Saturday, October 1, 2011

More quilting

So, to make me feel really old, my goddaughter decided to turn 21! Alright, it was inevitable, but made me feel terribly old nonetheless.
So, off to Amitie for some sophisticated, yet vintage fabric for the girl who doesn't wear jeans!
Fabric, tick; pattern, tick. A whirlwind of sewing, tick!
So, I'm pretty sure Breanna loved her quilt. I've been told it takes pride of place on her bed!

the zig zag front

the awesome spotty back

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wedding Adventures

I thought it was high time I posted about my friend Laurie's wedding.
Wanting to make a special gift, I decided upon a quilt for her and Ryan.
Laurie and Ryan love to roadtrip, and trawling through blogland, I found a Cluck Cluck Sew Quilt called 'The Roadtrip Quilt'. Perfect. I chose some of the blues and greens from Denyse Schmidt's Picnics and Fairgrounds range.

My friend Paula helped me to finish off the quilt by screenprinting a label for it. Now to have some more labels designed for all of my quilts!

The wedding was a destination wedding, so I packed up my quilt and headed off to Dubbo.
I had a lovely weekend meeting Laurie and Ryan's families and friends and enjoying a bit of a holiday. The wedding took place at the Dubbo Zoo, where we got to see the animals and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

The bride showed up on a golf cart after feeding the
giraffes in her peacock print gumboots!

I made lots of new friends (and made sure we knew where
the toilets were!!)

the ceremony in the African Picnic Ground (bride in dress #1)

I found Mr Shuffles relatives!

The happy couple and me!

Sally and Lyn

and the 'Roadtrip' wedding cake

And not to forget the recovery BBQ the next day

Such a fun weekend. Congrats Laurie and Ryan xx

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sydney Town - Sally's Hens

A rather large weekend has been had! Off to Sydney Friday night and lovingly met by Laurie and a bottle of wine. I think that set the tone for the weekend!! Off to Windsor on Saturday morning for some balloon blowing and general house decorating, then Sally's arrival!!
Lunch out  - hot rocks and a bottle of vino, a flashing "Bride to be" sash and a tiara! Bridal embarrassment complete!
Home to mini manis and pedis, a tarot reader and some very "tasteful" entertainment.
Oh, of course some fun (competitive!!) games - Bachelorette Charades and Toilet Paper Brides.
Some fun food to go with the bubbles - cookies to decorate, interesting chocolate shapes and a Full Monty cake to end all cakes! Check out the butt!!

A sleepover (ie, crashing out on the couch!) and an awesome breaky outside in the morning. Thanks Fiona.
Such a fun weekend, meeting all of the Sydney girls and catching up with Laurie and Sally.
Love it!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Some new finished quilts

Yay, quilts # 2 and 3 are now finished with #4 still on it's way.
Number 2 is another baby quilt for a yet to be born baby girl. Nice and bright on the front and some soft pointelle cotton on the back.

Quilt #3 is finally one for me. It's getting lots of use on my bed and is perfect for cosying up watching tv.

Note to self: learn to take proper photos of my finished quilts.

Next on the to do list: more quilts and some creative wedding presents maybe!

Edit: Sunny is the recipient of the baby quilt - bright colours for her bright name!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A new quilt

So, my first shot at a Disappearing 9 Patch quilt is cracking along. Have had the requisite visit to the lounge room floor and decided upon the final layout. Onto the sewing together then to decide on how to quilt it????

Monday, March 21, 2011

More babies

So, another baby, some more bunting to make. This time for a wee girl, Charlotte.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Craftiness

A busy crafty couple of months with some new crafty endeavours.
My first quilt - a baby quilt for tiny Harry

and some bunting to put up in his hospital room
a quilt top in the making (can't wait for some new fabric to arrive and to decide what to do with my Bliss Moda Layer Cake
and a new bag!

What Fun!!