Foundation Paper Piecing

It’s A Start

Hello,

There’s been something missing in my world for a couple of years now and its time I give myself a little bit of a nudge and a bit of cyber time to start blogging again. I always used to enjoy it and I think I just burnt myself out with it before.

Before though I had forgotten how much I loved making, sewing, crafting etc. I rarely get through a day now without some kind of needle or craft blade in my hand even if it is just for 5 minutes. Creating things for people excites me, coming up with new design combinations excites me, it’s all just too darn exciting.

Kick starting my blog again though feels like the right time, I want to write again and writing about what I make just seems like a fabulous idea, sharing with you and keeping a record of what I can make along with it.

TwoTinyMakes has existed a fair few years now and is my little baby which I am slowly nurturing into bigger and better things as I tackle the ups and downs of full time parenting my little people. I’m loving it.

So, what am I sewing? Obviously lots of things but the most exciting thing I have come across this past week that I am joining in with is the #scrapbagsampler sewalong. A chance to sew my scraps, learn some new techniques and get to know a few people I’ve never met before over on Instagram. It’s week one at the moment and we had to create a flying geese foundation paper pieced block. I’m no stranger to FFP so it was a doddle to put together and using my precious Alison Glass fabric scraps I am in colour heaven:

4 litle blocks of flying geese triangles

Of course I jumped on the 2 size options, one being Tiny. This wouldn’t be TwoTinyMakes without a tiny make on the go!! I’m really looking forward to following this sewalong through and getting to know the ladies who have organised it. I’ll keep you updated as and when.

Thanks for stopping by, as I said this is a strart and I plan to keep adding to my blog over time.  For now though it’s time for me to go and get the kids to bed, night night

Karen

Tiny Flying Geese Key Chains

These adorable keyrings are my upmost favourite tiny makes, they’re very labour intensive but the finished keyring is exquisit.  I’m not sure my photo does them justice.  Lots of tiny piecing and using up scraps!  The pattern I have used is by Michaelann please do check it out, if you sew yourself it is worth it!

3 Ornate patchwork Key rings with tiny diamond geese

Would you like one then contact me or keep an eye on my etsy shop as I often list new ones every now and then…

Pricing

One keyring £18

All commission pieces are made to order and depending on demand can take a few weeks to make and I’ll let you know at the time how long I estimate that will be.

 

 

Love Hearts Set

There is something lovely about a quilted coaster that make me feel all warm and fuzzy.  I’ve made several for people and it always brings a smile on my face handing them over.  The love heart is a foundation pieced pattern by Kirsty at Quiet Play Designs and making it up with a geometric rainbow makes the heart pop.  Here they are:

Two Rainbow Love Heart quilted coasters

Not only that they are great in any colour and a brilliant scrap busting project using up all the tiny pieces that I have loving saved in my scrap bin.   I made the ones below as a wedding present for two newly weds. A perfect little gift for someone who has everything.

Quiled pink love heart coasters

These are really fun to make so if you like the look of them as a gift for someone you know or a present for yourself then please contact me.

Pricing

Set of 2 Coasters £18-£22 depending on colours

Set of 2 Placemats £28-£32 depending on colours

All commission pieces are made to order and depending on demand can take a few weeks to make and I’ll let you know at the time how long I estimate that will be.