Friday, July 30, 2010

Beehive string block for Andi

From this To this
To this.
These blocks are for Andi for the July Beehive. My first try at a string block and I really loved it. The best thing about this quilting bee is trying many different styles. A year ago I had never even heard of most of these quilting styles. Only three months to go before we have all finished. I might just have to join another one.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ice Cream dress #2

Next up is Ice Cream Dress number 2. Using Flee Market Fancy and Heather Bailey Pop Garden. I'm so happy I went up a size, the 4 is perfect for Rosa and will fit her for some time. I'm really loving this simple pattern. I have recently bought 2 more O + S patterns so look out........all I need is more time.

I have heard about an edging foot which I am on the hunt for. It will make top stitching edges like this and pocket edges so much neater.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ice Cream Social

I have been sewing along with the Ice Cream Social flickr group organised by Amy and Kate. I love the Oliver + S patterns (well I love the look of them) I have officially only made one item so far. I opted for view C and just made the top using some not so precious fabric from my stash. The pattern was relatively simple and I got the thumbs up from Rosa.

It's been really fun following along with all the members and seeing what fabric combinations they are using. The sewalong runs from 19July to the end of the month. I am yet to make the dress..........think I'll go up a size so it will be perfect for summer.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Winter beanie

So the plan was to learn to crochet for the second time in the school holidays.......well, they came and went and I am still no further along the crochet path. I conveniently left the yarn with mum and voila..........a week later look what the postie cream beanie and a blue flower brooch to boot......

Rosa was pretty chuffed...............thanks Grandma!

Monday, July 12, 2010

op buys

Not much sewing has been happening around here of late. The school holidays have seen us have a trip to Wagga staying with mum, a visit to the Junee licorice factory, some park days, a very chilly 5.8 degree day followed by a few foggy slightly warmer days (only just!), some wonderful catch ups with friends, a tipsy night out, a couple of spewey nights (the boys not me!) and as I said ZERO sewing......nothing like a bit of op shopping to fill the void.

A vintage cross stitch doily.......ok a tiny bit of sewing was done here. Don't mind the milo spill on the top.

This super cute vintage fabric/doona cover. I'm pretty sure the fabric is old just by looking at the print. It has been sewn into a doona cover using the longest metal zip along the side seam.

And this large wooden toy for Rosa to put her favourite mini Strawberry Shortcake doll in.

Lets just say Rosa scooped this time around!

PS: I could show you what the boys have scored in the past few weeks but action figures, batman costumes and gumboots and really not that cute!