Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sweet Tweet

My last two OPAM finishes for this month is the cute Sweet Tweet birdies!  These were so quick and easy to make!  The large one has yoyo eyes with a button and frilly wings.  Cute?!

Panel purchased from HERE.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

A big finish!

This week was such a busy week!  Can you believe I opened my bricks and mortar store 12 months ago?!  Yes, seriously!  I cant believe it either.  It sure has been a wonderful journey!

Anyway, one of my latest finishes is a pretty Jelly Roll quilt.  Yes, this quilt is made from a Jelly Roll plus background and setting triangle fabrics!  I spent last weekend quilting it up....

I decided to Custom Quilt this.  I don't Custom very often, I just don't have the time really, but I enjoyed having a play with this one.
Its now all bound, and hanging in the shop, behind the counter.  I cant stop looking at it, I really LOVE it!
A Double Wedding Ring style, but more square than round.
Fabric is Autumn Woods.
Pattern is called Metro Rings,  you need a special curved ruler (which comes with a free table runner pattern to get you started). 
What do you think?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Scissor Case

I am back with another finish.  This cute project was for a Birthday gift early this month, made with the gorgeous Miss Kate fabrics!  Its a Scissor Case to hold 3 pairs of scissors.  I didn't add the scissors, as I was told once that it is an 'old wives tale' by giving a gift of scissors, severs friendship.  I pick and choose what tales I believe in, and I didn't want to risk this one, so gave it empty!  I should have put some printed pictures of scissors in the pockets.  That would have been funny!

Here it is all closed up:

I see more of these being made up in my future!  Great Christmas gifts!
Pattern from HERE.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Its been a while

Yes, it has been a while.  I have just been SO flat out, rarely time to blog.  I have been spending way too much time on Instagram!  I have noticed there are tons of bloggers on IG, it seems to be quite popular as its quick and easy!  You can see me HERE.

So, what have I been up too?  Lots!  I have a little Friday group at the shop, sometimes they come every Fri, sometimes fortnight.  Remember they made the Mouse Pincushion a little while ago?  This time, they have chosen an applique and stitchery table runner (pics soon), but as they got all the prep done at the shop, ready for hand stitching during the next few weeks at home, they decided to make a pieced runner each while at the shop.  Yes, there is a mistake on one, which was noticed just after this pic and was fixed, quick as a flash!  2x Plum Sweet 1x Elementary and one Chalkboard Snowman.  The pattern was in a mag a long time ago, and I have made it before.... It was a PAIN as the cutting instructions were wrong.  Luckily I had adjusted it from the last time I made it.

Its always fun doing the binding, knowing its the final stage:
And here is mine, made from the Chalkboard Snowman fabric.
This is going in the Christmas pressie stash as it is destined to go to Sophie's Groomer.  I know she is going to love it, I made her a runner a few years back and she still talks about it!
I promise not to leave it so long......

Saturday, 30 August 2014


I have some beautiful Tasmanian Alpaca Yarn in stock, and have wanted to make something from it since it arrived.  its SO soft and snuggly!  I found a free crochet scarf pattern over at the A Spoonful of Sugar Girls blog, and decided this was the perfect project!  I set to work early this week.  I found that the hook size was a little too small and it was a little too wide for what I wanted, so undone my work and re-done it with a 5.5mm hook, and adjusting the pattern to suit.

Here it is, narrower and looser....
I made mine into a cowl, and I am pretty happy with it.
I usually do my own things when it comes to crochet patterns, only because I am only a basic crocherer (I don't think that is a word), and have to get on YouTube to refresh my mind, every. single. time!  This one is seriously SO easy, and SO quick!  I think I might make another!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Its a Sunshiny Day......

I have a LOT of projects on the go at the moment, all in various stages.  Sometimes I only have night time, tv watching, hand projects which when finished, get put in a pile for later, for when I get 'day' sewing time.  This is one of my recent finishes, the Sunshiny Day Bag.  I just LOVE this!  I have had the stitchery done for ages, and managed to sew it up on one of my days off, then finished it up a few days later:

Made with some lovely Jo Morton fabrics which I have in stock:
Its hanging up at the shop, and its getting quite a bit of attention :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Mouse Pincushion x2

I have a little group that come to sew at the shop every fortnight, and they have decided that they would each work on a project together.  The Mouse Pincushion from the Birdhouse was the first project, and I decided to make one too, well 2 actually - one for me, and a shop display.

A little bit of applique:

Some paper piecing Hexagons:
And some stitchery.  This project has a bit of everything in it.

This one is my 'scrappy' version.  This side has a little pocket to put some treasures in and an applique section:

The other side, which holds a small set of embroidery scissors and a needle-case:
And of course, I have added my label!
Here is the shop's 'Tilda' version.  The needle-case and scissor section:
And the pocket and applique side:
They all turned out great, and the ladies are very happy with their creations.  Now, onto their next project......