Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spring

Working at home sometimes got its disadvantages- like not getting out of the house enough. I went to visit my parents in Philadelphia so I can get a break from my own place. I love my laptop and can just work about anywhere. Now I am back and feeling refreshed, here are some finished crafts I've been meaning to take pictures of.

Above is my recently finished needlebook- who knew a girl needed a needlebook? Honestly, I didn't know of such things until I've seen a few people made them and indeed, it was handy t0 have. So I decided to make it out of felt, something I haven't worked with since childhood.

This is my initial sketch (done in Illustrator, of course!) Originally I wanted to use scraps of fabric with the felt, but it didnt turn out the way I wanted. Its fun to see my idea and the final result.

I've wanted to post this for quite a while now. Its my first quilt-and first project made with my hello kitty machine. Its a lap quilt-around 23"x23". Now I have a whole new appreciation for quilters!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my website. I am so happy to get so much positive feedback. Happy Spring to all!

15 comments:

Theresa S. said...

Oh my, what fun little projects! i simply love the the fuzzy little needlebook and the quilt is rather dashing! haha! you are so fun!

Cheers,
Theresa

Roz said...

The needlebook came out very cute! I've been anxious to make myself one too.
Quilt looks nice too. That may not be in my future though....looks very complicated!

Anja said...

Love your needlebook, the initial sketch and your quilt made with your Hello Kitty machine. Amazing.

abby (whitepaintandribbons) said...

I said it on flickr and I'll say it here. COVET! I just love the chirp. I'm totally into spring this year - I think you and all your birdies are partially to blame.

Paige Keiser said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest most adorable looking needlebook, I love it! Makes me want to break out my own sewing machine.

Beautiful quilt too!

mrs. b. said...

Jannie, your creations are too presh!! And three cheers for completing your quilt!! I made one for my older son, now my younger is going into a bed and I'm afraid his is store bought! They are wonderful though!! I am really anxious to get out of the house too, but my boys try to get me, at least, in the yard!! Kudos to you and your creativity!!

Oiyi said...

The needlebook is so cute! And bravo on the quilt! It looks great. I have been wondering if our HK machines can handle a quilt. I don't think that I have enough confidence to make a quilt yet. I have been ordering some fabrics online, but haven't decided what to make next.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! So cute and pretty!

md said...

i really like ur handmade stuff here. great lookin 1st quilt and like ur felt book cover. it turn out perfect i think. so how was philly haven't been there since 1980. i spent 12 yrs there myself.

Claire said...

Ooh, the needlebook turned out so cute! Nice work!

Eren said...

I'm totally loving all your crafty work! The needlebook is so adorable and the quilt looks lovely :)

Oh yeah and your website looks awesome too!

Miss Mindy said...

wow! what great stuff!
:)

Sweet Pea said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt and that little needlebook is absolutely adorable :)

Pickledog said...

Happy spring! I love your quilt. The colors and patterns are so bright and fun. Go kitty machine!

Frizz said...

Great needle work. Your art translates very well.