Today is my stop at Quilt Petite Blog Hop and I’m so excited to share my project from this beautiful book.
I have known Sedef Imer for as long as I can remember. I love everything she makes because of her color choices, her attention to details, and stunning photography. There are so many things I want to learn from this lady. Without a doubt, I was so thrilled when I found out her first book QUILT PETITE is published!
I have been looking through her book from cover to cover almost every day to choose a project and as an eye candy while my coffee break.
As my dear friend Wynn mentioned, this book speaks wonders of how small patchwork sewing can bring joy daily life! Thanks Wynn for the line I was looking for! 😉
I finally decided to make “Bon Appetit Placemat” with my own twist.
When my co-author friend Kristin came over today, I showed her my placemat and she particularly liked this little piece of print between the binding.
“How did you think of this?!” she cried.
To be honest, it wasn’t planned in the beginning. When I almost finished the binding, I found out my linen bining is 2″ short! So I attached the leftover peice. I would like call it a pretty accident. 😉
I drew a srawberry pie with my Bernina 350PE sewing machine.
This time I used Aurifil 50weight threads (brown, yellow, pink, white and red).
I outlined first and filled inside later. I would recommend the opposit way if you want to try.
My old blog friend Savina sent me her handmade dolls from Korea for my three girls.
As far as I know, she’s almost my mom’s age and she has been making dolls for many years for the kids in Africa.
She doesn’t sell them nor get any material provides either. She spends her time and money for the people she hasn’t met and maybe never will. In her card she wrote her only wish is to see those kids grow up and still keep her dolls. And for that simple wish, she makes each doll very carefully and very firmly. I was so surprise when I touched her doll for the firmness of the body! It was like a hard rock! Her dolls will definately go for hundreds years.
While I was reading her card, no, actually very the first moment I opened the box, I was almost cry.
I think it’s the power of handmade gifts. You can imagine the countless hours and love someone put in this physical material and it become more than a thing, it becomes something invaluable, something that makes you decide to be a better person.
As I get older, I realized that the most expensive thing is time and I am quite selfish to share my time with others.
Whenever I receive something handmade or invited to an homemade dinner, I want to be a good person. I want to live like that person who shares one’s very important thing with other people.
My girls are at school at the moment and I am very excited to surprise them.
Shall I let them play with or shall I keep these dolls in a safe shelf? I want to see my girls giggle but I am afraid if it gets stain or ruined.
It’s happy yet hard decision I have to make. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a nice surprise or surprise someone with your handmades.