Sunday, February 12, 2017

Its all about finishing.

 This weekend has been all about finishing my projects that have been sitting around for a long time, and I mean a long time. Try 6 years. Its almost too embarrassing to mention.
 I got this quilt out of the cupboard and thought it was now or never to get this finished, I only had a little bit of quilting left to go. Very simple cross hatch in the dark squares. I was so happy with it.

 Now its binding time. Whoo hoo!!!
 Yesterday afternoon I got this cross stitch out and decided I wanted it for my laundry but as its really long I couldn't find a frame long enough, I think that's why I had it in the cupboard. So I decided to make it into a mini quilt.
 I'll share more when its all finished. I do love it all over again now.
 This afternoon I made another house block for our birthday swap, these are so much fun to make, I enjoy digging into my scrap basket and finding fabrics I had forgotten about.
 I found a little time to do some baking, I made  lollie rock cakes. My boys will loved these. Full of choc chips and jelly babies.
I hope you found some sewing time this weekend.

Have a wonderful week. xx

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fun sewing

 We have had a fun week in our house, Our eldest son Daniel turned 21 on Tuesday, He's a no fuss kind of kid and didn't want a party for his birthday  or even go out for dinner so I cooked a nice meal at home and we all celebrated together. It was a fun time. Can't believe one of my children is 21 though. Time goes so fast doesn't it.
 Speaking of time, Christmas has come and gone and  now I'm playing with some different fabrics, I had bought these gorgeous sweetwater fabrics last year and of course they sat folded in the cupboard for months, Then I decided to use them up and make something fun for Valentines day. This fabric is called First Crush and its full of hearts and fun sayings. Perfect for my table runner.
 Its with my quilter now being quilted so I can't wait to get it back and on my table.

 I joined a 12 month block swap and each month i get to make a block for someone and at the end of the year  we all get 12 blocks back. This is the 1st block I made. Its so pretty.
 I'm in another sewing swap with some other dear friends. What we did instead of sending gifts to each other for our birthdays, we decided to make quilt blocks so at the end of the year we will all have blocks to make a quilt, we chose a pattern called  In the Neighbourhood ( I think ) there is 8 of us in the group. So I was given 2 different blocks to make. I need to make them 8 times as i make for myself as well, so here are my 2.
 Arent they cute. There are 2 birthdays in February so I have been busy getting my blocks sewn.
So thats what has been keeping me busy throughout January. What have you been working on?

Have a wonderful week.

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


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