Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Once upon a time.

Found this fabric at Spotlight when l was not even looking, love it when that happens bonus.
Thought it may come in handy for a young child's project. Was going to be an apron for a niece, then l changed my mind again.....it has been transformed into this cute little bag. Pattern is "Sweet Sixteen" designed by Rosalie Quinlan.  Makes up very quickly and instructions are easy to follow.
This little bag will go off to a special young lady.
Just needs a cute button to finish it off.
I am sure Nikki Tervo will have something suitable, l am also planing on making one of her Brandy Gully designs "Child's apron & Bag" next.   So very cute.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chicken Coop

Now sit back whilst l explain our Chicken hutch journey.  The trade off with one Child for our move out of Melbourne was he want to have Chickens because he would like to become a poultry farmer.  Not that much call for this in the suburbs of Melbourne.  So it was agreed.  It has taken us nearly two years but he has finally got his chicken hutch. He intends to move to Gatton to complete agriculture at the Uni there. " I say good on him to follow his dream."

Any way we spend numerous hours searching the internet for back yard  hutches in our local area, because we like to support locals first. Finally bought one on ebay which of course came from Melbourne. Ha Ha!  After a week one parcel arrived that was great but we only had half a hutch, we contacted Australia  Post and two days later the other parcel found and delivered .

Now they could start construction. It was decided that the coop needed a nesting box added. Which was a great father son experience, both chatting over the dinner table as to how this should be done.  Much talk about adding a ceiling fan and insulation which exasperated my no 4 son, thinking this is never going to be completed. So l suggested a nice sofa and curtains for the chickens also. He he he! Once completed a spot in the backyard had to be found that would not interfere with the neighbours. They say that they can be bribed, with eggs of course.

We searched once again the internet for chickens for sale in the local area and research many different breeds of chickens. Unbelievable how many there are.  We ended up at a local poultry farm where they were more than happy to sell us two beautiful girls, ready to lay. We are not disappointed this morning with our very first egg. No.4 son will be pleased when he arrives home from school this afternoon.  As we were not expecting one so soon. After the girls settle in for a few days they will be allowed out to roam the backyard.

Friday, July 13, 2012


 Have wanted to this for sometime and thought what a great chance to start.  Bought some green homespun fabric from Spotlight. Needed it to look bright and crisp like Granny Smith apples.  If l put real apples in a glass bowl my boys would eat them, the effect l was looking for would be very temporary. So starting with one then three and before l new it l had about 15. I will continue until l run out of fabric.
Then this will be place on my kitchen bench.......until l need a change..... or a purpose for lots of  green Yo-Yo's.
Maybe a stuffed toy frog.  He he he!

Have enjoyed sitting watching Forest Gump quietly  sewing away.
Well there you have it a bowl full of  yoyo's  that is a 1/2 metre  of fabric.

Friday Fun

 Most ideas come about because you see some fabric or button and ideas start popping into your head.  This one was to add a small amount of color  to a very simple piece. I chose pink because l simply had some left over pink RicRac from a previous project.  Not wanting to purchase more supplies and waste a good idea made these items. Firstly a simple Table runner. Still having fabric left over made this small bag which could be used for any number of things, mug bag, drink bottle holder etc.  Still having even more fabric remaining l decide to make another book cover. Next might be a mug rug, pencil case or even a lingerie bag. Was a bit of Friday Fun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Cover

Have been busy making this book cover for a very special little girl Ruth.C.
Made from a Honey bun l bought here in Toowoomba from Precious Time about a  year or so ago. Very girly and had to add the Ric Rac.
Will be making more Folder covers in the future. But not today has been freezing here on top of the hill.