May 20, 2011

Skill Builder Sampler

Hi everyone!

Just thought I'd let you know about another quilt along that I just found on the web starting June 17th...I think that I'm gonna have to join in on!  

It's called the Skill Builder Sampler and can be found over at the Sewn blog by Leila.

A quilt along is a great idea for those of us that have little kids and have trouble getting out of the house....or even dressed for that matter!

Are you going to join me?

May 16, 2011

New Look...

Just incase you haven't noticed, I've gone with a new look and name for the blog.  A little more professional looking don't you think?  There is still some fine-tuning to go, but I am fairly happy with it thus far!

Now...if I could just work out how to centre the title image!


May 15, 2011

Sewing Up A Storm

Hi Everyone!  I'm back....twice in one week....that must be a record!

Anyway, I have spent the last week or sew busily sewing up a storm....just thought I'd show you what I have gotten up to....

For Mothers Day, I made up the 'Three Maids' pattern from Ric Rac for my Mummy Dearest.

It was lucky that I didn't catch up with Mum until Friday just gone....otherwise it would have just been the magazine subscription!  Thanks for a lovely and easy to follow pattern Jodie!

In the coming week my eldest is have a Space theme at daycare and all the children have been invited to bring something along....I couldn't think of anything for him to take so I turned to google and found a wonderful tutorial for a rocket softie over at sewgrown.  

It was love at first sight when I gave it to him!

He's had a lovely time with it so far....hopefully it will be treasured for a long time to come!

Well, I'm of to feed the baby and then do some more sewing of his cot quilt!  Hope you have a great weekend!


May 10, 2011

Mod Times Quilt Along

Well just as I had thought that I had caught up with the Mod Times Quilt Along over at Twin Fibers, the next step was put up onto the website.

The project is to made a cot quilt called 'Mod Times'.  The picture below is the sample one from Jessica at Twin Fibers.

I have selected my fabrics....

And completed the first assembly stage....

.....creating all of the just to get them assembled!  I really hope that A enjoys this cot quilt for many years to come!

What have you been up to lately?  Any Quilt Alongs or swaps?  I would love to hear about them!


October 15, 2010

A Speedy Delivery....

Just wanted to share with everyone the newest addition to our family....

Our little man arrived on Sunday 10th of October, 2010....a very special day and he just could not wait to arrive and got here 6 weeks early!  What a surprise!

He has now made it into an open crib where he will rest for a couple of weeks before coming home....I'm counting the days!


October 1, 2010

Craft Catch-Up

Well...yet again there has been a while between posts!  I have been very busily sewing my heart out...nothing like biting off more than you can chew!

So, here's the run down of what I have been up to:

Dilbert Dinosaur

In the last couple of months I have made two of these dinosaurs from a Melly & Me pattern.  One was a present for my cousins sons christening.  I had the pattern for over a year and finally got around to making not one but two!

Wipes case and Nappy Holder

I have been nesting a little lately (something to do with being in my 3rd Trimester I believe), and a number of friends and family have had babies, so I decided to try and make some gifts.  I think that they turned out pretty good, don't you?

Binkie Blankets

Friends of my husband had twin boys, so I wanted to make them something special...blankies!  I found this cute pattern on the internet.  Don't you just love it?


I wanted to make something special for my son and the baby for Christmas.  I saw this great idea on the Twelve Crafts til Christmas blog and knew straight away I had to make them!  I am going to give a post card or fabric letter to each relative (Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles etc) so that they can write a letter to each child which can then also be played with.  It will be a keepsake that the children can treasure forever!

Hobby Horse

Z has become very fond of using anything as a horse...seahorse toys, books etc, so I thought it fitting to make him a hobby horse from a Melly & Me pattern.  He doesn't play with it...still a little to big for him and I don't think he quite understands the concept.  Although, I am in the process of making a second one in a different colour scheme as a gift for a birthday party coming up.

Santa Sack

I have always wanted to get into craft designing...just never had the confidence so I have started....with a santa sack for bubs!

This is the first panel that I have finished, however the photo does not give it justice.  I feel that it looks very special!  Hopefully I will complete the rest of it in time for the babies first Christmas!

Cot Quilt

I saw a quilt over at the Crazy Mom Quilts blog and just fell in love it.  So I have decided to make one for bubs...I feel like I am neglecting him/her.  As a second child, there really is not nearly as much to have to do to get ready!  Below is the basic layout.

Well, hope that you enjoyed my Craft Catch-Up!  Hope your days have been productive too!


August 30, 2010

The Party Post....prepare for plenty of photos!!!!

In July we celebrated my little man's 2nd Birthday with a party for all of his little friends.  At the time he was very into Bob the Builder so we had no choice but to have a Construction Party (if the party was tomorrow, it would now have to be The Wiggles).

Well, lots of preparation went into the party which I just LOVED...and may have gone a teeny tiny bit overboard!

Anyway, here is how it turned out:

Guests were welcomed by a series of witches hats/construction cones leading them straight to the front door.

There was a new Birthday Banner and some 'Work Zone' signs posted around the house.

The table was set long enough for every child to have a place.  It was decked out with a Bob the Builder Table Runner, some 'Dig In' construction signs and colour co-ordinated plates, napkins, balloons and even fairy bread!

I couldn't go any further without posting an appropriate picture of the Birthday boy in his new party clothes.

 ...and one of him with his cousins!

The cake was decked out with die-cast toys of the Bob the Builder characters (I couldn't be bothered making them...and for $5.50 each at K-Mart it meant that the Birthday Boy could have them forever!).  The brown sugar was very effective as dirt! party is the same without it...definately at our place - we always seem to over cater, but it is better to have too much than not enough!

...Colour co-ordinated rum balls...

...sugar cookies in the shape of all the appropriate carpentry tools...

...little racing cars...just because we could...

...jelly cups with chocolate tools in them....

...and what more could a tradesman want than a mountain of bite-sized iced doughnuts!

Well, I hope that you enjoyed your visit to the Birthday party! I hope to be back soon with some really crafty stuff!

Keep Crafting!