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"life is meant to be colourful"


Selvage Pouches

Hi Dear Friends! These selvage pouches didn’t appear here yet even I made them a while ago. After making cases for sunglasses and phones, I continued with {selvage & strips} inspiration.

Selvage Pouches by Teje

Both pouches have selvages and strips on both sides. Same colour palet continues on the other side.

selvage pouch by teje

selvage pouch by teje

They have zippers and pocket inside.

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

Purple with juicy lime green looks delicious!

quilting cottons

cactus in crete


Both pouches are available in my etsy shop: ‘NERO’S POST’.

zipper pouch

zipper pouch

We have had two very busy weeks with puppies so zero sewing these days. I have started to make plans for a new, big quilt project. Looking for fabrics and trying to figure out how to make real my ideas. I’m sure it will be lots of fun and excitement!

Selvage Zipper Pouch by Teje

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Bunny Bag

Hello dear friends! I hope have had lovely Easter! One more bunny from here on the bag I have just made.

Bunny Bag by Teje

Tote Bag by Teje

paper piecing bunny

Bunny pattern is from ‘Quiet Play’ by Kristy. Tip to use wonder clips works great but I can’t remember who showed it, sorry.

bag making by nero's post

Happy with my new labels which are small and simple in grey colour to go with all the colours.

paper pieced bunny

There are two big pockets inside and the closing of the bag is with magnetic. Forgot to take photo of that. Circle applique covers the magnetics outside.

Near to us is a big church and I escaped with Nero at Saturday night. Nero is really scared of all the noise there is from the Easter celebration and I was happy to spend with him very quiet and peaceful time in Maherida. If you are looking for a place to relax, to enjoy the beautiful Cretan nature, to be few minutes walk from the beach, have a look on Maherida Apartments we rent for holidays.

Maherida Apartments

Maherida Apartments

Nearest beach in January…

Tersanas beach

… and in April …

Tersanas beach

In summer there is a snackbar/cafeteria and sunbeds with umbrellas. At the end of the beach (behind me) is one taverna and in the near area there are few more tavernas.

Tersanas beach

You find more photos and info from the Maherida’s site. I add there now and then new photos from ‘my view’ and from ‘my way’. I’m always happy to answer if you have any questions.

Bunny Bag by Nero's Post

This Bunny Bag was a request for baby things but it would be also great summer bag!

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Shoulder bag with Marimekko linen

Hello friends! This linen Marimekko fabric traveled with me from Finland and I have saved it for a good ideas. It would be so good for many things but I started to imagine bags and pouches.

shoulder bag

First bag fresh baked from the oven! From both sides; I don’t think there is front or back.

shoulder bag

It’s quilted with wadding/batting and heavy wight cotton.


Summerish turquoise inside and happy pocket with new label.

pocket for bag

Zipper closing with binding made with natural colour linen.

Leather pull for the zipper.

bag with marimekko linen

This bag lives already in new home but I need absolutely one of these for myself! Perfect match with my new walking shoes.

walking shoes

I’m so happy I found (easily from the first shop I stepped in) these beautiful and comfortable shoes! With the new phone holder I’m ready for puppy walks! For puppies I have made new summer leash! It’s light and comfy with flowers!

Hanna's walk

shoulder bag

Thank you for joining today! One more bag is delivered so that I shall show you soon. Puppy and Girl quilt is finally basted and I can start to stitch it by hand.

shoulder bag


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Case for phone and sunglasses

Hi dear friends! Great to see you and hope you are fine! It’s beautiful spring, sun is shining and we are heading to summer.

phone and sunglass case by teje

I made new cases for sunglasses and phones!  I picked happy colours and add loop lock. You can catch the case on the loop of your jeans when going for a walk. If you like you can catch there also your keys or a strap to wear the case on your neck.

I have used selvages and add other strips and scraps for colour.

case for phone and sunglasses

Closings are with magnetics and there are some fun details.

phone case by teje

phone case

These cases are soft but firm enough to protect your sunglasses or phone. I have quilted the top piece with wadding and heavy-weight cotton and the cases have lining. The ribbon loop for the lock is small so if you don’t use the lock, it doesn’t bother.

sunglass and phone case

Some of these cases are in my etsy shop ‘NERO’S POST‘. If you like to get other size or colour, I’m happy to make custom orders!

sunglass and phone case

That smaller, flower case with strap is for my camera.

sunglass and phone cases by teje

One baby quilt will be delivered soon and then I can show it to you! There are the driving Moomins! Next on my table are bag projects. One starts right now and I’m really happy to make that! I hope to baste the baby quilt ‘Puppy and Girl‘ soon. I have few new pouches to show. I made some new bracelets because they were almost finished. As you see, I do my best to focus this year!

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! Hanna and Nero send you hugs and thanks for your sweet comments on Hanna’s post! 

Now first I shall print one bunny …

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Star Zipper Pouch – 8 is Great!

Vof vof, Hanna here again! What’s the best way to start new year? Making stars of course!

star zipper pouch

Teje asked me what shall we do for the first project this year and I said stars, lets make happy stars!

star blocks

First we made the blue star but the oranges and pinks were calling us so much that we made second star.

star block

We continued with the orange-pink star because it looked so delicious with the light blue fabric we had in mind for the background.

half square triangles

Now it’s time to tell you about the title: ‘8 is Great’! It’s the 1st challenge of “Project Quilting – Season 8”. We haven’t joined this before and were really happy to read about it. Beginning of the new year makes us want to do new things. So this challenge is to make something quilted with 8. Number eight is great even I’m not so good with numbers and prefer letters. It’s fun how many ideas we quickly found with 8. Perhaps we shall make more ‘8’ things but now about the star pouch, but hurry up, challenge for 8 is only for this week.

hst blocks

Our favourite, wonky star has eight points! Then we felt that we like to add 8 little squares … and 8 triangles …  didn’t plan to make a Christmas tree, but it just came out! I hope you see the snowy tree or no tree at all!

quuilt blocks

When making pouches, we quilt them like we do when making mini quilts, with the wadding (or fleece) and backing. The pouch becomes soft and comfy.

making zipper pouch

It was already late evening when we were choosing and cutting the lining and making the pocket – with Moomins!

pouch project

Little things and details make difference. Some jewelry supplies are great for sewing and handy tools help to add them.

wonder clips

Final step is to sew the binding by hand. Leather cord to pull the zipper and our pouch is ready!



Sometimes it can be boring to be a quilter-puppy. I wonder when shall we use that GO! baby? We made some birdies and bubble ages ago … can’t even remeber what is the third … now I can’t remeber how you call those ‘plates’ you put there to cut the fabric … oh, so much to remember …  I think we have also diamonds. I think also that Teje should crochet a hat with that yarn because they say it’s going to snow and she’s going to feel cold when we go for a walk.

wonky 8 point star

We have been really busy today; so many things to do and prepare. Nero will tell you about that soon!

So with our Big Star Pouch we shall enter the “8 is Great” challenge, hosted by Kim Lapacek at ‘Persimon Dreams’. Here you find the main information for the Project Quilting.

8 is great pouch

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Diamonds with Jelly Roll

Hi dear friends! I feel that I haven’t started new quilt for a very long time! Now when I have received my first ever Jelly Roll: Grand Canal by Kate Spain and can start to make diamonds!

diamond quilt project

You can imagine my excitment to open the Jelly Roll and to see the colours and prints in live! They have so beautiful colours and the fabric is soft! Those 3 strips on the right down corner are from my shoppings in Finland (green/yellow is by Kate Spain but the other two are something else). I used those three for test blocks .

jelly roll diamonds

When I decided to order jelly roll, I started to think about the pattern, too. This time it was easy to decide because for a very long time I wanted to make these diamonds. I was quite sure that I saw some where tutorial but couldn’t find it now. That’s why I shall put here easy tutorial for you and also for me. If this will be long term project it’s sure I forget how to place my ruler!

2,5" diamond

First I cut 45 degree angle from the end of the 2,5″ strip. Then I place the ruler as showed in photo above to cut the diamond.

diamond tutorial

To make the big diamond I need one diamond for the centre. From the ‘outside’ fabric I cut two diamonds (same size as the centre) and two pieces with the same 45 degree angle where the long edge is 9″ (width is 2,5″).

2,5" strip diamond

When you make test blocks, take care of the angles and measurements. At least for me it’s easy to get mixed so I check few times until I get used to the new block.


As you see in my test blocks I used matching prints for the centres. But I think the centre should pop out more and that’s why I go for Kona solids.

I’m planning to use low volumes around the Grand Canal strips. Beyond that I haven’t decide yet. I may add something ‘darker’ but I have to see first how the diamonds look.

At the moment this is my side project because these days I’m playing with bracelets, adding them to my second etsy shop: ‘TRIKIMIA’. 

beaded leather bracelets

gemstone bracelets

sea glass bracelets

And before starting some custom orders, finished one more pouch with elephants …

elephant pouch

How are your days now? Do you have time for quilting or perhaps you are decorating your home with Christmas lights etc. Do you have new decoration ideas? I hope to clean tomorrow and then start to put something seasonal … ‘North Star’ quilt and ‘Reindeer pillow’ (tutorial) from last winter … or perhaps I find myself making diamonds …

I wish you happy weekend! Thank you for reading my blog and for your sweet comments! Hope to see you soon!


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Weekend Sewings with new Fabrics!

Hello friends! How are you? Enjoying any fun sewings in the weekend? I was first doing some happy cleaning and then started to sew. Happy cleaning – what’s that you ask? That’s the cleaning when you plan in your mind new quilt project and you know that after cleaning you can concentrate totally to sewing and you don’t need to think that you should be cleaning and not playing with fabrics!

Kona colours

Hey what’s this?! That was my thought when I first saw this! This is a panel with lots of Kona colours! I found this from ‘Fat Quarter Shop’. I love Kona solidis like everyone but can’t order them often, so I thought this is just perfect for me!

Grand Canal Jelly Roll

This story began from ‘Scraptastic Tuesday’, monthly linky party hosted by Leanne and Nicky. I join this party every time and in September I was lucky to win gift card for ‘Fat Quarter Shop’! Thank you so much Leanne, Nicky and FQS! My gift card covers the shipping so it’s not easy to decide what to purchase (when I just can’t say that ‘I don’t have any fabric to sew’)!

It took me weeks to make up my mind. First I decided to go for a Jelly Roll because I have never tried those. My wishlist was growing and then shorting and so on … every day I decided something else (something wise to sew for orders, something colourful, something less colourful) … but at the end I decided to go with my instinct. Usually that’s the best way not to regret later.

Jelly roll

Finally my order was: ‘Grand Canal’ by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, Kona painted color chart quilt panel and the orange (on the back ground) ‘Modern Country’ by Mary Elizabeth for Windham Fabrics. I’m love them all! The purple/blue fabric is: andover created by Quilted Koala for Andover Fabrics (2014 Patt 7634), bought from my trip to Finland (Eurokangas). Strongly in my mind was also: ‘Flow’ by Zen Chic.

zipper pouch

I’m making pouches for Christmas and for my etsy shop. But saturday evening I like to join friends and sew something else. Lucy from ‘Charm about You‘ is hosting every saturday #saturdaynightcraftalong in Instagram and that’s fun! Few days ago I realized to my horror that I didn’t have anything to hand quilt! I couldn’t watch tv because didn’t have anything to do! I crapped my epp diamonds but now I’m not so excited about them.

my sewing room

So it was good time to start with this new Kona panel. Somehow my sewing table is getting smaller and smaller and I had to move to the living room. I basted the panel and took out my Perle 8 cotton threads.


There was an old movie in tv: about family where mother has to go to work to other city and father stays at home with two daughters. He’s all the time super energy, not ‘very well’ and mostly collects everything and creates things but he cooks and takes care of the girls and they have lots of fun together. One evening the small girl asks if dad has made her the dress she needs. Of course he had forgot but now he asks what dress that should be … ‘Flamenco dress’! and he gathers lots of materials and sews all night …

old movie

He creates the best ever flamenco dress (daughter’s words) based to old jeans and filled with lots of fantasy materials! I was not quick enough to shoot the finished dress. He reaminded me that I should be more creative. But I started to quilt straight lines on my fabric …


On the selvage it says that this panel is not for exact colours. So if you need to know exactly what Kona solid to order, it’s better to have their colour card.

I can’t wait to start with the ‘Grand Canal’ Jelly Roll! They are 2,5 ” stripes and most likely I shall make some kind of diamonds. But there are countless number fantastic patterns to make with stripes, so I may change my mind. If you have a good pattern in your mind, please share in the comments.

Jelly Roll

Now it’s time to take Nero and Hanna for a walk and a little puppy is waiting for me …

patchwork puppy

By the way, next tuesday is already again ‘Scraptastic Tuesday’! How it happens that one month feels like one week!

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