Saturday, August 24, 2019

Cushion Covers


Making 2 cushion covers for some very special children in need.    Using the Scan & Cut once again experimenting  with the new iron on products.   Think l will make matching Name cushions with left over scraps as l am trying to not have extra left over fabric.
Haven't managed to get many UFO's completed this year as life has once again  had a different agenda.  Happy trails.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Dallas Texas

Sean my second son is in Dallas Texas USA on a break. He is spending a month there meeting up with Facebook friends which he has been communicating with for the past 3 years.  They picked him up from the airport and dropped him off at his hotel. Went out to the 4th of July celebrations and had an absolute blast.
Met up with another group and headed off to New Orleans spent 2 days there before being evacuated because of a Tornado and flash flooding headed north to Jackson Mississippi, spent a day there sightseeing, arrived back in Forth Worth.
After hurricane Barry has gone through plans on heading to Waco to the Silos to have a cup cake with Chip and Joanne Gains from the TV show " Fixer Upper".  Take a few pictures for his MUM.  Such a good boy. Then of to the Zoo, Movies and hanging out with friends before returning home. Looking forward to hearing all about his adventure.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Working With My Brother


Have been playing on my Brother Scan N Cut. Learning how to create new and interesting projects. Using iron transfer sheets. There has been a lot of trial and error but getting the hang of things  now.  My biggest hurdle seems to be my lack of computer knowledge on how to change designs to svg files.
But when my sons come over next, l will have to bake some cakes and con them into helping me. Hahaha!  Back to Having Fun. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Addictive Envelopes

     More beautiful envelopes/cards  made ready to send off to a very special someone.
     Still need to embellish these ones, l put together whilst watching TV today.
         Pretty in pink and butterfly paper.  Still need to add embellishments.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Donated Quilt


Have been asked to Donate a quilt to Doncare for their raffle to raise funds. As l am already doing my bit to assist the homeless here in Toowoomba l agreed to give a quilt to Doncare in Melbourne. They wanted a signature label so l removed the original and replaced it with this one. Short and simple.
Quilt is only 1.5  X 1.5 meters, stack and slash method.  Hopefully someone will get some enjoyment from it. 

UPDATE: Found out today that the quilt will be at the Mayoral Ball up for silent Action. With a reserve price. Photo's have been taken.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Celebrated Hubby's 60th


Today we celebrated Hubby's 60th Birthday with family and friends, quiet lunch with plenty of fun and laughter.  Beautiful cake made by Amber No. 4 sons very talented girl friend.   We not only celebrated Hubby's birthday but also two of our 4 sons who's Birthdays also fall in June.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Easy Fold Envelope/Cards


 Don't know who came up with the idea, but it is fantastic!  Not only do you have a ready made envelope but combines the card also.

All you then need to do is embellish your card and add your sentiment.

Would be wise not to add to many embellishments as l think these cards are best hand delivered, not post friendly.

 Cards for any occasion. these ones were made from 10 inch double sided card stock. I made these card/envelopes in different sizes.


Think they are so pretty.

Will be making some more when needed for the Birthdays that come along though out the year. Quick and so very simple.
 These cards were made out of 5.5 inch card double sided card stock. Make great gift cards.
Then l decided to make a few more for the men in the family these ones were made out of 6.5 double sided card stock. Great size to post through the mail. Inside a business size plain envelope.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bags Bags & More Bags


 Here are a few bags l have made over the last ten years for gifts.

Some have been made many times over the bag shown here on the right l made over 10 for family and friends. Seems to be a favorite.  This was an Amy Butler Design "Birdie Sling"
This black and red bag was made for a young girl The Frill bag unsure where l saw this one.
 Made this purple one was for a grandmother of a friend. Think it is called a "GRAB" bag.
These bags were made as gift bags.
 Made a number of zip bags for Abbey on her 10th birthday. Learning different zipper techniques. YouTube inspired.
This pink bag was for Elise a former girl friend of one of my boys for her 21st. Off you tube "sew very easy"
 Made this cutie for my Grand daughter Miss "B"
Tote bag and large cushion made of Megan for Uni. Off  You tube "sew very easy"
 Another bag made for Megan
This little one is for Ruth Or Grace. In Melbourne. One of Debbie Shore's Designs out of her book.
The latest edition The Molly bag is going to Simone M. taking it to Melbourne next week. As soon as l saw the cat panel l new where the bag belonged.

Also made many more including Girl Stuff by Tag Along Teddies.
A large Carryall by the Gingham Girls.
The Ultimate Plastic bag from The Craft Cottage by Karen Styles.
Cannot forget the Raspberry Ripple form Melly & Me.
The Bow Bag Moon Shine design by Monica Poole.
Another old time favorite Nellie's Sewing Bag by Rosalie Quinlan designs.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Cat Inspired Handbag.


 Started on secret project have decided what l am making with the lady and cat panels. Each one will be slightly different.  This one will be a simply purse handbag.
Started by doing simple quilting with variegated threads.  Used the panels as pockets to the outside of bag. 
Adding very busy lining and trim to bag.
Will hopefully be cheerful bag.
Was looking for cat fabric but no luck.


Have nicknamed this bag, The Cat Lady bag finished and looking purrrfect. LOL.
Have the perfect recipient for this bag a lover of cats and knitting.


Sun Flower Place mat


 Another work in progress this time it is a Sun Flower place mat to add to the growing collection, for sons girlfriend for Christmas.
Think they are turning out okay. Weather has been a bit cooler this week so starting to get a few things completed.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Placemats.


St. Patrick's Day Placemats reversible another cute gift idea for Amber.                          Although it is all green it still has movement. Appliqued on to base then raw edged into place using metallic thread to give a little more interest.

Now to make the mug rug coasters..

One good thing about using up scraps means l get to make unlimited scrappy quilts. lol.

So many community quilts to spread the love to the homeless. Which is very much on the increase here in Toowoomba. 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Spent The Day Searching.

Going through my sewing room one tub/folder at a time. Searching, looking not finding very frustrating.
 Left my sewing room only to return an hour later after searching the house, in the end had to tip out each tub until l found what l was looking for. 
Hidden in plain sight of course, only took 2-3 hours out of my day.
Found plenty of things l had forgotten l have. A few ufo's going to make there way to the op shop l know l will not be finishing these ones.  
 All this frustration because l had yet another project pecking at the back of my mind.  Now to sort 
out which panel suits the project best.



Friday, April 19, 2019

Heart Place Mats


My Friday Night With Friends.

Making a full range of occasional Place Mats and Mug Coasters for Amber (4th Son's girl friend) for Xmas.

Should be able to make a set now and then.  Only two made for romantic dinners on Valentines day.


Made the matching coasters, came out very cute l thought.  Had the heart fabric left over from another project.  Trying to use up scraps large and small from tubs of left overs.