Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A little bit more

So I decided to chain stitch around the entire dragon. Yes. Chain stitch.

While it is taking a while, I think it really looks good. This is going to be a bigger project than I originally thought.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Essence of dragon anyone?

Loving this huge applique... this is going to be a great quilt. 

A huge single block applique quilt.

I am estatic with the design... and the fairy frost background fabric. Check out the metallic feathers/scales. And I have used a crystalline fairy frost for the wings.

While I love it, I think it needs to stand out just a little bit more... I think some more embellishment is required.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

sneak peek

Here we have a little sneak peek of an upcoming quilt out of Toy Story fabric.
 I am making it for my nephew Luca. He has autism, and Toy Story has been the best thing to calm him down since he was a toddler. In keeping with this theme, I am making him the jigsaw design, which is one of the symbols of autism.
 And more... zipper bags!!
 I love these fabrics too.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Zippy bags

One of my fav things to make is these quilted bags.
 Whenever I get into a sewing rut, I start making these bags...
 once I start, everything flows....
 lots of ideas...
 So why not make a stash of them...
 I especially love this Evil Disney fabric. It says "Evil is the new black" and "so many curses so little time", "stealer of souls", "the mirror never lies"...

 and these ones with the runners came from samples Mum gave me.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Special bags

So happy to have finished another two gorgeous bags for essential oils and crystals.
 Purple, purple, purple is the colour of choice...
 My own unique design... I can feel a few more of these coming on.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Getting in early

Getting in early for Christmas... I started to make 4 stockings... 
 I wonder whose name will end up on these special items?
Love that vintage reindeer motif.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Candy Cane the witchy unicorn

Meet "Candy Cane". I love her carousel horse body made with Kaffe fabric.

She is stirring up a witchy brew for Halloween. That's her wand.

Halloween doesn't have to be scary. I love the way the mystic trees in the border came out.

This little beauty ended up on a lucky lady's bed, and she looks amazing there.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Love Has Wings

Hello everyone,

this uni-cushion is a commission piece from my cousin for her mother's best friend. 

The best friend loves unicorns, and is receiving cancer treatments.

 My cousin loves her mother, and this cushion was not only made to comfort her mother, but the best friend too.

Cushions can do that. They are a cuddly in bed or on the couch.

I named it "Love Has Wings", perfectly conveying the sentiments from my cousin, and her mother (my aunt).

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Hello everyone. I have had an absolute blast making this mini art quilt in a frenzy. Inspiration was so strong, that it just had to come out.

I had no idea who it was for...

Not sure whether the unicorn is afraid or just startled or mesmerised by the sacred geometry merkaba.

 First I quilted the piece, then I applique/quilted the unicorn down, and added free motion quilting details.

Once finished, I love it to pieces, although I have no space or use for it myself, and it was made with such urgency that I feel sure it is going to a loved home.

N.B. Yes, it did go to a special home. I love it when that happens


I was inspired to make this in an absolute frenzy. 

First I had quilted the background, then I added the applique. Blaze was looking at something, and it turned out to be a Merkaba. 

So much detail in all of the applique and quilting, and I adore the way it turned out...

Shimmery fairy frost body too. 

I am really happy  it went to a happy home.

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.