Sunday, January 31, 2010

Oh the geese!

By far my most challenging block yet. I have never used the paper piecing method before, I must say I am glad I attempted such a tricky block but am in no hurry to do another so soon. The first was obviously the hardest but the last three seemed to make a lot more sense and flowed really well. I'm really happy with it and hope Jo from our Beehive group likes it. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished.

Getting started..
Four single blocks.

Make one circle of geese..


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Christmas - Done and Dusted

sWell Christmas is well and truly over for another year. I might as well show you what I was making in the lead up. I'd love to show you what I have been creating in the last month but that would be zero. Here are a couple more clutches for my big sis and niece.

Some Amy Butler Jama pants for my little sis Claire

and some for my big sis Ade....

and some for my BF Lea .......

Well there you go. I think if I start my sewing prior to the 20th of Dec this year I might get a whole lot more achieved. At least they were all well received and my depleting stash can once again be topped up which of course is the best part.

Finally, this pic is one of my favourites. I usually make our Christmas cake a week before Christmas and take it home to Wagga for mum to ice (I find that dreaded fondant so sticky and hard to handle). Mum, Charlie and my niece Ellie surprised me with this beauty. Charlie had collected the unripe lemons from a friend's place the night before and for some reason just had to put faces on them. Unbeknown to me they stole my stash of
gift tags and went ahead with their creation.......ta da!

L to R - Charlie, Mummy, Rosa, Daddy and Harvey

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Flirty Florence

She asked for it and she got it! .......the brief was:
"an old fashioned , pretty apron made from all pre loved fabrics". Three out of the four fabrics were vintage finds off ebay and the button was pre loved. This was my favourite hand made gift this year, I really loved making it and took particular care getting it just right. My beautiful sister Claire loved it which is the main thing. I'm sure she can't wait to wipe her greasy hands all over it! It's an
Audrey and Maude pattern " Flirty Florence"

I'm still in major holiday mode, we have had a couple of lovely weeks in Wagga with family and friends, four fabulous days over New Year in Sydney minus 3 children (thank's ma) and a few great beach days in Sydney with the kids. We are off to New Zealand tomorrow to see Paul's family for 10 days and some yummy wine days in Napier with my cousin Katie....can't wait.
Have lots of new projects on my mind and am soooooo late getting my December Beehive underway....ooops! February will be a busy month.
Happy New Year everyone!