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February 19, 2018
Snowies In A Basket. from Sunburnt Quilts

The felt theme has continued with a little finish – a small penny rug.

Such an easy one to make. As always I have added to the original design with some buttons and a bit more embroidery. Can’t help myself.

Now it is time to get back to some quilting.

Have a lovely week.

Cheers, Karen


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February 13, 2018
DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial from The Village Haberdashery

We are obsessed with Laura Howard‘s latest creation: Plant Lady brooches! Perfect handmade flair to show off your plant lady status or a fabulous gift – Mother’s Day is just around the corner and let’s not forget it! Over to you, Laura…

DIY Embroidered Plant Lady brooches tutorial

Add a bit of plant lady style to your outfits with these fun felt brooches! There’s an embroidered “plant lady” badge, a cute cactus and a massive monstera leaf.

These leafy designs would make great gifts for the plant-lovers in your life. You could also leave off the brooch backs and use the designs as ...

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February 11, 2018
Snow Hearts For February. from Sunburnt Quilts

So far, so good. I am keeping up with the self imposed monthly requirement for Snow Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs.

Here is the installment for February.



February Snow Hearts

I am stitching along with Shez, and Joan is planning to join us as well as Jeanette. It is always interesting to see how each person chooses to make the snow hearts as each one is so different.  Love seeing the variation.

As for last time, I have made two hearts.

This is the felt heart.

And of course this is felt on fabric.

These are delightful designs and I ...

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Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report - More in the Red with Yarn, from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song

I've shared this week's song, Reckless Love by Cory Asbury, recently, but I felt led to share it again because it is on my heart this morning.  Additionally, I felt led to do a bit of research on the background of this week's song and learned that his use of the word "reckless" to describe God's love caused a bit of a stir in the Christian community.  After listening to his response on this video after he sings, I can only humbly praise God for being so reckless in His love for me ...

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January 29, 2018
Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

A year or two back, Bunny Hill Designs had free patterns for some heart decorations. I was not able to make them at the time but after a chat with Shez we decided to stitch along together and make one each month as per the original follow along. Thanks Shez, for keeping me on track.

I ended up making two of them for January as I couldn’t make up my mind as to which way to go.

I made the first one totally in felt and added a snowflake.

I also wanted to make one on a fabric background ...

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January 23, 2018
DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile from The Village Haberdashery

Today we have such a fun project for you mums to be, or for anyone wanting to give a handmade gift to a new baby in the family/friend group! This sweet and colourful weather-themed baby mobile was created by Laura Howard. Take it away, Laura!

DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a how-to for making a cute and colourful felt baby mobile inspired by the weather. Learn to sew fluffy clouds and rainclouds, a smiling sun and a bright rainbow then combine them all to make a mobile!

DIY Felt Weather Baby Mobile Tutorial

This mobile would make a sweet addition to any nursery or a special ...

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Pin Cushion Play. from Sunburnt Quilts

Over the last two weeks I have been able to attend a class with Nicole at Sewing Connection to work on Sue Spargo style embroidery and wool work.

It has been wonderful to learn about a variety of techniques when working with wool and finding out about the various threads to use for this embroidery.

We started with something small – a pin cushion.

Mine was a pomegranate design. Lots of lovely stitches I was familiar with and a few new ones to learn to do. Perfect.

I have been enjoying stitching while the tennis is on. Looks like they are ...

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January 22, 2018
Saturday's Song. Sunday Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song

Here's the lyrics.  
So many times we think our mistakes are "too bad", "too big", "too nasty", "too frequent" to merit God's forgiveness.  

Oh my dear reader!
Such lies from the defeated one keep us chained up in defeat.  

Read these lyrics from All You Ever Wanted by Casting Crowns:

"I was chasing healing
when I'd been made well
I was fighting battles
when You conquered hell
Living free but from a prison cell
Lord, I lay it down today
So I'll stop living off of how I feel 
and start standing on ...

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January 9, 2018
2018 Begins. from Sunburnt Quilts

Here’s to another New Year!

I do hope it has been a good start for everyone. Our garden decided it was the perfect time to be busy so I have been picking a lot of strawberries and blueberries . Most of the strawberries ended up as jam.


Strawberries and Blueberries

The blueberries ended up being eaten rather quickly. Thankfully there are still more ripening.

Then the apricot tree decided to be ready, too. Usually the fruit ripens over a couple of weeks, but our strange weather changed that and I picked fruit solidly for 5 days. Lots turned into jam ...

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January 8, 2018
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Oh My! What A Stash Build Up! Fiber Stash Report from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
I love "Peace Be Still" sung by Lauren Daigle!  I hope it blesses you as well!  You can find the lyrics here.  

Slow Stitching
A mix of of my hands giving out and life happening resulted in the felt Advent Calendar being relegated to a "holding pattern".  

At last count, I had finished 11/25!  I'm now up to 18/25!  

My granddaughter so enjoyed playing with these on my design board! 

She understood that my hands needed a break.

They will be my Slow Stitching and Portable Sewing project for a season!

Oh My!  
What ...

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January 4, 2018
The forgotten little makes from Granny Maud's Girl

When you do a tidy-up, you discover things you have forgotten. In the holiday lull, I have been tidying my sewing space and my photographs, and I discovered images of things I made in January 2017 that I had not shared.

I took part in an Instagram swap organised by Karen (@easypatchwork on Instagram or to make scented sachets. I had fun digging in my scrappy hexagon box and experimenting with drawing with fabric, inspired by Minki Kim and Kristin Esser’s book Sew Illustrated.

Scented sachets Scented sachet Scented sachet Scented sachet
Scented sachet

I had fun sewing the little picture.

I was the swap angel ...

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December 20, 2017
Little Christmas Bits. from Sunburnt Quilts

This week is a good time to catch up on a few little bits and pieces.

I started these button stars a long, long time ago. For some reason they were hidden away. All the hard work of sewing on the buttons was done and all I had to do was sew on a backing. Glad I found them.

This was a little candle mat I made at the last day of Christmas Club. It is a design from Birdbrain. Very quick and easy to make.

Cards for Christmas were kept very simple this year. I saw the ribbons first ...

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December 13, 2017
Melting Snowmen. from Sunburnt Quilts

It is super hot here today so no snowmen would survive. There would be a lot of puddles instead.

Thankfully my snowmen are made from felt and can withstand the heat easily.

I have not made this design before so this time I made enough to give away and one to keep.  I am only half way through my plan to make one of every ornament for myself that I have already made and given away. I will start off again in January.

Slow and steady progress is being made on the Aussie Christmas quilt panels. Love this one with ...

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December 9, 2017
a week of sewing from Charm About You

It's been a busy week for lots of reasons and of course there is always plenty of sewing involved. I have been working on projects for the Sewing Quarter, including classic designs and techniques, creating my own pattern and a felt hand sewn make!

On Thursday 7/12 I was demonstrating the Creative Grids Diamond Wedding Ring templates. I adore this traditional pattern and the templates make it far easier to prepare the pieces and the accuracy of cutting makes piecing spot on!

For a bold look I chose a rainbow of solid colours with a dark background and ...

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November 27, 2017
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. One Year of Stitches. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello Everybody!  
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Isn't it nice to finally sit at the table with our loved ones after preparing such a preparing such a wonderful meal?

As we were going around the table sharing what we were thankful for this year, I asked my three-year-old grandson what he was thankful for.  He enthusiastically responded, "Race cars!!"  He loves Lightening McQueen!

Saturday's Song
This week this song has played EVERY TIME I trnon on the radio.  I've decided to share it iwth you tonight ...

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October 31, 2017
Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching Sunday. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song
Sometimes we feel what we have done is 
too bad,
too wrong,
too big
for God to forgive.
Or perhaps you know someone who is trapped by this lie of the enemy.  
I do.
And here's my response.  Jordan Feliz' song, Never Too Far Gone.

Here's a basic printable of the lyrics, just in case you would like to send this to someone.

Sometimes, a hard copy is what's needed so that it can be read over and over again.
My Precious One, this Scripture got me through,
gets me through
will ...

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October 25, 2017
Americana Bald Eagle Applique from Linda's Art Quilts

Framed Americana Bald Eagle with Flag - Felt Applique
A Little Background
A few years ago the process of felt applique grabbed my interest and I set about making five or six 9" x 12" works.  Until recently, they had become "lost" in my stash of unfinished projects.  After much searching, I did find them. 

There is going to be a local silent action for a political fund raiser and my mind went to the first felt appliqued piece that I made.  Because it is small and because the back shows stitching that isn't really appealing, I spray mounted a ...

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October 19, 2017
A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard from The Village Haberdashery

It’s time for the October wreath in our Year of Wreaths series with Laura Howard! Read on for her super cute Cat Lady wreath tutorial and pick up a kit here! Take it away, Laura!

A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard

This month’s wreath is all about cosiness: curling up with a colourful blanket, like this cute sleeping kitty!

A Year of Wreaths: October Cosy Cat Felt Wreath by Laura Howard

I’ve stitched a grey cat but you could easily customise this wreath and make a cat that looks like your own pet – switch the felt colour, add some felt patches, and use embroidery thread to add stripes or other markings. You could also sew ...

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October 2, 2017
Floss Fairy DIY from Expect Moore

Looking for a fun project to make with the kids in an afternoon? This Water Floss Fairy is part of a set of 3 different fairies that are simple to make. All the felt and vinyl is cut on the Cricut Maker, and then you put it all together to make a sweet fairy in her own little fairy pocket!

DIY Water Floss Fairy - small winged fairy made with embroidery floss

To make the floss fairy, you’ll need all the supplies listed in the instructions in Cricut Design Space.

supplies for floss fairy

Cut out all your pieces on the mats as indicated.

cut pieces

Cut the pipe cleaner. Fold the longer piece in half.

pipe cleaners

I ...

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September 18, 2017
Hello! Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer


Hello There!  I took an unexpected break that started with Dad being hospitalized, me getting sick, prepping for a wedding and a wonderful trip that extended from San Clemente to Carmel by the Sea, CA!  The prep for the trip was crazy as we all lost at least a week when Dad was sick.  

But, the wedding - which took place at Dana Point - was beautiful!  My sister and her husband opted for a "family honeymoon" in Carmel by the Sea.  It was fabulous!  

My son and I had a blast 
taking shadow pictures
at the Carmel beach!

I should ...

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