Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Laundry Bags.

 Today I made 3 laundry bag requests.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Different Kind Of Makes.

 Something different today,
 Before and after, Dining room chairs.
 Times 8.
Recovered chairs for my niece.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trip To Preston.

 This is the reason I went to Preston in the first place. I buy the two pack of cards for $2 and split them up and make my card holders for the gift packs. They are changing, I like the 100% plastic cards as they are the most durable but they have changed them to the wipeable paper ones that are not so durable and have to look further afield to find them.
 Making labels and making card holders.
 They look very similar, the plastic one is the blue pack.
The thickness is different. The paper pack has the gold band running around it. I did a test and the paper cards can be ripped and creased.

Spotlight Gift Card Thank You.

Yesterday I went to Spotlight in Preston. This is what I bought. These fabrics were on special for $4.99 a metre, normally $19.99 a metre, I bought 2 metres of each, and this Legacy fuse under, normally $8.99 for $2 each. I used my Spotlight $50 voucher that I was recently gifted towards it. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

I used red white and blue in the binding.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Ready to put it all together.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Quilt Continued.

This is the quilt so far. To make this two team quilt have a little more contrast I am quilting the other half of the quilt with straight lines.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt. The request is for Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund. The colours are blue and white, and yellow and black, the backing is the mustaches fabric.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aussie Hero Makes.

 This week I have been busy with individual laundry bags as well as a quilt and bag.
 The theme is all very similar, black with their crest,
 a touch of yellow

 quilt request 40s and 50s fashion, loves musicals and cinema and baking.
 laundry bag.
 all the bags have the same back.
 Aviation theme.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Vintage fashion, 1940s ans 1950s, baking classical cinema and musicals. I have chosen to draw fashion plates as my blocks and paint them. This is two of them so far.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Savers Shopping.

Today I went to Savers in Greensborough and found these lovely 3D cards, total spend $12.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aussie Heor Quilt Choice This Week.

Mixing it up this week, 6 laundry bags to go to the same place,(individual boxes though!) similar but different. all the same request, black with yellow or aviation and the 1SQN Crest. All the fronts of the bags will be 1 of the black and white combos, the back the aviation fabric, the tops will be the black and yellow tacos fabric. All the linings will be the same. This was chosen because of the lovely big puzzle books I have for their packages.
I do have a quilt this week too, more on that later.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trauma Dolls.

Washed donated fabric has been ironed and cut to size for Trauma dolls. Using an erasable pen and traced around, this will be the sewing line then cut out turned out ready to be stuffed for the ACDA group to stuff. This is only part of the fabric that has been donated. More to do later on.

ACDA Meeting, Gifts, Buys, Bargains.

 Today I went to our cloth doll club, ACDA today and at lunch time I went out and found these bargains. $1 each, I bought 6 and my frind bought the others for the Aussie Hero packages. Thank you so very very much.
 The same was with these, I bought half of them and my friend bought the rest, also $1 each. These are bigger and weigh more so they will go into packages that request just a laundry bag.
 If that was not enough, The same friend also gave me this bag she had ordered for herself but was not the colour she wanted, Adorable! and these lemons from her house too. (I had just 1 job to do today that was to BUY some lemons), Because of this I was able to get the puzzle books. How lucky am I to have such good friends.
Another friend had this suitcase up for grabs, Yes please! Great for storage.
What an amazing day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Bag to go with the quilt.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

Blocks have all been quilted, now to put it all together.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This request is for Seattle Hawks.

Monday, August 7, 2017


 Well my morning turned into all day, It was worth it! I have now 4 quilts worth of batting squares ready to go.
 Tilli helping.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Piecing Scraps.

This is what I am doing this morning. Piecing all my batting scraps ready to cut into squares for the quilts. I have them all in a bag until the bag is full then zig zag them all together. No waste.

Spotlight Stuff.

 Spotlight bargains, Wonderfil Wonderguard thread spool covers, pack of 10 for 50c. These are going to go into my sewing friends Christmas cards this year. They are self clinging plastic film you put around your threads to prevent tangling and drying out.
I also received this lovely lot of fabric to use for my charity makes. All will be used for the backs of the quilts, the Christmas fabrics will be used for the quilts in December. Thank you so much.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt And Laundry Bag.

 Cats quilt request finished.
Laundry bag.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joining Blocks.

All the cat fabrics are very feminine, so my idea of drawing out the greys will help it along. I am using this cotton herringbone webbing to join the blocks together, the white on the back to hold it together and the grey on the front sewn on after.

Making Thank You Gifts.

In the evenings I have been making these decorations for thank you gifts. Crochet 4 ply cotton, curtain rings and buttons. Each pack will have enough cotton to make 2 with adornments to add as well as the instructions both written and a chart.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a 1 word request, cats.