Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Makes.

 This week I have been busy with individual laundry bags as well as a quilt and bag.
 The theme is all very similar, black with their crest,
 a touch of yellow

 quilt request 40s and 50s fashion, loves musicals and cinema and baking.
 laundry bag.
 all the bags have the same back.
 Aviation theme.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Vintage fashion, 1940s ans 1950s, baking classical cinema and musicals. I have chosen to draw fashion plates as my blocks and paint them. This is two of them so far.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Savers Shopping.

Today I went to Savers in Greensborough and found these lovely 3D cards, total spend $12.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aussie Heor Quilt Choice This Week.

Mixing it up this week, 6 laundry bags to go to the same place,(individual boxes though!) similar but different. all the same request, black with yellow or aviation and the 1SQN Crest. All the fronts of the bags will be 1 of the black and white combos, the back the aviation fabric, the tops will be the black and yellow tacos fabric. All the linings will be the same. This was chosen because of the lovely big puzzle books I have for their packages.
I do have a quilt this week too, more on that later.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trauma Dolls.

Washed donated fabric has been ironed and cut to size for Trauma dolls. Using an erasable pen and traced around, this will be the sewing line then cut out turned out ready to be stuffed for the ACDA group to stuff. This is only part of the fabric that has been donated. More to do later on.

ACDA Meeting, Gifts, Buys, Bargains.

 Today I went to our cloth doll club, ACDA today and at lunch time I went out and found these bargains. $1 each, I bought 6 and my frind bought the others for the Aussie Hero packages. Thank you so very very much.
 The same was with these, I bought half of them and my friend bought the rest, also $1 each. These are bigger and weigh more so they will go into packages that request just a laundry bag.
 If that was not enough, The same friend also gave me this bag she had ordered for herself but was not the colour she wanted, Adorable! and these lemons from her house too. (I had just 1 job to do today that was to BUY some lemons), Because of this I was able to get the puzzle books. How lucky am I to have such good friends.
Another friend had this suitcase up for grabs, Yes please! Great for storage.
What an amazing day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Bag to go with the quilt.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Blocks have all been quilted, now to put it all together.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This request is for Seattle Hawks.

Monday, August 7, 2017


 Well my morning turned into all day, It was worth it! I have now 4 quilts worth of batting squares ready to go.
 Tilli helping.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Piecing Scraps.

This is what I am doing this morning. Piecing all my batting scraps ready to cut into squares for the quilts. I have them all in a bag until the bag is full then zig zag them all together. No waste.

Spotlight Stuff.

 Spotlight bargains, Wonderfil Wonderguard thread spool covers, pack of 10 for 50c. These are going to go into my sewing friends Christmas cards this year. They are self clinging plastic film you put around your threads to prevent tangling and drying out.
I also received this lovely lot of fabric to use for my charity makes. All will be used for the backs of the quilts, the Christmas fabrics will be used for the quilts in December. Thank you so much.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Cats quilt request finished.
Laundry bag.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joining Blocks.

All the cat fabrics are very feminine, so my idea of drawing out the greys will help it along. I am using this cotton herringbone webbing to join the blocks together, the white on the back to hold it together and the grey on the front sewn on after.

Making Thank You Gifts.

In the evenings I have been making these decorations for thank you gifts. Crochet 4 ply cotton, curtain rings and buttons. Each pack will have enough cotton to make 2 with adornments to add as well as the instructions both written and a chart.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a 1 word request, cats.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted and appliqued cut ready for sashings and binding.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Quilting Ideas.

Just to give the quilt more textural ideas, I am quilting the black blocks with straight lines and the floral blocks with curvy lines.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero Quilt.
The request is for black backgrounds with orange and white lilies, Bright blue and green butterflies, Harlequin and the Joker.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the back in progress.
This is the front. I am not so worried about the back panels but I am making sure that the front ones are turned to give it more interest. All blocks have been quilted. Request is for vintage floral in orange and purple.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

 Today I went to Spotlight with my $5 off scratty card and my husbands $5 off scratchy. My next quilt request is for orange and purple vintage florals, Fabric on the left is for the back, $2 a metre and I bought 3 metres with my scratchy $1. the green is for the sashings and the floral on the right is for the front.
These were on the reduced section at 25c each. With my husbands scratchy they cost me nothing.

Laundry Bags.

 2 Aussie Hero bags made today. This request is for lion on black background and first name in orange. (Paper is on the name to protect recipient).
This one is for red, green, blue, RAAF Roundel. Blue, green is the inside.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Clutch Bag Reworked.

 Last night I made a bag to put down my ideas, this is the final clutch bag. The size is 6 inches by 10 inches. Laundry bag design on one side.
Quilt on the other.

Wristlet Bag.

I have just made myself a wristlet bag big enough to hold a mobile phone, raffle tickets, card and the style of a laundry bag but with a zipper on the side for opening. This is the same purple as my dress.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Dinner Laundry bag.

Aussie Hero laundry bag to take to the Annual Aussie Heroes Dinner in Canberra.

Shopping Bargains.

 I thought I might like to share with you my bargain buys for Aussie Hero stuff, I am always on the lookout for things to use at a good price. Today I went to Lincraft to check out their half priced fabrics and came back with this instead, At the front of their store in the window they had a clearance of a 20c assrtment box, in it was a pair of shoelaces. I asked if they had any more and showed her what I used them for she told me that they had others in the store at 99c each and she would sell them to me for 20c each, I thanked her and got them all. How I use them is by cutting them to size and sewing them together to make the right size cord. 1 pair of shoelaces makes 1 cord with some left over.
Also in the 20c box were these mending patches. Perfect for using on the laundry bags for initials. I hope it gives you some ideas.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017