Liberty floral pendant decoration

I have a bit of a crush on Liberty fabric. I have a few pieces and slip them into quilts and little makes whenever I can. I own a few off cuts which were two small to use in any projects but I found a great use for them.

Have you seen these gorgeous kiko glass pendants from Nkuku? I treated myself to a set of 6 last year but haven’t really done anything with them until now. They measure a couple of inches and are the perfect size to hold a scrap of Liberty print fabric under the glass.

glass pendantI went through my stash to find some of my favourites and I think they look lovely.

kiko frames from nkukuI love my Liberty floral pendant decorations. They are slightly too big to be worn but will look perfect hanging on our little white tree. They’d also make great seasonal decorations, it’s easy to change the insert, perhaps I could add a cute family photo or use them as gift tags.

nkuku frames with liberty printsNothing like playing around with pretty fabric on an overcast Saturday morning to make you feel happy.

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Monthly Makes – March

You may be surprised to hear that the patchwork part of my Union flag quilt is nearly finished. I know I said I was going to put it aside this month to concentrate on some other sewing projects but I really enjoy working on it. I ran out of hexagons so have been making a few each evening and trying to think about how I want to finish it off.

Union flag quiltI ordered the backing fabric from Elephant in my Handbag which is actually a Nautical Pink Pirate Bundle by Dear Stella. The fabrics feature small anchors, Jolly Rogers and a fun pinstripe. My 3 year old is obsessed with Pirates and as this quilt is for her I thought she would really like these fabrics.

I’ve been picking fabrics and putting together a quilt top for the UK mini quilt swap. We had to pick something from an inspiration board which meant much Pinterest surfing which always makes me happy. I found a sweet quilt I knew I could make and have made a start with the top. Again, I found the perfect backing fabric from Elephant in my Handbag, a really lovely Spot On Red on White by Robert Kaufman.

quilt swap progressI’ve been reading my sewing books for some inspiration for the Very Berry ATC swap 6: Home Sweet Home. This is the third time I’ve taken part and I really love working on these miniature pieces of art. I think my ATC will have a nautical theme, inspired by my favourite craft book, Hearty Good Wishes. The deadline is zooming so I’m hoping to have some sewing time over the Easter hols – might be wishful thinking though!

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Tales Of The Start Of Spring

Do you give gifts at Easter? I’d love to say I was organised enough to arrange Easter baskets for my children but so far they just have their favourite character Easter eggs to unwrap. Today we received a copy of Tales Of The Start Of Spring to review. It’s the first ever DVD collection of episodes from the new animated series Peter Rabbit and I think it would make a great gift for little ones.

Peter-Rabbit-DVD cover

Follow our hero Peter and his friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail on their adventures as they encounter real dangers, overcome obstacles and outsmart predators, all the while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places.

With a taste for radishes and a thirst for adventure Peter Rabbit is the lovable and extraordinary friend you longed to hang out with when you were a kid. But when the chips are down and danger lurks, there’s no better friend to have around than Peter and his boundless courage will always see him through. Peter has an infectious enthusiasm for life and is also an irrepressible optimist. He is cool under pressure and his quick-witted mind is as nimble as his super-fast legs.

This enchanting collection features a free Hop Outside insert with outdoor activities for little ones and over one hundred minutes of adventure to treasure including the special 22 minute episode ‘The Tale of The Start of Spring’. The DVD also features The Tale of the Radish Robbers, The Tale of the Secret Treehouse, The Tale of the Dash in the Dark, The Tale of the Broken Bed, The Tale of Benjamin’s New Map, The Tale of the Terrible Trap, and the Tale of the Peekboo Rabbits.

The Peter Rabbit – Tales Of The Start Of Spring DVD is released by Abbey Home Media on Monday, March 30th and is a perfect Easter gift idea.

You may also be introduced in our review of the adorable Talking Plush Peter Rabbit.

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