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.

fredag den 16. juli 2010

A winner and a quick tutorial

Thank you for your comments!!
I'm so glad I'm not the only one here :-)

And the winner is:
Jenny with number 2, I'll contact you shortly!

And for the rest of you, I'll show you a handy little finger-pincushion tutorial:

Start with a 4,5" inch square (I used a 5" square, and it turned out just a little too big)

Fold it into a triangle, with right sides together.

Stitch along the open edges, leaving a little gap for turning and stuffing.
Turn, and fill stuffing through the little gap, stuffing it firmly in the middle, and leaving the sharper points unstuffed.

Blind or slipstitch the oppening together.
Gather the two sharp points making them slightly ovelap.
Stitch them together forming a ring
And there you have a fancy little pincushion always nearby.

I would love to know if you use this tutorial, or if you have any questions or comments :-)
By the way, do any of you know how to stop spam comments, I've been getting quite alot lately, and think they are really annoying!!!
Take care.

fredag den 2. juli 2010

Hello again...

Well, hello there....
Long time no post... I'm sorry for leaving you alone for so long! But I've been so busy these past months. I had finals in June, a birthday in May, and in between school, kids and everyday life, time has just flown by.

Speaking of May, it was my month in the Bee Europa, I asked my fellow bee members to make a sort of strip stacking block, using Erin Mcmorris' Wildwood fabric.
And here are the result so far:

I think it's going to be great...

I also had my fist final in school, it lasted about a month, and consisted of several different steps, that I won't bore you with here. But I am going to show you the final product:

A blouse I designed, made pattern for, embroidered and sew. (I got a good grade by the way :-)
Afterwards, Laura and I went on a long weekend to London. We had such a great trip, just the two of us.
We went to the wonderful Victoria and Albert museum, where I could have spent an entire week. It just so happened that they had a great exhibition about quilts, that was very good.
They even had some special edition fabrics that I couldn't resist:

We also went by several different fabric stores carrying Liberty of London fabrics, and I just might have went a little overboard in fabric shopping, but how often do one get to go too London right ;-)

And for those of you readers who's still here despite my recent blogsilence, and for those who made the end of this post, I'm going to share some Liberty love:

A small scrap bag with different liberty prints.
For a chance to win, leave a comment here before July 15'th, and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you!!
Thank you for tunning in in!!
Take care