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Adventures in Linoleum Carving

Posted on January 31st, 2014

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This week I had my first ever attempt at carving linoleum. I thought I’d start small and make this a practice piece, so I used a little rectangle of lino that I picked up at an art store for $2.50.  I used my morepork drawing (from this post) for the design. It felt good to […]

Adventures in Quilting: Part 3

Posted on January 29th, 2014

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*If you missed part 1 and 2 they are here and here. Thanks for checking back to see my final product! Here it is… drum roll please… my labour of love for my newly-wed sister. Here’s the top side: And the bottom,with my fantail fabric taking centre stage. And finally, hand-held: (remember, I am quite […]

Adventures in Quilting: Part 2

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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*If you missed part 1, you can find it here. Step 4: Making a Fabric ‘Sandwich’ Once I had sewn the front and back panels of my quilt, I needed to pin it all together.  Unless you’re lucky enough to have a giant table, the best way to do this is on the floor, as […]

Adventures in Quilting: Part 1

Posted on January 27th, 2014

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A little while ago I made a king-size quilt to give to my sister and her husband as their wedding present.  This is the third large quilt I’ve made since being taught by my Mother-in-Law, a master quilt maker, about six years ago.  Still, it was a new adventure for me, because it was the […]

Make Your Own Picnic Set

Posted on January 24th, 2014

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I made this picnic set for my sister and her fiance for Christmas.  A picnic set makes a lovely gift, because it encourages the receiver to head outside on an adventure! It’s also the kind of gift that you can personalise as much as you like. To make your own, you will need: – A […]