Thursday, April 30, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilts.

 This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. Request is for Babushka dolls, sewing and Melbourne Demons. This will be quilt as you go blocks and hand applique stuff. I am down to my last batting scraps.
This is the logo I will be adding to the quilt.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Aussie Hero Donation.

Look at this Yummy fabric that I received in the post today, So good to have friends that want to take part and give back. I have thanked the sender privately and want to acknowledge them publicly. Thank you so much indeed.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Another Aussie Hero quilt finished. This time the request was for, Pink, black and tattoos.

Yoda Dog Costume.

This afternoon I was at a friends house making a Yoda costume for her dog, So much fun! Thanks for making this a birthday never to be forgotten.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Birthday Cake!

Today is my Birthday and look at this wonderful cake! My lovely niece made it for me, it is an almond cake with fondant buttons and accessories and butter cream. How lucky am I!
The details are fantastic! All I will be saying all day is WOW!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Aussie Hero Stuff.

 A couple of laundry bags.
Quilt I am currently working on is this. The request is for pink, black and tattoos.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished. Request was for poppies and flag and her unit which I have blocked out here in black.

Friday, April 17, 2015


 Yesterday I was at the AQC talking about Aussie Heroes and I loved it.
 Super stuff!
I took a quick mini break away to take a look at Frankie and Dee, Jodie Carletons' newest creation and to my surprise she has already made them into a pattern. I am estatic and bought one. Now to find the time to make them. The badge next to it you can get one by going to the show and making a laundry bag in the Bernina Sewing Room at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm at the AQC. Cost for participating is $5. Bernina is putting in $5 for each participation too. Thank you Bernina for your support.
 We have a raffle for this wonderful Bernina sewing machine at the show, $2 each or 3 for $5.
and these lovely pins and badges.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Laundry Bags.

 Two laundry bags made this morning to take to the AQC tomorrow.
The band at the top holding the cord is from Hard Yakka trousers I bought from Savers in Mill Park before it shut down and the patch for the name is actually the pocket from the pants and the initials are embroidered onto the reflective fabric then stitched onto the pocket.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is an Aussie Hero quilt in progress. Request was for Aussie flag, poppies and these initials. This is the centre.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Knitted Scarf.

This is a very simple pattern for those just starting out knitting. The most common is the garter stitch, every row knit.
It can be used on any yarn type, Just do a test block first. I recommend using one size larger needles than the ball recommendation.
Cast on multiples of 4 + 2.
Every row is the same.
Slip the first stitch knitwise, knit 2, slip 1 purlwise, (knit 3, slip 1 purlwise) to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
This forms a lovely fabric that keeps shape nicely.
Great for quick scarves and baby blankets.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lovely Fabric Donation.

 On Friday my lovely friend Gina popped in and gave me these lovely fabrics to use for Aussie Heroes and my other charities, How lovely!
 This one is brushed cotton.
 Lovely fur fabric, This will make a very cute softie indeed.
Thanks Gina, from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

This is the quilt finished. The request was for Queensland Reds, motorbikes, fishing, and camping.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

 This is the quilt so far. This morning I cut and sewed the quilt top and this afternoon I made the drawings to be turned into appliques using fabric pens. The 4 straight edged pictures and the other drawings that represent his interests will be Vliesofix and cut out then ironed on and sewn into place.  The fishing will have red borders and the Queensland Reds will have black borders. His interests are motorbikes, fishing, camping and Queensland Reds.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt in Progress.

Aussie Hero quilt in progress. It looks orangy in the photograph but is in fact red. 4 different red colours in this quilt, this is the base of it. I will be adding on black silhouette appliques of his likes and his team logo in white.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Knitting finished.

Made for a friends' friend. A baby set in yellow and white. 8 ply.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Ready to pin and sew.