Saturday, 28 April 2012

just too cute (and easy!)

it is little M's (a close friend's daughter) 3rd birthday on monday and she is getting a puppy, so i decided to make a bed for the new family member.
(my newest quilt inspector just had to make sure that the bed was suitable!)

idea came from here, i just added a cute appliqué and used an old pillow to fill it - less chance of the puppy getting little bits of stuffing to chew on and spread all over the house!   all the makings came from my stash and it only took me an hour to make at, and i think it is pretty cute!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Frames are finalised

i have spent a pleasant afternoon finishing off the scrap-booked frames that i started a few weeks ago at a workshop...

the only thing that i need to do is find a nice photo to go in the "frame" of the second canvas.

woo hoo another project DONE!

Friday, 20 April 2012

cute pot holder

i book-marked this you-tube tutorial quite some time ago, a couple of nights ago i sifted through my stash and found a couple of cute fat quarters and started sewing!  mine is a little smaller than the tutorial because i used 8" squares, and i decided to use 4 layers of bamboo batting/wadding (that's what i had in the house!!)

and a little bit of shopping...
 a pack of 20 mystery fat quarters from Fabric Love Australia, there are some really cute ones in there!


the binding is finally on my Nancy-Rose mystery quilt and i LOVE it!  more info on the quilt is here, also here and the quilting was done by the lovely Dawn
it is currently on the couch, ready for snuggling on cold winter evenings

Sunday, 8 April 2012


i am headed off for a BBQ lunch at a close friend's house, i hope everyone is having a relaxing and fun easter weekend!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

ahhh, sewing again

I've been doing a little stitching again, finally!

firstly there was an easter postcard for a friend... (layered ribbon idea was from here)
then a few more selvedge triangles for my selvedge spider web quilt...
and there has been a bit of hand stitching on the side (started at a relaxing stitchery class taught by Natalie Lymer at Ballarat Patchwork)...