Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What a Difference a Bit of Paint Makes......



 I have a lot of frogs as well as  a lot of fake frogs in my garden.  They were all starting to get a bit chipped and damaged from the weather.   I thought about getting a tin of spray paint but that would be a bit hard to use around the eyes.   Also as I am a very messy painter, I had put this job off for a while, and then I discovered Paint Pens.  As you can see from the before and after photos what a huge difference the pens have made. You can get the pens in a medium and a fine point. I got mine from the local newsagent.   I am going to give the frogs a spray with a clear varnish before they go back in the garden.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

A Quick Gift for the Boys!!!!!!!!!!


Heading up to Bowen in a few days to visit my grandsons and to watch them play football.  I always take them something that I have made.  I bought the hand towels a while ago as they had a little zip in the corner that could be used for a bit of money or a key.  I found this great design in my collection, not sure where I got it from.  The banner on the design was blank so I did the Cowboys for Cooper who follows the Cowboys Footy team and on the other two I put Roosters as the Kellen and Nathan are playing for the Burdekin Roosters.   I was happy with the result and I hope the boys will be also.
                                                                             
 
A close up of the design........

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Challenge Time Again !!!!!!



 Every year we do a challenge set by Carol the lady who runs our Patchwork group.  This year she gave us a Patchwork Square that she had made and we had to make something with it.    The square is in picture one and I put the purple around it.   I decided to make this cute little bag.  I always try to do something different as I can't see the point in making the same thing over and over again.   I found the pattern here ( crazy mom quilts) and the directions were very easy to follow.   It is really a surprise when you unzip the bag to find three little zippered compartments inside.  By the way I got 2nd place and won a $25.00 voucher to spend on fabric.  Lucky me.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Log Cabin Rug.......


I am just a learning to Crochet so I wanted to do something fairly easy as I am only a leaner.   I decided to surf the internet and I found what I was looking for,  Something different and also it would suit either male or female.
I have a friend who does wonderful crocheting and will help me if I get stuck.   The pattern for the Log Cabin Quilt is here and the directions are very easy to follow and the blocks are quick to complete.  There are a few threads to stitch in but that doesn't take long either.  I am very eager to get this project completed.
                                                                   

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Joining Selvedge.......


I decided to make a cover for my Singer Embroidery Machine with my Selvedge Blocks.  This is how I have.decided to join my blocks. I have joined all the blocks and have the shape of the machine cover but as my machine is getting a service I will not finish it until I can make sure it fits.  I had to make a lot more blocks as Singer Machines are quite large.  The only thing that I don't like is that to fit the machine I had to cut and join  some of the Selvedges but I like to see the things that I put so much time and effort into so I can live with that.   Hope my machine will be back shortly so I can get the cover finished.
                                                         











Sunday, 1 May 2016

Selvedges !!!!!!!!!


At our last Patchwork day we  all had to bring some Selvedges and some 4 and 1/4 inch blocks. This was one of the designs that we could work with.   The way the blocks are put together is what determines the design. I haven't yet decided what I will be doing with my blocks, but I will have to make a few more so I have enough to play with.   So, don't throw away your selvedges, there are plenty of great ideas out there.