Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Sewing Room

 Today I want to share with you my favorite room in the house, My sewing/Craft room. It really did not cost a lot to kit it out, The pram was bought on Ebay for my Grand Niece, but she did not need it, but Tilli Loves it and it is now her bed. It gives me storage underneath and the light is not blocked from the window.
 This is the doorway view of my room. The table was from Savers in Greensborough, the book case from Savers Mill Park, Sewing machine and sewing table was from Aldi, the swivel chair is many years old now, used to belong to one of the kids when they lived at home for their homework.
 The chest of drawers Ebay, and the latest purchase is the seat/steps from Savers Mill Park, very handy to get to the top shelf in the built in robe.
 All the plastic crates and tins are labeled
 Until now, when I have my own space I would revel in the chaos, but now it all has a place to go I love putting things away when I have finished.
 All the jars on the book shelf are from the pantry and re used, the plastic drawers are from Savers in Mill Park.
This is what I am working on this afternoon, Cloth book panels. I bought 5 of them from Spotlight in December last year, $1 per panel. They will be sewn up and put under the K.Mart Wishing Tree this year.
I hope you enjoyed looking round my sewing room, I enjoyed showing to you.

Aussie Hero Quilt Blocks.

This is what I have been doing for the last couple of days. All that lovely fabric I had been given has been washed and ironed and turned into the Aussie Hero September BOM. 120 blocks have been made and some uncut fabric sent to Aussie Hero Quilts this morning.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pram /Pushchair Quilts

 I have the quilting bug for sure, Today I have cut up squares, placed them into pleasing patterns, pinned them into rows and placed the completed sets into zip lock bags.
This is the first one made up. This is FUN!

Bundle Giveaway is having a giveaway, Is this not just delicious? Go and have a look to see what she has done, a fun blog to read too.

My First Quilt

 This is my first ever quilt. Made for a single bed for my Grand Niece.
This is the back, Tilli loves it!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quilt Top

This is the quilt top for my Grand Niece. It is for a single bed.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Velcro and Quilting.

 I have done one of these pairs so far, just as a test to see if it could be done. They liked my work and so I am replacing the Velcro on these arm pads for my sons' Dojo, 20 pairs to go. This is all hand stitching as it is way to thick for the machine.
A request from my niece for a single bed quilt for her daughter, she loved the ones I have made for the charities and would love a quilt for her daughter.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

12 Kawaii Christmas Fabrics Giveaway

Would you like to win these 12 Christmas fabrics? then click on the link above to learn more.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tilli and Meg

I have not posted pictures of my kitties for a while, This is Tilli and Meg is in the box in the family room on the first real sunny day.

Charity Quilts and Knitting and Crochet.

 These are the baby quilt tops I have made this week.
 Using scraps, stuff from my stash and donated fabrics.
 I have made 4 the same as this.
 Cute fairy donated fabric.
 I really like the colours in this. This makes the total so far 12. I will be concentrating on finishing this this week, adding the backs and the wadding.
This is the knitting and crochet this week. This afternoon I will be sewing the seams and adding the buttons and ribbons.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cot quilts

 I have been busy for the last couple of days cutting out 6 inch squares and 2 inch strips for the K.Mart Wishing Tree baby quilts. I had been given some fabric last Saturday, some large pieces and some off cuts and made the most of all the bits.
 I then assemble them into blocks like this.
Final quilt top.
I plan on making quite a few of these.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Isolette Covers

How lovely is this lot! Isolette covers for Mercy Hospital in Heidelberg, made by a friend Gwen. These will be very well received.

Aussie Hero Quilt Fabric

 This is a washing line I like, Fabric!
 The ladies came through for me on Saturday with some fabric from their stash, With a promise of more to come next month, How lovely!
 They range in sizes from fat 1/4s to several metres.
This is the fabric washed, Ironed, trimmed as well as a whole heap of calico for the laundry bags.

Fancy Dress

How great do they look! They are two very lovely young ladies, I love them both to bits.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Costumes Done.

Two of these were done for a birthday party tonight for my son's girlfriend and her friend. The theme of the party is Computer Games and they are going as Gameboy. They have leggings to match.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

K.Mart Wishing Tree Gifts

 This is the start of many crib quilts I am making to go under the K Mart Wishing Tree this year. This quilt top was made using scraps I had been given that was not suitable for the Aussie Hero quilts. as well as fabric from my stash. I like to make in groups so I am making all the quilt tops first then finishing them off.
This is the start of baby sets both knitted and crochet. Like last year they will be a layette set, a toy and this year instead of a blanket it will be a quilt.  The wrapped bundle is 20 sets of dolls clothing cut out ready to sew. I plan on making dolls and bears too this year.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Aussie Hero Quilt Fabric

 This is what I have been doing today.
 I have ironed the fabric, cut out and paired dark with light, plain with patterned,
over 200 9 inch squares.