Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter T Shirt

My boys are getting too old for Easter Shirts.  I still have one that will still love one.  I have to be careful with the design and not make anything to babyish.  This design from Just Peachy Applique was just perfect.  He can be the official at the Easter Egg Hunt.
                                                                           

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bunny Towel ........


When I saw this Bunny Towel I loved it straight away.  I decided to make it for Cooper who is five. This might be the last year that I will be able to make him Bunny Stuff.  They grow up sooo fast.  The ears are wash cloth, so it is a nice little set for him.. I got this design from Applique Corner.   They always have great designs.



                                                                           

Sunday, 6 April 2014

More Footy Cushions............

Some more cushions for the boys.   The teams the boys follow are the Gold Coast Titans ( Blue), Melbourne Storm ( Purple) and the Qld Cowboys (Yellow & Navy Blue)  Once again these designs had to be split in Sew What Pro as I only have a 5 x 7 hoop.  The most inportant thing is to have the guide lines drawn and to make sure they match up and then everything runs smoothly.   I have two  more cushions to make for the boys that do Motorcross.   I will have to find out what words they would like on the cushions and get the designs made..  I will be delivering these in person and I am looking foward to seeing their faces when they see the cushions........

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Machine Applique....

My grandson is into pirates at the moment so when I saw this applique I had to make it for him. The applique came from Applique Corner.    I used Heat n Bond Lite on the back of the applique pieces. It stops the applique fabric from getting wrinkles.  The heart eye patch was perfect for Valentines Day.

                                                                               

Mystery Blocks......







 This is what I ended up with when I took six 10' blocks and some 1'' black strips to our patchwork day.  The first thing we done was to put the blocks together and  do two cuts ( CUT 1), ending with three lots of six.  Move the top piece from lot A to the bottom and move the top two pieces from lot C to the bottom.  Join A & B with the 1' black strip and join B & C with the 1' black strip. You now have a new block.  Do that to all  six blocks.  Press the six blocks and cut as in  ( CUT 2).    Repeat the above again and  cut again (CUT 3).  Repeat the  above  again.     Trim the blocks.  I ended up with 6 x 8 1/2' blocks.  I joined tmy blocks together with the 1" strip, others used 2'' strips but you can use whatever you like. I made mine from Halloween fabric and made another two lots of blocks.   I am going to make s small quilt for one of the boys. They like the skulls and
gruesome stuff.  Another mystery solved.

                                                                           

Snowball Fight........




 I started this project before Christmas but didn't get it finished in time.  I now have something ready for this Christmas.  The design came from Embroidery Garden.   I used the bits of fleece that I had left over from other projects, I cut the pieces out separately and it didn't take long.  I great idea for Christmas and as soon as I saw the design I thought " I can make them for my Grandsons".    I am always on the lookout for boy stuff ( 5 years and older) so any ideas are always welcome.  Even the adults will have lots of fun with the snowballs. I found the buckets at Dollars & Sense and they are perfect.

                                                                                 







Sunday, 2 March 2014

Another Mystery !!!!!

Our patchwork group has started again for 2014.  It was great getting back and getting inspiration from the ladies and having a chat and a cuppa.  For our next day we where told by Carol to bring 6 pieces of fabric 10 inches square and some black strips 1 inch wide. The mind boggles, I wonder what we will end up with.

                                                                                   

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Owl Backpack ........


I had bought this pattern from Embrotique, The Sewing Loft a while ago.   As my youngest grandson is now five I thought  that if I didn't make it now, he would be too old for it.....       Anyway I dug out some fabric out of my stash and this is what I ended up with.   I have a bit less fabric now........  I am always trying to think of things to make without having to buy more fabric so I can get my stash down a bit..   I loved the way it turned out and it wasn't hard to make. It will be in the post soon as a little surprise for him.