Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just in time!

Hi all,

Today is the last day of term one, so while I had that last bit of quiet time I threw together the March block for the “And Sew On BOM” from Quiet Play.

Spool block

Not loving this block, I think if I was to remake it I would change the fabrics for the large spool in the middle. Not that I am going to remake it, but as you know there are always “ifs”!

Another awesome thing that is happening here is this -

Sewing table part 1

I recently acquired a table and a Janome 1600P, which is a semi-industrial machine, it only does straight sewing which is fine as I plan for her to be my FMQ machine. Although I am going to give her a go at piecing too and see how she goes. She came with a walking foot and a stippling foot and I have used her a lot before – she is my old sewing machine from work and has been made redundant by a newer faster industrial machine. We are old friends!

So we are going to recess her into the table, as I have seen done on other blogs. We have a hole now! I can’t wait to show you it all done!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Good times

Hi all,

I feel like the excitement is back! I have had a really difficult 4 to 6 weeks with some family issues and it really made me sad, mad, stressed and tired. And it killed my enjoyment of sewing…I really didn’t do much at all.

But I really feel like the excitement is back! Yay! I am wanting to sew, to make new things and finish old things too. The pouches were the first things I have really wanted to make for a long time and it felt good to be able to run with that desire to create!

Text fat quarter swap

This arrived today, which definitely added to my joy. My bundle of 24 fat quarters of text fabric! This is from a swap I joined on Flickr. I love them! A great array of low volume prints and some great colourful ones in there too!

Afternoon delight month 1 part 2

These are such happy little blocks – the last two blocks for month 1 of the Afternoon Delight quilt.

Afternoon delight block 1

Technically this is block 1 – although it is my 4th applique block. I finished this one at sewing day on Saturday, it has taunted me for a couple of weeks so it is a relieve to have it made.

Afternoon delight block 2

And the same story, this is block 2 although it was the 3rd applique block I made.

I am skipping around a bit but trying to do one month at a time, otherwise I will get completely confused!

Today was the meeting for the North Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild, it was lovely to sit and chat and I started one of the blocks from month 2.

I think being able to meet up with friends over the last few days has also really helped me to get back in the swing of things. To see other people being creative makes me want to create too!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blog reading…

Hi all,

I have seen a lot of posts around about google reader being shut down and I too have decided to give Bloglovin a go.

I have been using it for a few days now and I am starting to like it. So I have decided to claim my blog, which means putting this link in a post -

<a href="">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

I have also put a button in the sidebar for you to follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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On Friday I had a fantastic day, did a bit of washing and then decided to sew! The housework would still be there tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that too! I tell you with 2 boys and a dirt driveway I am fighting a losing battle, but that really is another story.

Pouches lined up

My youngest fella’s kindy teacher is leaving next week to spend time with her mum and take her on a trip, I know it has only been one term but he really connected with her and she is so great with the kids. So I decided to make her something. Her pouch is the floral one and I am going to put some mini travel things in there for her.

Pouches open

The inside lining. These are the best pouches I have ever made, usually my zip is yucky but not with these. The tutorial is one from Noodlehead – called Wide Open Zippered Pouch.

Pouches Linen

I really love this one, made with linen fabric it just sits a bit nicer. I will have to get some heavier interfacing for future cotton pouches.

Pouches in a row

Yesterday I went to sewing day and had a great time. I will show you pics of the next couple of blocks that I have just finished for the Afternoon Delight quilt very soon.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

We have a winner….

Hi all,

Oops, I nearly forgot about the giveaway. For some reason I was thinking it ended on Sunday LOL

First off I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments!

So, I got Random Number Generator to select the winner -

Giveaway winner

Kirsty, you are the chosen one! When I have your address I will send you some goodies!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Exciting Mail and Giveaway!


Guess what came today?!

QC mag with my Ipad covers in

And guess what is in it?!

At ipad cover in QC mag

That is my little creation! Yay, so excited!

Personalised ipad cover front

It all started with this Ipad cover that I made for a friend. Who loved it and apparently other people liked it too.

Personalised ipad cover back

The ‘other people’ asked me to make another one similar but different….and @ was born.

At ipad cover front

I have to admit that I love @ the most! With its cute little usb holder, a fabric envelope, which could also hold money or a tube of lip balm, whatever your heart desires.

At ipad cover back

I used some of the Riley Blake Chevrons to line this one.

Ipad covers

So because this is such a huge first for me I am going to have a little giveaway!

I will give the winner a copy of the Quilters Companion magazine and the DVD that comes with it. And I will throw in some little extras too! The giveaway is for everyone, no matter where you live!

All you need to do is leave a comment, saying anything really….Followers of my blog or facebook page can leave a second comment.

I will draw the winner a week from today.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Finally finished something!

Hi all,

On the weekend when it was raining – really, when is it not raining! I got out my pack of Sharpie Stained markers and gave my boys free rain (no pun intended LOL) with them and a piece of white fabric each.

Library bags

Trucks are quite obviously what they love and they are becoming quite good at drawing them. These trucks are in the rain.

Tylers library bag

I seem to be colour coding my kids…do you do that? Always blue for one and green for the other. Just check the towels in the bathroom and you will see how bad I am!

Blakes Library bag

These are library bags, I think I made them about 16” square and lined them for extra strength. Now I just need time to take them to the library!

Library bag roll

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