Monday, 21 October 2013

Good times

I have a few winners to announce for the Patchwork Please sew along but before I do I wanted to share some happy news.
This weekend my dear brother married his childhood sweetheart. They have one of those rare loves that was always meant to be. They grew up together, fell in love in their early teens and haven't stopped falling in love ever since. All the more reason to celebrate their love with a beautiful wedding :)

One of the things I loved is that they pulled together all their friends and relatives to help them design the entire event. Everything from the invitations, wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses to the flower arrangements, cake, menus...well too much to mention really! It was all done with so much love and care it was simply spectacular!
It was a perfect wedding my heart still overflows with love for you both! xxx

My brother and his wife back when they were five years old.

ring cushion
I made this felt flower ring bearer cushion for them.

On to the winners of the Zakka Sew Along.
First winner receives a mini fabric bundle and stickers from Form and Fabric as well as an Aurifil sample pack


Next three winners will receive an Aurifil sample pack.

And the winner of the Pellon charm pack is:
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners! Please email me your postal address so I can send your goodies to you :)

x Leila

Monday, 7 October 2013

Zakka Sew Along - Prettified Pincushion

It's the final stop on the Zakka Sew Along, did you enjoy it?

Being last in line means there isn't much more left for me to say about Ayumi's beautiful book that hasn't already been said before. I truly love it! The projects are as cute as can be which is to be expected from Ayumi. And the instructions are so nicely written, it really makes me feel like she's right there with me. If you have not got yourself a copy yet you really should!

I had the pleasure of sewing the prettified pincushion. A perfectly fun little project just right for when you need a quick sewing fix. I love small sewing projects for the instant gratification of going from start to finish in just a few hours.

Prettified Pincushion

The pincushion is great for showcasing a few of your treasured scraps. It has just the right amount of challenge to it in trying to make those corners nice and neat and matching up the small paper pieced patchwork top which makes it a lot of fun to sew.

So last chances to win some great prizes from the sew along sponsors: Aurifil, Form & Fabric, Pellon and Pink Chalk Fabrics.

give away prizes

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of four prizes.
  • First winner will win a small fabric bundle and stickers from Form & Fabric and an Aurifil thread sample pack.
  • Three more lucky winners will win an Aurifil sample pack.
These prizes are available for EU entries only.

  • If you are located in the US you can leave a comment on this post to win a charm pack offered by Pellon.

To enter please leave a comment on this post. Make sure there is a way for me to contact you should you win.
The winners will be drawn randomly and announced Monday 21st of October 2013.

But that's not all

Please head on over to A Quilter's Table to link up your finished projects. You'll have a chance to win a $25 fabric bundle from Form & Fabric and a $20 Gift certificate from Pink Chalk fabrics!

I hope you enjoyed the sew along!

With the new Flickr format I'm finding it a lot more difficult to keep up with these kind of group activities I feel like I missed quite a few projects because I just couldn't be bothered to try and navigate my way through the 'black hole'. It used to be so simple, why did they have to change it.
Thankfully there's Instagram and Pinterest or else I'd be lost!

x Leila