Friday, April 1, 2011

Time flies


These last couple of weeks have been going by so quickly! I've been working a lot and my energy levels haven't been on their all-time high. I've worked on the Candy Store Alice quilt, though, and it's almost finished. I need to do a tiny little bit of quilting and then only add the binding ... I hope I can show you the finished quilt, soon! (And give it to our goddaughter ... Better late than never ...!)

Here are some more process shots of the quilting:


I've tried to come up with some motifs in tune with the Alice theme, so roses were top of the list. I drew the motifs straight on the fabric with a 2B pencil. I also tried to keep the drawings simple, so it wouldn't be too hard to quilt the outlines later.


A little bottle. I was thinking whether I should write "Drink me!" on the little label, but I think I'll leave it blank.


Please tell me this looks like a mushroom?! This was surprisingly hard to get right!


The butterfly is my favourite. So cute.

Here are some random things that made me smile during this last couple of weeks:

I scored some cool fabric on sale here. They still have some great fabrics left. The fabrics arrived and I'm so happy with them! Among them are some I've been lusting after for some time like this and this. I also got a yard of Innocent Crush velveteen and it's amazing! I bought the Maybe print with making something for one of the little girls in our circle in mind, but the width would probably allow me to make a skirt for myself instead ... Mmmmm ... Now I want more! :-D

I had a DVD-fest yesterday and I can only recommend this and this movie!!! Nothing like some good comedies on a gray day!

Have you seen this?!!!! I was speechless when I first stumbled upon it on Amazon! I'm not sure what to think, but it's a great mixture of crazy and amazing - acrazing ...?! :-D

As is this, my favourite ever youtube video! It's a classic, so you might have seen it, but anyway, here it is (sorry for the bad quality, but it's genius anyway):

Have a great weekend!!!


The Muse of The Day said...

What About Steve - one of our favorites.
Red fabric with mittens - I like it. I find it hard to find enough red fabrics that I like.
Your quilt - fabulous. I think you did the right thing by not writing on the bottle - it goes with all the other stitched drawings. I think the mushroom does look like a mushroom. Every time I have embroidered a design somewhere, it catches me off guard to see just how difficult it is to get the look of something with the least amount of stitches. Keep going. I can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Ooh, it's coming along really well. Love all the Alice themed stitchings, very clever. If you're worried about the mushie (I think it looks like a mushroom though) you could add some spots on it's cap, like those red mushies with white dots on top? Can't wait to see it finished, your goddaughter is going to cherish it.
Love the horn-dude. Those crazy French, what will they think of next? Have a great weekend!