Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Signature Needle Arts

My great friend who introduced me to hand quilting gifted me a beautiful circular knitting needle by Signature Needle Arts for my birthday this year. She has always raved about how wonderful these needles are, and I was so surprised to see a package with a pair of this needle outside my front door the other day. I absolutely love working with these needles. They are so smooth and extremely pointy. Although they are expensive, they are worth every penny!

This pair of circular needle has my name engraved! :) 

I enjoy working with these needles so much that I bought two sets of single point needles specifically for the bunnies that I have been working on.

If you haven't heard of Signature Needle Arts, I urge you to check it out. They are hand-polished, hand-crafted, come in different colors, caps, and length. There is no going back once you experience Signature Needle Arts! Thank you, Marisa, for introducing me to them!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Project Organization

My sewing mojo is back! I have several small hand projects that I have been working on. These projects are perfect to work on while I wait for my doctors in the waiting room. I found the perfect containers from the Japanese dollar store to keep these projects organized.

I am working on two different English piecing projects: small hexagons and diamonds. They are kept in different containers.

Here is a picture of the diamond English piecing project that I am working on with reproduction fabric. Warning: highly addicting!

I quickly realized that I didn't have a needle book to store my needles while I am on the go, so of course I had to make one today. I found the perfect tutorial. Although it looks easy, it did take me a good two hours. This is a good project to use up some scrap fabrics. My needle book measures 4.5" x 3.5" when it's opened up. It fits perfectly in my project boxes shown above.

 Front of the needle book. 

Back of the needle book. 

How do you store your needles? Are you a pincushion kind of person? I would love to hear how you manage these sharp objects on the go! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nine-Patch Doll Quilt

I have been super into doll quilts lately and 1800 reproduction fabrics. These doll quilts are the perfect projects to work on; they are small and highly satisfying! I found a free nine-patch doll quilt pattern online and used up some new fabrics for it.

I can't wait to hand quilt this pretty pink quilt. I also invested in some 1800 reproduction fabrics. It will be fun to work with those fabrics as they are very different from the type of fabrics I usually work with.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It's supposed to rain here in the Bay Area tomorrow.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Handmade Wonton

In my opinion, my mom is the best chef in the world! Her attention to every detail is admirable. We spent this weekend making homemade wonton. She went to several different grocery stores days before and spent hours preparing all the ingredients. I enjoyed sitting with her and making these tiny little organic chicken with veggie wontons. Then of course, I made her cook me these wontons immediately so I could devour them!

 These are low in carb, but fill you up with lots of nutrients. 

My hot bowl of wonton soup is ready!

This is the most delicious meal money can't buy. Thank you, mom!