Friday, 30 December 2011
Val Lairds Blog ( free patterns). I am making the bags out of Christmas fabric ( a great way to use up all that fabric) and then embroidering a design with the persons name and the year 2012. I am going to make a set for all of my family and what a great gift for workmates and friends personalised with their name. Could even make some Birthday ones. The bags have plenty room for little gifts. I have made these two and still have about forty to go. I also have some little Christmas trees to make and they will use up a lot more of bits and pieces I have lying around my sewing room. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may all your deams come true.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
I would like to wish everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas. I would also like to thank all my followers and the wonderful people that left lovely comments on my Blog. I decided to do a Santa theme for Christmas this year. I decorated the inside of the house with Santas. I started collecting Santas as soon as the Christmas decorations where in the shops. This is a photo of my tree and all it has on it is Santas. The Santa on the top of the tree I got at the markets for $2.00. Bargain !!! I really love Christmas, it is such a wonderful time of the year to spend with the people you love.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
This is the photo of the cracker I sent Anne from http://snailpatches.blogspot.com/ my swap partner in the cracker swap. I didn't want to put the whole photo on my Blog as Anne might see it and it wouldn't be a surprise. The Swap was hosted by Lisa from
Check out her Blog for some very creative ideas.
Check out her Blog for some very creative ideas.
Friday, 16 December 2011
This is the gift I received from Jenny Blair of loveand peas Blogspot. The little zippered bag and journal are absolutely beautiful. I will be showing them off every chance I get. I just love them. Jenny is so creative so go and have a look at her Blog for some inspiration. http://loveandpeascreations.blogspot.com/
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Christmas T shirts that I embroidered for my grandsons. They are getting older now so it is a bit hard to find designs for them.
I thought that my 14 year old might like the black one with the writting on it as it seems to be the fashion at the moment. The other one is for a 8 year old so he will love the green one. I did these last night for the FNSI.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
This is a great idea for a hot summer day. The kids can play and have lots of fun while cooling down and not hurting anyone. Here is the link on how to make this sponge ball from Martha Stewart.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
This design is gorgeous. I bought the calenders and there is a space left up the top to embroider and embelish how you would like.
The calenders are made from a heavy material and are really hard to embroider. The machine needle gets blunt really quick but well worth the effort.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
I found this Christmas Stocking panel in my stash and decided to make it for Cooper. The other 2 boys have large stockings like this one.
I used wadding between the panel and inside piece and quilted the front and to make the back piece I sandwiched wadding between 2 pieces of red fabric and quilted it on my machine. I then sewed the 2 pieces together and overlocked the seam. I finished it off with binding around the top.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
I chose this table runner to make for our Christmas Gift exchange in our sewing group. It is very easy and quick to make. I love the Australian Wildflower fabric. I embroidered some bottle brush on the centre piece of the cream fabric but I didn't like so I just used the wildflower fabric. I will be making some of these for myself. Here is the link to to the table runner pattern. Check out the site for a lot of other great patterns.
Have Fun !!!
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
I just received an email from Jenny saying that I had won this beautiful fishie pouch and journal. I am so excited, this is my first win. Thank you to Jenny for this great giveaway. Visit her site to see her gorgeous work.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
I joined a pincushion swap at http://craftybitsswapspot.blogspot.com/ . My swap partner was Ruth from the United States. I made this Biscornu pincushion for her. I did the roses in a bright pink as she likes bright colours. Thanks to Jill for organizing this swap.
Monday, 31 October 2011
This table runner is made from 3 pieces of fabric the width of the fabric. Cut one piece 7 1/2 inches with a large print. Cut the next piece with a smaller print 5 1/2 inches and for the contrast cut a piece 2 1/2 inches wide. Join long together with the small contrast piece in the middle. Press and cut into 4 1/2 inch pieces. Join the pieces by off setting the contrasting piece in the middle. To get a nice firm flat surface on the front, use some iron on pellon and then quilt. Shape ends or leave as a rectangle. Put on backing and bind. Great for place mats, you can make the runner as small or as big as you like.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Who would have thunk it..little old me with a website!
So to mark the occasion and CELEBRATE I'm having a giveaway of frilly fishie goodness...
A matching pouch and journal.......
If you would like a chance to win this beautiful pouch and journal pop oner to Jenny's Website.
here is the link. Good luck !!!!
Sunday, 23 October 2011
|... giveaway prize ...|
- 'I'm Charmed, I'm Sure' Table Runner pattern
- Rouenneries Deux Charm Pack (new FG range due out in January next year)
- 70cm of Oyster FG fabric (for stitching on)
- 30cm of Rouge FG fabric (for binding)
- and 1 reel of Cosmo Multi Work Thread (88m of 2 stranded threads ... no having to devise skeins)
So, if you would like a change to win this lovely giveaway ...
... I will post this giveaway worldwide ...
... the giveaway closes at midnight on Monday October 24th ... Australian Time...
Do, 1 or all of the 3 options below, -
1. share this giveaway on your blog;
2. become a follower on FB and leave a comment with this link on FB;
3. then, come back and leave a comment ... and yes, I will pop over to your blog and leave a comment.
Please, no button links in side bars ... they will not count.
.. so, do all 3 and your name will go in the draw 3 times ...
... I will post on Tuesday, 25th October, who the lucky winner is ...
Good luck ! This is the link to the giveaway.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
'F' is for fat quarter, 'R' is for ribbon, 'I' is for Inspiration ( a lovely bag pattern), 'E' is for Embellishments (beautiful lace), 'N'is for Needlebook, 'D ' is for dairy milk chocolate, 'S' is for something beautiful. Bath salts to soak in.
Thank you for all these wonderful gifts and thank you to Kris for hosting this swap. Please check out Cat's Blog. http://catalinanz.blogspot.com/
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
I haven't been able to update my site as my old laptop was not working properly. I now have a nice new one !!!!!
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
I am going on holidays for 2 weeks. I will have very limited internet service so I may not be able to stay in touch. We are heading to Tieri today to see my son Jason his wife Teena and the Grands Matthew and Thomas. Tomorrow we go to Bowen to visit my daughter Tina,husband Rob and Grands Kellen,Nathan and Cooper. We will be there for Coopers 3rd Birthday. We will also be in Bowen for the big fishing competition. Next week we will be heading to Winton for the big outback festival. That should be great fun. I forgot to mention we have bought a caravan so that should be a lot of fun too. I will catch up whenever I get a chance. I believe they have a lot of unusual activities at Winton.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
http://justcraftingmydayaway.blogspot.com/) and I sent her a fairy chime, a tweeting bird, some butterflies, a hand towel with flowers embroidered on it, a pretty apron with flowers on it, and a fat quarter with an Australian Flowers theme. A big thank you to Teresa from pretty dandy who arranged the swap. Please check out her blog http://prettydandy.blogspot.com/
Thursday, 8 September 2011
So glad that her kids enjoyed some bits too.
Check out Lisa's Blog for some great ideas. http://mylittlecreativewonderland.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
This is a quilow I made for Cooper out of what was left over from the quilow I made for Thomas.
I was even able to use some teddy bear fabric for the backing. Now that made me happy because it was probadly my last chance to use it, as Cooper is 3 now ( he is a big boy). I like to use fabric out of my stash.
All that was left to do was the binding which I did last night for the FNSI.