Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wedding quilting.....

I love a good wedding and love a good wedding quilt.
What I don't love is bad photo's of good wedding quilts but here we go anyway.
Hope the happy couple love it as much as I loved making. It does have a story though.....

I have a 4 year old that is "fun". So first I sewed up the triangles and then laid it all out. 196 squares in total. Thank heaven's I took a picture as the "fun" child walked through them, throwing them in the air and telling me it was raining. Hmm, it wasn't received well but I could do nothing but laugh and then spend another few hours laying it out again.

Then, all sewed up and ready for sandwiching. Where do I find it? Apparently the dog was cold and the "fun" child decided to give her a new blanket. So I then had to wash it prior to the next quilting process. Do I think he was done I then started to sandwich, where is my spray glue, well, let's say the backyard fort is pretty sticky.

All up though, I was happy in the end and it is perfect size for a big snuggle under.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Inspired by this zig zag quilt and a new little baby girl being born, it was a very late sewing night last night. What a fabulous little quilt to make and a great way to use up scraps.

Shocking photo's, I really do need to get better at the pictures.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm back

It's been a while. My PhD is on the home stretch and kept me busier than I thought possible therefore I must regain myself with sewing. I didn't sew for 12 months, it was horrible.

So a sample of my Christmas gift quilt, latchhooks (yeah I know, but it was brainlessly fun at the time) and a sneak peak at a quilt that is frantically being put together for a sick little boy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cooking in the Summer.

I just love summer cooking so thought in the absence of a few sewing pic's, would throw these in.
First, Passata with fresh basil. Makes the best pasta sauce and now I have a stack ready to go now in the bottom of the pantry.

Then, a trip to the strawberry and cherry farm today meant first eating our weight in the most divine strawberries in the world and then 5kg bought home to make jam and potted fruit. I ran out of jars though so half went in the freezer for jam and these ended up ready to go: Potted Strawberries and Cherries in vodka and raspberry wine. There are a few just in the sugar syrup as well for the kids. Perfect over icecream - YUM!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The mess.

I always love looking at others creative areas on blogs so thought I would quickly take some pics of the sewing room in it's natural state.

Some of the stash (or rather, just a little of the stash)

Some of the lovely dolls quilts from swaps and have one more to pop up.

Some of the Christmas bags for presents that have gone out or are ready to go out filled with goodies.

Lastly a sneak at the latest project that I hope to have done by Christmas.

Friday, November 6, 2009


It's that time of year again, EB's dolls quilt swap. While eagerly waiting the opening of the parcel, I know my swappee has it in her hot little hands.

I was so happy with how it turned out so hope she likes it. She listed red and aqua as favourite colours and liked heavily quilted quilt so hopefully she will like this one.