Sunday, January 15, 2017

Some sewing to Share

 Hi there, I loved being on christmas holidays so much as I could sew all day long but now I'm back at work and sewing has taken a bit of back seat, I still try and sew for at least an hour before work each day which keeps me very happy. I have a magazine project I'm working on and this morning I sewed the last block, now to sew it all together, I love the Ohio star. The sweetwater fabric called Varsity is a favourite of mine to.
 I also got this table runner almost complete, just the border left to go now. These blocks are 6 inch and very fiddly but very cute in my Cookie Exchange fabric. Another favourite from Sweetwater fabics.

 I loved this recipe print and it was one those prints where if you cut it up you kind of lose the recipes so  I decided to keep this piece together and make a little basket. Isn't it the sweetest.
 I'm all inspired again to start working on my smitten quilt. I kind of got side tracked with other projects and  while English paper piecing is very relaxing its also very slow. I cut out quite a few blocks so I have enough to keep me going for a couple of weeks.
 We are planning another USA trip later this year so I want to take this quilt with me and photograph it in America. Does that sound silly. I'm trying to use all Minnick & Simpson fabrics.
 I love this red and cream combination.
 I also wanted to share 2 beautiful gifts I recieved from 2 dear friends. This gorgeous embroidery was made by sweet Christine who lives in the UK, you can see her blog here, she makes amazing projects.
Look at this cute peg bag, its just adorable.made for me by Tracee, I love it in the tilda fabrics.

Thankyou friends.

Ok I had better get back to my sewing,
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. xx

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

 Happy New year to you all, I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I have compiled a few of my 2016 projects created and designed by me. They were all such fun to make.

Now I'm planning a new list for this year. What projects would you like to tackle this year?

Happy Sewing. xx

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas 2016

 Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day with your families. Mine was lovely. Hot but nice just the same. Summer is definately here and 32 degrees in Tassie is a \hot day for sure.
 Christmas day I always take some family photos. each year my boys get bigger and bigger.

 Even though they eat me out of house and home, I wouldn't change a thing.
 I had fun incorporating my sewing projects with my Christmas decorations, I made this runner especially for my coffee table in the lounge. Its not quilted yet but i used it anyway.
 I also made a new runner for the kitchen dresser.
 I had a few scraps left over that I decided to use and make little baskets, they turned out so cute.
 I love this one with the recipe on the front.

I was very lucky and received some beautiful gifts. I have some  very talented friends that's for sure, I'll be back in a day or so to share what I got.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas sewing

 Christmas is almost upon us and I have been a busy little bee in my sewing room making gifts, I can't share them yet but after Christmas you can see what I have been working on for the past few weeks.
I do have something to share with you though, my latest designs have been published in Handmade magazine. When my editor sent me some fabric and asked me to make a cushion I was thinking how I could make this fabric look amazing, It wasn't really to my taste but as I began sewing and adding a few touches of my own, I think they turned out OK.

 I made two cushions, a big one and a smaller one to sit in front.
 Its always a thrill to see my designs on those glossy pages. I do a little happy dance every time.
 I have been sewing with a few of my favourite scraps, each morning before work I would try to sew 2 of these little 6 inch blocks, I only have 2 left to make.

I have also been sewing with some very pretty Olives Flower Market fabric, I'm making something new for Homespun magazine  next year. 

And last but not least I have added a few goodies to my etsy shop, if you are looking for a gift or something for yourself, I would love for you to take a look.

Take care and thankyou for stopping by. xx

Sunday, November 27, 2016


 My husband  and I have just  come back from a weekend away in Sydney to Celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary, We had the best time. Catching up with family is always wonderful. Sydney is an amazing place, so fast paced and busy but still so pretty and exciting. 
 Flying into Sydney for the very first time it was awesome to see the Sydney Harbor bridge and the famous Opera House.
 Spending time with my mum and sister was so good, I hadn't seen them for 3 1/2 years.

 It was also nice to just be the two of us and explore the city together.

 Check out this cruise ship, it was the biggest boat I have ever seen,

 Here is my sweet dad at the celebrations last night, we had such a good time.
Before I left I made my sister a little gift, Kim is always surprising me with things so I thought I'd surprise her for a change.

Back to the regular routine again, have a great week. xx

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Spreading the "Joy"

 I would like to introduce you to 2 of my brand new designs published in magazines this month.
This is "joy" she is my latest Christmas quilt with a strip of pretty stitchery. I loved making this quilt. I named her Joy after a very lovely lady who makes alot of my designs and sends me photos of the finished project, She does a beautiful job.
 What do you think? You can find Joy in this months Patchwork &stitching magazine.
 I used Kate Spain fabrics and they are so bright and cheery.

 Another new design is my Christmas Bunting and this can be found in Hand made magazine Vol 35 No. 6  which is due out at the end of this month. I used a combination of wooden buttons stitchery to complete this piece. Such a fun and quick project you could make in a weekend.

 The magazine always do beautiful photography.

 I also wanted to share with you some photos of flowers I took in my garden yesterday, they are so pretty right now, Look at that gorgeous poppy.
 This Granny bonnet is the perfect shade of mauve.
Thankyou so much for stopping by, have a great week.


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