Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How time flies

Hi everyone, long time no blog... I have been a little busy lately with my boys on school hols, recovering from the crazy christmas season and just trying to get back into the swing of things.. Excuses, excuses I know..

I have managed to whip up a few things lately though, I saw these gorgeous Melly & Me patterns and just had have them, I had the perfect fabric waiting.. I especially love the unicorn, she is so cute.. I made two of the gorgeous butterflies one of which I gave to my beautiful 3 month old

Well, my nightmare bathroom and laundry renovations were finished before Christmas YAY, the only thing I have left to do is paint the window frames.. It turned out exactly as I wanted after a few hiccups.. Will post pics shortly over the next week or two I hope..lol

Hope everyone is well, I will be visiting over the next couple of days..

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where did the time go !!

Wow, its been so long since I have blogged... I have been pre-occupied with my bathroom and laundry renovations, choosing colors, tapware, tiles etc. No more yukky retro blue floor tiles, no more yukky blue laminex benches. Its a pretty big job, the whole lot is being gutted, nothing worthy of keeping..lol , walls are being removed, windows are being made bigger, doorways changed, I will be glad when its all over and it only started yesterday. They will be working with a jackhammer and a diamond saw for the next few days, ewww, noise and dust !! Will post pics when its done ( in about 3 - 4 weeks ).

I have hardly been near my poor sewing machines this month so sadly I have nothing new to show you, I am in the middle of a couple of new projects though so it wont be long till they are finished ( hopefully ).

I did buy a new camera after my old one bit the dust, its amazing the things I can do with the newie, no computer software needed.. Heres a few random shots and some piccies of my fat Demara lambs that were born in August, they are so cute!!

Hoope everyone is brilliant!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pretty things..

Hi everyone, Ive managed to squeeze in time for a quick bit of blogging, my poor blog, neglected again..
Here is a picture of my latest bag, a style I have been making for quite some years but it is still a favourite, so feminine and girly. This fabric was hard to resist so I just had to have a little ( actually I bought quite a bit of it..lol ). Looks sweet with the purple ruffle I thought..

Id like to show off this enormous bunch of Proteas my husband came home with for my birthday, I just love Australian native flowers..!!
I got so spoilt, a day of fun shopping, then out to dinner with my gorgeous husband and kids for a lovely meal and lovely wine at one of my favourite little restaurants in the hills. Perfect ..

Happy days everyone

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cupcake quilt..

Well its been ages since I have blogged or even visited anyone, slack I know, Ive been preoccupied with unfinished projects, children, animals etc. School holidays are also here so I am enjoying having my boys home with me, I miss them when they are at school, ah they just grow up so quickly, 7 years have just flown by..Scary really....
Here are some pics of one of my latest projects anyway. It was a a custom order, queen size quilt made for a gorgeous little girl who loves cupcakes and icecream. I had a ball making this one, it took me ages, lots of appliqueing and then quilting !! Im thrilled with the finished result is just so girly.

Keep warm everyone.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Le stunning !!

Wow, how gorgeous is this !

I bought this lovely frame on ebay of course, it was a mirror. Strangely when I hung it on the wall it suddenly turned all reflection into something you would see in the " house of mirrors " at an amusement park. Now, even though the mirrors made everyone look extremely tall and skinny rather than the alternative of short and fat when it was hanging sideways, I decided the mirror had to go. My wonderfully talented friend Anna painted me this gorgeous picture to put inside. Of course there was the dilemma of removing the mirror which I realised had been glued in... I couldnt bring myself to break it, I dont like the idea of 7 years bad luck hanging over my head, so I took it to the local framer who smashed it out on the spot and popped my new masterpeice in. It looks lovely hanging above the bed, Im thrilled..

PS I have been a little lazy blogging lately, just not enough hours in the day, I be visiting soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The new arival

I left home yesterday for a visit to the horse dentist with one horse on a float and came home with 2, well one and a quarter..lol My gorgeous old friend of 24 years Rebel passed away in December not long after his 34th birthday. I miss him dearly and so did my other horse " Rocca", I felt awful seeing him all by himself with no horse to talk to.

Well it must have been karma as this little miniature pony was offered to me, supposedly a bit of a grump with a few bad habits but hey, we can all be like that cant we. On our way home we stopped for a quick visit and I was talked into loading him onto the float as well ( although he would have fit in the back seat..lol).
Ive called him "Salem" as hes a bit of a devil and does have a few cheeky ways but otherwise hes real sweety. A bit of time spent on him and he will be fine, hes only 3 years old so Im thinking about breaking him in.
Rocca seems very happy with his new companion and the size difference doesn't seem to be a problem, its quite funny to watch them together though. When I call them up for dinner my big boy thunders up and then miles behind with his teeny tiny little legs going as fast as they can go is little Salem, hilarious!..

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scrapalicious !!

Here is my latest finished quilt, I have named it Scrapalicious!!
I sat hand stitching the binding to the back of my quilt by the glow of the television whilst watching Desperate Housewives then Brothers & sisters until finally the last stitch was in place.....ahhhh all done, I love that feeling.

I started this scrappy quilt before Christmas and have finally moved it from the unfinished projects pile to the end of my bed. I was on a bit of a mission to get my stash pile down but as I mentioned in my previous post, I always seem to be missing just that bit of something, I know all you crafters out there know exactly what I'm talking about. I refrained quite well though on this one I think. Its made completely from my scrap pile with the exception of the gorgeous hot pink fabric I used for the binding which I had sitting there waiting for ever ( along with all the rest ) for the right project to come along . As for my scrap pile, well, its still enormous. I think it always will be.

I have two quilts under construction at the moment, one in its final stages with the top being completed and I have just started an heirloom quilt for my mum, I really should learn to finish one thing before starting another but when the mood strikes you just have to take action ( and I might forget my ideas .lol.) ....
Unil next time,