Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Carpet Bag

 Have been wanting to make this bag for a few years.  Was sorting out my magazine collection again and came across the pattern ... since l had nothing on for the next couple of days thought l should give it ago.
Then came the search for suitable fabric in my stash, which l knew l had purchase also quite some time back. After re arranging my sewing room l finally found what l was looking for.

Cannot believe how similar the fabric is.

Cut out pieces ready to go last night....after a slow start to the day l managed to go to my sewing cave and start.

It is a quick project once you get started. Not the best instructions but mulled my way through.
Now all there is to do is to find the right set of handles.

 If any one knows where l should start to look for handles similar then please drop me a line.

Looking forward to having another project finished soon.

You can find the pattern for this bag in Country Favorites...Quilts, wall-hangings, cushions & accessories No. 1.

Mother's Day Gift

With Mother's Day fast approaching l have put together a Mum Mug Rug.   A Purple Butterfly Cushion for Rachel's mother.   Something a little different this year.
Took pictures to show you all before sending them off.    Normally l would send them and then think about a picture.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Shawls For Wedding

Very Short post.

Here is the lovely Carmen modeling the Shawls l  made for the Bridesmaids and Flower Girls for the up and coming event of the year. Carmen and Bryce will marry in July. Have Three flower girls dress to complete then my work is done.

Until we start our next project ... making the bows for the chairs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Short Trip Away.

 Hubby and l went on a short trip up the Sunshine Coast.  This time the weather was beautiful.  Started our trip heading towards Brisbane to look at a few camper trailers.  
Then we finally on our way out of Brisbane toward Bribie Island, Beachmere where we looked at a few holiday homes.  Staying the night in Caboolture.

The next day headed  for Rainbow beach via the Glasshouse Mountains.
 Arrived late in the afternoon drove on the beach a little bit. Lucky to get off before tide come in.  Lovely little spot for a day visit only.   Headed for Tin Can Bay where we stayed in a self contained cabin very cosy.

In the morning we went to the feeding of the Dolphins.  Only one showed up for breakfast normally they have three or four, so we were told. They can eat up to 25kg of fish per day...they will graze all day...only fed 3kg of  fish  here.

Of course when there is free food around the local pelicans come in for a look. These birds are not encouraged to stay around, because they can become quite aggressive.
Was great to get away, even for a little while.