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Luke – The quilt

This is my “Luke Quilt” that was requested by a good friend last year. I delivered some goodies to her first and then went on to drag my feet for another 12 months before I finished the quilt for ‘not-so-baby-now Luke’.

This baby quilt – a single Log Cabin block, is a huge 50″ square that took about 2 solid days of quilting that my left my arms aching quite a bit. The puffiness of some of the sections here are due to the fact that it came out of the dryer in the morning and I left it folded until I took the shots.

Luke's Quilt - Front

I used some of my precious Japanese fabrics that we hand-carried back to Singapore, and also Denyse Schmidt’s lovely prints. It has ‘Lego-like’ bricks, space shuttles, transportation prints and lots of dots, stripes and plaids.

Luke's Quilt - Detail

For the back, I pieced the left-over prints from the front with Kona Essex Linen – Solid White. The white linen really showed off the variegated quilting thread that I used on this quilt.

Luke's Quilt - Back

According to the mummy, Luke took this quilt to bed the very night I delivered it to their home.

Luke's Quilt - Ready to Go!

Wishing you many sweet dreams with this quilt, Luke!

Mum’s the word

I think I have blogged too much about how paralyzed I am by the stash, especially since I had to give up some fabric/craft storage for the family (they live here too, you know :p), and I have stacks of fabrics awaiting re-location around my sewing area now.

Recently, I sent over a few yards of fabrics to my mum, so that she can make cushion and pillow covers for her room. And I mentioned to her that I have been listing some fabrics on Facebook, as I need more space in the house.

Her response: Why sell them? SEW! Make something with the fabrics!

And here’s what I did when I got home:

Seat covers for home office chairs

This fabric was bought at Ikea and I like the wide width, heavy/home decor weight to the print. It took me about an hour to measure seat, cut fabrics, sew, serge and thread the cotton twill tape through the casing I made. I made an identical cover for my husband’s chair too. The lousy leather seats were worn and broken and these fabric covers helped breathe new life to them. I didn’t have to add any padding, etc. The cushion is still good, just the leather material was unsightly.

It felt really good to use up yardage and toss the remnant to my scrap bin (that’s another horror story for another day).

Well, I had grand plans to cut up more fabrics for project this weekend, but I spent a lazy Saturday with the family, reading (Artemis Fowl series – for me!), napping, building Lego and having a great steamboat meal at an old-fashion coffee shop instead. So, I hope you are having a restful weekend too and I leave you with a picture of one of my favourite drawers in the house 🙂

Kawaii Fabric Stash Drawer

Kawaii Japanese Fabric Stash Drawer

Happy New-ish Year!

Hello, World!

Happy New Year! (Still qualify for the greeting, I think :D)

Sorry I missed posting for the entire month of December. While the blog was left unattended, the sewing station was busy, busy, busy! No new/completed quilts to show for yet, but plenty of purses, pillow cases, baggies and also 1st-day-of-school sewing for Benji.

Benji - The Big Man

My Big Man started Nursery 2 on Tuesday (thanks to the papers for the reminder about the start of school date, if not we would have made that trip on 3 Jan!). This is our 1st drop-off school experience and the boy handled it so well. The teachers are very caring and loving. It helps that Benji’s class is very close to a generous playground with loads of exciting installations!

We waited for him outside his class on the 1st day, stepping in when the teachers were orientating the kids, etc. By the 2nd day, we left Benji in the good hands of the teachers and he gave his kisses and goodbyes like a champ at the door. Hubby & I are mighty proud of him!

A simple drawstring backpack

A simple drawstring backpack


And the night before school, I put together a lined drawstring backpack that he can easily open/close by himself. The exterior fabric is Japanese cotton twill bought from our Tokyo trip and the lining is 100% cotton. For the cords, they were actually cording salvaged from old cushion covers that I deconstructed for drink coasters at home.

The next evening, I made a snack bag for him to hold his drink bottle, cutlery and cloth napkin. No pictures of that for now. But that’s another hit with my boy. 😀

Hope you had as great a start to this new year as we did. There’s so much to look forward to in this new year.

And I wish you good health, more wealth and definitely new fabrics & projects 😀


Let’s put our hands to welcome… new fabrics!

BEWARE: Larger than usual pictures ahead. So that YOU can have a better look at them fabrics!

Although I have all but given up on my stash reporting (hey, I need to save something for my crafty new year resolution, eh?), here’s a peak at the newest members of my fabric family.

Bountiful Bounty

Bountiful Bounty

Dark side of Colours

Oiishi Sushi!

With new school year projects in mind

Kawa(ii) Manga!

Kawa(ii) Manga!

Of course, its not always BUY BUY BUY, I have been busy stitching too. I spent a back-breaking weekend cutting up some really really cute fabrics and took my time to sew and press the lovelies.

New wallets in store

New wallets in store

New crayon wallets available in store now. I am listing a couple of new wallets everyday (I can’t spend ALL my time on my crafty habits. A girl gotta work too, yah?). For local buyers, they are SGD$18 (incl. of 8 crayons + 100-page notepad) and delivery is free to a local address! Contact me yvette[at]midnightcrafts.net if you need more info.