Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oldie but a goodie- Flea Market Finds

This little treasure was spotted by me when I was last in Melbourne, it was from a second hand furniture shop, not quite your local oppy but I thought it was most certainly blog worthy for Flea Market Finds. It was the colour that won me over and although it works it does need a little service. I am totally in love with my new old machine and can't wait to get it purring like it should be.

For more fabulous finds, hop over and visit Her Library Adventures here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Little Bits of Pretty Giveaway

My God daughter Bella is a gorgeous little girl living with a condition called Cystic Fibrosis. I'll let you read a little about it here. My best friend Lea has put together a beautiful or should I say "pretty" blog to raise money for the wonderful Westmead Children's Hospital. Lea is an avid scrapbooker and crafter and is putting her talent and love into something great. Please pop over to her other crafty blog and enter in her fab giveaway. Her little packages make great gifts for your crafty friends and %100 of sales go to charity.

A couple of examples of her packages for sale below:

Vintage Pillow

I found this little vintage pillow case at an op shop.

A bit of a soak and dye later and you have a gorgeous little pillow for a little persons bed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brick Path for Darcy

I can finally show you my first brick path quilt. I made it months ago and have been waiting ever so patiently for my sister to give it to her friend down in Melbourne. I used a wool batting which I have not used before and it makes it so thick and snug for a Melbourne winter. Sheree told me of the colours she loved and I had so much fun picking these fabrics. Obviously they are not a normal choice for a baby girl, which makes it all the more different as special, just want Sheree was hoping for...... I'll certainly be making more brick paths, it's super easy when you don't have to match any seams......

I'm happy to say that Sheree LOVES it and here is her cute bubba Darcy having a kick and a play on her brand new quilt....

Monday, November 15, 2010

Beehive Beauty

A sneak peak of the Beehive blocks that have made their way back to me from Australia, the US and Canada. I'm very excited to be putting these little pieces colourful girlishness into a quilt for Rosa. I got the idea from the very talented Aneela Hoey, also seen in the 2nd issue of Fat Quarterly. I can't wait to see it sashed in white and quilted.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lucky Me

......... for winning a giveaway from the lovely Trish at Two Peas in a Pod Designs. I'm loving my new apron with the most stunning rosettes that are detachable. This is a new design of hers and the pattern has just been released in her shop. Also this gorgeous ring made with ribbon and pretty stones.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Harvey turns 5

This little man turned the 5 on the week end. Oh my am I glad it finally arrived, we had been counting down from 2 months to 1 month to weeks to days. The poor little guy has the last birthday for the year and it always seems to take forever to arrive.
He woke early of course and was ever so excited to receive his beloved Woody doll from Toy Story. The day started out with torrential rain but cleared just enough for the kids to enjoy the jumping castle. Happy birthday sweet boy. I loved seeing the smile glued to your face all day long. I hope you have so much fun being Five.