This week I’ve been giving mini things a go. It’s actually very tricky. It’s hard to make the block make sense and it’s hard to work the sewing machine when some pieces are just 1in square. And its hard to bind with a tiny binding. Mistakes can’t hide… Why? WHY? Why am I doing it?
I bought Summer’s birthday present agonisingly early. Her birthday is in December, but I saw a beautiful wooden Doll’s house complete with furniture and I had to have it. (Now I live in hope that she develops a love of dolls in the next six months. Here she is from Thursday, with Doll in hand, so maybe that’s a start?). She took Poppy walking. Poppy is made by Cleo and Poppy. They make very nice things. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CleoAndPoppy?ref=l2-shopheader-name
But I digress! I have some gorgeous mini charm squares – Moda’s Lily Ashbury High Street story – which I have NO IDEA what to do with. And it is bothering me.
I thought mini quilts might work for them and, perfectly, for Summer’s doll house. So I gave a tiny bed quilt a go. And I discovered that two blocks does not a mini bed quilt make. It does however, look pretty cute as a bookmark. So now I have a bookmark.
But still no plan for my dolls set. And I want to make two bed quilts, two pillows, two floor cushions and a tiny little softie. It might end up being a hand-stitching project for my upcoming holiday. Hmmm.
So then I made a second bookmark (doesn’t everyone need multiple bookmarks?). I did this one to practice a block I want to make into a quilt. Made with gorgeous scraps left over from a bed quilt I made eight years ago. Finally, a good idea!
I’m going to do something similar to this design, many times over, to make a modern quilt. I like this idea. I really like it. It’s a no-mistakes, use-any-scrap-you-have type design. And it works perfectly with the fabrics. I look forward to a weekend when I can clear my sewing table and start it.
I guess from these pics it is evident that there is a book i long to read. The Luminaries. Oh how I long to read it with a cup of coffee in my favourite IKEA Poang armchair, in the sun, one quiet afternoon… Or more realistically, in bed for 10 minutes in the night before I crash because, seriously, there is no reading on the sunny afternoons in this house. There is colouring in, there is beach time and park time, there is watching dinosaurs, but there is absolutely no reading novels for Mummy! Maybe that’s another holiday activity. (I’ve clearly got high hopes for this holiday – Dan-hubby better be prepared!)
And here is Dan-hubby today, in our afternoon quiet time while Summer power-napped. River has a button fettish. I find it adorable. I think Dan finds it interesting. Here are my boys – from today.
This is my favourite photo of the day! Happy times 🙂
So apparently today I feel chatty. It’s been a very nice Saturday.