First of all I have to announce the winner of my happy mishap cushion. Thanks to all who left me such lovely comments. I read them all and I didn't realise at the time of the giveaway that it was also my 150th post, what a good way to celebrate.
I numbered all the comments in order and used the random number generator tool that makes an easy job of it all.
Congratulations to Christine
from Once Upon A Quilt who had this to say.
Oh my our little Sophie would just adore this beautiful pillow, she is only two and half but is so in love with pink and pretty things, she wears two butterfly rings everyday and won't go anywhere without them.
Love your giveaway and your generousity.
quilting hugs, Christine
quilting hugs, Christine
I've had some lovely quality sewing time this wekend but not on anything quilty. I decided to use some stash and make pillowcases. They go with quilts, right?
That called for getting out "the beast" so known for it's ability to provide me with endless amounts of wasted time fiddling with tension or having to rethread it. Mostly, it lives in a dark cupboard. I think the threading path is colour coded just for me and even then I can get it wrong. I don't really understand this piece of equipment despite doing a class years ago. How to get the most out of your overlocker. As if I'd rememnber it all. It did decide to behave for me so I made the most of it.
I made two pairs of each one, six in all. I didn't want the pillowcases that have the contrast trim on them so worked out the dimensions for plain ones with the inner flap. These are so simple and super fast to make.
Some for the kids I'll be seeing next week.
Have you seen the gorgeous pillowcases that Rosehip makes and sells on Etsy? Fab-u-lous. I love them with the crochet trim so I did the same. I could go on making these, I may never buy another pillowcase again.
You know I love my gadgets and here's another way I use my Hera marker apart from marking quilting lines. It's great when you need to turn over a seam allowance and press. Or a double seam like I had to do. And I found out that the curved tip is great for putting in the corners after turning them through. I suppose I'm the last to find that out.
Simply turn and press on the lines.
Talking about gadgets, has anyone got one of these icecream makers? I had one years ago but the new ones make the icecream much easier. It comes out like soft serve but then you put it in the freezer to firm up. So far, I've done French vanilla bean and frozen yoghurt with raspberries. Today, I had the urge to try cookies and cream. The only thing is it only makes a litre, we couldn't find a bigger machine on the market but it makes just the right amount for the two of us to last awhile. It's good, it's really good! Next batch could be mango sorbet. The best thing is, we know what's going in the icecream.