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!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Bag for Mum

Another finish for me this Christmas, a flat bag for Mum! 
These bags are great for your yarn, for knitting and crochet.  Mum does a bit of crochet these days!
Fabric is from the Sew What range.
 

 
I for some reason, didn't get a pic of it tied up, but they look like this:
 
 
A Monica Poole from Moonshine Designs, Bon Bon Bag.
 
But it doesn't sit as firm as I used Pellon in mine.
 
I have quite a few finishes for the Month of Dec, with 2 more to share!  Firstly, I will pop back tomorrow to share a gift I received.