14 February 2013

a very happy valentine's


Bonkers I know, but I made a Valentines pressie for my tot. She happened to have a sleepy/chilled out day, so I thought I'd take advantage of it and get on the sewing machine. I made a bag with a quilt and a cushion in it. Dead proud of myself for making it in time. By the way, she is also 4 months old today too!
I though it would be nice for camping trips etc.

I used these iron on transfers from Sukie. They don't seem to have them on their online shop, but you can buy them from amazon. It was pretty good fun ironing them on the fabric actually. I made my own  transfers once, for our camper van curtains, so you could make your own designs too. Just sayin. 

all jolly satisfying.


quality inspection.


this is the other quilt that I ruined in the washing machine.  Oh dear.

...and this is the quilt that I made out of my maternity clothes.

So yes, I have gone a bit bonkers making quilts.

p.s. She got a Mr. Peanut from her pops...

Love Junkaholique xxx

27 comments:

  1. So gorgeous.....you both seem very much in love with her...bless x

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  2. Anonymous14.2.13

    LOVE!

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  3. She's so incredibly beautiful! Love the gifts you gave her :)

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  4. patience and vertu14.2.13

    I have no problem with the "the other quilt that (I) ruined in the washing machine" - aged before its time with wash and bleach(you think)- you are being to harsh on youself! I call that successful vintage-ing fabric - would take years to achieve/wait for that effect. Lovely jewels, home, textiles, blog and images and depiction of life - thank you

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  5. Have to agree with "patience and vert" - looooove the aged look! Pehr has some might big crafty, awesome, cool, creative mummy shoes to fill :-) ♥♥♥
    Oh and thanks for Sukie link... too cool.

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  6. I think it must be quilt time of the year, as i have just finished my first proper one, after leaving it in the cupboard half finished for half a year. And now i'm a bit obsessed and already thinking up my next one and sifting through all the colourful sheets i've purchased from op shops over the years.

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  7. Love your sukie quilt. I have this book of transfers too but I made a right mess when I tried it on some t- shirts. Yours look perfect and have inspired me to try again. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a lovely idea the bag with the quilt and the cushion.
    You are super at sweing!!
    Happy weekend
    xxx -mar-

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  9. Love to see a proper wooden tricycle

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  10. Your quilt looks so perfect, so neatly made. wow
    Love the one made you made out of your maternity clothes...

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  11. I concur! I think that the 'green' quilt looks lovely :) You've inspired me to finish the quilt I started over 2 years ago (oops) xx

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  12. How inspirational are you! I wish I had known you when I first became a mum, my children a teenagers now (when did that happen!) turning your maternity clothing into such a comforting gift for Pehr is to be commended, what a great idea as babies are comforted by the scent of MUM! What a super mum you are ..

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  13. i've got the same transfers. I could never get them as vibrant as yours look. might have to have another go. the blanket is adorable. x

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  14. love your quilt! ummmm maybe i should make one too since i have so many small scraps of fabric laying around at home. btw happy 4th month baby pehr. your mummy is so sweet to make you a pressie. :D

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  15. Anonymous15.2.13

    That quilt is so cute, something she can keep and have when she's older. Things hand-made by her mum and dad will be soo important to her one day.

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  16. Love the quilt you made... got my sewing machine out the other day and made cushions. My baby's five months old so I know where you're coming from with the whole grabbing time thing!
    I saw the book of transfers in Waterstones last week, picked them up and put them back down again. Wish I'd bought them now!!!
    You're very inspiring :)

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  17. :) Very cute. I have these same transfers...but mine have never come out that bright...what did you do? :)

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    1. just set iron to 'cotton' and pressed it down...nuffin special! x

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    2. :) I'll give it another go...they are too cute to stay in the book!

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  18. I love your handmade quilts...You have inspired me to try and make one. Is the pattern from the liberty sewing book?

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    1. thanks! i didnt use a pattern, just sewed squares together. I might try something with triangles next (adventurous me). x

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  19. Just darling what a lucky girl! You are so talented with a sewing machine! Jealous!!! x

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  20. soo...do you just sew squares together or do you put something inside them, like stuffing? sorry if this question makes me sound like a duffer! X

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    1. Yep, Sew squares together to make one big sheet, then sew it to a big bit of fabric (for the back) with batting (or I used a polyester fleece throw cut to size) in the middle. There are good instructions for quilt making in the Liberty book of sewing. Good luck!x

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  21. Little Pehr is one of the loveliest Valentines! The blankets are very pretty. lucky Pehr!

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  22. What gorgeous quilts and cushion! A lovely valentines!

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