Friday, July 13, 2007

Latest Accomplishments....

O.K. as promised I've posted heaps and heaps of pictures of some my completed projects and some of my works in progress....

First up I have a knitted duck and lemon beanie. The duck is a pressy for a girl friend who has just had a baby, it has a rattle inside and the ribbon is sewn down so hopefully it will be baby proof. The lemon beanie is also for her....

I've also made her some little crochet booties and a matching bib. As you can tell I bought a lot of the yellow wool. It's just so super soft, perfect for the little ones.

Next pics are of 2 quilts that I'm in the middle of. They're made out of a heap of the scraps that I had in my stash. The first one only has to be quilted and then binded. As you can see from the second pic, I recycled some old bread bags for the back of this quilt. I've come to a screaming hault with the 2nd quilt (the photo is of the back side of the quilt). I'm unsure as to what I'm going to back it with... I'm thinking maybe recycled bread bags like the first one to keep with the scrappy/recycled theme. What do you all think?

Here's a sneak peak of some fabric that I purchased from the local fabric shop last week. I'm going to make a nine patch single bed quilt with it for my little princess for Xmas. I just love the purple fabric with the turtles on it.... Too Cute!!!!

I'm really loving this gorgeous purple pj fabric. I purchases this adorable little pj pattern a couple of days ago and I've decided to make a pair of pj's for one of my girl friends daughter for her first b'day. It's a month away so I have plenty of time.

I picked the next pattern up about 7 months ago from my local fabric shop with the intention of making oodles and oodles of these cute overalls and so far I've only managed to make 2 pairs, both out of polar fleece. The next pair that I'm going to make will be made out of this rich chocolate corduroy, the perfect colour for little babies that are crawling around and getting dirty.
Well I'm really going to be busy for the next couple of weeks now aren't I??? I can't wait to get started!!!!

I know, I know, I know.... It makes me look young, doesn't it? The hairdresser told me that fringes are making a come back. I still think that I look pretty funny!!! Like I said before.... It WILL grow on me.


  1. First off - Love the fringe :)

    And all those gorgeous fabrics... the brown looks perfect for the coveralls - the quilt is going to be so cute. the baby stuff is adorable.

    You rock!

  2. hey jojo...
    wow where do I start.... the bootees are too cute.... can you believe feet come that little... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the duck your soooo good with your rattley toys... and the bib looks really retro.... of course I love the quilts but thats because ur a quilting genius....hehe... heaps of projects lined up huh.... cant wait toe see em....
    luv Abby

  3. I adore your fringe, not only does it make you look younger, but you look different / prettier.
    That duck is fabulous! You're so clever - You said a few posts back that you were starting an online store with a friend, will you be making and selling all your beautiful work?

  4. Hi Alaina,
    I'm glad you like my fabrics. I've been buying heaps lately all I have to do now is dust the cobwebs off my janome and get sewing.

    Hi Ab,
    Thanks for all the compliments... The bootees are supposed to be crochet socks but I decided to call them bootees instead. The bib is just too cute! I'm going to make one in pinks next. I tried to make it look like a flower, does it?

    Hi Jen,
    I'm kinda getting used to the fringe now... The pic of me was a bit of a shocker, I'll have to fix that up later!
    I've also made a cat rattle in a rich brown wool. I'm still in the process of setting up my store. I'll be selling things that I've made from my own patterns like toys, clothes, bootees, gloves, bibs, etc...


  5. yeh jojo it really looks like a flower...WELL DONE....
    I really like it....

  6. I think you look adorable! And I love your work, you did a fantastic job on all of it. Also? Love that purple cow fabric!

  7. Hi! I been blogging for a while and this is the first time I come across someone from my area(well where some of my family are) we moved to WA 7 years, I went back to Dubbo a couple of weeks ago to see them!
    Small world!!! Love that Duck!!!!


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