Saturday, April 20, 2013

A little bit of me...On a Card

Ever wondered what is your 'Style'?  It's one of those things I've never really understood.  My tastes often change, things come, go, and then in time, come again.  I'm one of those people who dabble in alot of different crafts, I have the biggest collection of things which I know, someday, I'll come back to.  (That's what I tell the husband anyway..hehe).  But, not only craft, style to.

I've never really known what 'style' my craft is.  I guess it's as I get older, I can look back at what I've done as a collective, and it's then that 'my' style becomes a little more apparent.  I know the things that I enjoy working with... like lace, flowers, doilies, teddies, the soft muted dusty colours, the aged antique look.

Does this make my style, Shabby Chic/Vintage???  I'm thinking so...

Does this help me??? I'm thinking see, for the last few years I've struggled with my craft, not really knowing what I like.  A big part of me wants to be a little more modern, and yet, I think my trouble is, it's just not me.  When I look back at what I've enjoyed doing its obvious it's all the one style.

I guess being the practical type of person I am, usually only having one or two things on the go at once, and ensuring my craft must have a purpose (I'm not one for making something just for the sake of it, bit sad I know), I find it difficult in deciding what to make next.  

So my latest solution...Make Cards.  It's one way I can put a little bit of ME into my craft, they are practical, I can personalise them, they don't have to be terribly expensive, and I guess if I wish I could sell them.

I've had soooo much fun this last week creating these little beauties, not sure who'll be the lucky recipients yet.  But I do feel I've found 'my" style.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

'Fluttering Wings' Quilt is now a 'FINISHED'!

It's finished!!!

Firstly, I don't own a 'STASH'.  Never have done.  The best I have is a box of  'Leftovers'.  You see I'm a great one for only buying what I need when I need it. 

So, whilst wandering thru the local Spotlight store I spotted this Panel print from Wilmington Prints called 'Fluttering Wings'.  That was it, the start of my 'Stash'.  After purchasing 2 panels and a couple of meters of corresponding fabric I was off home.  Quite proud of myself, I put the fabric away with thoughts of keeping it and coming back to it next year.
That's what you do with a 'Stash', find something you like, buy it and put it away...isn't it?

Well, here's to say it got the better of me. I googled the name of the fabric and what should I find... A free project from 'The Quilter Magazine'.  Sooo much for the 'STASH'! 

A bit more googling and I have a collection of 'Fluttering Wing' fabric.  A little bit of twigging with the pattern to enlarge it to Queensize, some matching pillow shams and cushions and wah la, done!

I just love it. 


 If your interested in the pattern you can find it HERE.

 Ummm, what next!!

Oh yes before I go, I want you to meet Jonty before she heads to her new home

Thanks for visiting

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Ok, it would be fair to say I'm just a tad excited about this one...

Off to my Longarm Quilter, Pam on Monday.

Happy crafting


Sunday, October 21, 2012


Just loving this time of the year, if only there were a few more hours in the day.
I've got a few finishes to share and a couple of works in progress...


 Advent Calender panel bought from Cranberry Crafts

Christmas Bon Bons, each with guests name tags.

Chrissy Cards


Last block from Jenny's BOM

and a little something for me, what will be my new quilt for my bed.

And I can't go without some garden pics...

Hoping your getting those Christmas projects underway,

Have a great day


Saturday, September 22, 2012

School holiday finishes...

I had promised my 10 yr old daughter prior to the holidays that we'd make something together using the sewing machine,
this is what we came up with...

The preparing stage...

The designing stage...

Sewing stage...

Got to love the double foot action!

Still sewing...

Look what I made...a bunting

Some clipping...

More ironing...

it's fair to say it was at about at this stage that the novelty had worn off and it was mums turn.

And we now have a finish, what do you think?

Complete with those all important pockets for those 'special' things,

I think she's proud of her (our) work.

I did manage to get a few other things done during the holidays including some gardening.

I had this really daggy part in my garden which was crying out for some attention.  You see I like my succulents and cacti.  But, because they're in such small pots they get terribly messy and I wasn't sure what to do with them, until I found an idea from my local hardware store. 


I've also got myself a little more organised and taken some photos of my kaliedoscope quilt which I had started in a previous post,

Love the quilting from our local long arm quilter, Pam Jarmen.  Think Mia's happy with it too...

Wow, I really did have alot to share.  Till next time


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spring projects

The things we do!

It's school holidays, so I've taken some time off work to look after and spend some quality time with number3. 
Day one was yesterday and we had the morning out, drinks at our favourite, Cafe Bliss, then movies it was to watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (wasn't  my choice but so glad we went...FUNNY!!!)  We then picked up number2 from work for lunch, and then it was home and time for craft.

We had chosen a special project just for the holidays where number3 could use my sewing machine for the first time.  We had gone to spotlight last Saturday and picked out the fabric.

Oooooh, will stop there, will share more when project is finished.

Day two (today), and it's a beautiful Spring day. 

I had hoped to have been able to tackle this spot at some stage while I'm off, so today was the day.
(what's the saying...'Make hay while the sun shines'!)

I really didn't know what to do, so into town I went to find some inspiration...

and look what I found at the local hardware store...Perfect!

Off I went to buy some blocks, timber and paint...

and this is what I came up with...

What do you think?

Now day three???
Oh yeah, more sewing with number2 and that special project.