Monday, 2 February 2015

Jan finishes

January has whizzed passed in a blink of an eye!  I only realised yesterday I haven't shared my latest couple of finishes.
Another Mani Wallet, this time in black and white Paris fabrics made for my SIL who has a bag to match (which I made her last year).

And, I managed to score one of these HUGE wire baskets from Moda.  I have been wanting one for SO long, and it came late last year!  A few weeks ago, I managed to make a lining for it, and I had some stock in it to display. 
Made from a really old Moda range which I think was called Butterfly Garden - or something like that.  I had it aside for a project to make for a gift, and decided to make it into this instead.
It is sure receiving some lovely comments!
Tallying up my OPAM Challenge last year, I did a whopping 135 finished.  Talk about gob smacked!!  Wonder how many I will do this year?!

Monday, 26 January 2015

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie friends!  We have had quite a relaxing day, we went out for lunch, and have come home and cooked up one batch of Tomato Relish, Tomato Sauce, 5 Min Chocolate Slice with another Relish cooking away.  Love our garden fresh tomatoes! 

On the sewing front, I have not been idle that's for sure. Little sewing machine time, mainly hand work.  I did however finish the Morningsong Handbag from The Birdhouse in French General on Friday.  I really love how it has turned out too!  I have had all the bits sewn for a few weeks, and spent last week doing the needle-turn. 


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Manicure Wallet

Last Friday's sewing effort, a Snappy Mani Wallet.  The top one is a friends, mine is the bottom one.
These were great fun to make!  I plan to make another for an swap gift coming up at the end of Feb! 

Here is the inside of mine.  I LOVE these fabrics!
I had trouble with my studs, luckily I did some sample ones first.  In the end, I went with a magnetic clasp. 
This is a free pattern from Noodlehead blog, click here for the instructions.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Another Owl quilt

I finished this Friendly Forest quilt top the other day, Friday I think.  These fabrics are so pretty, perfect for a special little girl.  I had plans to eventually give this to a little girl, but I have decided not to bother as I never get any thanks!  So for now, I will quilt it up, maybe this week and hang it in the shop.  I think I will use Minky for the backing making it very snuggly.
And I even mitred the corners.  Its been a long while since I have done that, and it turned out pretty good.  I was pretty impressed with myself!

Here is the Friendly Forest quilt top all done.  It was super quick to put together, it only took one morning!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The first finish for the year!

I am back at the shop on Tuesday.  I have had a lovely break and didn't get much done from the 'to do list' I made up before Christmas!  I am ok with that, as I always tend to think I will get more than I actually do!  I have finished one quilt top, which I have just realised I have not shared yet - will try and do that tomorrow.  And today, I made a Bruce!  A pretty Bruce :)  Started today, and finished today!

Here he is all done.  I did wonder what he would look like with pretty fabrics, and am happy with how he looks.  What do you think?
Fabric is from the Into the Woods collection.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year and another 2

Happy New Year!
I hope it brings lots of great things!

I just wanted to share my last 2 finishes for the year, both MINE!
My Mini Spools, in Marmalade fabrics:

And my Quilt Mini!
That gives me a total of 35 finished items for December!  Whoa!  I am pretty happy with that!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Gifts from Vicki

Sorry I am late sharing my gifts from Vicki from our online stitching group, it had seemed one of my gifts went on an extra little holiday and I didn't want to post here until they were all together!
Here are my lovely gifts 1 - 5!
1: A cute Snowman stitchery
2: A handy organiser box and thread cutter
3: Scorched Almonds YUMMO!
4: Needles and thread

5: A GORGEOUS stitched purse!
And the main gift, this AWESOME mesh bag!!  It has pockets around the outer and I *LOVE*LOVE*LOVE* the embroidery on the front!!
Isnt it awesome?! 
Thanks SO much Vicki xx
I also just wanted to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
I hope 2015 brings you all health, happiness and lots of creativity!
Enjoy your night if your going out, stay safe!