Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last Post

This will be my last post here.

I will not delete this blog as hopefully you may find some of the tutorials listed on the sidebar useful.

I will be updating my work on flickr - Sanguine Stitcher henceforth.

To browse my past works, please find them at Webshots - mycornucopia.

Thank you everyone and a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas One and All

Design: Emmanuel
Designer: Plum Street Samplers (Freebie)
Fabric: 40ct Newcastle Dirty Linen
Threads: DMC


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quartet Exchange Received

Lillie sent me a most wonderful Quartet Exchange. I've never received a needle roll before, neither have I made one. I'll be inspecting it closely should I fancy attempting one, now that I am inspired :) Lillie also included some very useful trimmings!

I was admiring the 'Believe' ornaments on Lillie's blog recently and I am ashamed to say, I kinda knew one of them would be for me ;) I just did not know which? The one I received is stitched 1/1! Marvellous!

Thank you Lillie, it's on my board already :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gifts from Margaret W

In one swoop Margaret sent to me items made by both of our favourite designers. It's really really breathtaking and her finishing is impeccable.

First up is Blackbird Design's Autumn Song. This was a personal exchange actually. I love the fabric, it's backing, everything about it. Margaret was apprehensive of it's simple finishing but very frankly simple is so great, you know what they say less is more etc ...

Then it was a lovely Christmas gift. A Prairie Schooler ornament. Need I say more ;)

Margaret also include a lovely FQ of finishing fabric. She sure knows what I like :) Here they are all together!

Thank you dearest Margaret.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

PS Ornaments & a Pinkeep

2 Prairie Schooler ornaments finished, since I had the felt colours available.

This was a long WIP. A freebie from Deborah of Midsummer Night Designs.

Design: Lovebird
Designer: Midsummer Night Designs (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct White Belfast
Threads: DMC

Friday, December 05, 2008

Prairie Schooler Trio

These will be finished into ornaments, the Prairie Schooler style, i.e. with felt backing.

Designer: The Prairie Schooler (freebies)
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Flax
Threads: DMC

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

French Wall Board

Inspired by my success of the keyholder I made a week ago and Vonna's great idea here, I ended up with this.

It's just an A4 sized chipboard and covered with fabric. Got the framers to install the thread to hang behind the board and I screwed 'L' hooks onto it. It's a little small and rather crowded though. I know, the quaker pinball is out of theme there :p Maybe I should just make another Quaker board! :D

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some finishes

A fully lined drawstring bag for my tatting threads and shuttles :) Plain red backing and ecru lining, with gross grain polka dot ribbon.

Design: ABC oiseaux (freebie)
Designer: Aurelle
Thread: DMC 321
Fabric: 28 ct ecru linen

Day 1 and 2 of Prairie Schooler's 12 Days of Christmas. Backing fabric as shown with braided hemp for loops.

Design: 12 Days of Christmas
Designer: The Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32ct Cream Belfast
Threads: DMC

Backing fabric as shown with blue satin ribbon for the loop.

Design: Let it Snow (Freebie)
Designer: Barbara Ana
Fabric: 32ct Belfast
Threads: DMC

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Drawstring Bag - WIP

Started this piece way back in June 2007. Finally it is completed and will be finished into a drawstring bag.

Design: ABC oiseaux (freebie)
Designer: Aurelle
Thread: DMC 321
Fabric: 28 ct ecru linen

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Make-Up Bag

From Tilda's Sew Pretty Homestyle.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Key Holder

Since I frequently see my sis and her DH scrambling for the house keys or the car keys or the bike keys, I figured this might be a welcomed addition to their new home :)

Designer: Lizzie Kate
Design: Home is where our story begins
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 25ct Floba (2/2)

And this was it's humble beginnings ... Yeah ugly, about sums it up! What do you expect for RM5! :p I removed the hooks and painted the sides with burnt sienna acrylic colour. Then I fixed new shiny gold hooks into the bottom side.

And this is for you Jess ...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Angel Heart

Thank you Staci for featuring the angel on your blog :) It's a freebie designed by Danybrod.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Good Mail Day

I asked Margaret W to try to buy me a copy of JCS Magazine Ornaments Issue 2008 when she goes next to the bookshops. And she succeeded brilliantly! She also enclosed some lovely gifts from her trip to London. I love them and rest assured Margaret they will be put to good use :) Many thanks dear pal.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Pancake

This is from De Fil En Aiguille's Atelier de Brodeuse issue that I bought from Leena of Violarium. I thought the pancakes were rather unique and practical at the same time.

Design from : De Fil En Aiguille magazine
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Raw Linen
Threads: DMC
Finishing: Pancake

Halloween Stitching

We do not celebrate Halloween here in Malaysia. But with the dawn of commercialism I believe many night spots and hotels have been doing a bash of some sort for about a decade now. But to my limited knowledge, I don't think it has really caught on with the community at large and at residential areas.

Since I've been witnessing a great many Halloween finishes in blogland, I couldn't help but to take advantage of a Stacy Nash Primitive Designs survey giveaway chart found here. Unfortunately the survey has ended. I got the heads up from Barbara's blog about a week ago. Thanks for sharing Barbara.

I intend to finish it as a cushion cover, utilising the brown fabric shown.

Designer: Stacy Nash Primitive Designs
Design: Hallows Eve
Fabric: 25ct Floba
Threads: DMC (2/2)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inner Quilt Top - Done

Here's the inner quilt top all pieced. Very pleased with it. Most squares are meeting too :p Need to purchase some more coordinating fabric for the borders and binding and I'd be finished with the top :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A quilt in the making

Inspired by the book that Jess gave me (did I say I love it!), I'm starting a new quilt. It's a spin off from a design featured in the book Material Obsession by Sarah and Kathy. I've also had some help from Amanda Jean's blog. And this is the quilt I am shooting for here and here. However there will be an inner and outer border for mine.

I got 2 charm packs (Fig & Plum) and plain lime green fabric (by Flirt). It'll be 10 x 15 squares. It's all cut and ready to be pieced :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Sampler Gameboard & a Tilda Bag

Finally at 25%. This is going so slowly :(

Finished a Tilda bag for my sis. Lined with plain light peach fabric. KarenV if you're reading this, thanks so much for the fabric again, as you can see it's been put to very good use :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quilting & Patchwork

Forest Path potholders for my sis. With 2 layers of batting i.e. insulated and cotton. Pattern found here.

A huswif in the process. Instructions can be found here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Free RPK!

Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) is in Kamunting, detained under the draconian Internal Security Act. Detention without trial. He starts his 2 year (indefinite) sequester today. This is a great injustice. We the people of Malaysia will right this wrong ... however long it takes ...

Please take note, that they'll be a candelight vigil:

Venue : Dataran Merdeka , Kuala Lumpur

Date : Saturday, 27th September 2008 (RPK's Birthday)

Time : 7.00pm

(More info here)

You could send a card to him:

Y.M. Raja Petra Kamarudin
Tempat Tahanan Perlindungan,
34009 Kamunting, Taiping.

And if you are a Malaysian citizen and feel strongly against the ISA please sign the petition here

Edited to add:
There are rumblings in our nation of Hartal ISA. Please read more about it here.

Gifts for Lily & my Sis

Since I am on a Tilda craze, I made this little pouch for Lily's birthday.

And a patchwork cushion cover for my sis' new home.

Design: Petite Hornbook Noir
Designer: A Mon Ami Pierre (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct Cream Belfast Linen
Threads: DMC

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Daulat Tuanku, Daulat Tuanku, Daulat Tuanku!

Picture from Haris Ibrahim's blog

We the loyal rakyat of Malaysia implore on your Majesty's guidance and wisdom. Deliver us from corruption and injustices. May democracy flourish in our land Malaysia.

Also from Haris' blog a video capturing how I feel too:

Monday, September 15, 2008

For Malaysia's sake free them!!

As you know, my/our country is in peril. The authorities have used an archaic, draconian law against Raja Petra Kamaruddin (social activist) , Teresa Kok (Member of Parliament) and the 5 leaders of Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Front). The people know it is a desperate attempt by the Government to silence dissent. Even the Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim who was tasked to reform the judiaciary, has walked the talk by resigning from his post today. We need a new Government and we need Anwar Ibrahim to lead us!! Makkal Sakti!! (People Power)

Some pics of vigils held last night:

Picture from Anil Netto's Blog
Vigil in Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang

Picture from Nathaniel Tan's blog
Vigil in Blog House, Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meeting Jess!

I was in Penang to meet Jess and Tony yesterday. I had a fabulous time, it was really good meeting Jess after 'speaking' to her all this 2 plus - 3 years! Jess was more than generous with all the stuff she got me. I've got to hand it to her, she really knows which buttons to press! :D I'm in heaven ...

Being an architectural buff I took some pics of houses from the pre-war period in Penang while on a Peranakan antique buying spree and looking for Little India!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gift for Jess

The gift went ahead of me, as I didn't think it'll be a good idea lugging a box all the way to Penang :) She called me to say she received it! Can't wait to meet up and go for our long promised appoms and the wicked brew of teh-tarik! :)

Designer: Anne-Les-Petites-Croix (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Raw Linen
Threads: DMC
Finishing: Box Topper

Sunday, September 07, 2008


A nest fell to the ground with 3 little baby birds in the nest. 2 of them were able to fly but unfortunately the last one was rather weak. My mom made a makeshift shelter with a large leaf in the garden for it, since it's been raining here for some days. The parents did not come and feed it even when it was calling for them incessantly and sadly it died in the next 2 days :(

This is another bird, a stitched bird :) Will be finishing it into a wall hanging.

Designer: AMAP (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct Cream Belfast
Threads: DMC


To add another bird :) This is a personal exchange to Margaret W.

Designer: Blackbird Designs (With Needle and Thread book)
Fabric: 32ct Sand Belfast
Threads: Carries Creations