I'm on the lookout for projects that I can make for my home, things that catch my eye and make me smile, things that speak to my homemaker heart. You know what I mean?
Like this beautiful "Scrappy Plates" pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
It's the sweetest Dresden plate quilt I've seen, which could be due to the fabrics she chose or the simple layout - but it gives me goosebumps of delight so I've printed off the free patterns and will think about making it a Friday afternoon 'just for me' project next year.
The patterns are HERE.
Every January I purchase new kitchen tea towels and I always embellish a few with stitchery, applique or a fabric trim.
This cute tea pot embroidery on a tea towel caught my eye on Pinterest so I followed the link and discovered the designer, Carrie of Chicken Soup Designs. She shares this design as a freebie so be sure to thank her if you download it.
Love the lime!
I'm also going to make a bunch of new scatter cushions for the couch and the bedroom.
There's no links for these (found on Pinterest) but I like the ideas...
And maybe I'll sew a few hanging hearts like this to hang from drawer knobs?
Mostly I want to make simple things, but I like the idea of a Dresden quilt as a feature for our living room couch so perhaps this time next year it will be done if I carve out a couple of hours once a week to devote soley to this project? I hope so. Dresden plates and Churn Dash blocks are my favourites because they add a very homely feel to any room.
I suppose having said this I should pull out my box of 30's churn dash blocks and finish them as a quilt? I made these in 2009/10...ah, how patient they are to wait for me. I always have the best intentions, but it's the time needed to complete this plan that eludes me.
What simple sewing or craft ideas do you have to create a 'homely' feeling within the house?