Sunday, 29 May 2011

Luna Lovegood Scarf

Did you have your followers gadget disappear for a while too? It's seems to be back now but just in case it goes again I thought we could play a little game to get to know each other. We don't need profile badges and gadgets for that right!

So lets talk shall we? I'll go first and you can just leave your answers in the comments here, the questions are quite random- fun right?

Have you ever eaten a crayon?
 I don't think I have!
The kid next door who is nine and in love asked me this the other day. Have you ever gotten a love letter?
My answer was yes of course loads, I get them all the time! ;-)

Luna Scarf 1

Wich perfume do you use?
I wear Allure by Chanel or Fuel for Life by Diesel.

Did you want a different name when you were little and if so what was it?
Oh yes I did, I wanted to be named Nancy for some reason. My son wants to be called James in his next life cute :-)

Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
Yup I have and I've played a fair bit of air harp, air flute and air xylophones too!

Luna Scarf

What was the crappiest job you've ever had? {remember you're not entirely anonymous online so if it's your current one perhaps it's wise not to mention any names!}
The crappiest job I've ever had was a paper route, I had it for exactly one day and then I gave up. I was about 15 years old and weighed 3kgs my bike was heavier than I was I couldn't hold it up straight. To top it off I had to drag it through the snow and got hit on by a drunk. Never again lol!

I crochet the scarf in the pictures using this tutorial It's called the Luna Lovegood scarf after the Harry Potter character and it's super fun and easy to make. I love Harry Potter!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better!

x Leila

Thursday, 26 May 2011

{Give Away Day} Winner!

Wow, I am blown away with all your lovely comments, thank you all so much!!
Mr True Random Number Generator in all it's infinite wisdom declared comment #176 to be the winner.

Congratulations Pomona! please contact me with your details and I will send your package off to you as soon as possible!

I'm so inspired by all your great scrap use suggestions, it's what patchwork is all about really isn't it?!
I made a little collage of scrappy goodness from some of the things that were suggested by you.

My creation

1. 7 logcabin pincushions, 2. Mini Quilt from Smith's Aunt Leah, 3. Straps all, 4. I found a quilt top today!, 5. Swap Pot Holders, 6. Fabric flower garland, 7. Moleskine Notebook Purses 1, 8. Hexy MF, 9. Pillow, 10. Sonne und Regen, 11. Hip hippo baby booties, 12. coin pouch 1, 13. Tati Primeiros Botões, 14. the new happy bed, 15. Doll Quilt swap 10 Finished, 16. heaven!

Tons of inspiration!

Thanks again to all of you who entered and a big fat warm welcome to all my new peeps, it's so good to have you here!
I hope you had lots of fun entering give aways like a mad woman/man. Did you win something good?

I'll be back for some 'normal' blogging soon,

x Leila

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Give Away Day!!

This give away is closed and the winner is announced. Congrats Pomona!

It's like christmas!

I know all of you have lots of blogs to visit and many give aways to enter so I'll keep this short and sweet.

Here's what you can win.

Give away day 1

One dish towel made of Essex Linen and patchwork scraps and a patchwork potholder, you may remember I blogged about it before.
Log Cabin Potholder

I will also send you a ziplock bag full fabric scraps for your own small sewing projects.

I spot some Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Moda, and Kokka in here

  • To enter leave me a comment on this post, I would love to hear about your favorite small sewing projects or scrap buster projects.
  • This give away is open internationally, anyone can enter! You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but I do always like to give my readers an extra entry. 
  • So if you are or become a follower please leave me a separate comment to double your chances of winning!

PLEASE make sure you leave me an email address to contact you! If you are not sure if you are a so called 'no reply' blogger check out this blogpost it will explain it all.

The give away closes Wednesday 25th at midnight {my time}. The winner will be picked by random number generator and announced here on Thursday the 26th.

Good luck!!!

x Leila

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Log Cabin Pillow

Today I have a new pillow to share with you all. I desperately want to replace some old and worn out furniture, but since I cannot afford to at the moment I decided to spend my weekend rearranging all the old crap. You know, to see if it looks better from a different corner of the room ;-) And it does sorta kinda..

little corner

Bought some pretty flowers and made a pillow from some leftovers of my + & x blocks {the quilt top is coming together nicely}. I love log cabin pillows, simple but very effective. This is now my favorite corner of the house.

new pillow

Now I need to visit some good car boot sales, thrift shops , fleamarkets or whatever it is called in your neck of the woods for some lovely bargains!

Happy wednesday,

x Leila

Friday, 13 May 2011

{Blogger's Quilt Festival} Spring 2011

It's that time of year again!

Amy's Creative Side

I decided to share my Boy Quilt with you.

I made this quilt for my little monster who is very specific about his likes and dislikes. His blanket had to be soft, and it had to be blue, absolutely no flowers allowed {believe me he checked every inch of this quilt for anything unacceptable!}

Boy Quilt {finished}

Lucky for me he approved of his new 'mummy blanket' and this quilt is being well used. Today I picked it up from the floor after a long day of being a fort and a raft and a cover for a very scary zombie and laid it on his bed again where it turned back into a blanket to snuggle up and fall asleep under.

Boy Quilt {finished}

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a good weekend!

x Leila

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

{Fresh Modern Bee 2} May

This month it's Shiner's View's turn in the Fresh Modern Bee 2. She went to Amsterdam and brought back fabric {what else right?!} These prints are a bit more traditional than we normally get in this Bee, but I'm always up for a challenge :-) She asked us to make windmill inspired blocks, here's what I came up with.

FMB2 May blocks

I didn't get the math quite right on this one, I wish the corners would match up a bit better. But I do love this block. I'll have to make it again one day.

FMB2 May blocks

I'm looking forward to see how this quilt will evolve.

Something completely different, I can't get enough of this new to me singer. She's amazing! Her music makes me feel as if the world stands still for a moment and everything is peaceful and good. Don't take my word for it, have a listen for yourself.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

For a good cause

Allison from Little Island Quilting is having a very generous give away for Japan on her blog.

And if that wasn't enough she's also throwing in this jelly roll!

Head on over there for a chance to win these beauties!

x Leila

Monday, 9 May 2011

Goodie Bag Swap

Goodie Bag Swap, originally uploaded by Where the Orchids Grow.
Almost finished bag for my partner in the Goodie Bag Swap.
This is one BIG bag, she'll be able to fit everything she owns in there and still have room left for a serious shopping spree.
Inside there's two simple open pockets for a phone and such and also one zippered pocket. The bag closes with a magnetic clasp.
The flower is a pin so my partner can remove that or place it somewhere else if she wants to.

I hope she'll love it.

x Leila

I linked up to Quiltstory Fabric Tuesday

Sunday, 1 May 2011

+&x blocks (Fresh Sewing Day)

Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts

It's Fresh Sewing Day again, hosted by Lynne@ Lily's Quilts click on her button and head on over there to link up your own favorite sewing project of this month!

Mine has to be the +&x blocks I made, there's a quilt along for these over on Flickr if you'd like to join in the fun.
I've sewed some more of these babies last week and I'm loving them to bits!

+&x blocks progress

I don't think I'll end up keeping the blocks in this order but it's nice to visualize the finished quilt top with these collages.

The blocks are inspired by this quilt, made by Setsuko Inagawa that was displayed at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. We've since traced back this block to 1938  when it was attributed to Nancy Cabot, according to the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilts by Barbara Brackman.

My weekend was all about the royals between Kate and William's wedding {that dress!!} on friday and Queen's Day yesterday I have seen enough people with silly hats waving for a long while now ;-)

How is your weekend?

x Leila