Monday, May 28, 2012

Skirts for My Daughters

Hi Everyone!!

I finished sewing skirts for my daughters sometime last week... the  first one was for my 8 years old daughter. It was made using Vintage cotton fabric with purple lace at the edge. It is a straight cut
pattern skirt.


My daughter posing with her new skirt.


The second skirt was for my 15 years old daughter.


It was a patchwork tiered long skirt made from light cotton fabric.


 Both skirts submitted as entries to the skirt week contest which was hosted by Adrianna and Susan at crafterhours. There are many more skirts shared by other sewers over at   flickr:skirt week 2012  .  Have fun and enjoy!

Happy Sewing!!




Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bag for my daughter


Hi ...

I am sharing a project that I've made for my daughter early this year which I did not blog about. I used Elizabeth Hartman of Oh,Fransson! Margaret Bag pattern.


I re-size it to a smaller version to make it suitable for my daughter to used.  The inside was fully lining with small pocket which my daughter used to keep her sweet. I used medium weight home decor fabric.


Here is my daughter posing with her bag... and her bear which she used to carry any where she goes.



Happy Sewing!!





Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crocheted Granny Square bag

Hi there!!

Today's post is about crocheted bag...it was a work by my daughter.  I am helping her to finished it up with the lining, button and the handle. This is how the front looks like with the button closure.


I choose to crochet the handle differently from the pattern... and this is how the back of the bag looks like.



I have similar pattern  from a Japanese crocheting book ... and if you're interested to crochet one for yourself please write to me at shaza.zain@gmail.com  For the bag pattern  above I am still in the process of writing, and testing it...maybe I will come out with a step by step instructions, till then...
Happy Crocheting!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sliced Apples QAL


Hi Everyone!!


I decided to join another fun QAL  hosted by  Pam & Corinna at Mama Spark's World .  The fabric that I will use is the California Girl  with Bella solid. Since I only have one charm pack of California Girl, I have no choice but to do a lot of cutting from the FQ bundle.


  They are already in the fabric cutting instructions  But still not to late if you wish to join.
Just click HERE for the details.

Happy Quilting!!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival


Hi Everyone!!

 

Do you know that Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival?  This is one of the platform for bloggers from all over the world to share photos of their quilts. This is my first visit and my first time to join and share my quilt with other bloggers.... not my first finished quilt top though but my first and only finished quilt at present.....  My first quilt might be nowhere to compare with all other amazing projects, but I am happy with the result.

My quilt for this Festival is a quilt that I made for my boy...I hand quilted it since my sewing machine is not suitable for sewing thick materials. My boy received an offer to further his study at the boarding school sometime in February.  Since the school is quite far from home,I decided to finish this quilt for him to bring along. 


This quilt was made from scraps of cotton fabric using pinwheel pattern. The finished quilt size was 60" by 72".  This is how the back of the quilt  looks like.


I personalized the quilt by stitching some wording ... the first was  "Work Smarter Not Harder"


and  the second one... "The Future is Always Beginning Now..."


It took me about three weeks to finished  hand quilted it.

 


 I wish each time my boy wrapped with this quilt will make him feels like I am giving him a warm hugs and reminds him of his family.


Ok... that's the end of  my quilt story...There are many more amazing projects and stories behind each quilts shared by other talented sewers quilters over at Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Have fun visiting them and enjoy the quilt show!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
 
 


Friday, May 18, 2012

Garden Steps : Block #05

Hi Everyone!!

I finished stitching the embroidery for my Garden Steps Block #05.  


 I love this pattern more compare to the dragonfly pattern for Block #04


and for this block I used almost all type of  stitches that I know.  This is how it looks from near...


Happy Stitching!!




Scrap Attack : Show & Tell #4

Hi friends!!


 I am sharing my progress on the Scrap Attack String block that I joined at Sew Lux & Gifts. 
These are all the string blocks that I've done so far...


Happy Sewing!!



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One Flower Wednesday #06


Hi Friends!!

It seem the week flies very fast...and another Wednesday  is here again...


and that mean another flower to share.  This is my flower for this week to add to my garden...


Happy Stitching!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summertime Adventures : Quilted Drawstring Bag

Hello there!!!

Another project to share for the Summertime  Adventures at Clover and Violet.  The theme for the second week is Out and About.  Kat of  Diary of Flutter Kat shared her tutorial on how to make a drawstring bag...and I choose to do a  drawstring bag too ...  but used my own pattern version(since I did not follow any tutorial). I name it Quilted Drawstring Bag with lining.

I used  Sugar Pop by Liz Scott, and Bliss Polka Lime fabric which I bought from Sew Lux & Gifts combined with Paula Prass fabric which I bought at love me lots creations, an online shop locally owned by Ms. Zura.  The size of the finished  bag is 14"(W) x 3"(D) x 13"(H)


This bag is ideal for carrying  small crochet or stitching hexagon project.  It also can make a great gift wrap, travel pouch,  or to keep children toys.  In other word, it can be a great bag to take with you on the go!!


Happy sewing!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Garden Steps : Block #04

Hello Everyone!!

 I finished stitching the dragonfly for my Garden step : Stitch and Quilt Along  Block #04.


Even though the dragonfly body a bit crooked I have to satisfy with the result...

 
Here is how it looks like from far...


  

Happy Stitching!!



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One Flower Wednesday #05

Hi Everyone!!

It has been almost three weeks I did not update on my progress with my flower...anyway for being missing for the last three weeks, this week I share three flowers that blooms from my garden.
The day was almost dark when I took this photo...




These two flowers are the same flowers of the above...


Happy Stitching!!



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summertime Sewing Adventures

Hello Friends!!

I have been following Clover and Violet new Series...Summertime Adventures Tutorial series Blog Hop.


The theme for this week is on sewing kit.  I choose to follow the  tutorial by Emedoodle at Mommy's Nap Time for her Sewing kit pattern.  This travel sewing kit  will replace my current envelope that I used to keep my hexagon project...yes! you heard me right...I used to keep my hexagon in an envelope. This is how my sewing kit looks like...

Front
 
 Back
 the lining




Basically I made two sewing kits from the same pattern...


and this is how the second one looks like...


But I choose the one with blue zipper for my own used...




 Happy Sewing!!












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