Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Aussie Hero Quilts.

Blocks. This is one example.
Laundry bags. They have a tutorial for them too.

Aussie Hero Quilts.
Click on any of the pictures to be taken there to learn more of what they do. One of my goals this year is to learn quilting and I cannot think of a better way or reason to do it. As you know I am all about giving. This is great for anyone who likes to sew, even if you have never sewn a quilt before you have several options here, they would like completed quilts, quilt tops, even blocks that will be assembled if you feel you do not have the skill for a whole quilt (that is me at the moment!). and they are about to start on simple tutorials to help you out. If you would like to help out but do not have the time to sew, they would also welcome supplies. I am looking forward to starting this new project.
Do check it out.

Monday, January 30, 2012

School Chairs.

Back of hot pink chair headrest. This is black velvet vliesofix onto the the front of the back rest on the chair. This now ties in the black of the frame of the chair and it all makes sense. I took a picture at the last minute before the chairs got picked up today. I had approval of all the chairs which makes me so happy! I am looking forward to doing something else now, Looking forward to making quilting blocks for http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/why-are-we-sending-quilts.html

Bali Pops

Linda's Quiltmania is having a giveaway, Bali Pops. Is this not the cutest thing? Would you like to enter for a chance to win this lot? then click on the picture to be transported there.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

School Chairs.

Rainbow chair. One chair left to finish.

School Chairs.

This is the mushroom seat. White spots have been ironed on to the red fabric spots in 3 sizes. round windows made out of leather circles with a glass pane made out of a plastic drink bottle and fabric curtain underneath that. The fabric of the stem was white and I painted it using coffee. the plastic plants on the stem has been hot glued into place.
The Throne has had more jewels added to it and a pearl trim hot glued around the seat.
The hot pink chair has got added beading in 3 layers around the seat.

Friday, January 27, 2012

School Chairs.

This is the seat and back rest for the Rainbow chair. I am just waiting for the final coat of white spray paint to dry before assembling it. All the chairs will be ready for the school by Monday morning.
Hot pink fairy chair. This is just waiting for the lovely long string of beads that Renee has found for me, These will be draped like the purple fairy chair.
The 2 Thrones. One adult and one child.
Art room chairs. The Art room has so much colour so I thought, keep it simple.

The backs are just black and white.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

School Chairs.

This is the back of the Child Throne. The school logo and crown have been painted on in gold paint.

School Chairs.

This is the chair I bought on e-bay for $5.00. It is going to be the Adult Throne Chair for the school.
This is my revamp proposal. It has been polished in a darker furniture finish to look more like mahogany. Fabric is a deep red stretch crush velvet type fabric. The back is not as yet set in, (awaiting approval first). The hole in the centre of the chair I am thinking should either have a stone or jewel in it or a mirror.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fabulous Fabric.

Is this fabric just yummy! then click on the picture to be transported to where you can enter.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

School Chairs.

This is the base for the mushroom chair. The windows will be more 3d, they will have curtains and a clear plastic windows. The door will be more wood like paneling with a beaded handle and the flowers and branches will be fixed right onto the stem and only those that look like trees will be used. It will also have a lizard running up the stem and a lizard on the ground sewn to the side of the stem.
The seat part will be covered too.
This is the metal frame of the chair, All the parts except the webs on the back have yet to be attached but this gives you an idea of the working out.
This will give you an idea of how it will come together. there will also be grass all around the base which will be attached to the seat and so will be one piece.

School Chairs.

This is the Boy Throne so far. I won this chair on ebay for $5. very cute I think. The things on the back are just paper template proposals, a crown and the school logo. They will be stenciled and painted in gold. The gold beading around the cushion edge also needs to be attached.
This is the hot pink chair, unadorned at the moment. I used a pure wool coat for this.

This is the back of the head rest. To make the best of the fabric it has a pocket for secret messages and notes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

School Stuff.

The colour wheel cushions are almost finished, I just have to hand sew the openings closed.
Next project is the Mushroom Chair. This is a chair that has some history to the school.
I bought the very last piece of this red and off white fabric from Spotlight for the cap/seat as well as the last piece of the shiny sheer beige, and some left overs from the fireflies costume for the gills. I bought some off white corduroy fabric for the stem. Total spend so far for this chair is $6.00.
I will let you know what comes next in the next couple of days. I hope it works!
An interesting fact to me is that the school first came into being in 1962, the year I was born! I love that!

Resolved to Sew 2012

Resolved to Sew is having a massive giveaway, Click on the picture to find out more and be whisked there,
It made me think too about my resolve to do quilting blocks, the first step to quilting.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cushions and Chairs.

These cushions covered 3 years ago are being cut up and reusing the usable filling and adding new filling as needed, the new cushions are in progress.
The new cushions are in the colours of the colours wheel. plus white, black, grey and brown. The school provided the fabric and the old cushions for this project so all that this costs me is my time.
The purple chair was delivered to the school yesterday and was a success! So much so I got an order for 4 more Fantasy Chairs, one a fairy chair with deep pink colours, two kingly thrones, one child size and one man sized. The school has a new male prep teacher this year, Very exciting cos male teachers are hard to find for this level.
These are the chairs to be revamped and restyled. Two black chairs seats need redoing cos they are ripped They will still look like chairs cos they are not the fantasy ones. The other chairs are to be fantasy chairs. Apart from the middle one, that is to be a mushroom in red and white with critters in it (the chair has a story behind it and has been in storage for a while waiting to be transformed.) I think I can do better and hunt out nicer shaped chairs for the fantasy chairs. We will see!
I have so many things happening at the moment I am in heaven! (I must give thanks to my husband cos his patience is amazing, he takes this chaos in his stride.)
My nephews wife Jo wants a pink fairy chair too!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fabric Strips.

The woven mat was not working out for me, it has however gotten me thinking, I am now trying Tunisian crochet. It is all fun however even if it does not work!

Tales at Wayne Manor.

Tales at Wayne Manor is having a Thankful Giveaway, What a lovely thought! If you would like to give it a go then click on the picture to be taken there.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Isolette Covers.

Today I have been taking it easy, preparing the fabrics to sew for the Isolette covers tomorrow. On the hats side of it I am making one a day.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Such a Sew and Sew

Such a Sew and Sew is having a Birthday Giveaway. Get Whisked to her blog by clicking on the picture to find out more.

Samelia's Mum.

How cool is this fabric? I love it! Would you like a chance to win? then head over there to Samelia's Mum blog by clicking on the picture to be transported there.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac is having a Rug-a-Long and I have come along to play. I think it is a great way to use up my stash. I am going to have bands of set colours and working in groups of 3 for each colourway. This is the first time I have done something like this and this is how I have started it. Curtain fabric stash left over from Halloween costume and school play. First I have picked out my 3 colours.
I have torn them into strips and have them ready to go in a box. I have used a shiny fabric, a tapestry fabric and a stretch velvet fabric. All the pieces are in manageable lengths and will be joined in like with like as I need too. There is no sewing involved just plaiting and weaving in the plait as I go.
This is how I am joining in each strip. First i make a slit in both the end and the start of each strip.
I them add the new strip by putting the slit end of the new strip through the slit end of the old strip.
Through the slit in the new strip I put the other end of the new strip through this and pull tight.
They are now joined.
As go around in a plait I am weaving the end nearest the mat through the outer edge of a plait made before. This eliminates the need for any sewing.
As you can see i have put the yellow in the printed layer of the plait already done.

Plait a few more and curving at you go attach to the layer already plaited as before. I will continue with these 3 colours then adding another 3 different colours then back to these 3 colours creating different bands.

Meggie and Mat.

Meggie playing with the curling ribbon from her Christmas Present from my daughter. She loves it!
All the while she is trilling. I took many pictures of her playing with it and this is the least blurry of the group.
Meggie is sitting on the mat while I am sewing the black binding on it, Not easy!
The classroom door mat is finished.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Purple Fair Chair.

I remembered to take a picture this time before it goes to it's new home in the school.