Thursday, January 20, 2011

The view from my sewing table

This week there have been lots of UFO's completed.  This has been the view from my sewing table with me hard at work finally finishing off some projects that have been lurking around for a while.  Often my own projects take much longer to complete than they used to.
This particular quilt was supposed to be finished last year to give to a friends daughter for her Birthday last year.  Although her birthday came and went at least now I will be super organised for this years birthday as I finished sewing on the binding last night.  I love sewing the binding on quilts - I find it relaxing to sit and hand sew and just put the finishing touch on special treasures.

Tied with a Ribbon has been spotted over at {KID} Independent

The wonderful Indi put together a fantastic review of my treasures. 
Felt Tooth Fairy Pillows by Tied with a Ribbon
It is really exciting to see my handmade treasures on other blogs and I have to pinch myself that it is actually me.  {KID} Independent are having a GIVEAWAY so if you would like to win one of my Sweet Strawberries or Bouncing Bunnies Felt Kit make sure to pop over and leave a comment on their post to go in the running.

Another wonderful thing that comes about through these posts is the friends that you meet along the way.  I have also had the pleasure of meeting Hannah from The Dalli Cottage CollectionI love reading blogs and I especially liked her post on "Keep Dreamin".  We all have a picture of what we would love our creative spaces to look like and often the reality of limited space, size and budget all impact on the actuality.  Thanks Han for your spot also on your blog.

This week Custom order towels seem to be the order of the day - here is the latest that I have finished celebrating the arrival of a new baby girl. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Introducing some new friends and items being added to the Tied with a Ribbon Range :

These kits have the pattern and instructions to make these new Forrest Friends.  You can also make them as a brooch or key ring as well as a hanging ornament with a brooch bar, a key ring and ribbon included.  These would make great starter sewing kits for children as well as adults.

It has been "raining" teeth here at home lately and with my two girls came a request for something special to have for the arrival of the Tooth Fairy.  So after consultation with what the girls wanted on the front of the pillows I decided to make what you see above - and then of course I could not help myself and made more and have put some in the shop also.

This is the completed Custom order cushion I was completing in the last post.  I love butterflies and my sock monkey could not help but jump in to have a photo too!!

These dresses were made by some lovely ladies who came along and after a workshop completed these gorgeous dresses.  (One of whom had not sewn since high school)  They did a great job and this blue dress was also made by another lady.  She took hers home for her little girl and sent me this pic after a little photo shoot with her.  She looks so cute in her dress that her mummy made for her.
I have made more progress on the quilt I have been working on.  The top came together very quickly but now I have been hand quilting the top - I have been using some Pearle 8 threads and slowly, slowly it is coming along.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

All things Pink

I love the colour Pink.  Over the last few days all my projects seem to be shades of pink.  I made this Petal Flower Cushion from this tutorial that I found a while ago.  I always had a special little girl in mind for whom I would make this for.  But she will have to wait for her birthday (luckily she can't blog yet - I think!)

The instructions were great.  It did use alot of felt to create all the layers.  I decided to go with four different shades of pink to create this effect rather than one solid colour. 

I have been working on a custom order cushion for a customer that has also used pink.  The request was for light shades of pink, blue, yellow and purple.  Here is my progress so far
All my new patterns have now come back from the printers and I have been busy packing them today.  The big reveal will be over the next few days as my first job on my 'To Do' list tomorrow is to get them listed into my Etsy shop and on display here for you all to see.  So stay tuned.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I love Holidays!

I love the Holidays.  With lots of friends and family to catch up and spend time with this big school break over summer is such a wonderful time especially to share with my girls. 

Well, while it may be holidays there has still been plenty going on in the Tied with a Ribbon sewing room.  I have put the finishing touches on some new Felt Kits which will be available in my Etsy Shop hopefully by next week.  This is a sneak peak at the making of one of them.

Because Christmas is now over it is safe to show you some of the presents that I was busy making but could not post photos about incase they were seen early by family and friends.

These are some Christmas Sacks I made for my nephews.

I made this swing top for my beautiful God Daughter.

This i-phone cover I made for a special friend to celebrate her birthday.  It was from Janelle Wind's book Pieces of Me which I had bought a few weeks ago.  It was very easy and I could not believe how quickly it came together.  

I have been able to tick lots of things off my to do list this week and lots of other new creations are in the works.  Now that Christmas is over I have been putting the finishing touches to my Easter range.  I have made lots of Easter Bunny Party Bags and Bunny and Easter Egg Decorations which have been listed in my Etsy shop. 

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