Thursday, December 30, 2010

I am back

Well after some time I have finally got here to say hi!!!

I was off the air for a few months waiting very patiently for my sat alight dish to be approved by the government as I am deemed to be in an area that needs a 1,5mtr wide dish so we waited and tried to use dial up, well all things fell apart.Its all good now!
After moving house and in the mist of renovating, unpacking, working, and all that life seems to throw at you, and I slipped in a trip to Bali with some friends in November- just for fun! settled DD in to a new school, oh and now she is on holidays. Life seem to move so fast.. or am I just getting older?
 I still can't find the lead for the camera to down load pictures and this is a new computer as you may well remember that the old girl gave up the ghost! We are still playing "pick a box" here as we are putting in a new kitchen and moving rooms around... so we have not unpack a lot,  needless to say that we have started to strip the floors of the oh so 70s shag carpet that is mustard with brown flecks mmmm that is something that I should not comment on(just cant think of one thing nice to say about it. LOL) there is lovely jarrah floor boards under all the layer of carpet and vinyl! and there is often 3 or 4 layer to each floor, so am getting plenty of mussels pulling back the layers!
hope every one had a lovey and peaceful Christmas.
Will post again very soon, hope you all have a lovely New Year and you are all safe and well
take care

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One more use for quilts!

Today my DD had a friend over,  for a play and they wanted to make a cubby house! With the use of the 50 year old cloths horse, and 5 quilts and the lounge.They made this lovely cubby, a few bed lost their quilts and the lounge chairs lost covers...
lots of fun was had..................

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Challenge

Well I am back again, with 2 more finishes for my challenge I have made a unisex and a girl's pyjama bags or the unisex one could be used for sox's or smalls...

oh no you cant see all the hard work on the apron!!

After closer inspection of my photos I was sadden that you could not see the lovely mini mint green ric rac that is all the way around my apron, and the mint green butterflies that you see very well when looking at the apron.  Alas when  you take happy snaps of them they disappear in to the material.....
so I have tried again
 let see that these ones look like.
I think that it might be time that I went out and brought a new camera, as this old girl is only a 3.2 mega pixels .. a long way from where they are now. LOL oh well I guess I am slowly catching up with all this technology. LOL.
 The challenge was to use 2 colours and a base colour of white, black or cream, the colour that I have used are the apricot, white and the green.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Challenge

Well I have several finishes for the Early bird Christmas Challenge... here they are
I have finished 4 embroidery hand towels. 2 of these are for a young niece of mine that has childhood Diabetics and as the school doesn't supply paper for her to dry her hands on when she need to check her blood sugar levels she carries her own hand towel, so I like to personalise them for her.

Then I have a love of the old fashion apron... and decided to make one for a little girl and here is my lovely DD modeling it....
The other project that I have had under the sewing machine still needs a few little things done to it to complete the project and well will post this now before I forget and pack it in to one of the many box's that I have around here waiting to be filled with all my treasures and belongings. not long now just 3 weeks and we start the move... scary lots to do!

This is a king single quilt for a special young lady that has disabilities and we love, its made in shades of pink and green her favorite colours ...

The other project that I made I posted in the last post will give you another look at the table runner that is made of the scrapes of a black and white quilt top that I have made and will post that when I finally get around to quilting that one.......... maybe that one will have to wait until after the is the close up of the detail on the table runner.  I will try to get a few more things for my box done, I do like the distraction from paper and box's rather be creative than doing the mundane of packing........... take care till next I get here to post.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

oohh la la Its been a while since I have posted...

there has been  a lot happening here.. the house where I am living is now sold...  so the house is full of box's waiting for my new home to be settled... I am moving to a town between the two towns that I work in, it has a local store and a hotel, and not much more, will be looking out over the paddocks of wheat instead of the lovely ocean.
my sewing room ..... well I have to sew on the Kitchen table and look at this view at the moment because .. its box city in here.. getting to the ironing board can be fun some times... worse when you decide to find a piece of fabric that is in one of those box's....  and you are still trying to make quilts for our hanging that will be held here on the10th October 2010, oh what fun..
not long before I move out of here and get my little cottage.
I have been working on some things for my early bird crafting challenge and I have made lots of mess.. seems to be something that I am currently good at... sorry you will have to wait to see that one; as its currently under the machine being quilted... can give you a snippet of the colours from the floor scrapes... yes I am still in to the lovely pink shades and a touch of green and white.

I have finished one item for the challenge..  a lucky friend will get this bright table runner for Christmas..

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

lovely gifts that my daughter received

Well I did promise that I would post my daughters 'loot" from her birthday. She received a lovely fairy doll from my good friend JJ and she is lovely. A lovely patch work bag from Maria and so many more treasures.

JJ has made other dolls for us, DD has received, one for her birthday last year and one for Christmas- here is a picture of them....

I received one too... in a lovely country theme, so I had to sit her in my little wheelbarrow.......             We love our dolls.  thanks JJ

Friday, June 25, 2010

This months finishes for the early bird challenge

Have completed the final pieces for my early bird challenge and here is a picture of most of them as the crochet edge blanket is not in the pic

I have finished :
2 Christmas box's
1 journal
2 heat mats
1 wonky Christmas tree wall hanging
2 crochet top hand towels
1 crochet edged babies blanket
1 crochet pencil holder
1 crochet dilly bag
3 needle holders
2 pin cushions
6 sewn Christmas cards
3 small paper bags
1 crochet neck scarf.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another birthday in the house!

Well not quiet in my house, the neighbours lovely DD2 turned 7 today, she has always called this house her other house!!!
I made her a pajama bag it was stitched in variegated thread and the photos doesn't quiet show the detail. I will have to make a few more of these as I do like them and they only take 1 fat quarter of material all up! She also got a lovely thick hot pink bath towel.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

my challenge!

Well all you out in blog land was wondering if any one noticed that I said that I was of to sew my Christmas cards........mmmm not sure if you think that I was tired or had lost the plot... well I did sew my Christmas cards
here are the results I have seem to have followed my pink and blue theme ....

I do need to write on them, alas my pens are all packed ready for the big move to a new house... and it will be some 8 weeks before I can unpack them.  They are lovely as they are.... for now any way.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today is my Daughters Birthday !!!!!!

Yep that means that I am getting older... well in a few weeks.
My daughter woke up to a pile of present...
didn't have time before school to take a picture of the all the loot that she acquired.
We have all got very contented tummy's as we have feasted on lasagna, salad and birthday sponge cream cake....yummy!

The Christmas Challenge.... I have finished a lovely multi coloured crochet edged wrap for a new baby that is to be born just before Christmas... oh it reminds me of all that lovely new baby stuff, dreams ........ mmm need to remember that when my girl gives me lip, or wont go to bed when told.

On that note ......... I am off to get sewing and make some Christmas cards.
Will post them soon.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A dilly bag for the challenge..

Yes a dilly bag, this brings back memories of my childhood, My Mum made me a mint green dilly bag for kindergarten. It was my pride and joy, I would don the school bus with my little dilly bag holding my piece of fruit, hankie, and I am sure other treasures. I kept that bag until it finally fell to pieces.

Today I finished one for a special girl that I will fill with hair accessories, such as clips elastics, headbands and lots more. I had to go to my local Op shop to acquire another 50c ball of wool to finish the project.... so now she will get a pen holder and a dilly bag, for the very expensive price of $2.00 that includes the buttons and trim on both articles.

Wonder what else I could make out of odds and ends that I could acquire from the Op shop.
That might be a good challenge to have a recycle month......

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On a role... crafting for christmas

Today its raining and I have been sitting at the kitchen table and playing with craft....
here is some paper craft that I made.... little bag and box's for special gifts

Yesterday I went to our OP Shop here in town and look what I purchased for a whopping 50cents. Then I turned it in to this gift for a young lady to keep all her pens in.
I love to recycle.... and a such a cheep and crafty gift.

While I was in Geraldton on Saturday I purchased myself some Pinking shears, when reading the label I discovered that they are dishwasher safe??? why would that be???? as we use them for material........ or are we going to take up cutting up our chicken or steak with a lovely zigzag edge...mmmm  the mind does boggle as to why manufactures do such crazy things......

Do you remember the scarf that I made in blue wool???.... well I also while in Geraldton purchased some lovely variegated in colour and texture wool and made this  crochet dress scarf can you see that its a chain of daisy's??

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More finishes for the challenge

I have been busy making small gifts for my lovely box's that I found yesterday on a trip to Geraldton. I came home late and decided that I need to decorate them ..... as my  journal is covered with lovely Christmas material that was in my Mother collection, I just has to buy a pink and blue box to add to the theme.
I have sat at the machine and finished a few other projects for this months challenge. I finished one of several crochet top tea towels that I always make around Christmas time, as family and friends look for them in my parcels .
 I have also make some needle holders and a couple of pin cushions as stocking filler for friends.       
Thank you to Judith for the challenge, I need encouragement at this stage.

More to come in the next few days!

Friday, June 11, 2010

More for the challenge!

Well today I went to the worlds greatest cuppa for cancer, morning tea..
while there a friend showed me a lovely crochet light weight scarf, here is what I made from what I could remember of the design. After a rummage around the box's I found some blue wool, not quiet what I would generally use, it is rather nice finished.
Will have to purchase some lovely textured wool and make another one.

                                        Here is my lovely daughter being my model....  it is like a chain of daisies.

Now my daughter is keen to start to crocheting so here she is in deep concentration learning how to do chain stitch.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I have joined the Christmas challenge..

Yes this is the first time that I have joined a challenge .... I love Christmas and do try to get organised every year and well last year lots happened and well our Christmas was a very quiet one with the death of my Father. So  this year we are going to celebrate life... and hopeful have a great Christmas in a new home, with lots of good friends.... so I had better get sewing and crafting!!!
so I have started
 here is my journal  and a twist on the 2 fat1/8th as Ineed to make some small heat mats for my table and a friends table so here they are. I used up some 21/2" squares that were left over from another project, and they were sandwiched with left over wool wading  from a quilt that my mother made some 6 years ago for my daughter.

I have also been playing with quilting and here is a wonky Christmas tree that I made yesterday... was going to be included in the challenge .. alases I made it to big to get the backing out so ended up using more material that was specified........ I still love my wonky Christmas tree.
oh boy just because you are off to work and doing this before you leave why oh why does the pic want to go where it wants too?????????????