sabato 28 novembre 2009

New lariats in my shop!

Hi to all!
I've added 2 new crochet lariat in my shop.
The 1st one is a wonderful blue/purple wool.
In the pics it seems blue's not pure blue, is a mix of purple and blue, more purple really.
So...if you like those colors, this one is perfect for you.
It goes perfectly with grey that is a must this year!

The second one is really different, this yarn is soooo soft and fuzzy and it looks sooo stylish!!!
It has shades of green and cream, really goes with anything's also very warm!
But I always have the grey one that is a best selling in my shop, they are perfect for Christmas gifts too!!!
Hope you'll like them!!!

mercoledì 25 novembre 2009

A Robin in my garden

Good morning to all!
few minutes ago I was outside in my garden, trying to see something throught the fog...'s almost 3 days that we completely surrounded by the fog's not nice at all...
All is grey and cold for to go to work is not easy...

Anyway...I was looking at my garden and...he was there!!!
A beautiful little Robin (the italian word for him is Pettirosso) was there...dropping in the grass...
Now...I remember that my Grandmather used to tell me that...when you see Robins...the snow is coming...
I'm not sure if this is true but...I would love to see the 1st snow!
Christmas is around the corner now but...without's not the same...

So...hope that the little Robin, really will bring a bit of snow!!!!

venerdì 20 novembre 2009

Look what I got in the mail!!!!

yesterday morning I got a brown envelope in the mail and...guess what????
A pair of wonderful crocs come here from Belgium!!!!!
Some weeks ago I won Dina's Fragola Giveaway, the prize was a pair of crocs of our choice!
I was the lucky winner of that giveaway and now I'm the proud owner of this awesome pair of crocs!!!
They are wonderful and perfectly fit my feet!!!!!
So, thanks sooooo much Nathalie !!!
And also...thanks so much for the nice card and for the super cute necklace!!!!!!

A quilt for my Dad part 4: DONE!!!!

Good afternoon!!!!
ok...finally...the quilt for my Dad is done!!!!!
I have to say that...I love the way it tured out, the colors are so country and perfect for a man I think, plus it's soooo soft and warm!
I love it and...I'm sure my Dad will love it too!!!
Thanks for follow my adventures in making it!!!!
Hugs to all!!!!

mercoledì 18 novembre 2009

A quilt for my Dad: part 3

Good morning to all!

Wow! finally this quilt is almost done...
I only have to sew the binding and this is the relaxing part for me...
Sitting on my sofa, near the fireplace, hand sewing the binding is my favourite part of making quilts!!!
What's yours?

I wish you all a nice day!!!

mercoledì 11 novembre 2009

TUTORIAL: How to make an embroidered Birthday card

Hi to all again!
Well...this is my very first tutorial ever so, please, be kind with me...LOL!!!
Past week I needed a Birthday card for a friend in Holland, he's a very cute guy I met about 20 years ago when I was in High School...
My school went to Paris for 5 days and his school too so...we met there...
And...after 20 years...we still exchanges every years birthday cards, Xmas and Easter cards and also some letters!
BTW...I went to the shop but I didn't find a cute card for Addry (this is his name) so...I decided to make one...

This is what you need:
- a nice piece of cardboard
- a scrap of fabric
- threads
- ruler
- rotary cutting or scissors
- stabilizer
- envelope
- sticker or adhesive (optional)

Ok, first of all, you must choose an embroidery design that you like: remember that you can make a birthday card in this way too or an Easter card, a Xmas card,a get well soon card, a baby shower card...
So, choose the embroidery design for the event you are celebrating!
Embroidery the design with your sewing machine (if you don't have one, you can do the embroidery by hand, or you can do a cute appliquè, or also you can find a fabric that have already a cute scene on it!).

Ok, now that the embroidery is done, you have to fold the cardboard in half and resize it to fit the envelope you chose.

At this point, you have to resize your embroidered fabric too: keep your cardboard and resize the fabric.
You can make your fabric bigger or smaller, just keep in mind that you have to stitch all around it to secure it to the cardboard.

Ok, you're almost done.
Find a nice stitch (I used the straight stich and then a little zig zag, in this way I made a frame) and stitch your piece of fabric on to the cardboard.
You can't pin it on the cardboard but if you would like, it could help to add a small sticker or adhesive on the back of the fabric, in the centre of it so you will be sure that you'll don't "find" it under the needle of your sewing machine!
Sew all around your fabric using a decorative stitch and...voilà!!!
Your card is ready to be shipped!!!!!
Ok, I hope that this tutorial can be useful for someone, feel free to ask if you'd need other information and...please, let me know...what do you think about it...
I'm thinking to make other tutorials but I need to know if in this way, they are understandable!!!
Thank you and...HAPPY SEWING!!!!

domenica 8 novembre 2009

STOP: I need a break!!!

Hi to all!

Today it's cold outside and it's raining too so...I'm spending my Sunday sewing...

I started this early morning and after a fast lunch...I started again!

I really love what I'm sewing but, at this point...I need a break...
But...not that kind of break "ok...I'm going a bit outside..." nooooooo...I need a sweet break!!! LOL!!!!
So...I'm treating my self with a cup of...the most delicious hot chocolate!!!!

I'm so sorry you can't taste it or smell's...awesome...believe me...and it helps your body and mind!!!
I wish you all a wonderful Sunday and...take a moment for a sweet break deserve it!!!!

martedì 3 novembre 2009

Fall Giveaway: aqua linen pouch

I love to partecipate in fun giveaways and...I love to have giveaway too!!!!
So, there is another one for you!
The prize is this beautiful fabric/linen pouch!

For partecipate to my giveaway, please, go to Sumiko shop blogspot , read the interview and follow some simples rules!
If you would like to be sure to don't miss any other giveaway in the future, just follow my blog!

And...don't forget to go to Sumiko Etsy Shop, it's amazing!!!!

I hope to have lots of partecipants for this giveaway!!!!
Thank you!!!!