Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sewing Mojo

Seeing stripes...the return of my sewing Mojo. Have been a bit off the old sewing when my machine went in for a service, just couldn't get started on anything to do with fabric.  With an up and coming Birthday for a certain little 5 year old, and the 40 per cent off sale at Spotlight things started to stir in the old sewing room. Looking through a few books that have recently been purchased, came across the perfect project. Chose one from the Art -To- Heart, Table Please (Part One). "Make A Wish Table Runner". So with pattern and fabric sorted was go go go. Is only part way complete but will have it all done by next Wednesday for the big event.

This is the finished product of yet another afternoons sewing. Very cold up here at the  moment. Love the backing fabric picked it up at spotlight very appropriate. Will decorate birthday tables for years to come.

Table runner measures 16.5 inches x 38.5 inches.

Inspired By House Rules

Was cruising Face Book recently and came across an old T.V. cabinet in need of resurrecting.

Thought l may shabby chic it or distress it, (that may still happen) but for now l have put curtains where the glass use to be and will add an extra shelf. Purchase some cane baskets and place them there..

On my recent trip to Spotlight l came across these chair covers which was my inspiration for the whole theme in the family room.

With the left over scraps made an extra cushion cover to match with existing ones.
 Cabinet fills in an empty space in the family room nicely. Great find and all for $30.00 and some help from Hubby. Gotta love that supportive of all my whacky ideas.
Three lovely cushions to bring it all together. Still have a few scraps remaining may make some simple wall art.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Murphy's Law.

Well you know Murphy's law...if something is going to go wrong it happens big time.  

First the good news, have sent Sean's illusions quilt off to Melbourne to help him stay warm on those ohh so cold nights.  
The not so good news is it went without label, for now. 

1. Sewing machine has gone off for service and repairs.
2. Computer troubles.
3. Non sewing matter car in for repair after driving along hwy and running over a crowbar. Doing major damage to the underside of my beloved Mazda. Bursting Tyre and rear axle damage. The scary part was  having to change Tyre whilst cars and trucks whizzed past.  80 km zone l am certain the were travelling a lot faster at 7 am. The rush to get to work.

This is what happens when Tradies don't tie down their load or tools in their trucks. 

Lucky l had Lachlan and Andrew with me.

Now we are down to one car as we just sold off  two on Gumtree last month.  Might have to upgrade to Mazda 6.

Hope the rest of the year goes smoothly.

Keep Safe Out There.