Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sewing for the Summer Wardrobe

It was time for me to replenish the summer wardrobe, so digging deep into the fabric cupboard and also making some trips to the fabric market and Arab street meant I had suitable fabric to put into clothes. Living in the tropics means I hunt out fabric from natural fibres.


Both of these fabrics are linen. The top is made from an embroidered linen from V.K. Abdulsamad & Co. in Arab St. Click here for the shop. The printed skirt fabric was purchased in Peoples Park on Newmarket Rd. Click here to see more detail of the fabric market in Chinatown.


I purchased toggles from Brighton accessories (#02-1158) in Peoples Park fabric market and used these for the closure of the top.




The cotton voile border print was purchased in Peoples Park fabric market from T&S (#02-1104). The top is lined with a white cotton voile.




After making a quilt from Japanese Indigo cotton I wanted to try it in a piece of clothing. I decided to make a top from the fabric, which is very comfortable to wear in the heat. The fabric was purchased at Malin in Peoples Park Fabric Market.


The pearl shell buttons are from Brighton accessories.


The shirt dress is made from chambray denim from Peoples Park Fabric Market. The belt was purchased at MBK shopping centre in Bangkok.




The top is made from a fine cotton that was purchased in Peoples Park Fabric Market.



The cowl neck top is made from a cotton sateen fabric which was purchased in Arab St at V.K. Abdulsamad & Co.


Have a great week

HEATHER


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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Mount Maunganui Beach

This is my second entry into the online Bloggers Quilt Festival, which is hosted by 
Amy's Creative Side. My second entry is a small quilt that is designed from a scenic photo at Mount Maunganui Beach on the coast of New Zealand. 


I was inspired by a workshop given my Gloria Loughman and this quilt is the result. 


Some of a fabrics in the quilt are hand dyed cottons.


The grass is constructed with free motion stitching and a variegated thread


The flowers are stitched with bobbin embroidery where you work upside down and the bobbin thread becomes the feature.


The quilt size is 30" x 22"
Machine pieced
Machine appliquéd

This is entered in the 
Small Quilt Category

So now you can click on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and start voting from May 22nd to May 29th 2015

Click Here to vote

A link to the Bloggers Festival is also in the side bar on my blog.

Have a great week


HEATHER


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Bloggers Quilt Festival - Indigo Orchid

Today I am entering the Bloggers Quilt Festival for the first time, with my Indigo Orchid. It is hosted by Amy's Creative Side where she hosts an annual online quilt show and you get to vote for your favourite quilt from May 22nd - 29th.


 This quilt was designed and created around the Truly Blue theme that was put out by the AQC (Australian Quilt Convention) for this years Quilt Challenge. I live in Singapore where the Botanical gardens have the most amazing Orchid enclosure, and after living in Singapore for many years I have come to love and appreciate the beauty in the Orchid flower. For me a truly blue fabric is the Japanese Indigo fabric so to combine the 2 was a representation of my Asian life. 


I constructed each petal using paper piecing.


Each petal was bound before appliquéing the flower to the raw silk background.


The centre was constructed and appliquéd into position, then beaded and embellished with embroidery.


The background is hand quilted using silk thread with beads added into the stitching.


I have more information about the making of this quilt in my original post. Click here.

I have entered the 
Indigo Orchid
 in 
Original Designs 
Quilt size is 90cm x 90cm
Fabric - 100% Japanese Indigo Cotton
Raw silk
Quilting - Machine and hand

So now you can click on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and start voting from May 22nd to May 29th 2015

Click here to vote
 A link to the Bloggers Festival is also in the side bar on my blog.

Have a great week.


HEATHER


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Monday, 11 May 2015

And the Winner is....



Thanks heaps to all the people that commented about the crafts you enjoy doing so that you could go into the draw for the sewing box. I really enjoyed reading all the comments and I apologise for not personally answering by email, as a would like to do, but when it is a  giveaway it just gets in the too hard basket.

The winner of the sewing box is Jacque: 
Lovely box....I can see that sitting in my living room, waiting for me to come and work on a project, but keeping the clutter hidden! :) I love to quilt, knit, crochet, and more! Thanks for the chance to win!


Have  a great week.

HEATHER


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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Giveaway Day with SMS





Today Sew Mama Sew are hosting a Giveaway. This is where many bloggers offer a gift if you comment on their blog. 

 If this is your first time on my blog site, Welcome,  I blog about my quilting, box making, crafting and sewing projects. I was born in New Zealand but I have now lived for 14 years in Singapore where I spend time in my sewing room designing and creating.



I am giving away one of my handmade sewing boxes. To be in the draw leave me a comment saying what type of craft you enjoy. For a second chance leave me a comment saying how you follow, Email, Bloglovin, Facebook (HeathersSewingRoom) or Instagram (HeathersSewingRoom). The give away is open to everyone as I will post International. The draw closes Sunday May10th at 5pm P.S.T and the winner emailed by May 13th, so please have an email address that you can be contacted on.

Enjoy the fun and do visit some of the many blogs offering giveaways at Sew Mama Sew

Thank you for the entries. This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified.

Good Luck
and
Have a great week.

HEATHER


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