Saturday, January 5, 2013

Being bad

I know I should be finishing up every UFO before I embark on another new project but this is one I just could not resist. As soon as I saw the dear little mouse faces peeping from Michelle's adorable design I knew this was one I would stitch.

So while everyone else was gobbling yummy treats and I was left home alone on Christmas Day with my horrible gasto virus, I decided to give myself another sort of delicious treat and I logged onto Sandy's lovely shop Cookies and Cream Craft and bought myself a copy. Of course I had to get at least one block ready to sew.
I've decided to use these gorgeous grey/taupe fabrics from my Bunny Hill stash (see photo above this one) for this project. The range is Putting on the Ritz.  I might just add a small red check to compliment these fabrics.  This may necessitate a trip to Luccello, one of my favourite places in Melbourne.

I did make a few more pennies last night while stitching along with Cheryll and friends so only 31 more to go.


This was one of my Christmas gifts from John, although I have to admit I chose it.  He did pay for it and wrap it up.

I'm going to use it to make the woven log cabin quilt from this wonderful book.

Here's the LINK if you would like a free copy of the ebook.


Another amazing blog that is new to me
Click on this LINK to visit Cut to Pieces

and this ONE to see a brilliant tutorial on how to make this fabulous block.  And yes it's free.


29 comments:

  1. Those penny's look very interesting Melody, waiting to see your finished project. Sharyn:)

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  2. L'Uccello is a 'must visit" when I go into the city! Love the new stitchery! Very cute little mice!

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  3. You will do Michelle's pattern justice. Her mice are ALWaYs sooo cute! :)

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  4. It is impossible to stick to finishing UFO's.... and especially with amazing designers in our midst.... lovely projects you have going...

    Hugz

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  5. I am glad you are feeling better, Michelles pattern looks fantastic, I adore your pennies too, Just yummy all by themselves and those wonderful links you shared, I will be here a while...

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  6. I think crafty people are doomed to be flighty and jump from one project to another.....we always manage to get them done....eventually. The time it takes us depends on what bright and shiny "New" project we see along the way! Yes, I had not seen the pennies before.....looking forward to seeing what you will make with them!

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  7. Michelle's pattern looks so cute. Have fun with it. hugs

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  8. Can't wait to see the completed stitchery. I love the fabric you received for Christmas.
    Hugs

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  9. I just love Michelle's pattern's. OH it looks like you got some yummy fabric.
    Hugs
    donna

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  10. The mice are very cute. Love the quiet fabrics you have lined up. They will look good with the mice. I like to have a few projects that must be finished but the rest are just fun to play with when the mood takes me. I have had fun trying a few new blocks in my 12 days of Christmas table runner. I think I have fallen in love with bears claws. I also love the square in square look. I will be looking at the block tutorial you have included.

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  11. i love this pattern also its very cute.How sad you were alone on xmas day,hope you are better now my friend.xx

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  12. it's nice to reward yourself, lovely choice of pattern to be tempted by.

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  13. What a darling pattern from Michelle - glad you got to do something fun, even though you were feeling bad, sweetie! Love your new fabric!

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  14. Your new pattern is so pretty, and I love the new fabrics too. I look forward to seeing this made up.

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  15. the stitchery will look lovely out of those fabrics..
    gorgeous pennie you have stiched.
    Thanks for the freebies Melody.

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  16. Just popped over from Cheryll's to say hi and see what you've been up to - love that fabric!

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  17. In am so glad Miss Mistlemouse could keep you company when you were below par and unwell. Don't worry Miss 'M' is such a nag she will insist you get her done. Lol. Gorgeous fabrics and I adore your pennies with the buttons. I am so looking forward to seeing the rug project finished it's going to be beautiful.
    Hugs xx

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  18. I love the fabric you got from John, well chosen that girl!

    Wonder what you'd have got left to his own devices...I wouldn't let my John anywhere near a fabric shop, I've seen his choice in shirts and ties.

    F x

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  19. What a lovely project to begin the new year, the fabric is gorgeous and thanks for all the links.

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  20. Ooooh, that pattern looks lovely!

    I'm a bit confused about the pennies, call me behind-the-times, but I'm not sure what they are or how you make them?

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  21. Your not bad remember - we try but about the worst we get to is mischievious! The mice are very cute so why resist. That John is a sweetie & well trained. Tracee xx

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  22. The stitchery is a hard one to resist. so cute . Your pennies are sweet and will really make your rug that much more special . Hugs Sheila

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  23. Your mouse is adorable and I love all those pennies. It's always fun to start a new project.

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  24. I have this pattern of Michelle's also so very cute. The fabrics will go well with the touch of red. Love your pennies. Thanks for the links. Hugs.....

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  25. It's a lovely stitchery. nice work with the pennies.
    Tanks for the free stuff.

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  26. Ooo, Melody, that is a very cute design from Michelle, your fabrics will look great. Well you got something enjoyable out of your unfortunate Christmas illness. The pennies are lovely, you will have them made in no time.
    x
    oh and the link is fab too - i might just have a play with that!

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  27. Oh your Miss Mistlemouse is going to look lovely in those colours Melody :)

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  28. Wow, you'll be very busy this year with all these projects! Your mouse is gorgeous!

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  29. Your pennies are cute with buttons in the centers. I don't I've seen them like before. :)

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