Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just a little something...

Mummy gave me the pattern for these little mice for Christmas. There are 4 different mice to make, all with similarly constructed bodies, heads etc, just with different details.

Im super happy with how it turned out, while I was making it, I was a bit unsure.
It just took the evening to make too, I like a little project that you can start and finish in such a short period of time :).

I rung mum this morning and told her I had made it. The statement she made was "well it must have been fairly easy to make, because you didn't ring me halfway through to say you were stuck!"

Sorry the photos aren't the greatest. My camera battery is dying and I have misplaced the charger.

Cornelia :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I have just finished the cushion that I was working on for the Friday night sew-in. I decided to quilt it and I put little curvy ruffle thingies on the sides. I'm quite pleased with the finished product. I think I'll give it to my mummy. She's got a lovely garden so will appreciate the garden theme and she doesn't have a computer so she won't see it here before give it to her.
We have both received some lovely comments on our blog and I just wanted to say thank you so much. It's been a big booster for our self-esteem, not to mention great that we aren't just talking to ourselves!
Happy sewing

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Friday Night Sew In

Mum and I both did the Friday Night Sew In last night. Mum and I live in different cities in New Zealand, her in Hamilton and me in Wellington. But we ended up skyping halfway through the evening which was nice and showed each other what we were doing that way (but the photos she has posted are more clearer than the skype image!)

In my previous post I showed the photos of my Angels, last night I ironed on all the bits for the last block and started to applique around them.

The cat (shown in my previous post also) has been driving me crazy today. He is determined to sit on my lap, but i'm still trying to sew, and he likes to play far too much for him to comfortably sit on my knee and have me be able to hand sew at the same time. I feel like a meanie coz he is a very lovely cute cat!!

Cornelia :)

Last night was my first Friday night sew-in and it felt good to sit here sewing on my own and yet knowing there were other people out there sewing too. This is progress so far on my cushion:Its a Cinderberry Stitches pattern by Natalie Lymer. I have a habit of not doing things exactly the way the patterns are written and on this pattern I just changed the wording a bit as the pattern stated 'prim gardens grow seeds of love' and as you can see I changed it to 'our garden...' Here is a close up picture of the left-hand stitchery:and the right-hand stitchery... It's a wet day here so brilliant weather for staying inside and sewing!

Have a good weekend.


Cornelia's First Post

So I am the ‘me’ of Mummy and Me. I am 22 (so mums admission that she is over scrapbooking for a wee while…is really a year or more) and am a trained Primary School Teacher, and also have a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music Studies. I got the stitching bug from mum, when she decided to do patchwork and quilting a few years ago. This is the first type of sewing stuff I have really gotten hooked on, mum has taught me to cross-stitch, knit, crochet and make a few bits and pieces like soft toys using the sewing machine. Now that I am into it I have started to appreciate doing knitting etc a bit more than when first taught.

I have been working on the Freckles Collection “Angels Kisses” block of the month for about the past 2 years, and have been sewing quite a lot on that recently, and am determined to finish it sometime very soon!

Blocks one and two (the first 3 blocks have all been finished and pieced together, but have to finish block 6 before I can piece the bottom 3 together). Coco the pussy cat was determined to get into every photo I took.

Blocks Two and Three
Coco making himself comfortable on my sewing (he is put out and me because im not sitting down and he cant make use of my lap!)
Block Five

I have just bought some fabric to make the Candy Girl single bed quilt by Janelle Wind and want to try and at least finish the top of the Angels Kisses quilt first.

Thanks for reading :)...Cornelia.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My very first post

This is my very first blog post and it feels a bit strange to be writing to I don't know who! I'm the mummy of 'mummyandme'. We thought it would be fun to blog about our sewing and things of interest to us, to keep a memory, to share with others and celebrate our achievements. I've always been a sewing come crafty person but only fairly recently became hooked on patchwork and stitching. I love to make the gifts I give to people and as there is always someone's birthday coming up (or Christmas which seems to come around too quickly) there is always some sewing on the go. Scrapbooking features in the pleasurable things to do although after scrapping my daughter's life from birth to 21 (which took about six months) I am sort of over it, well for a while anyway. I have been seriously thinking about scrapping the photos of my sewing so perhaps the scrapbooking things will come out again soon. I like gardening too and especially like having plants in my garden that flower so that I can pick them for my office at work each week. I work for a psychiatrist and a psychologist and I find that a smiling face and pleasant peaceful surroundings with pretty flowers can go a long way towards lifting up people that are feeling a bit down.

My latest cutesy sewing project is a mousy pincushion that I made for Cornelia for her birthday:I made the pins too just for fun and they have little ends to them as well so they can be worn as a stick-pin:

My flower of the moment is the day lily which flowers and flowers nearly the whole year long:

What I am working on at present is a cushion just to use up some scraps of pretty material that I had left over from another project and I will post a photo of it a bit later as I am taking part in the Friday night sew-in.

My quote for today is:

The happiest people seem to be those who are producing something;

The bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.

My verse for today is:

Psalm 138.8

The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me; your love O Lord endures forever.