Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What a find

Check out the lace! While out with Mr GREAT yesterday we stopped and had a browse through some antique shops - lots of very nice stuff in those.

In the last one we went to which has kind of retro/antique and perhaps not as flashy as the other two we visited I found this lace sitting on top of an old singer sewing machine (yes I would have liked to bring that home but alsa no space for extra furniture and no $$$$).

The lace was unpriced so I enquired as to the cost and the lady said $5. Well what a bargain - has the tag still on it that says made in Austria and its 10 yards long!!!! I will have to find something special to do with it.


Monday, March 21, 2011

An Awesome Giveaway

Pop on over to visit Fee and see what she is giving away! Some beautiful fabric - while you are there have a look around her blog and see some very pretty things....


Weekend Progress

I had a 4 day weekend this one just gone and let me tell you that they dont happen very often around here! Anyway after doing some running around on Thursday I spent Friday hobbling around with a pulled leg muscle (good excuse to sew!) So I hobbled between the sewing machine, the cutting mat and the ironing board and this is what I managed to put together...........

The other weekend project was this................

........ a new bed. We are going to ditch the water bed so we can both get a good night's sleep! New quilt for this one I think - but perhaps not straight away!


Monday, March 14, 2011

A lot but nothing to show..............

Its been one of those weekends around here! A little bit of this a lot of that (mainly housework - yuck!) and nothing really to show.

I started to pieced together some of the bits for my big project - all went well. Stitched the top of my Vintage Teddies together (need to get some batting before I can finish it..) Cut the squares for a shaggy quilt that Becca wanted and stitched those. Made of big mess of my creative space and walked away and left it! Made a cake. Went to help purchase timber for the next stage of the reno - getting closer to finishing now (but still a lot to go).

Went to niece's birthday party - I think she was fairly impressed with her bag. Then got in a decent night's sleep for the couple of big days ahead work wise.

So no pics but a little bit of progress. Hope everyone has a good week!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Not a lazy Sunday Afternoon

Well not around here! Up early this morning to take Cam to Clean Up Australia Day then home and achieved the desired cutting (see previous post). A trip to the dump (did my bit to clean up my little piece of Australia - do you think that counts?). Home from dump and had lunch and then decided to make my niece a bag for her birthday which is next weekend. Here it is completed:
Overall I have had a very productive weekend (and 3 blog posts as well). Back to work tomorrow but Im right into this sewing thing at the moment.


Let the cutting commence!

  • Fabric Ironed - Check
  • Blade in Rotary Cutter changed - Check
  • Instructions close by for easy reference - Check
  • Motivation ready to go - Check

This is going to be a mammoth project but hopefully when Im finished it will turn out looking something like this:

I do have a deadline so hopefully I can achieve it!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

A productive day

On this rainy day here in Brisbane I was very productive inside the house! Managed a couple of loads of laundry; baked a cake; went on a few errands and then did some sewing after lunch!

Worked on a swap project for a bit.......................

Then decided to piece together Block 1 of our FIS - Block of the month. Took a little time choosing the fabric and then got stuck into it- its a 6 inch block so a little (a lot) smaller than I have ever pieced before. Its finished and Im impressed with myself (not with the ability to take a decent photo of a night though).

I was on such a roll that I thought that I might as well make a start on the second block - at least get the cutting done - well that start turned into a whole complete block.......................

Now I just have to wait a few more weeks for Block 3...................


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An awesome Give-a-way

Vignette in Stitches is having an amazing give-away for some Melly Hurlston fabric which is used for a project in Issue 2 of Vignette. I have only just received my copy of issue 1 (I know - slow starter) and am about to order issue 2.

Pop on over and check out the giveaway guidelines and GOODLUCK!