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Freitag, 1. August 2014

Coming Soon!

 

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Im totally excited to give you a tiny hint, what my best friend Tanyia and I planned together. There are a few more things to come in future, but right now I want to tell you a bit more about our  “Quilt Show n’ Tell” blog series. We love to share with you our weekly favorites from Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, Facebook or from Blogs. There are so many wonderful creative people out there, and we just want to mention them on our blogs.

So each friday Tanyia and I will both share our 6 favorites on our blogs. And you can trust us, we are best friends, but this doesnt mean that we will show the same. To tell the truth, we have really different taste, about colors, fabric, placement, just everything and thats what makes this project so amazing.

You have to wait a few more weeks, till I am back from my vacation weeks. So, see you on August 22nd.

- Cornelia

Dienstag, 29. Juli 2014

WIP Wednesday – Stitching Pouch

 

Just one more week, till we go camping with my mom and dad, and visiting some other relatives, we havent seen, since a long time. The kids already look forward, to all this wonderful outdoor time. And Im just writing lists and lists, oh and lists, so I wont forget anything. Seems neverending.

But now to some sewing stuff, I didnt got much done. Its far too hot to sew over here, same in the evening. But when little Ida yesterday pulled all my stitching supplies down, I knew something had to be done. It was on a spot that was save before, but now she can walk along the couch, around the table, and grab everything she reaches. So I decided to make another pouch and fighting against the heat. (The iron wasnt much help either. *g*)

Finished:

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Stitching pouch - For a few weeks I didnt really knew what to do with all these cute stitching samplers I had done from the frosted pumpkin stitchery. But then I had the idea to include them in my quilting projects, for me a first, but I totally love the result. Now I need one for all my craft stuff *g*

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This is the whole front before sewing it together, those little hour glass blocks are 3/4 inch. So tiny. but so cute.

Fabrics used: Heirloom by Joel Dewberry

 

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Key Fob - Did a few more key fobs, the one above will be for my dad. Also hubby got one. And the tutorial is already photographed, need just a bit time to put it together.

Ongoing:

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Secret Project - I thought I show you a little climpse on what I worked the last week. I lost nearly all my nerves with these different blocks, but in the end it worked, how it should. I just need to order a lot more Kona Snow, to put the whole top together. And for the big reveal, you have to wait a few more month.

Home Sweet Home - Designed some cute houses in a street, and already started it. Already a bit further, but havent taken another picture yet.

Caravan Pillow–- just finished the paper piecing on my caravan, but now it has to wait till I get my machine back and then I will turn it into a cute pillow for my dad.

Double Bed Quilt -– Fabric arrived finally.

Every Which Way Pillow #2 - finished, just need to take some pictures

Friendshipstar Quilt - is finished (just need to photograph it)

Starsurround QAL - cushion top finished, need to sew it together

Once Upon A Time Sampler -– started Mai block         

Plus Quilt -– did a few more blocks, but still a lot to do

Kira –- still missing 1 arm and the baby  

 

Stats:

Completed projects – 2

New projects – 1

Currently in progress – 10

Total finishes – 15

Freitag, 25. Juli 2014

Relaxing week

 

Amelie is on vacation this week, so we did a major clean and declattering in the kids and living room. Its always a lot of work, but totally worth the end result. This week was just relaxing and mostly stay at home, coz of the enormous heat outside.

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* Date Night at home with hubby, we cooked together and drank the bottle champagner we got from my grandma at our wedding. * The kids are never happy if I close the gate in the kitchen, when Im baking. * Miss Enya loves to arrange my scrap bin, while Im sewing *

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*sister cuddle time * the tiniest ice cone I have ever seen, and so yummy * she loves to wear her backpack and playing kindergarten, already so happy to join kindergarten in september*

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* Quilt Now magazine arrived, and Daniel grabbed it before I could * yummy fruit dinner * seems everyone loves my new magazine, enya is looking through it everyday and tells me, what beautiful fabric in there is – yeah I know, sadly I cant buy them all * Enya loves aurifil thread, always happy when a new one arrives and she can unwrap them and put them in the aurifil board * bed time story – Ida is totally addicted to them, no crawling or anything, just sitting there and listening to daddy while reading *

 

Wish you a happy weekend!

Recipe: Egg nog liqueur muffins

 

I totally love to bake muffins, or bake in general, but muffins are just so fast to do and taste so yummy. So last week hubby asked for muffins and I decided to take some pictures too and post the recipe here on my blog.

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Ingredients:

200 g flour

200 g butter

200 g sugar

2 package vanilla sugar

1 package baking powder

4 eggs

1/4 egg nog liqueur

cacao (after your desire)

180 C° 15 – 20 minutes

 

Instructions:

Mix butter with egs and then put sugar (+ vanilla sugar) in it too and mix until its creamy. Now ad flour and baking powder and mix the whole thing for a few minutes. Then ad the egg nog liqueur. (Don’t let your kids lick the bowl *g*). Now its up to your desire but I split it in 2 bowls and ad to one bowl a few spoons of cacao and mix it again. Now fill up your muffin form and put it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy your coffee with some yummy egg nog liqueur muffins.

Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

WIP Wednesday – just a little progress

 

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Who doesnt love a child like this? Happily laying out all of mommys scraps and squealing “fabric, fabric” the whole time. Enya was just the cutest. She really loves to play with my fabric.

Finished:

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I totally love to make these cute key fobs out of my scraps. They are wonderful gifts. These above will be gifts for my sister and my mom. There will be a tutorial for them in the near future – I promise.

Started:

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Secret Project - Finally my solids for a secret project arrived. First time using Bella Solids and Im already excited, they are so soft.

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But I already run into the first problem, typical me, its right now 4 1/4” (1/4” too short) x 10” (perfect lenght). And I really dont know why. I measured everything in EQ7. So no work for me, and I thought no math problems, but here I sit now and dont know how to fix this. Maybe anyone of you knows a tutorial for this, or has any tips for me pls.

 

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Home Sweet Home – Designed some cute houses in a street, and already started it. Already a bit further, but havent taken another picture yet.

Caravan Pillow–- just finished the paper piecing on my caravan, but now it has to wait till I get my machine back and then I will turn it into a cute pillow for my dad.

Double Bed Quilt ––- waiting for fabric to arrive

Every Which Way Pillow #2 - finished, just need to take some pictures

Friendshipstar Quilt - is finished (just need to photograph it)

Starsurround QAL - cushion top finished, need to sew it together

Once Upon A Time Sampler -– started Mai block         

Plus Quilt -– did a few more blocks, but still a lot to do

Kira –- still missing 1 arm and the baby

 

Stats:

Completed projects – 2

New projects – 2

Currently in progress – 9

Total finishes – 13

Samstag, 19. Juli 2014

Last Day of Kindergarten



Summer holidays have now started for us too, officially 3 weeks ago, but Kindergarten has a holiday program and now 3 weeks off until it starts again. Sadly I totally forgot to take a picture at the beginning of this kindergarten year from Amelie, but I took some yesterday with my kids, and they turned out really cute. 

I looked up Amelies first Kindergarten pictures, and she was just the cutest, totally have to share. And Im totally happy that I finally can take beautiful pics of my oldest daughter again. It was really hard the last month to get a smiling picture, most time it was a horrible fake grin, like a monster, lol. But now she seems comfortable again, to get photographed everyday. 


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Some more pictures I took yesterday of my girls. Enya is already so big, she will start kindergarten in september too. Time is flying too fast. 


A few more pictures of our week:



Wish you all a nice sunny weekend.


Freitag, 18. Juli 2014

Happy Mail Day – Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Received

 

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I was so excited when I heard the postman ring, headed immediately to the door, of course followed by little feets like always. And then it was here, my “Schnitzel & Boo Miniquilt. My partner was Fairly Merry and I totally love my package. I got so much more than I was expecting. Just incredible. Thank you so much Mary.

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First Time I got Bella Solids and Washi Tape (yes shame on me I know), cant wait to try them. And Im so in love with the wonderful scooter fabric. Lovely Aurifil in great colors too, I just have black, grey, and white in my stash, so these will be well treasured.