Sunday, 26 October 2008

Last Bag..!

The last of the bags for a while..! This is a black denim with red interior and red embroidery on the front and back middle panel. I was going to do embroidery on the handle too, but I forgot!!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Yet Another Bag Jr.

The purple bag. I really need to make a solid inside base for it so The Princess can use it. Not much point in having a bag you can't use! She has so many bags now and I just love making them... she is always so supportive of what I do and she is only young. :)

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Yet Another Bag.

A lovely bag.. it is large at the base... good for carrying all sorts of 'stuff'! A tricky pattern to do, but well worth it. I have made 3 of these now.. and yes, there is one for The Princess! In purples. Of course. This one is in Batik.. I just love batik fabric. Think I might make myself a shirt in it one day !

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Another Bag..

Another bag with the same design. It looks lovely in what ever colour I pick! It is the same design bag as the other big one, but this one has the rigilene in it. I prefer the other one though I like this colourway.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Bag Jr

This is a smaller version of the bag in the last post. I make a smaller version of all my bags so my Princess can have one... she likes bags as much as I do. This is another denim one with plenty of machine embroidery on it. She wanted pink and purple hearts. She got 1 pink, 2 purple, 1 green and 1 rainbow. And a huge yellow button to close it with. She loves it! :)

Friday, 3 October 2008

Bag One

A beautiful bag I made using black denim and a lovely embroidery design by Gunold from Embroidery Design. I have done one other in a different colour and she still looks good.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Doiley - First attempt

This is my poor first attempt at a doiley. It isn't the instructors fault it looks like that, it is my fault. I didn't think ahead, just went at it like a bull at a gate and this is the result. The lace doesn't meet and it is falling apart. When I find a decent lace pattern, I will give it another go. I am not particularly happy with the embroidery in the centre either, it didn't stitch out the way I thought it should. I would love to be able to complain to the digitiser but I hate confrontation!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

At Last, it is done.. :)

I have finally made a quilt for my newest GS. It took a while because I didn't know what pattern to do.. then I cut all the hexagons and was going to do QAYG but I never got 'round-to-it' so I just sewed them together, put in some batting, quilted it and bound it. Now it is ready to go! He is 7 months old so that is about average for baby quilts lately!

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Off To America...!

Here it is.. finally! This is the card I have made for Susan Lenz from CyberFyber. It is probably the same as millions of others, but it is a new technique for me. I haven't used my embellisher before so this is my first attempt at anything with it.. it was such fun that I think I will be doing lots more with it....!! The next lot I do, I think I will do a small machine embroidery on it too, just to see how it works! I am sure there will be dozens of swaps and one of them has to be suitable for this sort of technique :)

Talking of technique, I just put some bits of wool together and pushed and pulled madly through the needles. I then added some rayon embroidery threads that were left over from various embroideries. After that was all mashed together, I tried putting a piece of organza over it and putting that through the machine but it just shredded it and there is barely anything left of it. I thought it needed a bit of sparkle so I used some metallic gold thread and did some of the fancy stitches on the sewing machine, and then some free motion work, to finish it off. The edging is done with rayon satin stitch. I am quite please with it..

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Can I win?

I am attempting to do the impossible tonight... win something !! Sue Daley is giving away a pattern if you leave a message on her blog. First time for everything I guess and you have to be in it to win it !

This is a little quilt I made for the top of the lounge where the cat sleeps. I wasn't concentrating and put one of the centre rows in upside down. Oh well.. it wont be entered in any shows so it doesn't matter. I now need to make 2 more for the top of the other cushions because he refuses to sleep on this unless he is put there. Stoopid cat.

It is made from 6" 9 patches and cobblestone blocks I received in a swap. I really must get back into that next year, I am running low on 9 patches and cobblestone blocks. They are so handy to throw together and make a quick quilt, small or large..

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


I have a new addiction.. the ATC. An ATC is an Artist Trading Card. I am not an artist. I enjoy trying to be creative though. This is my first set, sent out to 6 people from this online group. I have made a couple of other sets and there are 2 more waiting for the finishing touches and another 2 in the pipeline. I like to make these between projects. They are quick and easy and look nice too.. then I send them out as soon as they are done. But others don't. I have only received 2 cards. One from each set. The others will come sooner or later. It is rather exciting and I get some nice things in the mail that dont cost a lot to do and I havent bought. I guess it is a bit like stash-busting because I use a lot of what I have on hand though there are a few little touches that are bought. These purple ones are 90% stash. The buttons were bought. ah well..

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Bag Lady..

A new use for an old product! Window mesh. It makes lovely bags.. and when we finally have to give up plastic bags, people are going to be wanting bags to put their groceries in.. hopefully they will want pretty bags and not those awfully boring green ones.. :) These are strong and sturdy. The little one is for The Princess and the bigger one is mine.. which I use and haven't had any problems with it..

Thursday, 15 May 2008

A Long Time Between Posts..

One little something I have made since the last post! They are mini kimonos. The pattern is in AP&Q but I can't remember who by. It was fun to do, I just loved making those tiny Kimonos. I didn't have any Japanese print fabric so I used batik. Still looks good.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Buying and Selling

A beautiful baby quilt for a friends baby. She is only 8 months old now! I need to make a baby quilt for my new grandson, but the fabric just wont talk to me. I may have to buy some more and start over. He is 4 weeks old so I still have time before he starts school.. :)

I have started my selling adventure on Oztion and it isn't going too bad. There are a few hand-dyed things and a few embroidered things too.. it certainly isn't the flop I thought it would be.