Friday, December 10, 2010

New things from November to December

Hi all!

Once again I went AWOL, I have had some trouble keeping any kind of motivation to create anything for most of the time since we have moved, I think I have my mojo back and I have been getting the urge to sew again!

Here are a few things I have done

My wall hanging is finally finished!

A quilt also for my cousin's new baby and a matching doll quilt for her eldest daughter

Friday, October 1, 2010

Since I've Been Gone

Here is a quick update on the things I have finished since I have been missing in action...

a Mushroom pin cushion

Tooth Fairy Pillow for a special little girl

And another tooth fairy pillow for a special little boy

Happy Birthday Diane

Ok I have been away for a little while again, although I have been a little busy!

I managed to get a quilt done for my mum's best friends birthday in August, although getting it done was a drama and half with no thanks to Spotlight!
I had found the most perfect brown fabric that I fell in love with and decided to make this quilt using it, however with one row to go I ran out! so off to spotlight I go, none on the shelf so I ordered some in, they called me to tell me it was in and off I go to go and pick it up, only to be told that the fabric had been recalled!

So with a dose of the cranky pants I raced to the local patchwork shop and purchased 2 metres of a new brown and started the quilt again from scratch, just as I finished the quilt top I received a call from spotlight to tell me that they made a mistake and the fabric wasnt one that was recalled and it was mine if I wanted it... hmmmm thanks for that!

Anyway once this quilt was finished I was more than happy with the final result and it couldn't have worked out any better really....

Please excuse the wonky hanging of the quilt on my new tree, I miss my tree from the mountains house and I haven't worked out how to hang for photos on the new tree here yet... but here it is the finished project!

The block was so easy to do as it is Tube Quilting and you just have to try it! so much fun and a really clever and effective result

The quilt top before it was quilted

The quilt finished and ready to post

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Another project started... and finished in less than 24 hours!

Well this is how I spent my mother's day, sewing!! what could be a better way to spend it!

I started cutting this out the night before and by the time I headed to bed it was spread over the dining room table.

I have had my eye on this wall hanging for quite a while and wanted it in my kitchen, but the new kitchen we had put in just wouldnt have gone with the wall hanging, but now the new house has a rather interesting colour scheme of pink/purple benches and grey cupboards! perfect for this wall hanging though.. now I am thinking of doing a table runner or some placemats for the table to match

Once again my camera skills leave much to be desired and they have made the whole thing look wonky but it really isnt!
Now off to spotlight to pick up a hanger for it...

And here it is in the kitchen, almost where it is going to go... not sure where to put it yet.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Projects!

Ok finally I have something new to add!

Just finished tonight my sheep wall hanging, something to go over where the shoe rack sits and to jazz up the pine wall behind it.

The hanger isn't staying as I will get a wire hanger for it this week, but I couldnt wait to put it up, even if it looks crooked... plain old bush stick holding it up!!

And we have moved!!!

Well we are no longer in our mountains haven and have moved to 3 acres in Victoria!

So much more room for the boys to run, play and ride bikes (both push and motorbikes)

We have clothesline out the back and verandah out the front, but no rocking chair as yet! although we do have cows out the back (not ours although someone really needs to inform KC the wonder dog that she does not own the cows and should not be rounding them up)

We also have a massive Mulberry tree out the side and I cannot wait for this to fruit, I have always wanted a mulberry tree ever since I was a kid and my aunt and uncle had one! and now I have my very own.

This has to be the best moment so far with the Mulberry tree

Past Projects - bits and pieces!

A table runner made for the top of my tea chest although since making it, it has become one of my least favourite things

These are the coasters and table runner I did for a friend for christmas

A binder cover for another friend for Christmas

Mr 5's first library bag, this is also a pattern from Hatched and Patched and matches his quilt

And Mum's wall hanging, this was in an issue of Homespun and turned out quite well even if the photo is a bit wrong!

My Needle case, this goes almost everywhere with me

A skirt and a matching bag for Isabella!

And some pencil rolls

And... my Lynette Anderson Christmas stitchery! I love this wall hanging and it just makes me sad that it cannot stay up all year long

And now for some bags!!! and of course some baskets too!