How exciting! My very first magazine feature…
So… Make and Craft- Issue 8 (June 2013) page 78-79 eek! In it you can find out how I created the above.
If you have not heard of Make and Craft before I definitely urge you to go check it out- you can find a ten page sampler of the current issue here.
It is a brilliant magazine full of different crafts, tips, swaps and more. So… what are you waiting for?
I’m even on the front page Thank you to the editor Katharine for giving me this opportunity.
Posted by quirkyhannah on May 15, 2013
Well…. I knew I was going to be away at the weekend so I set up a scheduled post for the 27th….. 2014. Oops. I had beautiful soups from my talented partner Kokopelli Design including handmade leather flowers. I just hope I did them some justice!
And a few more bits not entirely happy to show until I tweaked a little!
Posted by quirkyhannah on April 29, 2013
Beadsoup party tomorrow!
Arent these gorgeous from Kokopelli Design. Check back tomorrow to see the creations!
Posted by quirkyhannah on April 26, 2013
Well.. with just under a week to go until the 3rd reveal of Lori’s Beadsoup party I’m in I thought I’d better introduce you to my partner!
So meet Kokopelli Design..
Click it and you head straight on over! You won’t be disappointed lots of lovely inspiring posts to drool over!
Finally to reveal the soup(s) I’ve sent… unfortunately (thank you Royal Mail!!!) my first soup got lost somewhere between the UK and Germany.
So whereever you are Soup One you shall be missed…
But I do think the second soup I sent is one of my favourites! Everything cried out to go….. and it made Germany in record time!
And oh… have you seen the new addition to the shop yet? A fully functional cat watch necklace. Go.. Go.. Go.. Limited stock!
Next time you might see my finished quilt!
Posted by quirkyhannah on April 21, 2013
Finally a new post…
Work, study and a nasty virus has taken me up the past month or so but today had some time out to go to the Exeter Quilt Festival. More photos on that to come once I figure out how to get the photos out of my phone.. Meanwhile there’s a cutesy one on my instagram page here.
I was quite good and restrained myself.. trying to save for a) Sissix Big Shot and b) another sewing machine. These are what I picked up today…
The owl is actually a large panel full of owls and sweet little birdies- am thinking quilt or for a child sized bed The ones on the left are for meeee and hopefully be bags or something soon… I had to go back for the others so cute and perfect for little boys.
Came home to a parcel and it’s the new Craft Club from Seamstar- am really pleased with it. Go check it out here if you fancy trying it.
This month’s theme is Zoology- gorgeous fabrics, trimmings, buttons, felt and even a little make your own linen birdie kit. So who else is tempted to sign up?
And…… one more thing a sneaky peek for the Squintessential shop if you will….
Posted by quirkyhannah on April 5, 2013
A new month… a new goal!
These hexies were left over from a project last year and are currently staring at me from the corner all forlorn. So for this month’s Finishalong I will do something with these!
Thinking perhaps a nice quilted bag?
Before I forget have you signed up to the notebook/diary crafty make and swap? Details here….
Posted by quirkyhannah on February 6, 2013
Not been up to much over the weekend apart from studying and patchwork…
Huge to do list and not much time but I’ve made progress on two of the block bee/swaps I’m in.
First up a completed 9 patch for the Quilt Together over on the Popular Patchwork forum. I hope it looks alright?! Just ignore the couple of quirky imperfections or I will have to redo…
My swap partner over in France specified soft reds and creams- hopefully delivers?!
Next up is two out of five blocks from the Hexy Hive on the 4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee on Flickr
The idea is to make the same block but five times in each others specified colours and swap. The top one is tangerine, lemon yellow, lime with a background of medium grey or coal.
The bottom one, navy, pink, green with a background of white.
I’m hoping I’ve caught the colourways right all I need to do is sort out the background and some other hexy applique I think. I’m calling this my wonky version of the hexy logcabin.
Last but not least is an idea for my next (yes another!) project. It’s going to be a blanket for a moses basket. Just need work out sizes and whether fleece backing or thin wadding and cotton backing. (Any help here will be appreciated )
Sorry for the fuzzy photo but the light was going- brief pink and cream with a vintage style feel. That’s my rough pattern sketch I think
Posted by quirkyhannah on February 4, 2013
… the next swap!
The idea is to make an A5/A6 sized diary/journal or notebook. Rather the cover of it and include the diary etc inside.
There are all sorts of mediums for this- this is my diary to help keep my various sewing projects organised and in some sort of order (would help if I used it properly!) This one has a cross-stiched cover and is from the talented Dawn. (See her shop here.)
The possibilities are endless you can scrapbook, sew, knit and more!
But to get you started..
Notebook Folder tutorial from Riley Blake Designs and a Journal Cover tutorial from Bloom and Blossom.
Rules: Sorry but there is a need!
Medium: As long as you make it yourself it can be in any medium either sewn with fabrics, patchwork, knitted, crocheted, crossstitched, felted, scrapbooked….
Entrants: UK only! I think it’s best due to posting restrictions/costs
Day to Enrol By: 16th February 2013
Day to Post By: 29th March 2013
How to Sign Up: Either leave me a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org please don’t forget to include your email address.
Once the enrolment day has passed I will pair you up and email you with your partner.
There is a Flickr Group with the aim to chat and keep everyone up to date on your progress.
So… who’s in?
Posted by quirkyhannah on February 2, 2013
Aren’t these pretty?!
You may remember that last year I hosted a tote bag swap. I’ve been waiting to hear whether everyone was successful and for pictures of the lovely bags so here they are…
This is Liz’s- isn’t it lovely? Liz runs Madmumknits over on Etsy- take a peek at her gorgeous handknitted creations.
This is from Jess of Great and Sewn. Jess was my swap partner and I love this bag- very quirky and very me.
Zoe runs Buttoned Up and Pinned Down. Isn’t this bag amazing? I love the colourful and quirky design
Claire from Twitter has made another lovely bag- I especially love the lining (the photo at the top of the page) and anything to do with patchwork. Pop on over to Twitter to catch up with Claire and see what she is working on next.
Last but not least… it’s my bag!
I Love this design- everything about it but it’s also the thing that sparked off my obsession for wonky stars.
P.S- Check back soon as another crafty swap will be announced!
Posted by quirkyhannah on February 1, 2013
You remember earlier in the month I took part in the A Lovely Year of Finishes and the 2013 Finish a long? Blog posts here and here.
Well here are the finished results! I’m quite proud of it despite working full time, sorting out a new car and being ill. Also got a lot of other projects finished too!
Now on to quilting some more projects
Posted by quirkyhannah on January 31, 2013