Monday, August 29, 2011


I am enjoying my mid -term holidays this week. Oh , how nice, I can take my own sweet time on gardening, cooking, baking, reading, watching movies as well as sewing.

I had neglected the plants in my garden for quite some time. I feel guilty about that , but I am glad that I still remember to water them daily.:)My flowers are blooming, my herbs are green and fresh, my passion fruits are delicious.

Best of all, I do not have to hurry to work.

This week , I can immerse myself in my small garden every morning.

I feel so relaxing when doing gardening. Flowers and fresh green plants always cheer me up and put me in the right mood . Just soul satisfying to enjoy my holidays in such a way. :P

Well , I had sewn up a few Farmer's wife quilt blocks for the past few days. I would have to redo block six since the measurement turned out 6.25"x 6.25" instead of 6.5" x 6.5" . It is okay, I think I can use this wrong size block for making other stuff, may be a pot holder ? :P

At first I intended to make the blocks in numerical order, but yesterday I decided to make in random order. I think it is more fun to just pick whichever block that I feel like doing.

Above is block 19 that I made yesterday. I think the colour combination of this block is quite nice. Indeed I like it very much. What do you think ?

Today I started sewing a blouse instead of quilt blocks. WIP....., I supposed it will take me some time to finish sewing it. Why ? no hurry, I am reading a book I borrowed from my school library as well. Then ,on this coming Wednesday, I will be going up north to visit my youngest brother.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great week !

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The farmer's wife quilt -- Block 2 Autumn tints

I got up early in the morning and completed my second block -- Autumn tints.

I am living in a country without distinction between four seasons. We only have perpetual summer here. The trees in my country are forever green. But I have this lovely cotton fabric with autumn leaves on it. I combined it with solid colour and polka dots.

I love this block very much. What do you think ? I hope you like it too ! :P

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The farmer's wife quilt ---Block 1 Attics window

I joined the flickr group The Farmer's wife Quilt a-long. I finished sewing my first block just now.

As a woman with a career, heavy workload sometimes makes my life hectic and a bit miserable. Sewing is my serenity. It helps me to release stress . I know by joining this group , I will sure enjoy sewing different blocks . Most importantly, It is really fun ! I just could not wait to start the second block as soon as possible. Well, I need to wait until tomorrow since it is time to go to bed now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Good night ! ( or Good morning to some of you at the other side of the world ?) :P

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Peanut shaped pencil case

The paper pattern for this pencil case was given to me by a friend.

She guessed this pattern was created by a Korean , since it is very popular among the Korean handmade lovers.

She told me it is called peanut shaped pencil case in Korea.It does looks like the shape of a peanut shell. I think it also looks like a dainty lady with a small waist as well...,hehehe!

I love the shape of this case , so I give it a try.

Both fabric used are cotton . I love the sweet small floral print fabric .

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weeked!

Monday, August 8, 2011

My simple green top

I saw this piece of left over fabric in a local fabric shop , 1.3 metre left and 50 % discount.

Lovely green colour and it was really very cheap.If I did not grap it, I would sure regret........:P

The fabric was just enough for me to sew a simple blouse.

Simple but still I love it. Most importantly, I enjoy so much sewing my own clothings. :P.