Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pillow Case

Today I have made a pillow case for the first time. French seams so no raw edges, using this tutorial.
https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style/
I have a game I play, every time I do something or go somewhere for the first time even travel down a street for the first time I make a wish. It is not only a fun idea, but it makes for a great memory keeper. Pinch Punch first day of the month is another game I play.
I will be adding pillowcases with all the quilts from now on.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Double Rainbow.

I saw this when I got up this morning. A double rainbow.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This quilt request is for bookshelf books, tea and tea pots, favourite colours are brown, orange, olive green and blue.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Nest Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Bookcase books is one of the requests in this next quilt. This is one of the blocks ready to turn it into a quilt as you go block. I will be making 5 of these.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dog Bed.

 Tonight and over the weekend I will be pet sitting for 2 dogs and 2 cats, Lovely!
 One of the dogs is a visitor so I had to make a bed in a hurry, Tilli is very fond of it and stayed sitting on it the whole time I was making it.
Not bad for a half hour in a hurry make.

Making Cards.

This morning it has been all about making cards. Gathering up all the materials I have bought over the last couple of weeks I have made 50 cards complete and prepared the makings for 100 more. This should do me for a while.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks are now ready to put together.

Making Cards.

 Hand made card.
I am down to my last 4 blank cards because of the last lot of postings, I have been looking in the op shops but none available as yet so I am going to make my own. Beautiful textured card stock from K Mart $12 for a pack of 40 pages, these lovely mini Australian calendars for 50c each from my local newsagent. Each piece of card stock makes 2 cards so the total cost of each card is about 17c each. Great value!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spotlight Shopping.

For me it is normal practice to take a look in Spotlight after being at the post office.This is what I found today, Beautiful variegated threads at $3 each instead of $10 each. They really make a plain quilted background pop.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the layout of my next Aussie Hero quilt. A medical one. The request is for blood, bones, red cross and medical equipment and simple. The blocks include, hand painted, stencil applique and fabric transfer.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Last Lot For This Posting.

 More laundry bags.
Total for this posting, another 28 laundry bags. Total bags made 56.

Friday, April 14, 2017

More Laundry Bags.

 Box 8
Box 9 Just 10 more bags to go for this lot of posting.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

More Laundry Bags

 2 more boxes of 3 bags made this morning.

More Laundry Bags With Meggie.

 More laundry bags for posting next week. Meggie is helping.
 Box 2.
Box 3.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spotlight Shopping.

I went to Spotlight to look for more masculine fabric if they were on special. They have in my Spotlight store  (South Morang) a selection of fabrics reduced from $6 a metre and $10 a metre with an extra 30% off at the checkout.
One of the fabrics was reduced to $2 a which made it at $1.40 a metre, I bought the lot, 10 metres of it. Perfect for the laundry bag linings. The rest I bought 2 metres each at $4.20 a metre. Great value.
To give it perspective, Each laundry bag uses 2 metres of fabric with enough left over to make 1 quilt block.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

More Laundry Bags.

 Boxes of 3 laundry bags.
 More.
More.

ACDA Christmas In July Raffle Prize.

This is my donation to the Christmas in July meeting for ACDA. Worth over $100.

Making Goodie Packs.

 No sewing this afternoon, I have been busy making the goodie bags to go with each laundry bag.
Each pack contains a card with a letter of thanks, Temporary tattoos of the Australian flag, popcorn, pen and emery board, lollies and a Tim Tam and a Cake in a cup mix.
 Having made a box up I discovered it was going to be over 2 kilos so I am packing them into boxes of 3.
Also in the box is a large crossword book and the 3 cups and plastic forks in the side and inside each laundry bag is an Australian Eucalyptus air freshener. A full box that weighs just a little less than 2 kilos.
A good afternoons work that will make the boxing up a breeze.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Laundry Bags.

 Box 2 of 7
 Box 3 of 7
Box 4 of 7

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Laundry Bags.

4 laundry bags, box 1 of 7 for this week.

Cord And Sewing.

 A Big thank you to the two ladies at my ACDA club for this wonderful lot of cording. Black, cream and white.
 Adding them to my yellow and red makes for more variations to the laundry bags.
I have sewn a whole heap of laundry bag cord tops ready to assemble the laundry bags. Now that the weather is much cooler, my sewing machines run really well, much better than they do in the heat I can get a lot of sewing done.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Laundry Bags, Laundry Bags, Laundry Bags.

 Today is all about prep work for the laundry bags I am making for the next two weeks.
 All the bags have different tops.
Put into piles and groups of 4 ready to sew. This afternoon I will be making all the cord tops. I have not done such a great lot in ages, I forgot how much I love assembly line making.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Makes and Bakes.

 Happy Birthday to my dear husband. Look at this wonderful cake my beautiful and talented niece made for him. Dark chocolate mousse. Yummy!
Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Startred.



 This is my next Aussie Hero quilt request started.
My Aussie Hero block posted to be used in a collaborative quilt.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Wedding Gift.

 Yesterday I went to a fabulous wedding. One of my adult Crafternooners got married The theme was Peacocks and Rainbows, This is what I made.
 Made of felt and wire, The colours here are too bright, I had the camera on the wrong setting.
rainbow tail.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Posted And Shopping.

 Single bed size quilt is now winging its way to England, Tilli is doing a great job of showing off the size.
Wings Cake in a Cup is on special at   Woolworths  this week for two flavours, Double Chocolate and Salted Caramel and Choc Chip $2.50 half price. The use by date is December 2017 and April 2018.  I did a test for my Aussie Hero packages, I folded up a paper cup, unfolded it and made a cake in the microwave, As you can see here it worked just fine. The lovely thing about this is that the foil packets have the instructions on it. Just a tip, the White Wings Triple choc brownies do not have the instructions on the foil packets. The paper cups I bought from Spotlight for 95c for 16 cups, and the forks for $2 for 100.