Thursday, January 31

The Crazy Quilt Journal

I participated in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 and I decided that the crazy quilt block made each month would accompany and wherever possible highlight the events which were my life in 2012.
All the pages were stitched into a fibre journal of 2012. I recycled fabric from laundry bags for the pages and the fabric of a pair of lightweight denim trousers was used to make the cover. Cardboard from cereal boxes were sandwiched between the pages to give better shape to the pages and most of the fabrics and embellishments were from my stash or my mum's stash. Its amazing how much you can find in your home if you set out to look around.  
The pages and the covers have a raw edge.The raw edge has become a signature of my work. It features in my scarves too.
The page for July.
This one is for August. I tried to keep up with the TAST challenge in an informal manner and incorporated a stitch I found interesting into the Crazy Quilt block or the journal page from time to time.
I've started making fibre books in 2008 and the Crazy Quilt Journal Project counts as my fifth fibre book.
Each fibre book is unique and has a special meaning for me. 
There will be yet another fibre book created in 2013. Its going to be a fibre book page swap based on a theme which I hope will start next month.

Here are the links to the individual pages in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 if you'd like a more detailed look.

The Take it Further fibre book, the two volumes of Take a Stitch Tuesday and the fibre book on Leaves  are on show at Madder Moon in Singapore through February so if you happen to be there go leaf through these fibre books.
Madder Moon, 16 Ann Siang Road, 01-01, Singapore 069696.

On a separate note - I've become an affilate of Amazon and Flipkart. You will see the banners on the side bar. Should you wish to shop online I would appreciate it if you could click on the Amazon or Flipkart banners/buttons and make your purchases.Amazon and Flipkart will pay me a small percentage of the value of your transaction without increasing the cost for you by even a cent. Thank you and happy shopping.

Sunday, January 13

A giveaway to start 2013.

I hope 2013 is treating you well.
I have quite a bit on my plate, I'm teaching two courses in Surface Design at NIFT this semester.The Fiber Book group on Stitchin Fingers has a fabric book page swap which I'm excited to be participating in.
 My Crazy Quilt Journal 2012 is a work in progress which I hope to complete and show you by the end of this month.
I intend to practise and hone my baking skills, try my hand at yarn bombing and I want to embroider atleast 12 cross stitched Santa ornaments by the end of the year. 
 I think having a giveaway on my first post in 2013 would be the perfect start to another wonderful year of interactions and collaborations which have enriched my life thanks to the awesomeness of this world of blogs.    
There are two macrame necklaces with oxidised silver charms to be won.
There's one with little silver fish and and the other with elephants.
So here's what I'd like you to do
Leave a comment on this post letting me know
1. which necklace you would like the fish or the elephants and
2. recomend a simple recipe which involves baking and produces fantastic mouth watering results OR point me to a cross stitch pattern for a santa ornament which will transform my x'mas tree .
Please see that there is an email id which will allow me to contact you should you win.
And finally could you visit the Million Little Stitches pages on Facebook and like it, I'd really appreciate the gesture.
On 26th January, the day we in India celebrate as Republic Day I'll pick the two winners.
The giveaway is open to all worldwide.

Here's to a wonderful week of learning and discovery.

28th January 2013
Hey Folks here are the winners of the giveaway.
Hueisei wins the Elephant necklace and Marta wins the Fish necklace.
Marta thanks for the prompt reply with your postal address, I'm waiting for Hueisei to reply. 

Thanks for the participation and for sharing tried and tested favourite recipes. Thanks to all those who liked my facebook page and made the number of likes swell.