Sunday, 16 October 2016

Finally Finished

Finally got around to finishing the cover for my Singer Embroidery Machine. It took me quite a while to make all the selvage  blocks.  I found a very long selvage that looks like small fringing and stitched that around the bottom of the cover.   I also made an In the Hoop flower from Embroidery Garden just to give it a bit more character.  Now my machine can take pride of place in my sewing room.

Saturday, 1 October 2016



I was looking for something to brighten my lounge room for summer.   I bought these yellow cushions from a cheap shop, but they needed something to add a bit of interest.    The roses are made In the Hoop on my embroidery machine.    The design came from Embroidery Garden  The silk petals are bought in packets and then stitched on a backing in a circle ending up in the centre,  For the centre I had some black beads which I mixed with some Glossy Accents from scrapbooking and they all stuck together with a lovely shine.  Very happy that I could transform some cheap cushions into something special.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Cooper is Eight.

My Grandson Cooper is Eight this week,  He is a little fisherman so when I saw this design ,  I knew it was perfect for him.    He will be able to wear it to the fishing competition this weekend.   I hope he catches a fish.  I found the pattern WendyStitch  It stitched out really well and I was really happy with the design.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Towel Time Again..........

Gee doesn't twelve months go fast.  This time I only had to make two towels for my friend Desley's Granddaughters.  The girls mother thought it would be a good idea to stop when the girls reached 10 as she was getting too many towels.  so, only one more for Georgia. This is a really lovely pattern for girls and I got it from My Memory Design  Really happy with the design and how it stitched out.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Hand Towel for Thomas........

For my grandson Thomas I decided to do this design from Urban Threads as he is into skulls.   The hand towel has a little zipper in one corner that can be used for money, keys or other bits and pieces that boys have. I will leave the $10.00 as a little surprise for him and see how long it takes him to find it.

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.