Friday, July 31, 2015

Captain Cook Doll Continued.

 I thought you might like to see the doll, So very nearly finished, Just waiting on the shoe buckles to arrive.
Back view.

Spotlight Shopping.

 Went to Spotlight today at South Morang and bought these cotton tablecloths, 150cm x 300cm for $5 each. They will be quilt backs and laundry bags for Aussie Hero quilts.
 I also bought the faux suede for the hobby horses with 40% off.
Also this quilting cotton fabric at $4 per metre for the Aussie Hero quilts.
 I bought the steel tubing rods for the hobby horses from Bunnings at $1 each and some stoppers for the ends that I will add the wheels that I have left over from a previous project.
A good day indeed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More About Hobby Horses.

 The Mary Frances Project blog. has a free hobby horse pattern. I think I will make some of these too.

I Bought A Pony Pattern.

 After the amazing Hobby dragon I found the other day, How excited I was to find it I can only imagine how excited a kid would be to get something like this, especially if they have so little to start with.
I looked on line for a hobby horse pattern and found this one.
This is her blog.

I bought her pony pattern and I am very excited to make it. Hopefully I can do it justice, My plans are to make some to put under the K Mart Wishing Tree at the end of the year and a couple for the Angels for the Forgotten charity too.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Aussie Hero quilt in progress and Meggie approved!

Wonderful Find!

 Is he just amazing? I love this! I was out with my friend yesterday and in an op shop (Rotary) in Warrandyte.
 This is their web site. Australian designed and made.
My friend bought him and he is staying at my place for a little while, I think he is just beautiful.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Facebook Giveaway. – 3000 Facebook Likes – Professional KAM Snap Press GIVEAWAY!!!

Charity Stuff.


Aussie Hero quilt in progress.

The Guardian Pharmacy has their charitable knitting happening again this year. This time it is for Kids with cancer.
The date for the items is now until 30 September 2015.
This is the link to go to their PDF download.

Captain Cook Buttons.

Fantastic! The buttons for Captain Cook doll have arrived. Just waiting for the buckles now.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Project.

This is the next Aussie Hero quilt. The request was for blue, black and yellow and fishing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Op Shopping.

This morning I went Savers shopping in Greensborough with my son, This is what I bought. Pack of blank cards with envelopes, too cute for Aussie Hero gift packs, pencils and little sewing animal kits for the Angels for the Forgotten charity. Total spend was $10.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This will be in 9 panels, rectangular blocks framing the t towel with the logo of the footy club in the corners. The back is the same all over.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt In Progress.

This is my next Aussie Hero quilt. Parramatta Eels and Outback Australia. This T Towel will be the middle panel for the quilt, just perfect subject and colours. This will be a quilt as you go block with the backing added and strips to hold it all together afterwards.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Captain Cook And Quilts.

 The shoes have been designed, now to find the right weight leather to actually make them.
 Captain Cook has got ears, now to shade them to fit his skin tone. Wig is finished as is the tricorn hat. Still waiting for the buttons for the costume to arrive. I will be hand sewing the hem of the coat today too.
This is the quilt as you go quilt I will be finishing off for Jan-Maree as she does not have the time to do it. How lovely is it! 14 inch quilt as you go musical blocks.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

The Quilt Top Assembled.

The quilt top is all sewn ready for backing tomorrow. Tilli sat on it right away, too cute!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Aussie Hero Quilt.

 I have made my own appliques with fabric markers and vliesofix
This is the layout. A quilt as you go project.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Captain Cook Buttons.

I am so happy, I have found the buttons I need on ebay for my Captain Cook doll.  Today I have made his seat stand. It is getting there,

Monday, July 6, 2015

Aussie Hero Laundry Bag.

This laundry bag goes with the quilt I just made.

Captain Cook Doll Continued.

 Today I met the original Captain Cook (known to the kids as Cookie) and his chair all the way from NSW.  Mal Nicolson gave me some details on how important the doll is to the school.
 He is very happy with how my interpretation of the doll is progressing. Always a good sign. My Captain Cook sitting in the chair, a good fit.
The kids will be given a link to see how the doll is made and the references I have used in making him. I have been given $50 for postage and if it costs more they will happily make it up in the form of a Spotlight voucher but I am pretty sure it will be fine.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

This is an Aussie Hero quilt. The request was for cricket.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Aussie Hero quilt.

Remember the animal blocks I made and sent off a few weeks ago? Well here is the finished animal quilt, the recipient loves it!

Captain Cook Doll Continued.

 Still far from finished, but it is getting there.I worked on making the tricorn hat more needs to be done on that and the shoes have been started and decorating the coat. Made the cuffs but not attached and need decorating but it is getting there.
 Close up of the tricorn hat so far. Black wool
View from the back of the coat so far. Each of the panels have a decoration of gold at the top of the points these need to be added next. but the next thing that needs to be done is a quilt for Aussie Heroes so I will be putting him aside for now.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Captain Cook Continued.

 Working on the coat at the moment.
Getting there, I will be working on this doll for the weekend then making a quilt for Aussie Heroes then getting back to the doll.

Gifts, Doll, Shopping And Meggie.

 Today I went out op shopping for Aussie Hero stuff and stuff to finish the doll. This lovely bag of fabric was waiting for me at the front door. Thank you Libby, the fabric is wonderful.
 Meggie enjoyed the bag that the fabric came in! Don't worry, she was only in it for a moment while the fabric was being photographed!
 This is what I bought in Greensborough today, Blank photo paper to make my Aussie Hero postcards with, 2 pairs of shoes for the buckles, this gold braid to make the shoulder tassels with, (I cannot think of the proper name for it at the moment). a bag of gold buttons. and ribbon to go as the trim on the outside of the dress coat.
Working on the vest at the moment, but you can see the buttons are the right size for the doll.