Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fast Cars quilt

These Heather Ross cars were the starting point for this little boy quilt. Such divine fabric and so easy to match with some colour co-ordinating Honeycomb Kei, Amy Butler dots and Castle Peeps in the orange and blue. This is my first quilt using linen and I love how it blends with the other fabrics.

I used the split 9 patch method as seen over here and here. However I did add a few more squares, making it quite a large cot quilt. I guess it can always be used on the floor.

I hope our Friends love it and I'm sure baby Kai will love the cars when he gets a little older.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rosebud turns 3

Our baby turned 3 today. It seems one minute I was holding her in my arms and in no time she has blossomed into a bubbly, funny and very affectionate little girl.
She makes us laugh daily and adores hanging out with her brothers doing all things blokey. She especially loves the girly rituals of playing tea parties, dressing up, drawing and colouring.
And of course ALL things pink.

You are pure joy Rosa and we love you just so, so much...............Happy Birthday Honey xxx

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage Hexagons + more Vinnies fabric

Using scraps is so rewarding especially when they are vintage. 3 out of four of these scrap hexies are vintage. I embellished them with a little embroidery and glass beads. Certainly makes a $4 top a little more exciting don't you think?

My best friend and I snuck in a little op shopping on the week end while she was visiting. I didn't find much at all but I did manage to find this fabric........I usually ALWAYS come home with fabric. A pink and green strip number for a skirt for Rosa and a beach kaftan out of the batik.

I do have plans for some boys clothes soon....promise!