Monday, 30 January 2012

Productive, or not

So yesterday I had the sudden urge to finish something. So I grabbed my cartwheels quilt top, made a back and started quilting it. I'm only maybe just under half way done. Hopefully I'll get some more done today. Still have to make the binding too.
And if I get it completed - I may even want to finish the others. Now, that would be productive!
 And tonight we are having spiced pumpkin & lentil soup for dinner - as it is still rainy.
Or, I might just curl up with a cuppa & a book. Ooh, that sounds like a plan.

Hope you have a Happy Monday - whatever your plans.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A boat would be a good idea

So it all started yesterday. There was a bit of rain. Went to pick up the kids from school and on the way home we found this.
That would be the entrance to our street. So we went to the next street. Same deal. And the next....well, you get the idea.
So we finally got home - the long way round. I went to bed and woke up this morning to all the roads leading out of here were cut off due to flooding.
Schools were getting cancelled. And the creek way down the back of our property was suddenly in the backyard.

When the water receeded we went down to have a look. This was all underwater a few hours earlier.
The creek is still full and moving swiftly
We quickly went down to the shops while the roads were open to grab some bread and there is still a ton of water across the roads. And we are supposed to be getting more rain across the next couple of days.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Pocket pillows

I finally made it. And of course I had to do 2 at the same time. One for my beautiful boy and one for my gorgeous girl.
I loved this pattern by Nova from "a cuppa and a catch up"
I really enjoyed making them.

I used all my Tula Pink Price Charming leftovers for this one. To match my daughters quilt.

And this one was all the leftovers from my son's quilt - some Michael Miller, Daisie Janie, Basic Grey and some Amy Butler.
The only thing I bought for these were the cushion inserts and the lining fabrics. About $22. Not bad I say!
Hmmm? What to make next??  :o)

Have a lovely weekend,

Friday, 20 January 2012

The end of pouch week

Feels like all I've been sewing lately. Well, I guess that's because it is. This is the last one. Totally last minute - my girl informs me that the case needs to be big enough to fit her ruler. Ok. So a few adjustments to the pattern and this is what I got. Also added some heavy interfacing to the outer panels to provide a bit of stability. Seemed to work well.

My sweetheart wanted my Joel Dewberry fabrics that I was saving for a bag. What kind of mum would I be to say no to my sweet girl?
Especially when she is such a good helper. She reorganised my scraproom yesterday. And I am loving it. And she's always rescuing this chook (Gabbana) as it likes to escape the chicken pen everyday. It's become her favourite chicken and she's always carefully putting her back in the pen with the others.
Back to school for the kids next week - I don't know what I'll do without them. I love having them around all the time.
Looks like I'm going to have to brush up on my chicken catching skills ;o)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

This week

This week:
  • Made a couple more zippered pouches with some leftover fabrics. My daughters bf requested a new pencil case for school next week, and I happily obliged.
  • Have to wait for the cushion inserts to arrive at Spotlight (they were out of only that specific size)
  • Am no further in finishing the cushion covers, but I did go and get the rest of the fabric I needed.
  • Did all the school shopping, but have just realised I forgot about getting school shoes!

  •  Mums phone died so we organised an iphone4s for her, which she gave to me and I gave her my iphone4. I picked up a new cute case - which I love! Thanks Mum!!
This week, I need to get my office cleaned and organised. Hate it being so messy and not being able to find anything. Wish me luck!

What's on your agenda this week?

Sunday, 15 January 2012

He put a stop to it

I was cutting out pieces of fabric like a mad woman last night. I piled it all up ready to sew today. Now this little mister has claimed it for his bed.
He's too cute to disturb.

There's always tomorrow......

Friday, 13 January 2012

Dipping my toes in the water

I was going to tackle the pillow today but just felt too intimidated. So I thought I'd just whip up something small to get my feet wet.
Using Toni's tutorial and some scraps from my daughters quilt. I made a little pouch. The exterior is Tula Pink's Frog prince in coral for the front and Tula Pink's Hex Box in Coral for the interior
Going to cut out some more pattern pieces and get the pillow started tomorrow.
Have a Happy weekend -

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Happy Mail

For my birthday, my mum gave me money to buy some fabric. It finally arrived today. Mmmmm.
These are the six I chose to make the honey bun pouf. Hopefully there will be a little bit leftover for me to do something else with.
And I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. I baked 2 loaves of banana bread yesterday and I've made some dough for pizza tonight. Soon I'll feel good enough to sew. Hope it's soon. I have alot of unfinished projects laying about and it's starting to irritate me.

Have a Happy Thursday

Saturday, 7 January 2012


It's been a crazy 2 weeks. I have been sick since boxing day. Ended up at the after hours medical centre last night and finally starting to feel a bit better this morning thanks to some antibiotics.
So things going on around here:
I pre ordered this book
My mum bought me material for my birthday, I chose Lark - no surprises there, and I'm going to make this Amy Butler Honey Bun Pouf with it. Can't wait for it to arrive.
And I also bought Camille's Swoon pattern I definitely want to make it this year. So lovely!

 And yesterday, before getting really sick - I started to cut up my leftover fabric from my sons quilt and I'm throwing in the Amy Butler dots as I don't quite have enough scraps. I'm really trying to use up what I have and not buy anything additional
for Nova's gorgeous Pillow Pocket pillow. Hoping that by tomorrow I feel like sewing again.

Hope that your new year is off to a healthier start than mine ;o)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Thirty Three

Had a wonderful day today. Thoroughly spoiled. Just got home and about to crash into bed. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.

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