First up the redecorating plans. Tied up with Nadia's birthday, we decided to redecorate her bedroom. We have a small house, and when we shifted in five years ago (I know, unreal aye?) the smallest person in our family fitted best into the smallest room. She had a lovely twinkly light fitting and pink striped curtains. A nice girly bedroom that I could still live with - not being the pink girly type myself.
|Does anyone remember the shelves and the small gremlin?|
This photo was taken on her birthday...
...I think it's time she had a big girl room.
It's slowly changing... there's a new light and blind, with some filmy white net curtains, but I'd like to get the rest of her room sorted over the break. I actually have a whole list of things I want to achieve in her room. Watch this space.
On the sewing front, I managed to get half of the quilting finished on the first applique border.
Then I started on the baby quilt applique - well, choosing fabrics for the key elements... one of the best things about fusible applique is that you can make changes right up to the last minute. For those of us who are visual designers, it's the perfect technique. I needed to cut the pink star points to assess just how pink it was going to be. Even though it is destined for a home somewhere else - I still have my pink limits :o).
And I quite liked the deep blue basket with the pink rick rack... but maybe too bottom heavy?
Finally a compromise...
A last little note about stem making tools. I'm not huge on specialty tools, but I love my Clover bias stem maker. This is size 9, which makes a 1/4" stem (I think) which I use for just about everything. I cut a 3/4" strip and feed it through the gadget, using the iron to set the shape as it emerges - folding the two edges under nicely - all ready for a bit of hand stitching.