Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Guess what I'm doing tonight......

I'm going to see Sarah Blasko!!!!!! And to top it off, this is my first ever concert!! And we are taking my little sister (almost 16) and its her first concert too!! We are also taking Marks best mate.... Im pretty sure he and Mark have seen more then a few in their time though!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One Finished Feliz for Christmas! and a Bee Block or two.

Imogene's Feliz for Christmas! Its hanging a little funny in these photos, but its fine on.

I'm seriously needing a break from ruffles, I did the back ruffles with a ruffler foot, scary looking contraption it is! I just couldn't get it to gather the right amount for the bottom hem ruffle though so I did that using the zig-zag over perle 8 trick. It worked quite well, but boy oh boy, I would be very ashamed if someone had been recording me!

I wasn't intending to add a ruffle to the bottom of the overdress, but when I had finished it *really* needed it. As above I couldn't face any more ruffling so I picked up some cute pre-gathered trim from spotlight, and sewed that on, I really like how it turned out. But it still needed something!

So I used the left over trim and a self fabric button to whip up a quick flower broach. It looks good in a few different spots too. Overall I'm very happy with the dress, The pattern was easy, even though I forgot to add seam allowance, but that didn't matter, it actually turned out a bit big, thankfully the ties pull it in, and it does mean it should fit for at least two summers. The joys of the slim built children!

This is Pam's October block for the Australasian Bee, she requested flying geese, with a preference for different sizes in each block. This was my first go at geese, and I feel like the regular geese are pretty good, the tall ones however are a little 'quirky', hopefully Pam will like it, and as the others are adding their blocks to Flickr I can see its going to be a very bright, fun and beautiful quilt.

So next month, November, is my month for the Australasian Bee, I ummed and ahhhed for months trying to figure out what I wanted, finally settling on the spiderweb block, using my vintage sheet stash, with each block using a different modern fabric in the 2nd ring. I used this tutorial. Im almost ready to send out the packs, and I can't wait to see them all together!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Tripper...

South West Rocks.

Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon.

Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

Absolutely Fantastic, Memory Making, Sunshining, First good weekend of the Spring/Summer!!!!!

And also, A super duper huge, Happy 9th Birthday to my Baby Sister, Madi.
And Congratulations to my Gorgeous Mum and Awesome Dad, on your 30th Wedding Anniversary!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Blocks for Rose

Done using the Quilt as you go method for Rose in the Bee Seam Piecing Downunder Bee.
I'm also working on my other October blocks for Pam in the Australasian Bee, but flying geese are doing my head in lol! And.... I'm starting to assemble fabrics cause November is my month for the Australasian Bee, I'm so excited!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Macro" ~ Marlee's Quilt.

Inspired by Marlee's own macro photo's, and one that I took last year.

I pieced the background differently for each section of flower.
And then appliqued the Freesia over the top, to be the focus.

I quilted each section differently, some heavier then others, to try to flatten and push it to the background.

I love the texture and colour in this quilt, I'm really proud of myself!

 I feel like I really thought outside the square.

And the best bit? Marlee loves  it!! Its hanging on her dining/sewing/craft room wall!


School Holidays!!

Photos taken by my younger siblings who have already figured out my new camera better then I have. Its a Nikon D3000 and is completely awesome!!