Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Been to busy sewing to post

I just looked at the last time I posted and I realised it has been a while so here is a bit of a catch up of what I have been doing
 I have finished this hat and almost finished 2 more of these
I have also started making some mittens to go with them.
I made some petit four baskets
Then I machine sewed a binding on one of the quilts I needed to bind 
(I will post a picture when I have finished the hand sewing)

Then while I had the right colour thread on the machine I finished off this quilt top. It is at the quilters now waiting to be quilted.
Today I had some fun doing some scrap busting on this table runner
and having a go at the first block of the Free Motion Quilting Project by Leah Day.
 (I'm hoping that if I do a block everyday my stitches will become a bit more even than they are now!) 
I just signed up for Friday Night Sew In too are you going to join us?

Saturday, 6 May 2017


I'm glad I had some sewing time with my Friday Night friends out there! I managed to complete my main goal for OMG last night. Monday this top will be off to the quilters :0)
I might just get my other projects done this month too...if I don't get distracted by other things again!

Like this
Master Eight had offered to make his friend a pencil case and when he found out his young friend liked dinosaurs Master Eight wanted to make a dinosaur pencil case. Of course I could not find a pattern for one so we had to do some creative thinking. Master Eight picked out the colours and I found a toy pattern by Melly & Me that would be easy enough to modify to make a pencil case. At this stage Master Eight decided to delegate the sewing to me so I spent the day putting him together. I decided to give him a layer of wadding to give it a bit more sturdiness and lined him too.

I hope Master Eight's little friend likes him!

Friday, 5 May 2017


My goal for this month is to take the thin black border off this add some other borders and get it to the quilters.
If I get that done I will bind these two quilts which are now quilted

Then I will work on this top which I still need to finish
I wonder what the other creative people are up to this month? I better pop over to Elm Street Quilts and check it out! Then I will head over to FNwF to sign up to help me get started with these goals!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Awesome Progress

My friend Tracie wanted to learn to crochet and she asked me if I could help her, so we started with a few stitches and she had a go at doing some granny squares. Over the weekend she came over again as she was having little bit of trouble with them. Together we figured out the problem and she set to work again. Tonight I got this photo from her showing me her progress
I am soo excited for her as I know she has been keen to learn to crochet. Great work Tracie Keep it up and you will have a blanket in no time! I better start on another of those project bags ...Tracie will need one soon!

New Project Bag

I had been keeping my crochet stuff in this little basket

But it is starting to overflow now so I decided to make myself a new project bag The pattern was from Whistlepig Creek Productions

It has pockets on the outside

And on the inside

I chose to put the optional Drawstring flap on it so if it  ends up with more stuff in it I will have plenty of room!

It also has the advantage of keeping the stuff inside away from prying eyes! LOL

Friday, 28 April 2017

Another Bookmark

One of my friends saw the bookmark I had made and asked for one too. Lucky they are quick to make!
I can see that my crochet is getting better the more I do.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mug Rug Set

When I was in my LQS the other day I noticed this beautiful pattern with printed quotes included for some mug rugs. I not only love patchwork but I love good quotes too so it was too hard to resist. I also love Kate Spain fabrics and a new line of her fabrics had just arrived at the store so I decided to make the mug rugs with that. I have had lots of fun making these and I even quilted them myself, something I am not very confident with. (I only used my walking foot and echoed the seam lines) I enjoyed these so much and they are the perfect size for a domestic machine so I am considering getting one of the other sets and having a go at free motion quilting on them....maybe...

But first I need to get these ones bound so that is what I will be working on while I am watching tv tonight.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Another Elephant

When DD asked me to make the fish for her she also asked me to make another crocheted  elephant for her. It is a gift for a baby so this time I sewed some eyes on instead of using the safety eyes. I also made the bow but I haven't sewn it on as we don't know the sex of the baby. What do you think?

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A little more sewing

DD asked me if I could make a gift for her friend. She asked me to make a fish for her in the fabrics left over from a quilt I had made for her last year. Ok I had to find a pattern that's when I went looking on the internet and discovered my favourite quilt shop Quilty Desires had just got in some Magic Rainbow Fish fabric, so as I was making a fish anyway I thought I might just make one using that fabric too! I found the cutest little fish pattern by Fluff Engine and away I went! I made three fish in the end but I forgot to take a photo of all of them before I gave one away. So here are the two I did remember to take a photo of.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Something Special for a Friend

A friend of mine plays hockey out at Alice Springs for their masters games. The team they play for are called the Dead Ants and she had been looking for a little mascot to take with her so I crocheted an ant using a pattern I bought via Ravelry. I put crosses on his eyes to show he was a dead ant  and gave him a mouth with a tongue hanging out. Then I added a hockey stick and a bottle of drink as that is what the ant has on their shirts.  I hope she likes it!

Monday, 17 April 2017

One for the Roosters Fans

When my Mum saw the rooster I made she asked me to make one for a family friend who follows the Roosters Rugby League Team. So here he is...

I think he turned out pretty good!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Crazy for Crochet at the moment!

Yesterday I finished up the last of the dinosaurs I was making for my sister. Master Eight picked out the colours and we think it turned out pretty good!

 Here is the complete set.

Last night I started on a new little something that I was eager to try. I had a few dramas with it and learnt how to do a few new things and in the end I think it turned out ok. What do you think?

It was a Sweet N' Cute Creations Pattern

Monday, 10 April 2017


Ok so I have gone back to crochet again and I am still working on dinosaurs. Today I finished this Brachiosaurus and I have started a on a stegosaurus.
The Dinosaurs are patterns by madelenon crochet design. She has some really cute patterns, if you crochet you should check her out!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bright and Cheery Dinosaurs

Just finished these two I really love Melly and Me patterns they are so easy to make! This one is from the Sewn Toy Tales book.

Anyway I'm off to finish some more dinosaurs, crocheted ones this time.

Friday, 7 April 2017

More Bunnies Finished

I finally finished the bunnies a friends had asked me to make, just in time too she wanted them for Easter.

It seems by my list of finishes I am very much in toy making mode this year!!!