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Friday, December 31, 2010

 Happy New Year!...
do you have any plans for this evening?
The weeks leading up to Christmas i was on a crafty roll, but the days following im sad to admit ive fallen in a big heap!  Santa was kind enough to bring me a new machine and im feeling a bit guilty because i havent even really used it.  Ive got so many projects i would like to sink my teeth into but cant find motivation to do anything!  Please tell me im not the only one feeling like this!


I pulled out my kaleidoscope which i started a while back, and im hoping that leaving it out i  will summons up some motivation to complete it.  I was so sick of it when i put it away in the cupboard but i think since being reaquainted i am loving it again! Ive cut some more blocks and wouldnt it be nice to finish before the years out?  Even if its just the top? ....Hmmm ,we shall see!


Enjoy your New Year celebrations and i will catch you next year!

x

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winner!

I drew my little giveaway on Christmas Eve
 and the winner is

Thanks Renee and to everyone else who entered ,


Send me your details and i will get your prize off
to you!

x

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010

...its been a good year in all, especially for getting things completed.  Im most proud of our house and kitchen, as well as numerous crafty projects including 5 quilts completed and several others at various stages, lots of birthday and loads of Christmas presents, and heaps of general quilting, dressmaking, crocheting, and embroidery!  It was lots of fun and i had ball and i cant wait to do it all again next year!


The best thing though was entering the blogging realm, i was a bit scared and nervous at first but you lovely folks welcomed me in and encouraged and advised me and i really want to thank you all.  I want to thank all the lovely people who take the time to leave a comment, and i wish i  could reply to every single one...i really do try but dont always succeed so thankyou for taking the time to visit my blog, i really appreciate it and it means a  lot.
Ive connected with lots of lovely people ive never even met and from all different places and  and even made some real life friendships with people i would never have met otherwise.

I want to wish you all and your families a wonderful and happy Christmas , i hope you get to kick back and enjoy it with people you love and most of all wishing you health and happiness for 2011!

x

PS my little giveaway ends tomorrow, Christmas Eve so dont forget to enter!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Flower Sugar YUM!


I bought some bolts of Flower Sugar 2 from Lecien whch arrived yesterday .  They are so much more gorgeous in person .  I got a good range of prints so if you are interested in some Fat Quarters or even bigger cuts of it let me know.  Im selling it at $18 per metre or $4.50 a FQ.  Ive also got some gorgeous woven ribbons coming soon, the same ones i used on my pretty pillowcases. 


 Im hoping to get a little shop up and running in the new year so come and visit!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quilty Query


 I got an idea for a quilt yesterday and had to go make it.  Immediately.  I wanted a bunting but without the applique so made up these little flag blocks.  They are very random and if i make it again i think i will make them all the same but alternate direction and that way all the seams will line up.  I do like the randomness of it though. Ive sewed up the top in the gorgeous Dream On fabric range .  I just love these fabrics they hit the spot for my vintage sheet fetish! 


 I do have a question for you though,
do you think ric rac

...or not?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sew and Tell


I didnt think i had much for show and tell
but when i started taking photos
i was suprised at how much i have made over
 the last couple of weeks.
A library bag for a dinosaur obsessed 6 yr old (above ).


I also found a great tutorial for a pin cushion caddy here. 
 This is all hand pieced and a
great project for the couch after hours! 
 Note to self : read the instructions!


This was intended as a gift but as i overstuffed it
 and the middle blew out a bit
 ive decided id better keep it!


A sewing machine cover.
 Since making this i have bought a new machine
 - this now brings my sewing machine tally to ...um, 7
(its actually more than that but they are the machines i do use),
maybe i am crazy?.....


I bought some lovely fabric bundles from Fabricworm,
Cynthia puts these custom bundles together and are good for people like me
who buy a lot of fabric over the internet as you are assured that they coordinate.
Its very hard to match fabric on a computer screen!


Anyway, ive cut it up and started  another kaleidoscope. 
 Its a bit different to the last one which is still a WIP, 
as usual im unsure about my colour choices,
 but i think (hopeful) it will look good! 
 Im planning on doing some
handquilting on this one. 


I crocheted a couple of headbands for christmas gifts.
A really quick and easy project found here using
some lovely organic cotton.

I also made a couple more of these...


Dont forget to enter my little giveaway which i
will draw on Christmas Eve!

Happy Crafting

x

Friday, December 10, 2010

An Award ... and a Giveaway!

Sonia from the popular blog  Raine and Saige has awarded me with a cherry on top!  Thanks Sonia! So now I have to reveal 3 things I like .  Not too hard...
1. My new kitchen.
After living with this (below) for four years I was able to move into this (above)
 a couple of months ago...it is heavenly!

2. My sewing machine.
I just love this machine, it is such a pleasure to use and is (about) my vintage!
I rescued it from the tip and had it stripped and cleaned and its just like a brand newwy!

3. My children.
I couldnt make a list without including them.  They make me laugh and make me cry,

they drive me crazy ( most days ) but they are very cute and i love them more than anything!

And now for the exciting part I am having a little giveaway! WOO HOO!
But this is a giveaway with a difference cos im not sure what it is im giving away, you will
just have to wait and see! It could be one of these,
or one of these,
or something like this,
Or all of the above! 
 If you want to win just leave a comment
here and I will draw a name out of the hat on Christmas Eve!
All my lovely overseas visitors are most welcome to join in!

Before i go i need to tag 3 others for the cherry on top award, this is hard cos there
are so many blogs I love, so here goes

&

All beautiful award worthy blogs so make sure you check them out!

x