kitchen cross stich!

I have a confession.

I am a very, very lazy person. I start a project—I almost finish it—and then, of course, I don’t. That was the tragic case with my latest cross stitch project, a very cute little pattern of tea cups and their accruements. 🙂 I finished the cross stitch, but properly framing it like a non-lazy person was another matter entirely. IMG_5653

Who can guess what’s wrong with this picture? (Yes, I taped up my cross stitch for months with painter’s tape. Months.)

Anyway I finally decided enough was enough, so I dug out a cheap craft frame, painted it, and now my cross stitch looks at least mildly more presentable. 😉 I’m sure I’ll still replace the frame eventually, but at least it’s a step up from tape.

Look at that painter’s tape blue! 🙂

So what are your laziest crafting moments? Anyone else use ‘temporary’ solutions that turn into semi-permanent monuments to laziness?


little heart wall quilt

I’m kinda addicted to these cute wall quilts, I already have a fourth one planned! Soon all my walls will be quilts.


This one is truly tiny, only about 8×8 inches! I really enjoyed going through my scrap box for all the shades of pink and red. I did have to cut into actual fabric for a bit of the white (apparently I don’t often use neutral shades). I machine sewed the patchwork, and I have to say, I could use some work. Let’s just ignore those wonky lines, okay?

See, it looks better without the close-up. 😉 I haven’t decided where to hang this quilt yet, so for now it’s up with tape next to my previous wall-quilt. They really do make my bedroom so much cosier!

I’m still looking for cute blocks or mini quilt patterns, so if anyone has any recommendations that aren’t too challenging, send them my way! I may even brave my sewing machine again to see if I can’t keep improving. 🙂

simple wall quilt

I am the kind of person who wants my bedroom to be as cosy as possible, especially during the winter. My favorite pieces of ‘decor’ are my down comforter, crochet afghan, and wool blankets. 🙂

So I decided to expand my love for cosy blankets, and use them to decorate my walls as well, which are currently depressingly blank. I think making little wall quilts will not only fill my room with cosiness and color, and help my practice my subpar quilting skills. 😉

I just used scraps for the stars, with a solid gray background. You can see there is some unevenness (I really need to get, and use, rulers). I really like how it turned out though! One of my favorite parts of quilting is picking out the colors and arranging them, and I think that turned out very well. I hand-sewed the top and hand-quilted it, more because I’m still afraid of my sewing machine than anything.

Anyone have recommendations for other beginning quilt patterns that would look good in mini form? Because I am excited to make more!

patchwork chair cushions

I said I had more plans for my kitchen—here’s the next addition. 🙂 I decided to cut down on my fabric scrap collection by making some scrappy patchwork chair cushions. I’ve only finished the first one right now, but it turned out very cute.


I apologize for the random plant in the background—I’m procrastinating studying for finals by redoing my whole gardening set up, so pots and plants are currently all over my kitchen.

Doesn’t the cushion look cute though? I’m not a big fan of those serious foam cushions, but I did want this to have a bit of padding, so I used 3 layers of 1/4″ loft batting and then tied it rather than quilting. All of it is pieced and sewn by hand, but it wasn’t so bad, as most of it is just squares.

Let me know what you think!