Sunday, April 27, 2014

A few pretty things

 Its been such a good weekend, I have my friend over from Western Australia  for the week and we are having the best time. Today we went to the local market, I got lots of treasures. Look at these beautiful paper flowers, made from book pages and maps.
 They are just stunning.

  I have been looking everywhere for key fobs, finally found some on etsy, they came all the way from Portugal.
 I bought this beautiful tray at the market today, it has tiles on the bottom and  was a must have for the big price of $7. Quite the bargain I thought.
Autumn is in full swing here and the evenings are cold, we have the fire going most nights now.  Perfect sewing weather isn't it.  I have a few new designs in the works and I can't  wait to share  them with you,

Hope you all have a wonderful week and get some sewing time.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

 Happy easter everyone, I hope you are having a nice break. I am certainly making the most of my 4 days off work. I have been sewing up a storm and working on my latest designs,
My good friend Nicky and I decided to do a little easter swap with each other.  These are the gifts I made for Nicky. I love Buntings so I thought this mini easter bunting was just so cute, I love the little bunnies on the fabric which is from Bunny hill.
 I had to make a bag to put Nicky's easter eggs in so I made this one with the same fabric, I think it turned out pretty well. Its actually a Gailk pan pattern but I changed the front.
 Nicky's gift hasn't arrived yet but thats Ok, I'll have it next week I'm sure and I can enjoy easter a bit longer. Last Year Nicky made this cute little bunny so he is resting in my Greengate egg cup on my kitchen dresser.
 Last week I went to Melbourne with my best buddies Cathy, Meredith, Alex and Kate.  We went to the Quilt Fair and  we had the best time even though Jetstar delayed our flights both ways. I found some beautiful Side walk fabric by Riley Blake that I had to have, you know when you see something and you think --- oh yes this is coming home with me,  that how I felt when I saw this range. I haven't got a plan for it yet but thats Ok, I'll just enjoy looking  at it for awhile.
 Then I found some Tilda fabric and you know I felt the same way about this range so I had to buy that as well. We only had carry on luggage but I squeezed it in. In the evening we met up with our good friends Jan and Lorraine for dinner. It was a wonderful day.
Now the cold weather is upon us  my husband bought us a fire for outside, why I'll never know as I won't be sitting out on the patio when its cold enough for a fire, Must be a man thing I reckon. It does look nice though so as long as he's happy, we all are. lol.

Enjoy the rest of easter and I hope you find some sewing time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday night sewing report.

 Last night was a good sewing session for me. I have started to put my Fat quarter shop mystery Block of the month quilt together, I have made 10 blocks and so far they have all been beautiful so I expect the last 2 to be just as nice.
 This one looks tricky but it actually came together really well, I like it the best I think.
 This one was fun to,
I started making the sashings for each block  and the cute little 9 patch blocks that are the corner stones.
I can't wait to get it finished because i just signed up for the next mystery BOM, its all different blues and creams and just so pretty.

I'm going to see what everyone else got up last night, if you would like to see to go here and click on their names which will take you to their blogs.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, April 4, 2014


 Last week I shared with you what I made my partner for the Gail pan swap, well this week I would like to show you what I made. Isn't it just so cute. This gift was made for Lynda from our friends in stitching group.
 A little carry bag with a matching needle case. It was so much  to make and it didn't take very long. I finally cut into my tilda fabrics, no point having them there if I'm not going to use them .

Tonight I'm joining in Friday night with friends, go here and sign up if you would like to sew with us tonight.

Have a great day.

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 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...