Monday, February 28, 2011

Teaching yourself Quilting

Inspired from Stitches & Craft Show 2009 where I bought a kit from the lovely ladies at Prints Charming I decided to make my own quilt - no pattern. How hard could it be??

So after my purchase of fabric from Kelani Fabrics... love love love this store

Darla Ditzy; Doozie Blue; Jap Flowers; Dooxie White

I cut out my squares... actually not completely square more rectangle, then laid them all out and decided on my pattern. I tried to work out how much fabric I would need
But I miss calculated
Here is my quilt as it is now

Any ideas of how I could make it bigger without taking away from my original pattern?
I was thinking of adding a white boarder then maybe another row of the same squares maybe in a different colour but similar design. Green?

Comments welcome. Would love to have this ready to put into our new house once all our decorating is complete.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ModCloth SALE

Cabin Fever Sale: Super hot styles at 70% off!

Some of my bargin buys below
Rose at Dusk SkirtSo Important DressDo You Remember the Time SkirtCandied Cranberries Dress

And a present for my sister-in-law for her birthday

Meow for Measuring Cups

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Pattern & New Fabric

Spending spree today.

My pattern arrived today and tessuti's just happened to be having a sale

Flower Stencil fabric for Dress A with no frills

Peach Cluster fabric for Dress A with frills

Now all I have to do is sew up a muslin to make sure it fits correctly.

Lots of sewing plans now I just need to find the time to fit it all in.


Avocados... mmmmm

Avocados in abundance..... after a trip to Flemington Markets last saturday morning at the crack of dawn I have a whole tray of avocados.

So last night's dinner of steak and salad we also had Avocado & Corn Salsa receipe from here


Sewing Rooms Ideas

Today my thoughts are on what to do with my spare room. We have 3 bedrooms in our new/old house. The main bedroom will obviously be mine and DH's bedroom and then the next size down room will be a guest bedroom.
The smaller of the three bedrooms is going to be a combined study/sewing room.

I really like this custom made table found here below

 or this storage solution found here


Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Pattern

Got some inspiration from little betty yesterday so much so that I went to Tessuti's and order in this dress pattern.
Arrives in 2 weeks. Going to go through the stash and see if I have some fabric to use up.

On another note we get the keys to our in less than 5 weeks
So far we have someone donating to us their tasmanian oak bathroom vanity & mirror. shower screens, cedar blinds & a kitchen
Now we just have to work out how it is all going to it in.
I will have the mammoth task of removing wallpaper from every room. I am trying to think colours.

A little about me...

I love sewing, kniting and anything crafty - although not very good at all these things but I am learning.

I have been reading lots of other people's blogs for the past year or so and thought it time I join in.

Hope you enjoy and would love to hear your comments