Friday, 27 May 2011


It's been such a busy  bee this week  as I work on the same and big projects.Although I am advancing in the sewing quite slowly all is getting to take shape and looks fantastic and I am so pleased with how it's all coming together.I was a bit sad over the week as I am really tired after work and falling into bed like a lifeless log.This makes the procedure extremely slow, but I am not down about that any more I think I should let it breath a bit more.....

I am delighted with how my workstation is looking .I let it evolve in time I think that is the best you can do with all kinds of spaces. There are a lot of things that I still need to get for it. I am badly in need of a notice board but will do that next week finally. I will have to buy some storage boxes too. I could have done it before but I was waiting for the right selection. Unfortunately I will have to give up on that as I am getting swamped with all the bits and bobs I have.Still I don't feel like buying anything but go for glass containers which are easy to decorate.It is still in the making but here are some delight of the workstation.

Last weekend myself and hubby visited my Gran /God bless her!/. She was completely adorable as always and made us tonnes of food and cakes.She has been collecting all kinds of buttons for me now for 3 years.She was saving them all up for our return from Ireland.Luckily  I have them all now and adorning them.I cannot wait to use them for all kind of projects.There really are a lot and I only sampled some for the photos. They are so inspiring, I have zillions of ideas what to use them for. I will definitely make a nice button heart I was wanting so much for so long.

Back to work now wishing you all a lovely Friday night.

Au Revoir!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

My Projects Lately- Quilting

I know I have been off for some time lately but it I am getting busy with projects I have started much earlier.  I am busy making quilts for my nieces. I kind of going quite slow as they are my first ones. I took up a challenge with sewing two "78,7x"59,1 quilts but I am loving it. I am also adding some embroidery to it and this is the part I enjoy mostly.I cozy up under it every night I am sewing. First i found it really hard as sewing 175 pieces together seemed kind of a big bite but by now the whole project grew on me and sometimes I actually feel like I don't want to give the quilt away, but I know I will do that in the end anyway.
One of the girls is a bit older and she is really into horses, blues, and gingham. The other loves flowers, pale rose and lilac.

I used all kind of fabrics which gives it a vintage touch.I have recycled some old shirts and dresses into it too. I always feel so good when giving something a new purpose especially if it is something that everyone has given up on. I also love to buy fabrics in the charity shops though those have to be treated before using.By now I got to the point with all the sewing where the next saying is true The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary.Sewing fills all part of my days when not at work, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets (hopefully really soon).
When creating I am  inspired by my own feelings of childhood. All the fragrances and heat of old summers,  simple play in the shady garden. Simpleness, the pleasures and joys of rural life as I know it. Going back now it is much different in looks but still has the same feel to it.
People tell me that the countryside must always be stupid and backward, and I get angry, as if it were said that only townspeople had immortal souls, and that it was only in the city that the flame of divinity breathed into the first men had an unobscured glow. ~George William Russell
My other source of inspiration lately is the  the walks at lunch time in Dublin. I loved all Dublin 4.I had different routes of each day and discovered something new and inspiring every day. Houses, gardens,  Herbert park are my favorite that area is full of spirit.Lucky I have photographic memory and saved it all. Now I am seeing it all on my inner TV.

May your bobbin always be full!