it out. It's really great.


Here's my sketch!!! "birds of paradise". 



Go get creative!!!


-Eleni

Sneak peek of next week's challenge

Next week's project is inspired by Lovely Designs: the circle quilt which is I think quite easy to make. For this project I am using these two bandles Rainy Days  and Just Dreamy both by Riley Blake. The colors are so bright and beautiful and remind me of Spring finally coming.

You can find a tutorial of the circle quilt here and here. Hopefully it will be done in one week.

-Eleni


Just Dreamy By Riley Blake (photo from RaspberryCreekFabric)



Rainy Days By Riley Blake (photo from  RaspberryCreekFabric)  









Introducing my weekly challenge

Though I really enjoy sewing there are times when I prefer to spend hours playing on fb or just hang around rather than keep a good track of my free time. So I have made this little challenge for myself to create something new every week. I believe that this will help me:

  • be more inspired,
  • be a much better sewer,
  • share much more beautiful projects with you.
I know that this is a great commitment for me, as I know that I tend to like something very much for a short time and then let it pass. So, this will actually help me be a better person.

-Eleni




Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday: Things I love

Tutorial: Rainbow colorpath throw cushion

photo from Sew Homegrown
I found today this lovely tutorial of a DIY throw pillow. 
Jessica from Sew Homegrown shows us how to make a rainbow colorpath throw cushion. You can get the tutorial here.

Want to make one too!!!

Hope you enjoy it.



Handmade cushion cover

I finished my first cushion cover, inspired by the beautiful book Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman which is perfect for first time sewers as myself. I absolutely adore all the projects in this book.

Here are a few pics:
Tea anyone?

Road cushion cover

Road cushion cover back
What do you think??


Eleni

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm blogging

Why do I want to blog?? Well I like crafting and sewing, and I would really love to share my passion with you. This blog is all about inspiration, organizing my projects and sharing them with you. Come on in and take a look around.

Eleni
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