Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Giveaway Day!

I recently found a very easy way to make my own bias tape. I don't have one of those bias maker and was considering buying one when I came across this great tutorial from Creative Little Daisy (you might also want to read her Public Service Announcement for a little laugh).
I tried the technique and loved it, it is so easily adjustable to the desired width. Looks like I will not be buying a bias maker after all!

Now, ok, I am getting to the point, the Giveaway. After making loads of bias tape - it was that much fun! - I thought I could give some of it, along with buttons from my vintage collection and a small cross-stitched flower appliqué that I made last weekend when I was meant to be cleaning the house ;-)

The bias tape is 2.50 cm (1 inch) wide by 4.50 m (almost 5 yards) long. Buttons are different shades of blue and the appliqué is 6 cm by 4 cm (2 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches).

So, if you would like a chance to win this little blue package, please leave a comment here. I would love to learn a few more sewing DIY techniques if you have one to share, but this is not a requirement to participate. I will be taking entries until May 31st at 7 PM ET and will randomly pick one comment. The winner will be announced on my blog on June 1st. Everyone is welcome in this giveaway, anywhere you live, I will happily ship it to you.

Best of luck to all of you!


Monday, 18 May 2009

Where was I?

Where have I been these past weeks? Time definitely goes way too fast. Now that spring has really set in, there is quite a lot of work to do around the yard, so I spent some time working outside. I was also busy preparing a brunch for Mother's Day, in honor of my mom and my sister. These are the cinnamon buns I made for that brunch, and you can see someone could not wait one second before tasting one of them...

I had prepared little presents for my sister and for my mother, small satin pouches covered with felt flowers

In which were hidden summer necklaces. My sister has a big thing for the color purple, so I made hers with that color in mind.

My mother recently went on a trip on the beaches of Cuba, so I chose shells and a sea star for hers.

Hope everyone is getting ready for May Giveaway Day held by Sew Mama Sew. I will be participating, so please come visit me here on May 27 and leave a comment to enter my giveaway.

Now going back outside to enjoy the rest of Victoria Day, how do I love this long week-end!