Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lots of Goodies.....

I got a chance to go and visit my Mum at Cootamundra over the weekend.... It was great to catch up with her. On Saturday morning we popped by the local sewing shop and look at what we found...... A gorgeous jelly roll by Moda in the American Jane collection... Mum decided to buy it and seen as though I loved it so much she is now going to make me a quilt with it. We picked out a design together on Saturday night while pigging out on pizza's with my little sister. This week Mum will be sewing all of the strips together to make my quilt... I can't wait til my next visit so I can see how the whole thing is progressing.... I promise I'll keep you posted with some progress pics...... ;)

While we were in the sewing shop I also spotted this gorgeous tin and just had to have it and thanks to Mum I now do... (You really do spoil me too much MUM!!!!!)This is what was inside, 4 spools of gutermann threads, how fantastic is that.....While I was at Mum's I also got a chance to whip the little princess up 2 pairs of winter pajamas. I can't believe I drafted the pattern myself!! It was all thanks to Enid Gilchrists Sleepwear book, that women is a geneous!!! Here's the little princess modeling a pair.... She's just gotten out of bed in these pics and as you can tell by the big nest in the back of her hair she likes sleeping with the birds... LOL!!!I've had an idea floating around in my head for a while now and this morning I finally got a chance to make up my first prototype and here it is.....It's supposed to be a fabric flower brooch.... What do you think???? Does it look like a flower to you???? I'd love to hear what you think.....

29 comments:

  1. Hi Jodie, the flower is beautiful & I am looking forward to seeing what your Mum comes up with with the jelly roll ... I love to look at these but haven't bought any yet ... and those PJ's, fantastic!

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  2. Love the P.J's, love the flower and love your mum - Does she want to adopt me?

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  3. yep looks like a flower to me! and the PJ's are cute!

    Your mum has spoiled you, but of course you deserve it..

    BUT maybe, she knows its mothers day next month and is making sure she gets something she likes *W* like a moda jelly roll quilt??? LOL
    there is a lovely pattern in April American Patchwork & quilting using a jelly roll.. its only for a wee quilt table runner but I can see it with more fabs added.. parts of the strips were cut into diamonds.. lovely..


    take care
    quilty huggers to you!

    Lissapoo

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  4. Hi Jodie, Love those PJ's - my Mum used to use Enid Gilcrest books when we were kids in the 60's and 70's! Looking orward to seeing what your Mum comes up with for the Jelly Roll - they look so inviting but I experimented with any yet.

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  5. lovely pjs - lovely flower - you and I are thinking of the same thing at the same time. I am making (experimenting) with some flower brooches at the moment. I will blog about mine and what I have come up with when I am happy with the design.

    I do like yours very much, mine are very much the same too - I have done mine in Liberty fabrics.

    Can't wait to see what your lovely mum does with the jelly roll.

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  6. How cute is that froggy fabric. I have the same print to make flannel wrap blankies.

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  7. What a wonderful visit to your mom's & what fun to look forward to seeing the progress of the quilt! I can't wait to see it myself. :)

    I collect tins so I know the joy of finding one so nice! And don't you just love gutermann threads, too.

    The pjs are just adorable! (Holding a close second place to little princess.;)You certainly did a great job on them; pass the book please! :)

    The flower is lovely..how will you use it? Can't wait to see!

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  8. Sounds like you had a fun time with your mum. Love the thread tin, too cute. I can remember using the Enid patterns when my kids were little, (back in the dark ages)...lol.... Love your flower broach, very pretty.

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  9. Cute, cute fabric!

    The PJ's are perfect and I love your gals little nest on her head. So sweet.

    The flower pin looks great!

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  10. Your little girl is adorable and so are the p.j.'s! The flower absolutely looks beautiful, clever idea, looking forward to seeing what you do with these...

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  11. great job on the pajama's! I have a couple of enid gilchrist's books too. They are great.

    The flower is great - could you do a tutorial? ;)

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  12. So glad you've got into the Enid Gilchrist books, cute patterns for your very cute little princess.

    Looking forward to seeing your quilt.

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  13. Awww, you little girl in her pjs look so cute. My one wakes up with hair like that, too. And I like the brooch, too.

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  14. I like your flower, it is beautiful!
    Kind regards

    Sonnja
    Beertje Zonn

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  15. I love the pj's, I've never tried to make my own patterns. The flower looks great too.

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  16. Hi Jodie
    I think 'Jelly Rolls' are the new 'Fat Quarter'.
    I have finally made a bag out of the fantastic indigo fabric I bought off you last year, must send you a photo.
    The flower brooch is precious, I'd buy one.
    Janelle xx

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  17. Love those PJ's - perhaps Minnie would want to keep those ones on... Cute tin, very cute. And yes, it looks like a flower - a gorgeous flower at that.

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  18. I look forward to seeing what you Mum makes,Iveseen these jelly roles around but not sure what pattern to use with them !!
    Well done with the PJ's too

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  19. wow what a wonderful mum you have!! I love the tin and the pj's and the flower brooch is gorgeous it DEFINATELY looks like a flower :)

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  20. Definitely looks likd a flower too me. Would love the pattern. PJ's are gorgeous, as is your mum for spoiling you (no doubt you deserve it!). Cant wait to see the quilt.
    Cheers - LIbby

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  21. I love that new collection by Moda - just got a couple of the Wee Play prints myself!

    I'm sure your quilt will be lovely...

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  22. Flower is gorgeous. Keep going! PJ's are also very, very cute.

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  23. Jodie - the flower looks great! I'm another who'd be keen for a tutorial. And the pyjamas - SO cute! Jade x

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  24. Oh, your mum sounds lovely - I LOVE that fabric roll - I also love that flower brooch. It look beautiful

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  25. emily picked up the exact same jelly roll yesterday.....but she put it down again. she has so much restraint. probably cause she doesn't have much money. i've seen one quilt in progress using that jelly roll and it's looking fantastic.
    can't wait to see how your quilt progresses. how nice to get one made for you.
    love the pj's too! very clever.
    l
    x

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  26. The flower is lovely and your daughter is too cute in those pj's

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  27. hehe, in the first pic of your jammies i couldnt see a body, so i was wondering "how did she do that?" but then i read what you said and noticed the head. they are adorable. and what a lucky girl you have to have such a great mum. i love that collection of fabrics and i am hoping to get some soon. cant wait to see your quilt. it def. looks like a flower, good job.

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  28. Definitely looks like a flower - great job. I love that your Mum still spoils you with sewing things (very cool Mum!) and the Gutterman tin is such a great find.

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  29. I keep looking at the turn off to Cootamundra when we go to Canberra thinking I hope to get to see it one day.

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