Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I have found my way back .....

I know it's been a long time, I'm not sure where it has gone.

We had a wonderful holiday in Queensland and managed to get some hand stitching done (pictures in the new year when I have mounted them on canvas)

I have had a birthday and here is my cake.(This is wombat  Angus' kinder project for the week coming to eat cake).

I have also received a lot of beautiful fabric from the Fat Quarter Birthday swap that I am in.  I have so much lovley fabric it is going to keep me going for a  long time.

My boys also gave me beautiful fabric for my birthday too.(Yes Angus wanted in on the photo too)

Once again thank you everyone for the beautiful fabric for my birthday.

This week I have a concert, 2 christmas parties, a thankyou afternoon tea at Kinder and that's on top of making my christmas cakes, looks like not a lot of sleep over the next few days.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Aussie Hero Quilts

My friend Kelly and I have been making quilts to send to our Aussie Soliders overseas.  Have you heard of

Here are a few of what we have done so far.

I Spy quilts

We have a friend who is having her 5th baby any day now, so I made 2 Ispy quilts one with red and the other in blue as she hasnt found out what they are having.  I have also been doing a lot of hand sewing christmas projects this month so I will be bloging them as soon as I have the borders on them.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

1+2 Quilt

I bought a layer cake from Samelia's mum when she was desashing and I knew I wanted to make her pattern that she has on her blog.  It came together very quickly and in a couple of hours.

I am now on the look out for more layer cakes.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friends Swap

Kris organised another friends swap and Amanda was my partner.

We sent 7 gifts from the letters of Friends.   I sent Amanda  a Flashlight key ring with her name on it, ruffled scarf, coffee mug and tray, erasable pen, notebook, chocolates and a sewing caddy with a pincushion, and scissors in it.

Hope you liked the goodies Amanda.

Urban Stitches

Yesterday a few of us went to a stitching day held by Rosalie from Rosalie Quinlan designs, Leanne from Leannes House, and Melly from Melly and me at the Novotel Hotel in Glen Waverly.

We arrived nice and early, upon registering we were given a goodie bag, then we found a table and started looking through of bags and OMG we knew we were in for a great day.  This is what was in our bags.

We received a new pattern from each of the designers, scissors, fabric, needles, cosmo threads, pellon, and interfacing.

Our lunch was a buffet with a dessert bar, well lets just say I had more than 1 dessert  lol.

Under the Mulberry Tree had a shop there, so what was I to do but stock up of some yummy goodies.

I am starting to save for next years Urban Stitches.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Colour Swap

Vickie was my swap partner in Lydia's colour/friends swap.  I was blown away with what she made me.  A beautiful peg bag, but I'm going to use it as a decoration, A matching coathanger, A cupcake container filled with buttons, chocolates, a purse pattern and some pink fat quarters.

This is what I sent Vickie


"Sasha" The Travelling Stash

I recently had "Sasha" arrive at my house. Cassie put together a parcel and forward to the next person on her list. We could take out what we wanted and replace with similar products. It arrived looking like this.


 This is what I took out.


What I replaced it with


Sunday, May 13, 2012

French inspired cushions

I have made these French inspired cushions for my niece's bedroom.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I have been really slack in posting some pictures of what I have been doing latley sorry. I am waiting for a nice sunny day to take some pictures of the quilts that I have been making over the last few weeks. I have one row to go on my Jacob's ladder quilt, I have made 2 quilts for our soliders overseas, and I have finished my charm pack quilt.
I recently took part in Handmade by Heidi's swap my partner was in Croatia and this what I sent her.
I have joined Cathy's Fat Quater swap every month. I sent Cathy these goodies, this month was bold and bright and she wanted red.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jacob's ladder quilt

I am making a Queen Size Jacob's ladder quilt for our bed. Does anyone think I should put a 2 inch white border then a 5 inch blue border around it?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Help cant read my followers

Can someone please help I update the new link and now I cant read my followers can anyone tell me what I have done....

Friday, March 30, 2012

My new sewing bag

Last year I took part in a birthday Fat quater swap. I received a charm pack and some fat quaters in Bliss fabric so I decided a new tote bag and a sewing caddie.

Thank you girls.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Today Angus started 3yo Kinda. When he woke up this morning he said do I go to school today. He sang all the way there, it was so cute. He is looking forward to going back on Wednesday.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Andrews Birthday

This weekend we celebrated Andrew's birthday, so the occassion called for a cake, so I made this......

I have another family birthday coming up so weather permiting I may make another one.

Gift finishes

I have completed a few things to go into my Christmas/Gift box.

There is few baby's coming along so I have done some blankets for them.

I have also made a few sewing bags and pin cushions.

I have gotton a bit side traced this month, I was planning on starting my friends quilt but I have found out I have 2 years not 1 as I thought.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mat's for Angus

I have just finished the mats and door stop for Angus's room and the best bit everything came from my stash.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 The Fresh Start

Don't we all love a fresh start? 2012 is going to be mine. I'm not making new years resolutions, instead I am going to set myself monthly goals.

1. 70 nine patch blocks for a friends 50th quilt (she's 50 2013)
2. Table runner, bedside mat and a door stop for Angus room
3. Bag made from Bliss fabric that I got from my birthday swap
4. I Ufo
5. Loose 3 kilo's
6. Blog more

Stay tuned to see how I go.

I thought I would share my christmas cakes that I made for my family.