Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chel - Bel's Santorini

I have been a busy bee this weekend, finishing this lovely bright quilt for my girlfriends youngest girl "Chelsea-rose" aka Chel-Bel.

Last July I made her eldest girl "Grace" a quilt for her third birthday. I promised my girlfriend Kristy that I will make Chel-Bel a matching quilt for her 2nd birthday december just gone, but work was crazy that time of year. Only a month late but I know she is going to love it. Yeh I was a little slack with her name on the back... Chelsea-Rose was just a little toooo long. lol

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

Katie xox

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Thank-you" xox

Thanks to all my Family & Friends for the birthday messages.

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 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

Katie xox

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Shopping Trip "

I'm back from my little shopping trip in Rockhampton and brought some goodies back with me. I went to a lovely store called Patchwork Paradise... the name describes it well... It's one of those stores that you walk around and around looking and each lap your eyes spot something different.

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"

Take Care
Katie xox

Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Sassafras" with a Urban Twist

After many months it's finally finished ready to post to my Dad. This is my favorite quilt I have made yet. I love every collection "Basic Grey" bring out. This fabric range is Urban Couture. The pattern "Sassafras from Thimble Blossoms" only desired use of one jelly roll and a few fat quarters for the applique and I added a brown border it frame the piece.

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

Katie xox

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Butterflies and Blossom Doily

Started and Finished as promised. Yeh Yeh.. I got this kit for Christmas from Sarah. She picked well, I love Leanne Beasley's Kreations.. Especially if it involves butterflies & pink. :)

I'm thinking of making a couple of these for my little sister Karla for her birthday. She is a little princess that has a mini barbie castle as a bed room. These would look great in there. If your interested on this kit you can purchase one from Patchworks Plus.

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.

Katie xox

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"In My Heart.....Mother" Cushion

Here is that something special I made my Mum for her birthday last week. I brought this pattern whilst once again shopping at DewDropIn at Hervey Bay. I could spend all day there looking at the collections of fabric. These patterns from "Sally Giblin" are absolutely beautiful. I brought about 4 of her patterns that day, could not decide which one I liked the most. As I say when in doubt buy them anyway.... The fabric is "Vintage Rose". I stumbled across it in my stash while trying to find something else.

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

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

Katie xox

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sweet Simple Treats

I have to admit I LOVE buying new fabrics but only thing is I HATE cutting it up. 2010 is a time for change. I have a few... kits now that I have brought and been given over the past years. So I have started off small and decided get the cutter out and make "Sweet Treat Bag" from the Moda Bake Shop Collection. The honey bun box set was a 09' little pressie from my husband, he is well trained LOL....

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Changes & Challenges

Another Year has finished ohh.... so fast and it's nearly half way through the first month of 2010. In 2009 I had been MIA for several months from the blog world, but my personal challenge for 2010 is to post at least once a week with my kreations, presents, experiences and stories.

2009 was a fantastic year for me. Many memories and special times with family and friends but the most wonderful moment was when I walked across a lovely green patch of grass towards a man I know call Husband. Yes, I'm Married and it's been everything I every wished plus even more.

So with all that is involved in planning a wedding and enjoying the honeymoon I really did not complete much for the end of 2009. I have no more excuses now... the party is over and back to the sewing room lol.

My new Mother-In-Law Gail and Sister-In-Law Sarah have both signed up for the 2010 OPAM Challenge. I have just sent my email to Peg... so fingers cross I'm not too late. But if i am... I'm still going to use this to motivate myself to complete something each month. I have so many projects on my wish list this

Well better get going to bed and get some well needed sleep.

I will pop back tomorrow and show you all what I have been up to :)

Katie Timmins xoxox