I am very busy those days as I have a huge success with my play kitchens. I am a kind of Santa's elfe and it is such a pleasure to work thinking about the joy of the little ones who will find their kitchen near the christmas tree and will play with it! But I will come back soon with new blocks, as I have been boosted by your kind words during the blog tour. I have decided to add 4 more winners for the camping set. So here are the 5 lucky ducks!
I am in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks Volume 8!!! I am so happy to participate to the blog tour and to introduce my special block designed for this great magazine.
Here is Master Liu, a cute Panda named from a wonderful Chinese man I knew when I lived in Switzerland. I did so much for me... now I live in Canada and I miss him. He practices Kung Fu, so when time was to find a name for my little Panda, I just thought about Master Liu :-)
For this block I have been inspired by my son's love for animals, I wanted a cute animal block that could make lovely baby/toddler projects.
For a sparkler version, I like to change the frame as shown below, using triangles.
Now it is time for a giveaway! If you want to win my camping pattern set, just let a comment below (do not forget to let me a way to contact you!). For a second chance to win, follow my blog and let me know!
A winner will be randomly picked at the end of the blog tour (15 of Nov. midnight pacific time).
Do you remember my play kitchen post from october 2012? It was my first play kitchen made for my son from an old night stand. I have recently found a pair of old night stands really great to make some play kitchens. I wanted to make one for my goddaughter's christmas and I thought I could make the other one for sale. Here is the result.
This one is featured in my "cuckooclocks shop". For the fabric, I have been inspired by Amy from Nana Company (one of my favorite blog) and I have chosen a Tanya Whelan print. My goddaughter's kitchen is not finished yet, I want to add a small oven and I will put a red fabric from the Lecien's Azalea flower sugar line. I recommend Marie-Madeline studio shop, they have a lovely selection of fabrics.
The great thing with this kind of night stand is that the feet are easily removable (screws), so I can make a package small enough for a reasonable shipping price. And I love the retro style of the small "columns". The original brown night stand was quite ugly, but it makes a perfectly cute kitchen, isn't it?
My son plays every single day with his kitchen. He has tested and approved this one too! He told me that he wants to keep the yellow one and to own a blue one like this too! Maybe I should look for a bigger house...
Oh, I forgot to tell you, if you like embroidery, just have a look to my other Etsy shop (The Cuckoo Clocks) that I opened recently. I have also put some other stuff like baby toys, etc. I hope to be able to add a lot of more patterns by the end of the year. So many ideas and so few time!!!
I know some people are really fan of Starbucks. I do not think I enter this category even if I love their Tchai tea Latte. But I am completely fan of the aesthetic of the hot drink cup with sleeve. I know it is a waste of plastic and paper, but I love the shape and colors. So I have made a paper pieced block of it, it is available here and there.
It is an easy and quick block to piece, perfect for beginner, and the letters and stars are simple embroidery (satin stitch). It makes the perfect mug rug for the office or the house, or a lovely kitchen mini quilt. It is far from my usual tales and woodland design, but sometime I love doing something different... and I need it. Hope you will enjoy.