Sunday, December 16, 2012

Owls and Motifs

I saw this adorable owl tote and just have to make one for my niece, Elaine. At first I was quite reluctant to start a tote project with motifs as I just dread weaving in ends and seaming, but I was wrong! It is very addictive and here is the result:

I added a lining with zip:

The ears of the owls curl badly, so I will need to pin and steam block before gifting to my niece.  

A glimpse to my next  project is this African Flower motif:

Make a guess! What do you it's going to be??

Turnips and Sweet Potatoes

About a month ago, I saw that there were shoots growing from one of my matured turnip and purple sweet potato.  Both are my favourite vegetables.  I was curious and decided to grow them to see how they look like. With the help of my husband not me, they have grown to this:

This is the first time that we are planting vegetables and didn't think that the leaves and flowers are so lovely.

It really is a sight to behold, don't you think!?  It will take at least 6 months for them to mature but I think it is just worth waiting.  Every morning I will spend some time in my little garden and just admire them!