Story of Us – Notebook

 

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A friend of mine asked me to decorate a notebook cover for her. She had bought it to be filled in by all her friends at the end of the school term as a way of remembering them. The cover was originally divided into three portions – blue on top, pink in the middle and an ugly olive green on the bottom. You can still see the edges of these colours on the spine part because I couldn’t cover the very edges!

At first I decided to keep those colours and work around them and simply cover the parts where stuff was written. But then I realized I really hated that olive green and that nothing in my stash complimented it either. So I gave the cover a complete makeover. I kept it simple because I don’t want things falling off when she passes it around to her friends!

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I’ve mostly used Amy Tangerine’s Yes Please and Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm collections. Those two are my absolute favorites and go really well together.two

LOVE this hot pink pen and the way it shows up on brown card stock.

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Hope you liked this!

Love and hugs,

Nuzhat

Back to school & some Projects

It’s back to school again for me! Its super cold in the mornings and after all these days of getting up at 11 when you can go and sit in the sun as soon as you’re awake are gone. However, some good news as well – I’m getting a 93 per cent in my Economics exam which is amazing considering how little I studied the day before since I was rushing all around the city to get X-rays done for my cat because he had broken AND displaced his knee cap!

Back to school also means I have some new orders on the line – twelve cards, a notebook and a folder! So that’s something you can look forward to since as soon as the weekend starts, I should be making all these things and will obviously upload them here. I am also contemplating buying some new stash and am always on http://www.acherryontop.com to see what I can get – everything is so pretty but so expensive! I’m loving the new Studio Calico Storytime collection so I’m definitely getting that 6×6 pad! Let’s see what else ends up in my basket. I definitely need some jewels and pearls as well.

Love and hugs,

Nuzhat.

Old and New – Quilting

Last summer I made a quilt for my best friend. I got the idea for it ages ago (winter 2012) from I book I was reading: where a mother made a quilt for her daughter out of all ‘the scraps of comfort’ that she could find. I was instantly smitten by the idea and set about immediately. My aunt is a seamstress and sews at home so I got lots of scraps from her. The difficulty lay in their size; most of them could only ‘support’ three inch square pieces!

The quilt took a looonnnggg time to make. I officially started in the last few weeks of July (It was supposed to be a birthday present – for 29th April – but what with exams and everything, I hardly got time.) In just half a month or so, I had all my squares cut out (about a gazillion!) and sewn into a great big block. I made a rag quilt, so that made it easier because I didn’t have to stop and press seams every now and then. The quilt backing was sewn on at midnight, the day before school started again! And the quilt itself, finished and everything, was given to her the very first day. She was thrilled and though the hard work was very … hard and it even made me a little sick in the middle when I sat for hours just sewing, it was a wonderful experience and just the fact that at the end, all those itty bitty squares became a quilt…!! It was kind of a proud moment.

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Now it’s half a year later, and I’ve bought some really nice prints and plan on doing some other quilting project. I haven’t decided what yet, but I’m leaning towards some kind of a teacher appreciation gift because this is my last year of school…

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See that circus print? I’m in love! ^___^

Love and hugs,

Nuzhat.