Thursday, September 27, 2007
A bottle/jar quilt, did you guess? I know some of you did (lol). I've always wanted to do this style of quilt but thought that it would be way too hard. Boy was I wrong, it was soooo easy. I added some little felt type yoyo's and buttons to give a bit more of a textured look.
Here it is all wrapped up and on its way to Wyatt's house this morning.....
Here's the birthday boy really giving it the once over before his cousin (my little princess) jumped in to help suss it out.....
and here's a bit of pressy sharing..... Ohhhhh, how sweet!!!
Happy Birthday Little Handsome Man.... I hope you are having a fantastic day.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Oh, by the way...... I used my new machine 'Jan' (yes, that's right... she has a name now, Janome Jan) to whip both of these little beauties up. Oh so proud!!!!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Oh well.... I'm now off to finish my nephews quilt..... Happy sewing everyone!!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Firstly, this book was purchased for my little princess and it's just adorable!!!! All of the pictures throughout this book are crafted out of fabric. It's all put together like a collage and then a photo is taken of it and that's a page in the book. You can't really tell but the front cover is crafted in this way also.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
It's my nephews b'day next weekend so I decided to make him a little doll quilt to go with his present to add that homemade touch. I've already sewn half of the front of his little quilt but seen as though it's supposed to be a surprise and I know his mother is an avid reader of my blog I'm unable to show you my progress. I can however give you all a sneak peak at some of the fabrics that I've used......
You're probably thinking - 'OMG what is this crazy lady thinking with that horrible selection of colours', but let me tell you now..... This quilt is definitely original and it's sure to make my little handsome nephew smile when he sees it. It's a real eye catcher.
My beautiful sister's wedding over the weekend was AMAZING!!!! And as we speak she's in a plane flying to London for her honeymoon. It feels like only yesterday that I was doing the exact same thing, jet setting around the globe on my honeymoon, 2 years ago as of the 3rd of this month to be precise. Boy how time just fly's by.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Isn't she a beauty????? Can you see all of the stitches on the board at the top? Well that board flips and there's just as much on the reverse. I just love it. I have endless craft opportunities with this little gem.
Also..... As promised here are a some snap shots of my new Doll Quilt from the very talented Julia (her blog link is in my previous post).
The fabric is just divine, I love chocolate brown and dusty pinks, how did she know? The quilting is in a finger print design, now isn't that original?
My little baby sister is getting married in Griffith over the weekend. I can't believe it!!!! It still feels like she's only 13 not 23. We're leaving tomorrow morning and won't be home until Sunday night. So have a great weekend everyone and I'll catch you all on Monday.
She's wearing the gorgeous little dress that Granny (my mum) made, especially for her 1st b'day party, too sweet!
I also became the proud owner of a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6600 at the start of this month. I can't tell you enough just how amazing this machine is!!!!! It quilts, embroideres, and so much more. It has so many buttons on it that I'm a bit scared to touch it. I'm slowly reading through the instruction book learning all about the different stitches as I go. My first project that I want to sew with my new Janome is the doll quilt for the four seasons quilt swap. I've cut it all out, all that's left to do is sew it up.
Speaking of this particular swap..... I received my doll quilt on Friday last week and have been meaning to come back to blog land to brag about it. It was made by the very talented Julia and I just LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I'll post a pic of it later on this afternoon after I've taken a photo of it so you can see her work but if you want to see a pic of it before then just pop by her blog. She has about half a dozen pics of it posted here. The colours that she used are just amazing and her quilting was so original, I've never seen anything like it!!!!
I have loads more to tell you but I think that this post is getting a bit long winded. So until next time.......