Well I haven't blogged for a while, there are 2 reasons why! Firstly I've been working on a customer order. It's nearly finished and then I'll be on to the next projects! I still have to remove all the tacking and sew down the binding. Here's a sneak preview! It's the same pattern as my last quilt, the colours have slightly changed though. I want to make some more quilts which incorporate my cushion designs.
The second reason is I made a little something for my daughter Lucy. Once she saw this felt toy was for her she was like a slave driver and wouldn't let me stop until I'd finished! It took me quite some time to make it and I still need to make a little tray, more cakes and a table! So stay tuned for more! The back of the cake truck comes right off and also opens - ingenious pattern! More images on flickr.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I decided to make some pretty pouches today. I used my old pattern from last year and was inspired to combine different fabrics from one of this year's Cotton Times. They're so pretty and great for tidying up your bag, or jewellery, or even to use on trips with hair accessories etc. Going on Etsy
We're back from a week away but it wasn't a completely non productive week! I made this little cushion to add to my series. The center is embroidered and appliqued on antique linen, the patchwork with pretty cottons. More images on flickr, going on Etsy
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
We will be at the launch of the new Hide and Seek Market on Saturday 25th July at Kellyville. It looks like it will be a fantastic market to buy handmade products for kids so come along and say hi. For more details go to the Hide & Seek blog.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Another pretty girlie tote! well we can certainly tell what I enjoy making most - totes and cushions! First of all as usual I started with my gorgeous antique Italian linen I then combined it with some pretty florals. I applied strips of fabric and trim and then the bird and vintage doile as the flower. So prett and girlie. Going on Etsy more images on flickr
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
Today mum and I did a Sue Spargo workshop taught by Judy Edenborough. The workshop was held at Killara Village Quilt Shop. Judy is a fun and enthusiastic teacher who makes her own hand-dyed wool fabric. She has an amazing mix of colours. Sue Spargo allows Judy to teach her designs but she also has some great designs of her own. We absolutely loved the class today and am very inspired to continue making more. The wool fabrics are stunning and we also used some great new wool threads which are available at the Killara store. It is really hard to find great wool fabrics but you can get them from the shop or from Judy. You can email Judy at email@example.com and just let her know what you want and she can dye the wool in any colour. If you want to make a particular Sue Spargo design, she can also make up kits. The interesting thing was putting together our own colours. Mum and I did one square each and will continue to make the squares until we finish the quilt. Our colour combinations were very different. The quilt in the photo was made by Judy from Sue's design. Sorry the pictures aren't very good as I took them on my phone! Sue Spargo is coming to Australia in August but I am sure that all of her workshops are probably sold out. I know that I am on a long waiting list at Killara. The next best option is to go to workshops with Judy. She will be having more classes at Killara in Sydney and you can call the shop to book into a class- 02 94995422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All I can say is that we have fallen in love with wool fabrics and will be doing a lot more. I am a novice quilter and I found it very easy. My next step will be to make the Magnolia quilt that I love and previously blogged. We will blog our first blocks when we get them finished.