Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Creative Space – Something to be said for Instant Gratification

birch quilt 004This is easily the longest panel and definitely into the 10’s of hours, but darn it if it isn’t my favourite as well. There were hopes that the last 3 panels would be finished by the end of the week, but ummm no. Original from here.

birch quilt 005 My beloved lap quilt on the other hand is only a couple of lines and some binding away from completion. This is my first machine ‘quilting’ (and that term is being used LOOSELY) and although hand quilting is still my beloved there is a lot to be said for quick.

Go and be instantly gratified at Kirst’s (in the crafty sense that is)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fabric-y Goodness

Zoo   Wiggles 066 Hooray, it arrived already. I have resisted the urge to roll around in it , and am instead using the – yippee on holidays and Poppy is asleep – time to get started. Love it, the feel of the organic cotton is gorgeous and super happy with the service.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Creative Space

Apparently I have managed to loose yet another week and it has bee a busy one too. Unfortunately still can’t shake this bloody sickness so am having next week off work which is a big deal since I don’t get paid. This may mean that there is either more of me around or less – who knows.063

There was a great time to be had at Sew It Together and lots of people have managed to share the fun long before my sorry organisation. Sophie was an absolute pleasure to have at our place for the weekend and the kids would of happily sneaked into her suitcase. The Saturday craft extravaganza was great and lots of truly adorable ladies and even though there was a lot of stitching time it doesn’t look like there was much achievement. There was unspoken plans to finish off the last 3 panels needed and half way through 1 is the most progress managed. I figure on the couch stitching still counts as rest for next week.


Sheridan did a thoroughly amazing job organising and sponsors and gorgeous goodie bags – too good really. I was so lucky to win a $50 gift voucher from Funky Fabrics – it was burning a hole in my pocket - so many projects to choose from and gorgeous fabrics to do them with until I saw this newly listed Birch fabric. If I was a fabric collection this is exactly what I would be, chairs, animals, birds! A lap quilt in all the chairy colourful goodness and divine mid-century frivolity, so excited. There may be a little quilting to do while on the couch next week too! (Glen finds my love of the chair a little strange, though I am not alone.)

Check out more at Kirsty’s the Queen of Thursdays

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Creative Space

 Second antibiotics and an attempt for early nights means that it has been little light on creative.

creative space 1305 002creative space 1305 005  Pants in progress for Caleb with another set cut an ready.

creative space 1305 010 Sew-it-together on Sat should be great, a whole crafting day so embroidery supplies, new book and quilting templates (still have to track them down as Spotlight didn’t have any – I know all look surprised!) hoping to be started.

And just so you don’t think your in the wrong place, Milk girl progress.

More creative goodies at the house of , Kirst’s.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day Addition

mibala 005So if not today when else can a Mum brag about her kidlets, regardless of talent. As a loving mum I dragged in Caleb to the bookshop in search of an embroidery book and Caleb stumbled upon a Softie book that he HAD to have. Here is our first, a goat - can’t you tell. He traced the pattern, cut it out and after a bash at feeding the fabric through the sewing machine we ended up with a few holes so he settled on the pedal of power while I fed it through. Great practice for a boy with fine motor issues and he LOVES it.

Once we were finished it was chauffeured to the bedroom to put with his “sewn treasure collections”. I asked what that was, he informed me that it was 0 before today and now it was 1. Guess what we will be up to on the weekend for the next year.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies today, mine was spent mothering – should I be surprised and they really wanted to make the most out of it so started the day at 5:30 – so lucky!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Creative Space

001Perhaps there needs to be a rename to Bug and Pop … and Floss as you guessed it – more embroidery. This black apple print seemed perfect for my milk lover. There are a few other prints that were planned for the 3 panels left, and then along came Sarah Jane and now maybe revision 315 coming up. Too many beautiful things! The quilt pattern is on paper and not changing at least.

Sewing plans - a new casual jacket for Poppy and some black cord pants for Caleb. Glen’s birthday is only a few weeks away so the ideas corner of the brain is working on that.

More creative goodies at the House of Flock and Floss (say that 3 times fast and not get into trouble) , Kirst’s.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Perhaps I spoke a bit prematurely

It appears all that hooraying last week may of been too excited since my car blew up on Sunday and was deemed unfixable by Monday. So after having the same 1 car for 8 years we now have 2 new (used) ones in a week – not fun!

The sewing machine hum had not been heard for over a week, unheard of around here. Once the antibiotics were finished the sore throat has returned with a vengeance and taken my energy with it. There has been some crafty goodness of the stitching kind though. 011

The hair and face redone and worth the effort, pattern here.


My dreaming girl is nearly done too, just have to decide what she is dreaming of, perhaps a rainbow? Pattern here.

Other exciting news, heading off to Stitches and Craft on Friday morning, Stacey has even threatened to teach me how to knit. Even though the cash is pretty thin at the moment after the car carry on, my excitement has not wanned! If you are going to be around let me know so I can keep an eye out.