Wednesday, 28 August 2013

and Teri wins!!! congrats its on its way!!

On the weekend I took part in a Handmade Auction starting from $1. 

I had on offer one of my personalised toddler pillows featuring cinderberry stitches fabric. 

Congrats to Teri the highest bidder she requested an Emma pillow... They are going in the post today!!!


there was some pretty cute handmade items all starting at $1 this was really fun. 
Good way to get some christmas pressies together!!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Winning woohoo

So excited to announce  I was the FNSI random generated winner. Woohoo. I have to say I totally LOVE my hobby. It makes me so happy. I didn't really pay attention that there was a prize. I'm a SEWAHOLIC and well I was sewing anyway..

I suggest you join up. its sew much fun!  lol 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Finished some WIPs starting with my PS I Quilt. Pinwheel Sampler

I have finally finished my Pinwheel sampler I actually started this on the January School Holidays. I bought the snap pop layer cake and charms My first pre-cut fabric ever, I was so excited I had the top finished in 2 days.

the tutorial is available on the PS I quilt tutorial page. Its a good pinwheel skill builder.

As I never really had a plan for this quilt apart from my sewing room. I had the most fun I just played with my machine. I have to say I am no longer scared of quilting.  This is the best way to become confident..... So satisfying....

I think my FNSI was a great outing myself with all my unfinished projects has been really good. 
I have since finished both bee blocks. & my Boy Crazy quilt and Mazzys Pillow.

My Bee Blocks finished and sent

Mazzys Pillow

Friday, 16 August 2013

Looking forward to my first SEW IN

Looking forward to the sew in with the FNSI Group join us by clicking the button. What can I do???

Hmmm I know finish something.... LOL

A few design wall things.

finish my boy crazy baby quilt

Done!! Woohoo

a little pre birth pressie for my Sister-in-laws

some work on my next tutorial for Riley Blake

a few blocks similar to this for my do good stitches bee

I got 1 of my bee blocks completed!! Yah 1 to go!!! 

a pillow case for Mazzarae.... Cute

Not finished but started

I think I will get something finished not sure whether to go for a wine or make the mint chocolate... hehe 

Yip we made some it is yummo!!! 
Thanks for the recipe Wendy so easy!! 

And this for a birthday gift for my SIL. Happy birthday Mel !

Busy night for me now off to check out what everyone else did!! 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Massive de-stash trying to liberate my hoarder instinct hehe well I'm just clearing out for more...

I'm sure I'll use this right? naaa

Found a place on FB to de-stash, 
I have been checking it out for a few weeks. 
Finally listed an album. Fingers crossed I get rid of some fabric 
I just don't need and won't use. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

NEW Tutorial Available via Riley Blake Cutting Corners College!!!

Ok so I'm pretty excited to announce that I have done a tutorial for my cute personalised kids bags. It is now available on the Riley Blake Cutting Corners College Page.. Woohoo. check it out.

Cutting Corners with Riley Blake Designs

Monday, 5 August 2013


I have been trying to join a charm swap for a while, but have been actually finding them either to late or not at all!  yip I can't find them... lol so I decided to create my own. I hope the rest of you who are interested in building a rainbow charm pack that have missed out on other's swaps will sign up. 

It will be fun

Sign-ups begin Immediately and will continue until all 26 spots are full (I have decided to take 2 spots but if we fill to quickly  or people miss out I will give up my  extra spot). Please sign up for the swap using the SIGN UP. Once list is full it will no longer be visible.

I have decided to keep it simple for my first swap.  
  • We will do 1 metre rainbow swap
  • colours you assigned yourself (this will mean each person will receive (2) charms from each fabric selection).  
  • You will need to be on flickr to participate (so sign-up for an account if you do not have one).  
  • Australian participants only please (trying to keep it simple for this first one).
  • Only sign up if you are prepared to do it.!! Don't be the straggler.
What to do:

  • Assign yourself a colour on sign up. (remember it doesn't  really matter what colour you sign up for its cut and sent) 
  • Buy (1.15m) a little over a metre just to be safe of fabric of prints in your colour.
    • fabric should be 100% high quality quilters cotton (from a reputable online quilt fabric store - Spotlight or Lincraft from the quilters section. NO cheap fabric allowed - if you really don't like it don't send it we all will appreciate good quality!)
    • Your fabric should "read" the color assigned you, but it can have small flecks of other colors if you choose.  You should steer clear of large print fabrics as once they are cut into 5"x5" charms you loose the print.
    • do NOT wash your fabric.  
  • Cut your selected fabric into 5" charms (see this great tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman for making your cuts).  Each metre of fabric should = (56) 5"x5" charms.  Which means that total you will be sending me (56) charms.
  • Put your stacks of fabric into a Zip bag and include the details of you and your fabrics on an index card
    • your name, e-mail address, physical address, fabric name and company, ...
  • Send me your fabric, and a self addressed stamped envelope (see below) to me no later than 3 weeks after the 28 spots are filled if I will email when this has happened. 
    • you will be getting about the same weight of material back, so once you know how much it costs to send your fabric to me, you can include the same amount of postage on the self addressed envelope you include 
    • OR you can include a express post paid envelope for me to send your charms back to you in
  • Post on our flickr group which prints you have selected to ensure there are no doubles.  When you do, this is where you should also include info about the print for others to see - fabric name, line, company.
  • Enjoy your charms once they are sent back to you!

I'd love to see the creations we make from this swap on Flickr as well.