Seraphym Handmade is now Little Loves Handmade

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Nuvango Throw Pillows

Have you noticed Nuvango has branched out and introduced T-shirts and Throw Pillows....

Look how good they look!

 



I don't even care about the T-shirts but I'm so tempted to buy ALL the pillows



Phew, excitement over.... 
But seriously, they're pretty cool...and yes I'm biased because it's my own Art.

Clicky if you wish to add them to your collection


xoxo


Unisex Baby Quilt with Elephant - A New Quilt



The Elephant Baby Quilt is Finished!

42" wide x 51.5" Long (107 cm x 131cm)



I had this idea to quilt-as-you-go animal silhouettes for a while and this is how it came out. I love how quickly it comes together paired with the joy of picking out a variety of bright bold colours from my scraps. If you know me, you'd know I love using up my scraps, I simply cannot stand how much fabric is 'wasted' in the quilting process. Plus, using a mish mash of colours and patterns from your scraps bin is as much therapeutic as is the process of sewing. Plus I think it helps me practice matching patterns, colours and prints.


I traced my elephant shape onto the cotton batting in pen, then worked from the centre out in QAYG. I really tried to use more smaller strips as My QAYG grew to give more color variation.
It was then trimmed and reverse appliqu├ęd to the flannel.



...And how cute is that backing fabric! I'm a sucker for stripes, especially for binding, and the rainbow colours are just awesome. 

The front of the quilt is a soft flannelette making it extra warm and cozy, and a different texture for bubbas to explore.


This quilt is for sale in the Princess Caz Etsy Store

Thanks for stopping by!


xoxo




2015 so far through instagram

I'm lovin' Instagram for posting. It's just so easy and doesn't involve as much as blogger. Although some things just need a full blog post.

So, here's whats been going on since we last spoke :)



I revealed this painting. A Christmas gift commission.



I gave an old ring binder new life with some of my original art and washi tape! Why? Because pretty stationery is either boring, or expensive.


I made a handy pencil case with rings allowing me to store it in my new ring binder. (If you're new here, I'm a teacher, and teachers love stationery!!! A lot!)


I've been sewing some beauties for the Princess Caz Shop 


And whats been keeping me away from blogging the most is preparations for my very own special crafty event 


if you don't follow on Instagram and would like to, search for @seraphymhandmade or click the link in the sidebar.

Until next time...



A bit of Photography to celebrate Spring

While I'm totally time poor, I still find time to do things creative, otherwise I'll drive myself nuts! Being pre-Christmas, I can't show you the cool things I'm making as gifts!

In the meantime, here are some snaps I took to get me through writing and marking exams.







When you make a bag better than yours

If you've been crafting for a while, you get to that point where people notice. And then they ask you to make things that you've made for yourself, for them. And thats great, because you love making stuff, and if you are going to make something for someone (for free) you obviously love them!

So I was in this situation recently when my sister in law needed a bag for her all of her new knitting gear, so I made her a the same bag that I use for all of my knitty and crochet stuffs.

Here's my bag

So off I went, whipped it up and this is what I made....



Oh My God it's amazing I want one for myself! Were my thoughts exactly. But I already have one. and it's in good shape and it would be wasteful to make another. Waaaaaaa!

What do you do craft people when you do this? I'm off to go make dresses that are pretty to stop me making another bag.



Pattern used was Apple Cider Tote Bag by Pink Chalk Studio.
Pink chalk didn't ask me to write this post, I just like the bag.



Koalas and a New Pattern

Here is the (short) story of how my new Koala Bear Beanie Hat pattern came to be.

It's a little bit of a family tradition (well something my mother and grandmother insist on doing) to send an Australian themed gift to our international relatives when they have a baby. This time my mum turned to me to create a gift.

Well! At first she asked if I could make a quilt with a kangaroo on it, on a tight 2 week time frame and limited budget. So I was thinking "Cool, I has an idea in my head to do a simple animal silhouette quilt. The type with a plain flannel background and a patchwork animal of some sorts." I thought I could get something like that done at a stretch within the time and budget constraints. Well, here is what my mum had in mind.....

This beauty is by Quilty as Charged

That gorgeous work of art, was obviously no way near what I would get done in 2 weeks. I had a little chuckle to myself and immediately thought of this beauty which has circulated the internet.

They need to add one with a picture of me and every quilt I've ever made with the caption "what my mum thinks I whipped up this week"

Chuckles and giggles aside, we agreed that a crochet beanie would be suitable. Mum loved it (and supposedly so did the lady at the post office), I love it, lets hope mum and bub love it too!



So to celebrate the release of the new pattern, head on over to Craftsy and snap it up for $2.00 this week.

Have a lovely weekend Handmade Lovers!