My third finished quilt!!! It's full of
mistakes... sorry, things to improve next time, but I LOVE it!!! Actually, there are only three Peter Rabbits, so I probably should rename it to the Beatrix Potter quilt. I've always adored Beatrix Potter's books... the intricate drawings and imaginative stories, all packaged up in those cute, tiny books.
Monday 28 April 2014
Saturday 26 April 2014
Friday 25 April 2014
Link parties are a great way to get your blog out there. They're also a good way to find interesting blogs and a way to meet like minded bloggers. If, like me, sewing is your main focus, you may find the following links helpful. Sewing is the main focus for all of the link parties featured in today's post.
Earlier this year, I wrote a post showing 20 sewing related link parties. A couple of those parties have stopped or are in another format. I've also found a few more sewing related link parties, so today's post is an update.
Monday 21 April 2014
Op Shops (Thrift Stores) have always been around, but it hasn't always been cool to frequent them. In days gone past, there was a certain stigma attached to Op Shops and buying second hand clothes. I cannot remember any negativity being associated with buying second hand books or furniture, for instance, but purchasing second hand clothes was another matter. If you could afford to buy clothes in a regular shop, then you didn't tend to frequent Op Shops.
Saturday 19 April 2014
Friday 18 April 2014
I SO don't need any new fabric. I'm fast running out of places to neatly store any more purchases. However, no matter how hard I try, the stash is growing, instead of decreasing, in size. On a recent holiday to the Mid North Coast region of N.S.W. I thought I was fairly safe from fabric shops. Little did I know, that tucked away, inside a quilty craft shop, was a little basket of fabric just waiting for me.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Monday 14 April 2014
Last week my daughter and I were lucky enough to attend a Screen Printing Workshop with Australian fabric designer, Saffron Craig. I was wanting to explore the process of screen printing and I've long admired Saffron's beautiful fabrics, so the workshop sounded perfect.
Saturday 12 April 2014
Electronic gadgets... things that didn't exist when I was a kid. Today they're a part of everyday life; mobile phones (cell phones), iPads, digital cameras, iPods, Sat Navs, eReaders, etc. Each device need cables and a charging device, so it's handy to have something to keep all the bits and pieces together, as well as a protective cover of some sort for the device itself.
Thursday 10 April 2014
Tuesday 8 April 2014
I don't go anywhere without a handbag. I have several, mainly black and in different styles and sizes, but none are particularly large. If I have a lot to carry, I like to have a lightweight fabric bag in addition to my handbag. Today I'll show you how to make a drawstring bag that you can carry on your shoulder, together with your handbag.
Sunday 6 April 2014
Friday 4 April 2014
After my relaxing beach holiday, I was lucky enough to attend the three day Autumn Quilting Triple Treat at Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Run by Anne Sommerlad Designs, the event ran seamlessly, with 65 ladies from all over Australia attending. My good friend, Robyn, and I drove up each day, giving us a chance to catch up and chat on the way.
Wednesday 2 April 2014
A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in April...
|Umbrella Prints challenges you to create something different and wonderful from little pieces of printed fabric for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. There are some fabulous prizes. I've just purchased my packet of trimmings.|
|The Spring Fluff Drive is the current sew-along to help others, over at Hopeful Threads. You can join Kristy in her aim to make 500 soft toys for children in foster care.|