January 20, 2010

Scarves & Tarts


This evening I finally started working on the scarf that I have wanted to make for myself since Autumn! I will finally have a scarf to match the hat that I made for myself last winter... no more blue scarf with my pink hat! I have been looking for the perfect project for which to use this wonderful Susan Branch tea party fabric that was given to me. I coffee-stained it darker, and I found some very soft green microfibre fleece for the backing. I like how it is coming together so far! I plan on using some of Anna's wonderful handmade tea tape as a label for the back :o)

I made this wonderful Pear & Cranberry Tart last week. It was amazing and amazingly easy! It was my first time using frozen puff pastry from the supermarket...


I made a bunch of stuff at Christmas that I would like to share with you over the next few posts. The first were these fabric rose brooches and this patchwork scarf for my Mom. It was my first time making both items. The scarf was fun, fast & easy to make...



I have a funny feeling that my friends will all get new scarves next year!

21 comments :

  1. They're lovely, especially the roses! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Laurraine, I'm sure all your friends are going to love receiving scarves, especially those lovely ones. Love the colours and what a great idea to coffee stain the material. Good for you. Kind regards, Anita.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello Laurraine,
    your choice of colors, as always, beautifully,
    I'm looking forward to the finished result.
    Warm regards
    agnes

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Laurraine, i love everything you create! Those brooches and the scarf. I also love the fabrics you selected for the new wip scarf...loving that cute fabric in the middle with the clock! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. My birds that I bought from you have pride of place on my mantle.. and I have recently purchased some of the patchwork books from amazon and I love your patterns in their too...

    Those roses are beautiful

    x Alex

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your scarve looks so beautiful! And your tart looks sooooo tasty! :)

    Tatyana

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your scarf will match your hat perfectly and so warm with the fleece - your Mum's is pretty special too... and just love those roses! And frozen pastry works wonders! Those tarts look very yummy! Reminds me - my cup of tea is ready!

    ReplyDelete
  8. All gorgeous, love the colours and especially the roses.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love it that you coffee-dyed your tea party fabric!! It's perfect for your scarf...look forward to seeing it around your neck one day. Have fun creating something for YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks Krista! You would think that I would have used TEA! Haha! You gave me that FQ, didn't you?
    Hugs, L

    ReplyDelete
  11. The scarf is absolutely lovely with the roses...

    ReplyDelete
  12. really nice scarf for your MUm- what do you use for the backing?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Those are the best-what great presents!

    ReplyDelete
  14. le tue rose sembrano vere e profumate. Bravissima.

    ReplyDelete
  15. todo en general es una preciosidad,me encanta tu blog,un saludo.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi, I was looking for a pear & cramberry pie and find yours. It seems so easy (and tasty), so would you please send me the recipe?
    Sorry my mystakes, but I'm brazilian, so...
    Bye, bye! (and congratulations: your site and work are fabulous!!!)
    Liége

    ReplyDelete
  17. Where do I find your pattern for the lovely rose brooch ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I followed a tutorial which I can't find now. I remember cutting 6 football shapes. The inner 2 were regular, the next 2 were a bit longer and the outer 2 were twice as long as a football. Then I folded them in half and sewed a running stitch along the raw edge and loosely gathered them all on a strong thread so that the bottoms made a straight line. I rolled the smallest petal to make the centre of the rose and then kept wrapping the petals around the centre. I think I hot glued it to a felt circle as I wrapped. I hope that helps!

      Delete
    2. Oh! And I think the footballs were cut on the bias (45 degree angle).

      Delete