Monday, November 24, 2014

BOM.

This is block number 2 of the Block of the month from
http://jacquelynnesteves.com/sewing-quilting/sew-sweet-simplicity-free-block-of-the-month/

Christmas Stuff.

 The Snowman Advent calender is finished, I just have to re make the baby snowman feet cos Meggie walked off with them! The pattern said to use snaps to attach them onto the picture but I used velcro as I think it would be easier for kids to put them on. Overall it was great fun to do and will be a gift for my niece.
 Pincushions in progress.
 I had been letting my fingers do the walking on the hunt for crushed walnut shells to put into my pin cushions. This is what I found.
https://www.petstock.com.au/store-finder
My local one was Epping and they had it in stock. $14 for 2.7kg.
This is another good place but the postage for me was too high,
http://www.wellwood.com.au/walshell.htm
Pincushions still on my mind as I was in Epping I bought this pack of steel wool for $2. Also in the picture is the walnut litter.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snug Little Snowmen

This is the large version of the Snug Little Snowmen pattern that I have made and tested today for
http://sweetbriarsisters.com/
Very cute indeed.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thank You Gifts.

This is what I am making today. Skinny pincushions to be used next to the sewing machine for all the lovely staff of Spotlight and Savers who have served me so beautifully all year round. Always with a smile.
This is the link to the pattern.
http://alexiaabegg.squarespace.com/storage/pdfs/Skinny%20Pincushion.pdf

I have discovered that the main body of the pincushion is 6 1/2 inches wide, the width of my ruler, so that was easy! and I have created a lip on the 2 1/2inch wide measurement to make it easier to butt up against the fabric by using a couple of layers of double sided tape. This is a good way of using up small precious pieces of fabric. The filling is polyester fiberfill from washed second hand pillows that were not suitable for toy filling because it was too coarse and firm but great for these. This is what I will be making during the day and in the evening stuffing them. 
I will be starting on the next Aussie Hero quilt on Monday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shopping.

How cool is this doona cover I bought from Savers? Perfect for my Aussie Heroes. This single cover will be the backings for 2 quilts.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 This is a very scrappy quilt for a female with no preferences. Made up of random blocks and left over strips from previous projects.
This is the back with one of the block strips turned around to give it more colour. The blue and white fabric are the handkerchiefs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My New Baby!

 Do you have a secret wish list? I do! Well I did, There was only one item on that list. this was it, a treadle was my dream and it has come true! Look at this wonderful machine, I have always coveted one of these.
My best friend has made this not so secret dream come true, I am looking forward to restoring it to use. How lucky am I!
What a beautiful thing she is.