Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Skulls and Roses cushion 2

I love this combination of the quilted skulls and appliqued roses SO MUCH that I had to make another one.... 

Ooh...... it's almost too much excitement!

I must buy some more of this roses fabric.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

A new quilt is coming

What did I tell you happens when I have been sewing away at all those zipper bags? 

Yes, you guessed it. In the mood to make a quilt. These have been in my stash for 5 years and are coming out to make a quilt for my brother"out" law and his partner.
I would like to finish it by Christmas, so I had better get my skates on!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Kokka and Love bags

What to do with some pretty linen look kokka print fabric swatches?

There is only one thing TO do! Hahahahah.. more zipper bags.

A pretty European feel, and a lovely poppy lining...

And a tiny skerrick of this fabric with love written on it in gold, and it's off the the UK for my Soul Twin as a gift after she had a bit of a mishap, part of a care package. I love her so.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Feeling zippy

I am pretty sure I mentioned that these are some of my favourite items to make, and so I have been absoloutely running with them after the arrival of my bulk zipper order in the mail.

Zips are over $1 each in spotlight, and these cost me only 10c each including the postage, well worth buying 100 in one colour.

 And now I get to enjoy stitching up some little padded bags from pretty fabrics that needed to be used and loved.
The ones above were left over from my stash in another state, and needed to be used up before they are no longer fashionable!

ooh, this little remnant makes a pretty bag...

And yes, I have a few more cheeky items in store.... These make me giggle.

Floral table centre

I found one US fat quarter of this stunning Phillip Jacobs fabric in my stash. It was too pretty to cut up, and I wanted to make something for an online market with a Spring theme.

 I free motion quilted and outlined it, and it is just AMAZING.

I had such a low price on it and it hardly got a look in. It was indeed a lesson to me that people don't put a value on skill and time.

So I decided to keep it and enter it into the local agricultural show where it will probably win a prize, and become worth something even more valuable.

I am so glad I am keeping it for myself. It will add a splash of colour into my dining or lounge room without changing my furniture or artwork on the walls.

Blessed springtime to you all.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Travelling bags

These padded bags are one of my favourite things to make. 

Useful, gender neutral... and a matching set.

When I want to get into the sewing zone, all I have to do is start quilting some of these bags and the new ideas flow.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Two Cheeky Monkeys

 It's the best feeling to finish a quilt!

 Here is my cheeky monkey, with the cheeky monkey quilt which is a gift for my 7yo son's teacher's boy.

 Her boy is about the same age as this one, so he's a great model.
 Amazing how something that took up so little space as some jelly roll strips has turned into this huge quilt.
 Not that it's really huge, but it does take up quite a lot of space compared to a few strips.
 Hanging onto it until Christmas!

 Whee! Head first!

 Bit of crazy styling trying to get nice pics.

 This one is pretty good after all.