Monday, October 20, 2008

Quilty Mail from AJ

AJ sent me a copy of this cute as block of the month Noah and friends. Now I can join her flickr group and start making another WIP. Thanks AJ xx

Stash Sunday ~ Week 3 ~ Japanese

Another stash Sunday, were up to week 3! A late post as we have been out all morning with Little Nippers (see post below), then entertaining guests for lunch. For Week 3, I am show casing my small collection of Japanese fabrics. I have a thing for owls and babushkas, and now I can add toadstools and mushrooms to my list!! Normally $18 a metre, I bought a metre of each print as they were reduced to $8 at my local Spotlight. I plan on using them to cover some notebooks and jar lids for my craft area.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Little Nippers

Cate and her Cali troop performed at Little Nippers today, one of our local tourism events. So hot, a stinking 30 degrees, I felt like I was going to melt! I only took a few pics, Cate in her Aestetics dress~And riding a pony!!


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Better late than never!! My paisley fabric winner is Bronwyn from Whippit Good. Bronwyn said "ooh I love paisley - I have a hankering to make a paisley quilt one day - love the denimy blues!" Yay for Bronwyn, can you please email me your address xx

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New School Today

Off to the new school, we've gone Lutheran! The kids all together (Oliver has had a massive growth spurt these last few months, must be all the sea air)~Boys in there summer uniform (White shirts?? What were they thinking!!), Cate in her uniform (kindy and pre-primary kids wear sports clothes only) Don't recognise the garden? I borrowed the neighbours!!School BagsEmma, here are the socks! I thought they were $8 a pair, but there are only $6.Yay, I did have plans for some kid free sewing!! Or not, Bob made me go and get new tyres for the car, so I just had to go shopping while they were being fitted, then go watch the kids swimming lessons, and back to the school to collect them from class, a quick food shop, come home and put a load of washing on and then phone Helen! Sewing tomorrow, I promise!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilty Mail from Cass

Cass, my wonderful friend, sent me some quilty mail today! A beautiful fabric print of Babushka Dolls or also known as Matryoshka Dolls. A super soft piece of linen that's been hand printed by Kristen Doran , thanks Cass, I love it, I am going to frame it and hang in my sewing nook!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stash Sunday ~ Week 2 ~ Paisley

I quite like a nice paisley print. I bought 3 metres thinking it would make a pretty binding and backing. By Anna Griffin, called Bailey. Leave a comment below if you would like to win one metre. Will draw out on Thursday xxSee what Tamara, AJ and Mary Grace have to show you!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cleaning Frenzy

Clair got the idea from here and has passed on the inspiration, thanks Clair! Some before pics of my sewing nook And Wall Unit (what a mess!!)And some after pics of my sewing table, my sewing machine is back from a service, laptop next to it and storage tubs at the end that have all been sorted (each project in a snap lock bag ready to be worked on, I have 8 WIP!)~ My quilt that also doubles as a noticeboard~My delish display unit, sadly it's in the laundry so in less your coming over to do my washing you proberly won't see it~My Jelly Rolls, FQ Bundles, Chenille, Quilt books and patterns~Retro fabric 3+ metre lots, various craft bits~1 metre lots of fabrics~ Miss Buttons, sitting on some buttons!~So all nice and tidy, I filled half a wheely bin with rubbish and have filled a big bag with craft stuff for school. Yay, I can sew again!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Oliver's 9th Birthday

9 today, the countdown has been on for the past week "You know Monday? Well, that's my birthday". And Monday it is. Off to Sizzler to celebrate, along with his Great Nan as they are lucky enough to share their birthdays. Aunty Helen and Uncle Daz came too, with the cousins. Fave gift, Sonic Playstation game, it even came with us to the resturant.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Stash Sunday ~ Week 1 ~ Christmas

Week 1 of Stash Sunday, thanks to Tamara. I kinda have my fabric all over the house, some is even stored in the shed! I do have a sewing nook so 2 tubs fit nicely under the table there, and I have a wall unit in the laundry, and a heap of those 55L kids storage tubs on wheels in my WIR, and there's about 9 metres of wadding in the top of the boys cupboard, lol, gotta love a good stash.
Week 1, I am showcasing my Christmas Tub, Fantastico! says Dora ($6 tub from Officeworks). Christmas fabric is my absolute fave of the fabric family, I love a good Christmas print, so when I come across them I buy at least a half metre, if its a deep burgundy, forest green or mustard then I buy a metre as I use those colours so much. I also love printed motifs, I try to stay away from Snowmen as it doesn't snow here but I like a nice snowflake print. And I had a disaster one year with the glitter prints washing off so I try to avoid them too. Last Christmas I bought a jelly roll quilt kit in the Christmas Past print, it came with 3 jelly rolls! I also bought a Vintage Holiday JR and matching FQ pack, no pics as I have started cutting it and I am saving that for WIP Wednesday.And saving the best for last, this is my very fave fabric print, a deep burgundy with jingle bells. I only have a tiny piece, 12 x 16" and I am not game to cut into it yet.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Doll Quilt Swaps ~ sent and recieved

I sent this DQS for the Minature Booty Swap, to Lynda, who likes blue and green.And this one for the Flickr DQS4 to Jane, made from Amy Butler fabrics.Enjoy!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Miss Buttons

Helen scored Miss Buttons from Cass's box swap, but I have "borrowed" her for a little while. She is going to have a holiday with us and perhaps spend some time with some other bloggers before returning back to her home sometime in the New Year. Would you like to have Miss Buttons come and stay with you? Leave your name below xx

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A little bit of Vintage

I bought this pillow case from the op shop for 50c I was going to cut it up to make an apron for Cate but it's just so cute so I think it will be used as is.
This picture reminds me of Helen (ginger puss struggling to get away, ha ha!) And this one of me (small furry animals coming to greet)