Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tissue Box Cover

Tissue Box Cover

Hello!  I'm so happy to be back!  I hope to commit more of my time to crafting this year.  I have a couple of huge projects to do and I will be blogging about them!

I got this pattern from Aneela Hoey's blog, Comfort Stitching.  It was very well written and it all went together smoothly.  It's a little short for the tissue box covers that are sold here so I might make another one and add some length.  A first for me!!  

As soon as I laid everything out to start cutting for this project; Uki plops down.  This is shortly after I washed her face.  I think it is safe to assume that she was no longer mad at me!!

As I cut the edges off, Uki played with them.

I put this one on her head but she was watching something else.

Too cute....now on to sewing....

Here I am marking a grid that needed to be quilted on the fabric.  I use Watercolor pencils.

Uki was playing with the fabric for my other project.  A jelly roll race top.  I just got the backing two weeks ago.  Trying to find the courage and a clean floor to iron 4 meters of this!  Ugh!

I basted with pins and was wondering if that basting spray would rock this job.  This is one of my favorite gadgets to pin baste.

Quilting the grid.  

Sewing the binding on.

Finished top.  The color is off.

Here are the pieces before the binding has been slip stitched.

Uki was with me the whole day.  I don't know if she was happy to see me sewing again or if she just wanted to be near me.

Ta da!!!!  The little box!

It's a little short.  I think I'll make some changes to the measurements to fit my favorite tissues that I can find here in Oman.

Not terribly exciting but thanks for stopping by.  I'm sure I have lost many of my followers as I haven't been regular for a while!

Drop me a line and cheer for me so that I post more over here!


Julia said...

Good to see you again!
Happy New 2013.
Please change my email address, since I'm having some problems with Yahoo, and hopefully they will take care of the problem.
if one day you need a cat
sitter...please send Uki to Michigan, USA.OK?

Denise in PA said...

Yay - glad to see you back! And, that's quite the little helper you have there o:) Love the yellow thread on the tissue box cover!

Jean(ie) said...

I was thinking of you a couple of weeks ago wondering where you went. I had to re-check my reader to see if I missed something or not. Welcome back!

I like your fabric choices!

I know it feels good to be back in the saddle again! Hugs!

Nima said...

lovely finish Alia

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Julia: Thank you! You want me to change your email address where? I'll remember the offer! Have never been to Michigan!!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Denise: Thank you for welcoming me back and for appreciating Uki!! The thread is yellow over a yellow watercolor pencil. It doesn't look bad but i hope it washes well!!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Jean: Sorry to disappear again! I hope I am back! I found using the Blogger app on my phone keeps me more connected but I don't like not being able to edit my photos on Picasa and I don't like not having a label on it; but I will figure it out!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Nima: Thank you! It really is pretty and useful! Brightens up my room a bit! Now to make it for Amal and all the rooms in the house!!