Friday, December 5, 2014

Let it Sew!

Guess who has more room to move and can now get out the sewing machine? Me! That's who! 
 This is the first part of Australian Christmas bunting. I will need to add pom poms along the front, but those are in storage. They can always be added later.

 These Aussie Christmas stocking panels are spray basted. I'll be sewing those in the next couple of weeks.... first I need to finish some exams and then I'll be SEW Happy!

Loads and loads of sewing plans.... Watch this space! I think it's about to get busy again! Yay!

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Things change in life, and sometimes they are big changes. One of the biggest changes in my life would be the appearance of two car seats in my car. How wonderful!

Two little superheroes in my life were running around with extra large teatowels as Batman superhero capes.... awwww... so cute! 
and so what to do but make them some capes? Shelley is Purple Star. Rhette is Red Flash. But you know kids, they are still Batman capes to them. Bless 'em!

It's taken 4 weeks for me to get a photo of the capes while they are clean and not being worn. ;)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Holly Christmas Birds

This is the Christmas tablecloth I've been sewing since I started living in the caravan (yep, everything is by hand these days)..... It's a pre-printed linen (even with the hems done! PLUS the gold edging is pre-machine-embroidered). 
All I've had to do is embroider the birds and holly. Awww... how beautiful....
There's not much to go, but I am running out of embroidery thread in the greens. I must go into the local shop to match the colour with some DMC. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One of those last minute things.

 You know how it feels when you've been making steady progress on a gift for months.... then time is nearly up, and you know you have to somehow finish the gift in time.

 Oh yes. All the blocks are made, but can I get the ends all sewn in and tucked away? Oh my.

 I am very happy to report that indeed The Lion Sleeps Tonight. The little woollen blanket of many colours is complete, and I just loooove the colours. There is a lot of depth in this little project.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fairy Godmothering

Finished just in time for Fairy Godmothering - this is the Flower Fairy quilt made for my sweet niece Savannah. She was born on 12.12.12 - exactly as predicted. I was in the city on the day of her birth and was there hours after she came into this world. 
I used this twinkly green flower fairy fabric that I had kept for my own little girl - and I can't be wrong. She is definitely mine.

Here, Savannah models the Christening dress I wore 37 years ago, while investigating the quilt made especially for her.

Green is the colour of the heart chakra. There is much love for you here Savvy. xoxo. I love you.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Road

When a girl packs up her house and sells it, there is only so much quilting stuff she can carry around Australia with her... 

and so even though I have brought my treasured sewing machine (it's on the back seat, can you see it???), I am not sure how much use it will get for a while... As you can see the quarters are pretty cramped...

Stay tuned for some hand sewing, and crochet I suspect... (knitting is just too hot on my lap in this heat)....

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

One of my fav things...

One of my favourite things is when I have a photo of the quilt with its recipient, in situ.

This is Viola with her Basket Quilt. Look at her rosy cheeks! The colours in her room complement the quilt beautifully.....

I am so happy to see the quilt used and loved....... *warm fuzzies*

What a stunning model! xo Viola...