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Hello, all my fellow bloggers. I have returned :) lol.. Been M.I.A for the past month. End of financial year has creped a pond us again. Busy time for businesses and not to mention the school holidays as well. Work has been a handful, but has now settled down so I’m back to blog land and sewing…”Oh how much I have missed you”.
Amongst this June madness I did find the time to sign with Tereasa at Homespun & Beautiful for the Lynette Anderson’s BOM “My Garden”. My lovely SIL Sarah brought it to my attention, and I could not resist. So Sarah, Roseanne and myself have set our self's another challenge. Totally love this fabric that was chosen “Heart and Soul”. I was kicking myself when I arrived back home from Tassie in June without buying that lovely bundle I saw at Pauline’s. Thank god she still had some fabric left for this BOM.
Well, Off to the sewing room I go. I promise to return with a sewing Kreation…:)
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Don't you just love them?
These pincushions are a Mode Bake Shop treasure. Click here for the free pattern.
My pincushions are a little bit different to the pattern. I used a "Glace"charm square pack, instead of 5 jelly roll strips. Believe it or not... I could not find any laying around. If you have this problem too, I just sewed three charms together top to bottom, then cut down the center making 2 x 2 1/2 by 14 inch then cut to required lenght. After making 10 strips ( 5 for the front) and the 5 I used for the back instead of the 10" layer cake square. Giving it a strippy look.
Monday, February 1, 2010
My Wonderful Mother-In-Law Gail, gave me this for a Christmas present. The fabric for this mystery quilt is gorgeous (very girly). It's totally my style. God she knows me to well. Thanks again. The BOM did not come with the pattern. But Gail once again thought of it all and got me the Homespun Subscription of my birthday. I'm so spoilt....
Now when do I start.... I was so itching to start today as it rain all day. But one problem... The BOM did not include DMC thread. So I guess my heading to the shop tomorrow.
But today was not a total lost.... I kept my self busy making.... something???
I will pop back tomorrow to show you.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I used a jelly roll and charm square of "Santorini" by Lila Tueller to make this quilt. It came out quite lovely and it suit's Chel-Bel down to a tee. She really likes Purple (well at the moment)lol..
The pattern of the quilt front was from "Me and my Sister - Strawberry Jellies". Such a quick and easy pattern to follow and really suits the bright, bold patterned fabric like Santorini.
This is my fifth finished project for January.. Off to a good start I say. Not sure what is installed for Fabulous Febuary ... So you will have to pop back now and then to check on me.
Take care everyone
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today was very eventful. I started piecing together a new quilt. Cleaned, reorganised and moved around my sewing room and even went to town to look at more lounges at Harvey Norman's. Turning a year older has not held me back.
I had a surprise birthday cake from Simon. He is a sweety. Sneaking down to the corner store to buy me a lovely cake. While sitting at the table reading some blogs, he brings me out this.....
He even put the extra effort in to light a candle...lol... Don't mind the metal tray the frozen Sara-lee Chocolate Cake came in. "Simple Simon but totally Perfect" It's the thought that counts and the taste... and it tasted so yummmy. Simon and I had to have seconds...hehe
Better get to bed... a early 4am start tomorrow..
I will pop back to tell you what I got for my birthday... It a great pressy
Monday, January 25, 2010
I really had to stop myself from buying an armful of goodies and decided on the beautiful "Cherish Nature" by Deb Strain. Deb Strain was one of the designers that caught my eye from day one. I'm sure everyone remembers the lovely "Day Dream" collection Moda brought out... Yes it was Deb Strain's. I still have a jelly roll of Day Dream"s in stash, and can't bring myself to cut it. I brought a Layer Cake, Charm Square, a Panel and a few fats of the Cherish. I was going to buy the jelly roll but thought I needed an excuse to head back in a couple of weeks (wink wink) LOL.
The day went by quite fast, but Simon and I had a great time. We went to Hog's Breathe Cafe for lunch, another fantastic meal..(yummmy). Simon went and looked at the Golf and Motorbike stores, while I was at Spotlight. Got a few supplies and some more goodies. Then the afternoon was spent looking at the stores in the mall and looking for a new lounge. Found a couple that were alright but just not the one.. I guess we keep looking.
One more day off... might get some sewing down... or just relax??? I might pop back in a few days and show you the project I'm working one. All I can say... that it's "BRIGHT"
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I wanted to keep this quilt for my self. But I showed my Dad when he was down for the wedding and hinted that his girl friend would love it and also he really liked it too. Sooo... I decided that this was going to be their 2009 Christmas Present ( yeah it's a bit late). As I say "Rome was not Built it a Day & Good things come to those who wait" lol.
I quilted the quilt using my new frame and a design I learnt from Sarah when she was up on holidays. (thanks Sarah). It was quite easy once I got into the motion. It seemed to just flow.
So here is maybe my last completed project for January... I might have time to finish after but I'm not promising anything. I have the next two days off from work but my husband (Simon) and I are going to Rockhampton on a Shopping Day tomorrow and Tuesday is my birthday... so I might go and hassle Gail for a sewing day.
Hope you all had a great Kreative Weekend... Take Care
Thursday, January 21, 2010
What to do now?.... I should really finish of my father's quilt I promised him last christmas. I will pop back tomorrrow with a sneak peak, or even the pictures with it finished.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
This is my first stitchery cushion project. I enjoy making these more then quilting these days. I find it more rewarding on a personal level. After finishing the cushion, I really wanted to keep it for myself. Might just have to make another...lol
My Mum totally loved it. It's the first thing I have made her since I was about 9yrs old. She said to me that I have set a birthday standards now...she expects something like this every year. I was happy that she loved it as much as me.
So... I guess it's make to the sewing room... I've started making this beautiful Butterfly and Blossoms Doily Kit that Sarah gave me for Christmas. Fingers cross it turns out as good as hers..lol
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It was a very Easy and Fast but lovely bag to make. I decided to make it from the Patisserie Honey Bun. I use it as a pencil case for work. Thinking now I need a little make-up bag...LOL.. watch out honey bun... the cutter is coming...LOL.
My wishes have been answered. I got accepted for the OPAM 2010 challenge. I must of just scrapped in the number. I just popped over to Kris's blog and the sign in has now closed. Yehh, I got in.... Now the fun will begin. LOL..
A quick message to my Mum " Happy Birthday for Today" I made her something special for course.. I will have to put a pick on here tomorrow..
Bye for Now
Katie Timmins xoxo