Podcast Show Notes

Show Notes – Podcast Episode 10

Hello Lovely Makers!

Here are the show notes for Episode 10 of my podcast. If you haven’t watched it yet you can do so here!

Makes in Progress

Tilly’s Scarf – Hand dyed yarn from Jazzy Makes. Cast on 30 stitches, size 4.5 needles

100% Superwash Merino, Worsted 4ply, 100g, 200m

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/jazzymakes?ref=ss_profile

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For Keeps Shawl – Pattern by the Velvet Acorn, Yarn by Wren and Ollie – Spin DK 100% Superwash Merino, 115g, 230m, Colours Parfait and Smitten Kitten

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/605756454/crochet-pattern-for-keeps-shawl-small?ref=shop_home_active_9

https://www.wrenandollie.com/

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Liberty Mosaic Mini Quilt 3 – Liberty fabric from Westwood Acres Liberty Monthly Club. Hex and diamond size ¾”

https://www.westwoodacresfabric.com/

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Custom order doll quilt – ¾” hexies

You can find these size papers in my Etsy shop!

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MissLeelaHandmade

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Crochet decorations – Emma Lamb’s Book, A crochet Home

http://www.emmallamb.com/my-book-crochet-home/

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Stash & Crafty Adventures

8ply 100% Acrylic Colour 0001, 4ply 60%Acrylic 40% Nylon Wangaratta Woollen Mill, Panda Soft Cotton Chunky 55% acrylic 45%cotton, colour 7 and 4. White roving Pure Wool Machine Wash.

Crochet Cowl by Cleckheaton, Australian Superfine Merino – https://cleckheatonsuperfine.com.au/

Patons Book 1299 – Freebie

Rowan Books – Savannah Collection by Marie Wallin, Once Upon A Time by Marie Wallin, Filigree by Marie Wallin

Book The 1718 Coverlet by Susan Briscoe – https://www.facebook.com/1718coverlet/

Fabrics from – Free Spirit, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, PWHB070 Hello Roses, Duo by ? Free Spirit Splendor by ? Tilda Lemon Tree Collection, Flowerfield Yellow, Tilda Lemon Tree Collection, De Leon Design Group, The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection, Countryside, Unicorns ?

Book – Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith – http://www.clairewellesleysmith.co.uk/blog/

16py Special Blend Magnolia, 100% wool, 200g, 4 ply sock yarn fine merino, 80%merino wool 20% nylon, 100g

Etsy Made Local Blue Mountains Christmas Artisan Market

 

In Other News

Soft launch of The Maker’s Stash. Follow along on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/the_makers_stash/?hl=en

 

Shop/Market Makes

Hexie Hearts – https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MissLeelaHandmade

 

Thanks for watching,

Miss Leela x

Podcast Show Notes

Show Notes – Podcast Ep 9

Hello! Please find bellow show notes for Episode 9 of the Miss Leela Podcast. You can watch the latest episode here.

Finished Items!

¼” Hexie Hexagon Flower Mini Quilt

You can read all about and see lots of photos of my Flower Power Mini Quilt in my blog post.

Makes in Progress

Tilly’s Scarf – Hand dyed yarn from Jazzy Makes. Cast on 30 sitches, size 4.5 needles

100% Superwash Merino, Worsted 4ply, 100g, 200m

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/jazzymakes?ref=ss_profile

For Keeps Shawl – Pattern by the Velvet Acorn, Yarn by Wren and Ollie

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/605756454/crochet-pattern-for-keeps-shawl-small?ref=shop_home_active_9

https://www.wrenandollie.com/

Liberty Mosaic Mini Quilt 3 – Liberty fabric from Westwood Acres Liberty Monthly Club. Hex and diamond size ¾”

https://www.westwoodacresfabric.com/

Stash & Crafty Adventures

Yarn from Skein Sisters  https://www.skeinsisters.com.au/

Wren and Ollie – Spin DK 100% Superwash Merino, 115g, 230m, Colours Parfait and Smitten Kitten

https://www.wrenandollie.com/

Hedgehog Fibres – Skinny Singles, 100% Merino Wool, 100g, 366m, Colour Beach Bunny

https://shop.hedgehogfibres.com/

Primrose Yarn Co – Adelaide Single Ply Fingering Yarn, 100% Superwash Merino, 115g, 435yd, Colours Soda Pop and Sassy

https://primroseyarnco.com/

Fabric from Hunter’s Hill Quilt Show

https://www.huntershillquilters.org/

https://www.facebook.com/huntershillquiltersnsw/

Material Obsession – https://www.materialobsession.com.au/

In Other News

In her Studio article

https://stampington.com/in-her-studio-volume-1

Great British Quilter Instagram Challenge

Run by @sarahashfordstudio  and  @verykerryberry

https://www.instagram.com/sarahashfordstudio/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/verykerryberry/?hl=en

#greatbritishquilter

Sunday Scrap-along

You can read all of the details and the guidelines for the Sunday Scrap Along here.

Shout Outs – Podcasts

Sandy by the Lakeside – thank you for sharing me!

https://www.instagram.com/sandybythelakeside/?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf02Pxr-ClYXI9xQwV4nNzw

https://bythelakeside.com/

Love to Sew – Caroline and Helen

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrM2rUcNsc12RK3XbWrjH0w/videos

https://www.instagram.com/carolinelovetosew/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/florahoneypot/?hl=en

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/LovetoSewUK

https://lovetosewbyc.co.uk/

Sweet Sparrow Knits – Julie

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3psQSaomOUZEDBh9e1NHA

https://www.instagram.com/sweetsparrowknits/?hl=en

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSparrowYarns

Chit Chat

The importance of finding crafty friends: My lovely new Creative Soul Sister Madeline of  Ecolier Kids, shop her gorgeous children’s clothes at:

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/EcolierKids?ref=ss_profile

 

Thank you for watching xx

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The Sunday Scrap-along 2018

Hello lovely makers!

I totally forgot to write about my first Make-Along that I’m running on Instagram and Ravelry! How remiss of me. I did mention it on my last podcast, and of course if you follow me on Instagram you will have heard all about it (incidentally I am most active on Instagram so that is the best place to stay up to date with Miss Leela happenings).

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I have been wanting to start a make-along for a while and I thought a scrappy project make-along would be perfect since I love scrappy makes.

So join me in my first ever make-along…The Sunday Scrap-Along!

Here are the details and guidelines:

  1. The make-along will run from Sunday the 5th of August to Sunday the 30th December – a nice long make-along.
  2. Join in every **Sunday** and work on a scrap project.
  3. Your scrap project can be of any craft discipline, so it can be sewing, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, spinning, paper craft etc.
  4. At least 70% of your project must be made using scraps, so scrap fabric, scrap yarn, basically the left over bits & pieces and remnants from other projects.
  5. Use the hashtag #sundayscrapalong2018
  6. Join in on Ravelry and over on Instagram – feel free to tag me in your posts @missleela_handmade.
  7. There will be two threads on Ravelry to participate in – a Chatter thread and a Finished objects thread.
  8. I will be drawing random prize winners from both Instagram & the two Ravelry threads throughout the make-along.
  9. WIP’S can be included
  10. Lastly have fun and get your scrap on!

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I do hope you’ll join me. I intend to make a lot of progress on my scrappy 1” hexagon quilt. It still is a way to go to fit my queen bed!

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Happy Stitching!

Miss Leela x

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Podcast Show Notes

Podcast Episode 8 – Shownotes

Hello! Here are the show notes for Podcast Episode 8!

You can view the podcast here. Thanks for watching.

Finished Makes

Tilly’s Baby Doll Blanket – not pattern, treble stitches in rows, simple shell scallop edge. Yarn Rico Baby So Soft Print dk, Farbe 002 / Partie 770

Tilly’s Headwarmer – Braelyn Headwarmer by Velvet Acorn

Yarn – Shiver, Moda Vera, colour 38. White wool yarn, green yarn from stash – buttons from Dailylike

Wrist Warmers – Soul Soothing Mitts by Sandra of Cherry Heart. Made for the Cherry Heart Makealong. Yarn by The Australian Wool Store, 100% Superwash Merino, colour Strawberry Malt.

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Liberty Mosaic Mini Quilt 1 – see an in-depth blog post here.

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Liberty Mosaic Quilt 2 – ¾” Octogons and squares – see an in-depth blog post here.

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Liberty fabric from Westwood Acres ( @westwood_acres by @a.crafty.fox ) Liberty Fat 16th Monthly Subscription. Pattern design by me. I plan on writing up this pattern & also doing paper piece kits in the near future.

Mini pin pennant & pincushion – Using Liberty scraps for the @ava_and_neve #libertyscrapchallenge. Hexies are 3/8”.

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Makes in Progress

Learning to knit

Pincushions

Fabric gift tags

Flossie Teacakes Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp

See my book review here. Find Florence’s Blog here.

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Sydney Quilt and Craft Fair – Goodies!

Yarnish

  • Mary Maxim Prism, Colour 2013 Seascape, 100% acrylic
  • Scheepjes Whirl, Watermelon Hell Raiser, 60% cotton 40% acrlic

Material Obsession  – Travel Threads, Heart by Wendy Williams

Hatched and Patched

  • Nature’s Pace Ipad Cases
  • Ceramic Dish
  • Wool fabric cuts

The Strawberry Theif

  • Liberty solid fabrics
  • Cotton bundle
  • Liberty fat 16ths

The Bay Window

  • CGT Threads Perle – Apricot Ice 1101, Apple Strudel 2305, 2202 Tutu, Mabel 1306
  • Valdani Pearl Cotton – 12 & 8

The Crewel Gobelin

  • Rustic Wool Moire, colour 443

Can Do Books

  • The Home Sewer’s Guide to Practical Stitches, by Nicole Vasbinder
  • Knit It, by Melissa Leapman

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Other Goodies!

Project Bag from Quiltkween  @quiltkween

Stitch Markers from Mark my Stitches

Willow Basket Bag from The Ivory Fawn     @theivroyfawn.co

 

Happy Making!

Miss Leela x

Podcast Show Notes

Podcast Show Notes Episode 7

Hello, thank you for watching my podcast. Please find below additional info & links mentioned in this episode.

You can watch Episode 7 here!

Tilly’s Lamb

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Pattern by Anatilia. Acrylic yarn in a pearly white & dusty pink (can’t remember exact details sorry). Bobble stitch cap & body pink yarn held double with a pink fake mohair.

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Crochet rows of treble stitches worked in Rico Baby So Soft Print dk, Farbe 002 / Partie 770

Soul Soothing Mitts

Pattern by Sandra of the Cherry Heart, find the pattern here. Yarn by The Australian Wool Store, 100% Superwash Merino, colour Strawberry Malt.

 

Link to Centre Pull Ball Tutorial here.

Half Hexagon Miniature Quilt

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Please refer to my blog post for all the details and pictures here.

Granny Flower Miniature Quilt

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Made from ¼” hexagon, English Paper Piecing. You can purchase ¼” hexagons from my shop. I also have a tutorial on basting & making a simple hexagon flower which you can view here.

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Liberty fabric from Westwood Acres ( @westwood_acres by @a.crafty.fox ) Liberty Fat 16th Monthly Subscription. Pattern design by me. I plan on writing up this pattern & also doing paper piece kits in the near future.

Podcasts I mentioned:

The Stranded Dye Works (Amy Edwards Green)

Voolenvine

Tea and Brie

Brooklyn Knitfolk

Grocery Girls Knit

Herbstblatt Regina

The Creative Obsession

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

Miss Leela x

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May Reflections

Hello Maker Friends! I hope this post finds you well? I’m back to share some reflections on my making life for May. It was a rather busy with lots of little & big things happening. The end of the month saw illness descend on our little family. First Tilly contracted conjunctivitis, which we are still trying to get rid of after nearly 3 weeks. Then I caught a cold, which I have since passed on to both Tilly & my Hubby. I am still not back to 100% & I am now battling the last stage, an annoying throat tickle & cough. Last time it took about 2-3 weeks for me to shift Mr Most Annoying Cough in the Whole Wide World! Hopefully that won’t be the case this time.

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On a much happier note we celebrated Tilly’s 2nd Birthday this month. I still can’t believe I have a two-year-old. My little baby has disappeared. We had a small party with just Tilly’s Grandparent’s, her Aunt, Uncle & Cousins. We had a beautiful day playing with the twenty or so balloons I had blown up the night before to fill our living room floor. Tilly was so excited to see them when she got up she didn’t even notice the pile of presents on her little table. We had a BBQ lunch & enjoyed birthday cake. I made a Strawberry Shortcake – vanilla mud cake with jam filling & white chocolate buttercream frosting, covered in fresh strawberries & shortbread crumbs. It was delicious. One of Tilly’s presents was a trampoline which she absolutely loved. She must have bounced around in it for about an hour.

Among Tilly’s bought presents I also made her an amigurumi lamb. Not the funnest amigurumi toy I’ve made, I was well & truly over the bobble stitch when I finished it! I was also holding two yarns for the bobble stitch body & cap, a fake mohair with an 8ply acrylic, so that didn’t make it any easier. Still the finished effect is very lovely & fluffy which is what I was after. Tilly loves it. I used a pattern by Anatillea. I actually found the instructions for the bobble stitch a bit hard to understand & ended up using a tutorial by Sandra of The Cherry Heart to make the stitch instead. The pattern also calls you to crochet the body & head as one piece, but I elected not to do this & instead made them as two separate pieces & stitched them together as I normally would. Apart from those two things the pattern was very good.

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Another gift make I finished was the crochet baby blanket I was making for my best friend’s new baby boy. I crocheted a ripple blanket out of Patons Big Baby 4 ply in colours 3911 (variegated) & 2582 (mint green)using Lucy of Attic 24 tutorial. I didn’t have the blanket done in time for when bub arrived, I actually just met him for the first time last weekend. I was pleased with how the blanket turned out, my bestie loved it also. I just wish I was a bit quicker at making crochet blankets. I’ve only been crocheting for the last 2-3 years & I find I’m still quite slow. Plus the yarn was quite splitty which didn’t help my pace much!

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I’ve started work on another baby crochet blanket, this one is much smaller though. It’s for Tilly’s baby doll that we got her for her birthday. I started out experimenting with some treble & double crochet rows, working them in to the back & front loops, but this was a bit tedious I felt to do for the whole blanket, so I’ve reverted back to just treble rows. I also stuffed up a couple of times at the start of the rows so it’s not quite straight…I don’t think the doll will mind though!

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I did a bit of work on one of my #makenine2018 projects for Tilly – the Granny Square Cardigan. I was thinking of using the blocks to make a poncho, but I’m thinking now I may just stick to the pattern & make it into the cardigan. I have been enjoying crocheting the blocks, they are quite quick to whip up & I make 3 to 4 at night. I think I need to strat weaving my ends in as I go though!

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I went on a little adventure to the Autumn in Orange Fibre Muster with my Mumsie & a fibre friend at the start of the month. We had a wonderful time squishing lots of lovely yarns & rovings. I came home with quite a few goodies, some yarn, dyes & a hand turned drop spindle. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves & I loved being amongst so many fibre enthusiasts. The hall was pumping & the atmosphere was warm & friendly. As a thank you for driving us out there my Mumsie bought me a pottery mug with a little sheep on it. So stinking cute! Once we had finished, we headed back to Bathurst & had lunch at a charming Greek Restaurant with an awesome retro 50’s decor that had seen it’s last refurbishment done in the 80’s. So cool.

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I have been steadily working on my re-branding…yes still. A complete overall of my entire business takes time! I have been re-thinking what items I want to focus on making with moving forward with Miss Leela Handmade. I have decided I will be launching a completely new brand/shop where I will sell my EPP supplies, as well as EPP kits & patterns, possibly fabric & hand dyed yarn. Miss Leela Handmade with then just be home to any items I actually make to sell, such as quilts & wall hangings etc. I have some ideas for pin cushions, needle keepers as well as project & notion bags.

As you will have seen in my previous post I received my copy of Flossie Teacake’s Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp. I was so excited to be apart of this wonderful book. I have also been working on another editorial piece behind the scenes this month…all will hopefully be revealed sometime this month.

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I have been working on two EPP mini quilts this month. The first is my Half Hexie Mini Quilt (which at the time of writing I have just about finished) & a Granny Flower Mini Quilt made with quarter inch hexies. I will do a more detailed post about my Half Hexie Mini Quilt, but I have enjoyed working on it immensely & love how it has turned out. The Granny Flower project is one I started a while ago. I have finished sewing the flowers together, but I’m now stuck on how I want to finish it. I’m not sure if I should leave it as is or add some different design elements or borders.

 

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I celebrated my second Mother’s Day Weekend. On the Saturday Mumsie & I went to our local Brown Owls meet up for some making & chit chat. We then met up with my Dad & Tilly for lunch. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep a two-year-old quiet & sitting peacefully when dining in a public place?! She isn’t too bad, but sometimes her behaviour just turns me off going out anywhere in public with her! She now pretty much refuses to sit in a high chair so usually that means sitting in my lap which makes it very awkward to enjoy eating any kind of food. Usually the only way to keep her quiet is by watching cartoons on my phone. I hate the amount of screen time she’s having, but honestly sometimes it’s the only way to keep me from losing my mind! On Sunday I stayed home & had a lovely quiet day playing with Tilly & doing some sewing.

So that was May. I can’t believe it’s now Winter & we are nearly half way through the year. I’m not sure about you but I feel I am very behind in achieving all the goals I set for myself this year. I think the second half of the year is going to be extremely busy if I want to get all the things done I wanted to!

Happy Making Lovelies,

Miss Leela x

 

Podcast Show Notes

Show Notes: Podcast Episode 6

Hello! I’m a bit late getting my show motes up for my latest Podcast episode. If you haven’t already watched it you can do so here. Please find below some info on what I talked about. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the contact page on this site or comment on this post, or on YouTube.

I’m going to keep these show notes fairly brief. Look out for in-depth blog posts on my finished makes: Garden of Patience Issue 3 & 4 coming soon. I will also do a feature blog post on my current EPP work in progress soon also.

Baby pram blanket: please refer to show notes from previous podcast, you can find them here.

Autumn in Orange Fibre Muster.

For info on the Fibre Muster please check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1542272792500361/

For info on the Orange Spinners & Handcraft Group you can also check out their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ospinners/

Here is the list of goodies I bought:

From Felt Fine: 100g Skein of un-dyed chunky baby alpaca, 100g skein of un-dyed 75% super wash merino 20% nylon & 5% gold stellina, 100g of Glitzy Lightning spinning fibre, Koel Magazine issue 5

From Yummy Yarn and Co:  Ella Rae Lace MerinoLM-232, Malabrigo Lace 866 Arco Iris

From Virginia Farm Wool Works: Landscape Dyes

From Frank Williams Spindle Maker: Turkish Drop Spindle

Carcoar Pottery: Sheep Mug

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Here are some links to the other Fibre Fairs I mentioned:

South Coast Fibre Muster, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August

http://illawarrafeltmakers.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/2018-south-coast-fibre-muster-to-all.html

Winter Wool Fair, Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June

http://spinnersandweavers.asn.au/

I also mentioned a yarn shop Skein Sisters, they have a website you can check out here.

I think that’s everything, I’ll get better at writing show notes I promise!

Miss Leela x