Sunday, 24 April 2016

Decorated Hessian Bags..........

 I have seen so many different ideas for decorating the hessian bags from Woolworths.  Here are a couple of ideas I have come up with using some of those doilies that we have in our cupboards. I made the Rose on my Embroidery Machine and the design is from Embroidery Garden.  The design uses the single petals that are bought in packets of a couple of hundred, and then you just lay them out in a circle and sew around on the bottom edge of the petals, starting from the outside working towards the centre. Covering the petals with some sovly helps with the stitching and stops the petals getting caught up.  I stiffened the doily and then stitched it on the bag around the edge and then hot glued the rose on. I also used some old costume jewellery that I had for the centre of the rose.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Pot Holder.........

 We all made these pot holders at our patchwork group.  A great way to use up some scraps. The pattern says that you sew  the front and back together with the right sides facing leaving a gap for turning.    I decided to do mine a bit different and quilt all the layers together and bind the edges.  It took a bit more time but I really liked the finish.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Easter Gift Bags....

This is a little bit late for Easter but I think they are really cute.I wanted some gift bags for friends we were visiting over Easter, I couldn't find anything suitable in the small town that I live in so out came the craft supplies and this is the result.  Also having limited time I needed something quick and easy.  I had the bags ( I am a bit of  a hoarder) and all the supplies and was surprised that something so simple could turn out so great.  All it took was a bit of my time...............

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easter T Shirt

An Easter T Shirt for my youngest grandson, Cooper.  This is a great design for boys. I got the design from here and it stitched out really well.   I am sure Cooper will love protecting the Bunnies & Chicks.   Happy Easter to all.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cowboy Quilt..........

I forgot about this quilt I made many years ago for my son, he was in Pony Club .   About 35 to 40 years ago there was not much to choose from in the way of fabric for boys and I was extremely happy to find this cowboy panel.    I never quite got it finished before he left home and got married so I thought I would give it to his son,   Matthew loves motorbikes and is not into horses...My other grandsons are into football and are not interested in it.  I will keep it till someone comes along who loves horses.  Maybe a Great Grandson.........

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Riley's Block

This block is called Riley's Block and I decided to use the stripe fabric in different ways to see how it would turn out.   It turned out rather striking I though.  Not to sure what I will be doing with it, maybe the front of a wheelie walker bag.

Saturday, 27 February 2016


Gorgeous boy Angels, they are so cute. I am making one for each of my family for Christmas this year. I always run out of time towards Christmas so I am starting now so I will have plenty of time.. I am also embroidering names on each angel.  This is a In the Hoop design from Embroidery Garden.  There is a little tea light candle in each one and I decided to use  blue and they really look beautiful with a blue tinge.  The angels are very quick and easy to make. They would also make a great gift for a new baby. I will be making girl angels for all the girls in the family.