About Ningiu

Ningiu is the Greenlandic word for grandmother, since I'm part Greenlandic and because handicraft reminds me of my grandmother and mother I find the name appropriate.

søndag den 27. september 2009

small projects of the week

This Sunday was spent making these six coffee cup cozys,
I made them for Kristoffer to use in his office. They are made with Amy Butler’s Midwest modern fabric, and came together quite easy, but maybe a bit girly

And if you haven’t already heard, Amy from Parkcitygirl is hosting her second bloggers quilt festival, from October 9-16. Last time over 500 participated, and I really look forward to explore the blogland again.

I hope you had a great weekend.


søndag den 20. september 2009

Small projects sunday stash

A little while ago, this beautiful parcel arrived at the door.
In case you don’t know it’s Denyse schmidts county fair line.

I simply love these colors and prints.

I have already brought some of it to good use, I made two box bags using this tutorial.

I’m using one as a pencil case, and the other for my sewing gear.

I also made a shoulder bag using Amy Butlers Weekend traveller bag pattern, I can highly recommend the pattern, it’s easy to follow, and have some very cute details.

I hope you had a great weekend.

lørdag den 12. september 2009

I'll huff and I'll puff...

…And I’ll stuff.
Or the story of how my dinner plate became Billy the Bat.

It started when I wanted to make an owl. I’m not very good at freehand drawing and figured I had to have some sort of shape I could trace around.

My dinner plates fitted just perfect.

Afterwards followed a series of testing and changing of the original shape.
But nothing seemed to work just right

Then the last testing spawned a new idea.

And after another testing, Billy the Bat was born.

I think he is very cute, the next one is gonna have a bit smaller wings, and embroidered teeth instead of felt ones.

But all in all I’m quite pleased with my first pattern development.

I hope you have a great weekend.

lørdag den 5. september 2009

The last of the summer reruns

Wow, the summer sure did fly by, I didn’t finish as many quilts as I had hoped,
but I did managed to finish some.
I had almost forgotten about this quilt, and found it while I was cleaning up my fabric cabinet.
I don’t know why it took so long to finish because it came together quite quickly in the end.
It fits the ending of summer just perfect, since the colours and prints has a felling of fall to it.
I’m experimenting with different batting trying to find a favourite,
and figured that a cotton/wool blending would be just perfect for this

. I didn’t like working with it, since it was very slippery
and made it hard to avoid wrinkles on the back.

But I think the end result is quite cute, very retro and perfect as a baby blanket.

Otherwise there really is allot going on around here. Marie turned 1 last Tuesday, and started day-care, we are having a party for her tomorrow. My maternal leave is over and I have returned to school, which is extremely exciting, but also steals away my quilting time. (Not that I’m complaining, I’m going to sew a lot in school, how lucky can one be!!)

So I’ve decided that September is going to be a small project month, I’ve been wanting to do various little projects for a long time and now seems like a perfect time to do it.
I hope you have a great weekend.