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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Yes I am still here!

It's been a while I know!
So here is a little look at some of the things I have been doing

                                                   This was for a friend who reads a lot!
            A better look at his face
 I started on a new quilt to go on my new bed :0)
 This little guy is just for fun!

This will be a housewarming gift for my niece when she moves.

Monday, 29 January 2018

15 Minutes to Stitch Update

So I haven't ended up keeping up the good progress from week 1 of the year. Week 2 I managed to stitch / crochet for 5 days and since then I haven't done anymore. We went away for a few days in week 3 and Week 4 was a blur with back to school, so nothing was done. I am here to report in and get myself back on the stitching wagon!

Days with stitching this week:  0 out of 7 
Days with stitching this month:  12 out of 27 
Days with stitching this year:  12 out of 27
Success Rate:  44%

Heading over to Life in Pieces to get motivated by checking out what everyone else is up to

Monday, 8 January 2018

Master Nines Work

Master Nine has been trying to get me to post this for a long time now and I kept forgetting, but today I have been putting the 15 minute concept to work in lots of areas and getting so much done! One of those 15 minute segments I decided was to take the photo and do the post so Master Nine will be able to have a rest from reminding me! So without further adieu here is Master Nines sand art!

I think they turned out really well don't you?

Sunday, 7 January 2018

15 Minutes to Stitch

I am sew glad that Kate from Life In Pieces has bought back 15 Minutes to Stitch. When she was running it before I made great progress on my cross stitch which went from this 

to this

By just doing 15 minutes a day on it. It kind of fell by the wayside again after that and sad to say it still isn't finished. I did attempt to start it again but I have misplaced the chart at some point along the way. Now that 15 Minutes to Stitch is back I might just be a bit more motivated to go looking for the chart again!

This week I have not been working on the cross stitch. Monday I bound a quilt that was patiently waiting to be finished, Tuesday I machine stitched a binding on another quilt that needed binding, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I was working on this little guy ( yes I am counting crochet as stitching time!)

Saturday I started the hand stitching on the binding then got distracted by another crocheted creature, but today I hadn't done anything when I saw the post for the link up. I looked at the clock and realised I had just enough time to get my 15 minutes in before it was 12pm so I quickly got my  around the bases blanket out and did 15 minutes on that so now it looks like this
It is getting close to finished now and with 15 minutes of stitching a day I reckon it could be finished sooner rather than later which is what would happen if I just worked on it every now and then like I have been. By doing that tonight it also means I have done 15 minutes of stitching every day this week! 
WINNING!!

I love the way Kate is recording her progress this year and I think I will follow suit because I think it might just keep me motivated to do a bit more this year!

Days with stitching this week:  7 out of 7
Days with stitching this month:  7 out of 7
Days with stitching this year:  7 out of 7
Success rate:  100% 

Might have been by the skin of my teeth but it's an awesome way to start the year! LOL

Thanks Kate for keeping me stitching!
Check out how everyone else is going over here

Now I need to figure out how to put the button back on my sidebar!


Monday, 1 January 2018

OMG project January 2018

Ok so I really need to get finishing things again so I am going to link up over at Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal challenge. For January I have decided I want to get this quilt bound. 

I have way too many quilts waiting to be bound so if I can get one a month off the list I will be very happy! I wonder what everyone else will be working on? Go here to find out!

Happy New Year 2018

I hope the year brings you all lots of fun, laughter, joy and dancing!

I got the year off to a good start by finishing off this quilt that has been waiting patiently to be bound today. It is so nice to finally have it finished.
How have you spent the first day of 2018?

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Another finish for a friend

I finished this little fella last night  and delivered it to my friend today. Luckily she was happy with it.


Trying to find the right colour for his eyes proved very challenging and I'm still not sure about these ones, what do you think?

Monday, 11 December 2017

New finish

I was asked to make this for a friend. It did prove challenging but it was well worth it in the end.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Another Catch up

I have been so busy making things I haven't been posting much lately so here is a little catch up!
I have been eyeing this guy off at Frazzy Dazzles for a long time and Jennifer had recently put some kits up in her etsy store so I just couldn't resist any longer. Master 9 wanted him but I said no way he is mine!

I finally finished the boy bunny to go with the ballerina bunny for my friend. I was pretty happy with the way he turned out as I came up with the changes myself to make him a boy :0)

This one was a birthday present for a friend

And this one will be amongst the first offerings on my new facebook page where I will be selling some of my creations. Check it out at The Littlest Bird

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Wow I didn't realise it had been that long since I posted!

Just realised I missed posting anything in October so here is a catch up of what I have been doing since my last post.

This was a little panel doll I had sitting in my stash just waiting to be sewn together.


I finished the pink blocks for my RSC Challenge quilt


I started on some chameleons and did some work on my Around the Bases crochet afghan 






I made a ballerina bunny for a friend


I have also been working on some things for a swap I am participating in





Like these snowflakes, I still need to starch them and get them into shape properly.



I made this cushion cover too (I hope she doesn't read my blog cause I haven't shown this side in the swap feed on instagram!)

I had fun making these little guys one is headed to my partner

And I made one of these petit fours baskets for my partner

And today I whipped up this stocking. I'm still deciding if it needs pompoms on the points. What do you think?

Friday, 15 September 2017

Just in time

I finished the quilt just in time for my daughter to come and pick it up and take it to the birthday party

Monday, 11 September 2017

A Finish

I finally finished the caterpillar my daughter asked me to make. I'm not totally happy with it's eyes I think they need to be bigger but since they were embroidered on it is a bit hard to fix :0(



Hopefully the person receiving it likes it anyway.