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This is my terribly awfully late take on Amy 's theme "All things related to cameras" for the Ringo Pie bee. It's my very last block for the first round of the Ringo Pie bee ,  the first quilting bee I've ever joined! No need to be sad about though,  because we kicked off the second round this month! I just really love the concept  of this bee and the very friendly, encouraging and inspiring bunch of friends  in the bee. Making one block takes a lot of time and energy, but I like the  way this challenge stimulates my creative mind and helps me go beyond my comfort zone. For some reasons I was really intimidated to make this block.  My ideas for my block for her kept changing, but I ended up with this camera block  which is modeled after Diana F+ clone camera . Its retro look reminded me of Amy's style a lot ;) Obviously, the tape is not sewn. I just found the ribbon in my stash and had to take a picture with it because it looks like a camera strap! This humon

Zakka Style Sew-Along GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I bet you've heard about this Sew-Along in the blogsphere by now! Yup, it is hosted by the fabulous Lindsey of LR Stitched and Amy of Skie , and it will start Monday April 2nd with the first project in the book,  Zakka Style  by Rashida Coleman-Hale , and will continue through Monday September 10th with a new project  introduced each Monday. Each blogger will sew a different project and will be sharing their finished project and inspiration with you. I love this book! It is one of those books that make me feel I want to make everything in it! When Lindsey asked me to pick five favorite projects in it, I had a hard time choosing as there are a lot more than five that I would love to make! I'm really excited about making a zakka pincushion designed by Sonia of Cozy Home Makin g because you know, I am a pin cushion addict! April 2nd :: Zig Zag Tote with Sew Fantastic April 9th :: The House Pouch with During Quiet Time April 16th :: Zakka Pincushion with Pink Penguin April 23rd ::

Charise in a Basket GRUPEN WALLPAPER

 Thank you for your lovely words about the juice and sprout blocks! Both Penny's sprout block tutorial and my juice glass block tutorial have been posted at Sew, Mama, Sew! .  Here is a block I made last night for Charise for her theme, 'baskets'  in Patchwork 318: The Bee . There is this really cute mermaid pattern in the book that I've always thought looks like Charise and I knew I'd somehow want to include the mermaid in the block for her. So when she asked for baskets, I immediately had this picture of the mermaid (= Charise) in a basket lol! I wasn't sure if that kind of  crazy stuff was right up her alley, but my stubborn mind was  insisting on the original idea. It took me a while to find the right solid for the skin. This one I used for the block was found in the section of "UV coated solids" at the store, so it basically means the mermaid Charise doesn't need any sun screen! That's cool!! I don't know if she is dancing or just s

Sprout and Juice Blocks GRUPEN WALLPAPER

Remember how I slightly hinted at a little project I was working on with my lovely friend Penny of sew take a hike? Well, here is a reveal! The kind folks at Sew, Mama, Sew contacted us a few weeks ago to ask if we'd be up for an interview about our Ringo Pie bee and for sharing paper-piecing tutorials on their blog! The interview is posted there today and our tutorials will be up on their blog tomorrow and Tuesday! It was so fun working with Penny (as always!) We had this idea of coming up with one pattern each and we both make a mini flimsy using  both our patterns. Penny made this adorable sprout pattern and I made the juice pattern. We both decided to go with making several pairs of sprout and juice blocks and use stamps to label them, but we wouldn't share each other's work until Sunday evening when our flimsy is complete. This way, we were able to put our own spins on the blocks. As usual, I was way too slow making progress. Penny was done with hers way before I ev

Handmade Gifts from Friends (Warning: The longest blogpost ever!) GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I'm guest blogging at Charlotte's lovely blog at Lawson and Lotti today as a part of Sundays Sewing Space she has been hosting.  It's been really nice to peak through my virtual friends' sewing space every Sunday on her blog and am so honored that Charlotte has kindly asked me to share my space on her blog.  My space isn't anything like you see on Pinterest, but I like my space because it is filled with lovely handmade gifts from friends.  On Charlotte's blog I talked about my sewing space mainly (and you'll hear Joe's perspective on the way how we share one room.)  Here I'd like to introduce handmade gifts as well as other pretty things  in my sewing space that I have been meaning to share with you forever!  I bet you have seen this on Kerry 's blog already. Yup, it was  made by her for my birthday/house-warming gift! You don't even have to hear me to know how much I love it, do you? It's SO ME! I found this  super cute vintage bathroo