Monday, March 16, 2009

More pillow covers

E's: Well I cannot help myself but make pillow covers. They are just such an easy project. I was getting tired of looking at our old pillow covers so I used some of the material left over from the quilt to make some new covers

Kleks rulling the couch as always

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mission Completed!

E's: I was working on this quilt for way over a year. I finally finished it about 2 months ago. It's been put to use as an extra blanket on our couch. I'm thinking of making another one but this time I will follow a pattern from a book to make things less painful for myself.

X-mas Wishes

E's: Well, I had great plans of making lots of felt ornaments for my X-mas tree. I failed and only ended up making two before X-mas came. Got to plan better next year.

Grocery bag

E's: I made this bag back in the fall of 2008. It's from Purl Bee's Apple Picking Tote . It's great for going shopping for groceries or just carrying loads of stuff. I had the chicken fabric forever and could not think of what to do with it. It made perfect handles for this bag.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Napkins and Table Runner

E's: I recently made a set of napkins and a matching runner. I love this flower fabric that I had forever and just didn't know what to do with it. Now I can admire it on my table.
Back of the Runner

Top side of the runner with patchwork piece


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Food, GLORIOUS Food!


Okinawa soba with some sauteed yuchoy, negi and garlic with bibazu and togarashi.

Leftover sukiyaki over rice.

Pork cutlet with warm salad (roasted asparagus, garlic, carrots over greens)

Tomato sauce.

Artichokes - prepping for stuffing.

Stuffing mixture: mushrooms (minced), garlic, parsley, grated pecorino romano. salt pepper.

Steaming for 30 - 40 min over water and white wine.


Unfinished Business

I finally started to work on finishing my quilt. The first one I ever started (and never completed). What got me moving to finally finish it? I bought myself an even feed foot for my sewing machine. Yay! So, you can see in the image below that I'm working in my kitchen and had just ironed the binding strips.

After quilting the layers together, you can see here I just finished squaring up my piece , again. The back of the quilt is a one fabric/pattern.

This shows the green binding after I completed my first mitered corner.

Voila, the finished piece. I decided to hand sew (blind stitch) the binding onto the back instead of machine stitch. I'm so glad it's over. Now, I can start new projects without the guilt.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bump: Max


Remember that quilt I made back in 2007 around Turkey Day? Well check out who's using it!

Those feet must belong to Baby Mama, Megan.

Monday, February 18, 2008


E's: We got a kitten! He's so cute and his name is Kleks. Of course now I have even more reason to do some sewing. To welcome him to his new home, I made him some catnip toys, a fish and a mouse.

Playing with his catnip fish

Kleks' window pillow and his new catnip mouse.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

New fairy tale fabric

E's: I took my mom to my favorite fabric store, Purl Patchwork, to buy some fabric for a quilt I'm going to make for her. Of course, I could not help myself and had to buy some new goodies. I love this fun fabric. It's so cute! Now I just have to think of what I want to make out of it...

More pillows

E's: Ah, pillows are so easy to make I could not help myself to make some new covers. I had the red silk fabric for a long time and I finally used it all for this project. I thought that all red pillows would be kind of boring so I added the white pieces with the decorative stitching.