Sunday, May 31, 2009

Book Giveaway Winner

I must announce the blog Book Giveaway winner check the details here.
I put the number of each commenter into the big red fluffy hat, the same hat we use for secret santa's and secret easter bunny's!

The winner is Marg from ichykoo who judged the book by its cover! I will be mailing it to you soon.  Thank you to Angela from Pickles on Pizza where this book began its journey

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Finally Finished! Week 3

Another week goes by so quickly.  I've been busy preparing for the arrival of the In-Laws week end stay and completing a few orders but I managed to continue my challenge with finishing another Work In Progress (WIP).

When I saw these little zip pouches with a clear side, I thought what a fantastic way to organise stuff and see what is inside without having to open each one.  The plan was to make loads of them, but it didn't happen.  This one was started and then ended up in that all too familiar pile of unfinished projects.  

I love the red spotted fabric and now we can see what is inside.  At least some hair ties will be organised.....

Have you seen my other Finally Finished projects!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finally Finished! Week 2

This week I had a couple of cute personalised pillowcases to make as well as my challenge!

I'm so pleased to be on track with my challenge.  Can you believe this beautiful Blue Quilt only needed the binding hand stitched down (not my most favorite job obviously)  quilting threads cut off and basting pins removed.  I must have been going thru a bit of a blue theme at one stage, whilst digging in my Works in Progress (WIP's) box  I found another quilt top with Blue Dresden Plates and Irish Chain blocks.

Technically I'm not finished until the label gets sewn on, all going well I'll do that tonight, then choose another project that needs completing.  My bag hasn't been started yet but I have chosen fabrics and zipper and buckles, does that fit in as a WIP, we'll see next week!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Finally Finished! Week 1

Like many crafters and quilters out there, I have a lot of unfinished projects (UFO's), works in progress(WIP's)  that have been tossed into a tub for another day,  for reasons due to always busy family life,  projects I fell out of love with and of course many new and exciting projects I just had to try!

I've decided to set myself a little challenge and try and go through this tub full of magical treasures and start completing them one by one.  Of course there is a weekly time limit so that I can share them all with you, that might be a bit ambitious.

Here's the first one.  I love butterflies and have had these beauties sitting in the tub for a few years now.  Lovely Batik fabric really complimented them and some stipple quilting.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and it's up and hanging on the wall already. 

Now that wasn't so hard was it, best go and see what I'll finish up next, I have a week right!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wish List Wednesday!

I need Rainbow Therapy

Square Dance Collage from CutNGlue

Rainbow Pixie from tiarastutus

Rainbow knee Hi Socks Rainbow Revolution

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

The day started early here.  A nice 4 am wake up call thanks to the little man.  Made my own breakfast, it was early.  

As the sun came up the girls finally got out of bed and it was time to open all the lovely goodies for me.  A lovely frame, some lovely pj's for winter as it is getting a little chilly when the sun goes down a wind up mobile phone charger because mine is never charged when I actually use it and Chocolate of course!

I  had a relaxing day then went roller skating with the girls in the afternoon.  It was great as there were only a few skaters at the skating rink.  It's been a long time since I skated but I managed to stay on my feet!  

 I did get one of these beautiful personalised necklaces too (these are not my names)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bags Bags Bags!

I've been carrying my poor old falling apart bag for a while now, debating on whether I was going to buy one or make my own. I am very happy to have found an Australian Bag designer - Nicole Mallalieu

Looking at her bag pattern range I knew the decision to choose one would be difficult.  I had to decide which pattern would be best suited to my needs.  It's got to be spacious enough to hold my stuff and everyone elses stuff, drink bottles, food, phone, I Pods, toys and Nappies.  I would love to carry a cute little Hobo or Slouch bag but I don't think it will hold all the stuff. 

Appropriately I had to choose the Carry All Pattern

Now my next dilema is my fabric choices.  So many beautiful ones to choose from.  I'll keep you posted on what I decide.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wish List Wednesday!

Something for Mother's Day (hint hint kids if you're looking....)

Butterfly Sun Catcher from Uniquedichroic 

Haiku Teacup from Teaspoons and Petals

Monday, May 4, 2009

A little Thank You

I love to receive mail and this one that arrived today is quite special so I thought I'd share with you.  I participated in the Dust Team Swap with the lovely Mich and her daughter sent me a wonderful letter for the goodies I sent to her and her sister.  You can visit Mich's Blog to see what I sent them!

Thank you for your letter Latesha, I love butterflies!

Stitches and Craft Show

It was a girls weekend so we went to the craft show that was on.  I was a little disappointed with it but the girls and I managed to stay the whole day.

Our first stop was to pick up the apron I won on the BrisStyle Blog.  We met lovely Louise from Made by Miffy who actually made the apron.  Later in the day we made her No Sew Flowers.

The apron was worn all day at the Craft show and received loads of lovely comments!

It was a nice day to be out with the girls and we got home just in time for dinner.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Book Giveaway

Earlier this year a blog I have been following Pickles on Pizza started "Blog Book Giveaways" This Book, " Eating the Cheshire Cat" is at its third destination with me and you could be next to win!  You must promise to give the book away on your blog when you're done.
Here's what Angela from Pickles on Pizza said about the book-
This book was a page turner. It was dark and creepy but funny all at the same time. It is called "Eating the Cheshire Cat" It is written by Helen Ellis. 

I am reading it at the moment and the first chapter has me wanting to read more!

Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment below to enter, I will pick a winner at the end of May
2. THE ONLY CATCH: You have to promise to give the book away on YOUR blog when you finish reading it. We have to share the love :)

Good luck!