Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Bear.

This is my something girly for the van.  Will sit proudly on our bed. Might even take it on the cruise with us.  Now that the odds of males to females are adjusting in my favor, with the boys moving out and on with their own lives it will be just me and hubby.  (Grandchildren).

Made the rabbit first as l wanted to try out the pattern before l purchase more fabric for my bear.  Rabbit still needs his nose and will probably give him away on our cruise, with the community quilts when we arrive in PNG.
 Am also planning on making up a few little gift bags with coloring books notepads and assorted pencils.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Painting Project.

 Hubby and l purchased this old bed from a local sale site. We needed a spare bed for another house we had recently purchased.
I had spent weeks looking for a queen size bed frame only to be told by dear hubby that a queen will not fit the space with bed side tables.
So as l said prior came across this frame and only asking $80. but required a lot of work and to my surprise when we went to have a look, the lady was in the process of moving out and said we could take it for free. "BONUS".
 Hubby cleaned, sanded and purchased the paint for me to paint as he dislikes painting.  So today l spent 2 hours putting on the under coat only two more coats of paint to go.
Now l understand why hubby dislikes painting.

Not one drop of paint on me or my clothes.

Plan on having the bed room made up for my visits, will be girly and pretty with my new quilt and Leanne Beasley wall quilt, (project not started as yet).

As this house is set up for my boys so that they do not have to travel to work and back from Brissy every day, ( 2 hours each way).  They are only 40 mins by train, 25 mins by car, depending on traffic.

Update: Putting the spare room together. Bed in place now to style the room.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bianca's Keepsake Blanket.

 Purchased this project when in Melbourne at Gayle B's prior to the birth of my first grandchild.
Was a bit tedious because of the different fabrics not wanting to play nicely together.

As l said, had a few issues so was put it with the rest of my UFO's which are multiplying.
Recently l decided to have another attempt, this time was successful.  It is not a quilt but a blanket backed with Minkie.
Bianca now gets to enjoy the warmth of the blanket.

Was great ... learnt to do mitered corners.
No big deal, why it took me so long to try who knows.

Halloween collection.

This year l decided to make up a few items to decorate the van for Halloween just for fun. Have my little treat bags ready.  Not that we get that many treat seekers. But children will fined any occasion to enjoy them selves.

 I am all for fun ... helps reduce the stash of fabric that keeps finding a way to penetrate my sewing room.

Even after l tell myself  NO MORE  until l finish off my UFO's.  Some how like a tempting piece of chocolate it sneaks right on in.  This is a pillow/cushion cover for the bed in the van come Halloween.

 Not So Spooky wall hanging.
Will hang on door handle of van only whilst l have treats. After that it will be tricks.  Hahaha!
 Not so spooky table topper for van.
Purchased the majority of fabric from Missouri Star quilt company, was a great deal.      

Three nearly completed  projects for 2016 Halloween.

 Patterns can be found in Kimberbell magazine.

   I am planning on making a quilt,combination of applique,  piecework and embroidery  for 2017, Halloween