Tuesday, January 27, 2015


How lucky am l to have received this lovely parcel in the post this morning. Thank you Peg & Kris for running such a great event each year. This will have to be my next project to do on my trip to Melbourne.
Such a cute pattern and fabric.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mug Rug Swap

Mug Rug Swap: Crafting with Lisa Marie had a mug rug swap this is the first one for the year. Theme is winter, thought this free download pattern looked the part.
Spent the morning in sewing room putting it together, as l am going to be away for part of  Feb, posted it early didn't want to forget. Quite happy with the outcome.
 For future swaps go to craftingwithlisamarie@gmail.com  happy sewing and sharing in 2015.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life's A Puzzle

 Life is a puzzle. My Son No.4 (Hayden) and girlfriend purchased a puzzle when the weather turned wet.  We all had a turn putting a piece here and there. They gave up two days back Hubby is still slugging away determined  to complete the puzzle.  I manage to find 15 pieces today.

Secret sewing going on here, so cannot say too much. But it has a winter theme to it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dots Dots Dots

Just a very quick post today.

Will be seeing spot before my eyes early this year.

The plan is to make up this cute little pattern  from Melly & Me for my new grand child.  Whose arrival is imminent. Getting so excited.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Koala ...SOS

The International Fund For Animal Welfare. IFAW's Has put out a call on facebook for help.

Koala's urgently need your help.
They need mittens made from 100 per cent cotton to protect their injured paws after the fires in SA. VIC. NSW.

How about giving a helping hand by making some Koala friendly mittens.  Pattern on there website.

Send to: 6 Belmore Street, Surry Hills. NSW. Australia. 2010.  They will then distribute them where needed.

Friday, January 9, 2015

What To Do With 3 1/2 Inch Scraps.

 Sorted through all my 3 1/2 inch scraps and started to sew...not sure what l was going to make.

Sewing  them into pairs then into rows of ten. Then sewing those row together into a panel.
 Thought it could be a table runner or table cloth for picnics.

Maybe a community quilt if it keeps expanding...who knows where  it will end up.

Love the scrappy look.

Thank you for sitting up with me tonight...really enjoyed your company.  Those muffins you bought with you were fabulous.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

First Bag For The Year.

 Was asked very politely to make a bag for Rachel's elder sister Jennifer, as she had admired a bag l had made for Rachel a few years back.  So they went fabric shopping and come back with this beautiful fabric for her bag.    (real like this soft blue dot fabric).

 Have been in a bit of a blah  mood lately, not sure why and was having trouble getting started, so on the weekend l decided it was time.

So happy l did my mood has certainly changed for the better. Enjoyed putting this bag together it is an Amy Butler Pattern. Great bag for beach or overnight it is a large bag, but not huge.
Think it has come together real nicely. Really pretty, great choice girls.
Have made so many of these bags in the past l might have to buy a new pattern as it is looking extremely tired.
Each and every bag  has come out looking trumps.