Monday, August 30, 2010

I Made it to the Finals!!!!

And it would be super duper crazy awesome if you could pop over to From an Igloo to vote for me, entry #4!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


So on the weekend we decided to do some painting... This is now the first thing you see when you walk in the front door! It is the wall behind our dining table, if you turn around you will then see this:

Then on the other side of the hallway you will see this:

Honestly we only ended up at bunnings to buy a shelf for my sewing area, the paint was impulse!
The orange is Satsuma, Nippon Paints, and the green is Limejuice 2 also Nippon.

And back to fabric, these black, white, grey and red prints are destined for a Insa Skirt for Charlotte for Christmas.

And these two are for a Feliz Dress for Imogene for Christmas.

Laura will be getting a Feliz out of these two.

And the sweet Miss Jocie will be getting an Insa skirt from these sweet prints.
All are from spotlight and the latest voucher I got in the mail, I think it was spend $100 and get $40 off. I also grabbed some machine needles and a new rotary blade while I was there!
The advantage of using these quilting cotton prints for clothes, is that I get to keep the scraps for my quilts! I can't wait to add bits of these to my stash!
A proper "Christmas Plan" post is coming up soon, just need to get rid of this bloody awful cold that has infected me first! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Oh My Gosh!!!!

So this afternoon, I sat myself at the computer and quickly checked my emails, Oh yay there is the Made It weekly newsletter, a quick scroll and then........ SQUEAL!!!!!!

Yep I'm an excitable person! So yes I got featured in a Made It newsletter! Well to be precise my Denim and Lime Phone Case did!

I don't want to turn this blog into a "business" And I have decided to just leave some links on the sidebar to my Facebook page and to the Made It shop and leave it at that. But today I just had to share my (over?) excitement! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, and have a great week too! Ill be back in few days (hopefully) with some more crafty stuff, Including my Christmas Make List, and oh my is it long this year!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Blue Bag and Bee Blocks.

Available in my Made It shop.

Abi requested log cabins for her month in the Bee Seam Downunder Bee, and oh my were these fun to make! I still haven't cut into my own vintage sheet collection to make anything, but now I think I can! These blocks are just beautiful and I really can't wait to see how Abi's quilt turns out!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Drumroll please:

And the winner is comment no. 3, Marlee!
Well it must of worked because you won this one!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Angel Food Cake.

Sometimes, you just have to bake.
An Angel Food Cake in memory of an Angel.
RIP Abigail May 9/8/07

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another finish ~ Imogene's Quilt!

The quilt center is needle turn appliqued, and hand quilted with Perle 8, the butterfly's and ladybirds are from a pattern by Kellie of Don't look now.

The pinwheels are 6"square.

The back.

A close up of the quilting on the back of the pinwheel section.

and of course, Imogene wrapped up in her quilt <3
It finished at approx 54" x 84" minus shrinkage which I haven't checked yet!

While we were outside with the camera, I grabbed Laura and Miss Jocie's Coats for a quick photo shoot. This was the most natural smile we could get out of Laura!

And trying to get Miss Jocie to look up was rather, well, amusing!

And one last pic of Miss Jocie, The second I took her coat off she ran away, and there is nothing quite like a big cloth bum lol! (though I could do without the washing ewww)

Thank you all for all the lovely comments you have been leaving me lately, I normally try to respond to all of them but I've been a bit side tracked, with "stuff". I should be back to my normal awkward replies by Tuesday. And don't forget:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thank You...

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway on Nikki's blog, Today I received this beautiful package of Fabric, trim and gorgeous book mark, I love the note card too!  So Thank You Nikki! It couldn't of arrived at a better time, (mid grouchiness caused by nasty headache) it cheered me up immensely!

In Quilty news, Imogene's quilt is currently in the wash, all finished!! Hopefully we will have nice weather over the weekend to take some pictures!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I opened a shop!!

So far I've only uploaded this bag, but I have plans to add a few more bits and pieces over the weekend.

There is still time to enter my giveaway go to my Holiday post to enter!

EDIT: The above bag has sold already! Guess I better get cracking on some more!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

And then there were three...

Sewing Machines that is! This little beauty found it's way into our house on Sunday, after being picked up at a local market for $30, She is a Singer 99K, from the 50's, I can't work out the exact year as the prefix letter on her serial number doesn't appear to be documented anywhere.

She can do anywhere from 6 to 30 stitches per inch, and also reverse! She runs fine, but absolutely needs a little pampering (And oil!!) She is electric, and even has the cutest little light attachment!

She came with only the standard foot, but I also have a ruffler that fits her perfectly. And now I know how to use it thanks to the original manuals that came with her!

Apparently she can sew through almost anything, so once she's had some TLC, she will become my bag sewing machine, and also standby for when Stitchy (come on, I'm not the only one who names her appliances!) needs a service.

Aww and just look at her case, so retro! I think I will name her Susie. ( to go with Sucky the vacuum cleaner, Betty the Kitchenaid, Stitchy my Brother sewing machine and Ollie the overlocker. LOL)

And another sneak peak of Imogene's quilt, which is sooo close to being finished now, I just have to hand stitch the binding down and add some hand quilted goodness in the centre.

There is still time to enter my giveaway, pop on down to THIS post to enter!