Sunday, 31 July 2011


I WON!!!!!!
........and I won a beautiful book!

I partecipated to the giveaway organized by Beth, on her beautiful blog Love Laugh Quilt, and.......I can't believe:

I won a copy of this special and cute book!

Mary Lou and her friend Mel are the authors and Beth also has contributed with three blocks!!!
And the book is autographed!
I'm a beginner quilter and books are a great help for my projects......and this is a very special gift!


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Ikea Table Runner? Noooo,.......a new bag!

I like to try out new ideas with different materials and.....why not?....not too expensive!
An Ikea Table Runner is perfect for an experiment!

The cotton fabric is very strong and it has the right heaviness; batting or interfacing aren't needed if you want to make a tote bag.

So.....said and done!

 For the lining I used a cute flowers fabric, bought at Irene's shop (La Volpe Rossa), and green ikea cotton......

It's an everyday tote bag: strong and simple!

Another little work in this week:

For this pouch I used terrycloth lining: it was very difficult to work with the terrycloth but I wanted to try. I had a piece of this fabric and I thought it was adapt for a pouch.....moreover it had my favourite color in this period.....

Monday, 18 July 2011

Weekly work!

Little by little, despite hot days and hard family commitments, this  tote bag is finished.
With a little piece of Ikea fabric and cute details........ I love this work!

A good work by hand....

It's really a summer bag!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Giulycious project n.3.....

......another cat.....of course!!!!
I like very much this little mosaic! The colors are very special and the expression of the eyes is real.

What is he thinking.....?

Monday, 11 July 2011

Giulycious project n.2.....

.....this is not patchwork or quilting but it is always beautiful handcraft!

My daughter Giulia has always loved  working by her hands and she has a lot of "manuality": in fact she graduated from "The School of Mosaic" in Spilimbergo (UD). This is a famous and prestigious school in the nord east of Italy.
 Giulia makes beautiful and particular mosaics on commission for small workshops or for big art factories, like "SICIS" for example, but occasionally she makes, at home, something for a gift or for herself.
Giulia loves above all.....cats.....and so.......this is a little mosaic made for a gift to her boyfriend's aunt!

It is not very big, about 20 cm per 30 cm, and you can hang it on the wall or lay it on a shelf.
It's a special gift!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Summer time......small projects!

In these hot days, I can't think to work with a big quilt, a warm stuffing and hours of quilting!
So.....little projects are a good solution!
In a curtains' shop I have found vinyl "fabric"......... and then a perfect tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts! Her blog is really a source of inspiration and teachings!

.....of course.... scraps are my favourite stuff!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

New bag...for me!

Last month, I bought this cute fabric and I decided that I needed a new tote bag...!?!
So, I found this tutorial: I like it very much!

It's self-closing tote!!!

The large eyelets, the rivets and the dark colored bottom are really special details!!!

Now, I just have to show off it!!!!

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