Monday, 26 January 2015

Happy Australia Day and Monday Makers!#23

Happy Australia Day!
It is my first Australia Day after becoming a citizen. No difference to how I feel about this awesome country; I have always loved it very much.
It is public holiday today and hubby is home. The weather is cloudy and cool so I will be hitting outdoors soon to help hubby in the yard. First, my finished project from last week's Monday Makers!; a car organiser.
I take the risk and publish a before photo (after cleaning the floor a little bit!).
As you see, lots of stuff on the floor; we can never find the things when we need them. So, here is what I have made to solve this problem:
I changed the fabrics I have chosen previously. I decided that I needed something which is more sturdy and not as soft as quilting fabric. I bought the lovely apple burlap fabric ages ago and the base fabric was also already available. They both have a nice thickness and durability which I needed for this project.
I was planning to make straps to tie/hang the organiser around the head rest. To be honest, I really didn't want to spend time on making those and decided to make button holes to where the headrest is placed. So, it is now sandwiched in between the top of the seat and the headrest. This also makes the organiser hang neatly.
So, for this project, I measured from top to bottom; from where I wanted the organiser to hang and to finish, and side to side. Folded the base fabric in half for extra thickness and cut it, sewed three sides, turned inside out, stitched closed the open end. Then I measured the hight of one of Kuzey's books and cut my apple fabric with an extra half inch for turning under for neat sides. Sewed it to the base fabric on three sides, leaving the top open to create a pocket. I also sewed some elastic band to the top to make things stay inside, if you know what I mean. Then, I eyeballed the depth of the other two pockets and cut my fabric. Repeated the same steps. I stitched the second pocket in the middle to create two pockets and the did the same for the top pocket to create three separate pockets. I attached elastic band to the bottom to go over and around the seat. This keeps the bottom of the organiser attached to the seat; therefore it is not hanging loose.
And this is how it looks after I stuffed the pockets:
I think I will sew another piece of elastic band in the middle of the organiser to go over and around the seat to prevent the sides to turn inwards with the weight of the things inside the pockets. I took this photo quickly; it doesn't look that great but actually it looks very neat and there is nothing on the floor, which is the most important thing! ( I might update the photo later.)
Now it is your turn to share your projects:
1. Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
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4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
6. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sweet Darling baby quilt

I am making a baby quilt. A very gender specific baby quilt, covered in lovely pinks- and I love it!I will call it 'Sweet Darling'. The fabrics are so lovely, and if you throw in a little baby girl too-not literally throwing the baby in of course-it makes a sweet darling.
I already finished piecing the top but I can't exactly show it to you yet. I am putting a few sneak peak photos for the moment. I am hoping to finish this by the end of next week. (Fingers crossed.)
And it left some decent size HSTs behind-bonus for a scrap project.
So, this is my WIP and I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday Makers! #22

Hi there!
I hope you had a good week/end. I was in Sydney yesterday; opened my jewellery stall at the Bondi Markets. It was such a hot hot day! My sister-in-law was with me at the stall. We ended up with a headache at the end of the day but the experience was fun. We also don't spend much time together since I am in Canberra and she is in Sydney; so we really enjoyed being together and gossiping away all day!

To Monday Makers!
The floor of my car is always full of stuff; toy cars, books, colouring pencils, cutlery, a pair of shoes, hats...you name it. I would put a photo of how it looked but that would be terribly embarrassing for me! So, I decided to sew a car organiser for Kuzey which has been in my mind for so long; something with a few pockets to store his things. 
I have had this fun Dr Seuss fabric and a coordinating blue for so long now and I think it is time to use them up. 
I haven't measured the seat yet, so I don't know if I have enough fabrics; but I think it will be fine (this is so me!). 
So, what have you done/made last week? Are you starting a new project today? Share them away!
1. Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
2. Grab the button from the side bar- DONE!!- or put a link back to me in your Monday post.
3. Click on "add your link" and just fill in the required areas. 
4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
6. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?