Saturday, September 12, 2009

Missy Mack's giveaway

The lovely Sam - Missy Mack - is giving away some gorgeous goodies to celebrate her 100th blog post. I personally would leap on the Nell's Flower Shop charm squares with squeals of glee... & there's other cute things too :-)
Go here... & have a look.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No more tonsils...

As of yesterday, I have no tonsils...
The up-side to this is 2 weeks off work, 2 weeks away from crowds / shopping centres / supermarkets, 2 weeks of rest & recouperation, 2 weeks of having to stay at home & quilt & make dolls & clothes... Undisturbed...
The slightly sore, post-surgery throat is just about worth it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Most common mug - straight-sided Can.
9.5cm [3 3/4in] high
26cm [10 1/4 in] circumference

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Quilt top

It's taken a while, but I think this top is done. It was a project I started some time ago, then gave up on for a while. My sweetheart insisted that as it's Mother's Day, I should spend time doing something I love, so I pulled it out & put the last border on it. It's resting on a queen-size bed.
Now for batting, backing & hand quilting...

way, way back, there was a creative challenge...

I am completely slack & haven't put these up before. Sorry Sam, only ... 4? months late...
I had this lovely photo of watermelon slices & the colour magenta as my inspiration.

These are part of my finished creations... placemats.

I wanted to make them each a little different, the backs are all the swirly magenta fabric, so they could all match.
When I go visit my little niece, I'll to get a photo of the watermelon slice bag I made for her. I totally forgot before I let her take it home. It's the red with white dots on one side & pale pink on the other.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bag swap part 2

This is the bag I made for Donna for the Bag Swap.

The usual outside...

Inside, but can be outside...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bag swap

From Domac [Donna]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fat 1/4 swap

From Bec. [Thanks, Bec!!!]

Little niece's quilt

The layout for a baby quilt for my next little niece [due just after Easter].

Bit of a splurge...

I love a good bolt-end. There are several beautiful 1m pieces in this bundle.
No plans for most of it yet, but who needs a reason... "Stash building" is a reason.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pincushion swap part 3

A pincushion for Moomoo, across the sea in England.

Acacia podalrifolia, the Mt Morgan wattle [rounded silvery leaves] & Acacia fimbriata, the Brisbane wattle [narrow dark green leaves], are my two favourite small trees. I have several of each in my garden.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Made a sweet bag from two fat quarters this evening.
They're the same as the ones I sent to Bec for the Fat 1/4 swap...

Edited 25 March.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pincushion swap part 2

The cute cactus pincushion from moomoo.

My son has his eye on it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pincushion swap

The cutest flowerpot with violets from Lou.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paperbag swap part 3

The fabric & notions from Glenys, made up by me into pincushion, needlebook & basket, then delivered to Kitty-Kat. I loved this fabric!

Paperbag swap part 2

I haven't been here for a few days. Anyway, this is the sweet bag sent to me by Duchess in the Paper Bag swap. It has my on-the-go embroidery things in it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paper Bag Swap part 1

Look! The lovely cushion cover Kim made me from the bits & pieces I sent her in the Paper Bag Swap. She suggested it could also be a wallhanging, which is how I think I shall display it. It's just gorgeous!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

From last year's swaps

Tarsie from the Doll Swap went to Jorja & Agatha from the Christmas Angel Swap went to Trish J.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Solving the Mystery

From the Mystery Swap at the end of last year...
A Peg Bag from Bec.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My assistant helps out...

another bag...

From the quilt offcuts.

It looks like the patches are meant to match up, but they weren't really. It's a little less-random than hoped for, but I love it anyway.
I really like the light blue fabric that I used to line it. Not that it shows up terribly well in the picture. The cream & dark blue colourways of the same print make the strap & base, but the lining is my favourite.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friday's fabric selection

Quilt top cut & bag half-made from the offcuts.

The offcuts, in process of becoming a bag...

Monday, February 2, 2009

last week...

I made a little bag for my mum. She carries her sunglasses & mail in it.

Both sides...


Testing the pattern I drafted for my little niece.
Fabric is a bolt end picked up for about 50c. Nice soft cotton though.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A nice morning's creating...

I present ...ta da!... Desert Dilly

A cute little dillybag for carrying stuff. It has long straps to go over the shoulder & a little strap wraps around the shoulder straps to keep Desert Dilly closed.