Monday, 12 March 2018


Hello Leo... who loves Mummy's sewing area... heh heh.....

This is why I keep towels over all my projects.. 

Leo is just trying to keep out of the wet. Poor little darlin...

Friday, 9 March 2018

Guess who?

Leo! In Mummy's sewing again!! meowwww... and more blocks in the next monkey quilt....

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Follow Your Dreams

I made this stunning cushion using some special fabrics.

Check out the way the Emerald City shimmers with the variegation in the fabric.

I painted lots of gold glitter on the road, red glitter onto the shoes, green glitter on the City... there is a rainbow in the sky... 

I think I am going to love making a few of these. This one is a gift, and I am going to need at least one for me!!

Oh! Marilyn!

I bought some stunning Marilyn Monroe digital print fabrics. Oh yeah babyyy. And this is the first thing I have made with it.

Be your own kind of beautiful drawstring bag.

 Love Bravely Free Soul bag with feather charm.

I cut these fabrics out... check them out.. ooh, so boho...

And here is a possible layout... so excited!!

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Chillin' Monkey

Whipping up a few blocks using the leftover strips from a jellyroll, and this is what I've come up with so far.
It's great to have my machine out again... still very wet in the yard, but the water levels have gone down enough that I feel comfortable to get out my machine.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Unicorn hand towel

I found this gorgeous satin Universal Unicorn fabric, and wondered what to do with it... 

so here we are... an ultra, ultra soft hand towel in powder blue, with a gorgeous satin trim!!

Little hexies

While the sewing machine has been packed away during the big wet (it's more than a metre up high now, I think it's almost the most precious thing I own), I've been hand stitching little hexagons with fabric leftover from my son's baby quilt. 

You remember, the one I started before we knew he was a boy! I think his colour preferences are just coming to pop through. He never minded the floral quilt in his bed before, but he has recently found one in my stash that is more blue, and he has laid claim to that.
It's so beautiful to me that a 2 1/2 year old is proud to use something that his Mummy sewed. 

I wonder what these little flowers will become.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Easter is on its way

I pre ordered this fabric online and I was waiting and waiting for it to arrive in time so that I could stitch in time for Easter!

First I added a whole load of painted glitter paint onto the places that weren't really glittery. 

I made a matching oven mitt/heat pad and a basket liner.

oracle card set and calling all rainbows

Well, what an appropriate card set this is "Miracles Now".... 
given that the rains are back with a vengeance. 

There is no sewing machine stuff going on today as the pedal would be in water.

That's the kids cubby and swing, and the house is just on the right. Water is moving swiftly, so it still has somewhere else to go, but more is coming. And it hasn't stopped raining yet.

 And yet we look for the rainbow (in this case on the clouds fabric and also on the drawstring).

So, please send rainbows. Much love from the tropics.