Quilted with love

disappearing nine patch quilt featured

The is something cathartic, for me, anyway, about being a crafter, when life blows up and words are nothing more than cold comfort. When emotion chokes me up and there is nothing to say, and tears wont help anyone, there is solace in being busy, in the repetitive rhythm of cutting and pressing and stitching and DOING. A very small doing, in the scheme of

Another WIP-busting finish :: hexie dilly bag {blogtoberfest day 21}

dilly bag featuerd

I fell off ye olde Blogtoberfest bandwagon, didn’t I? Last weekend, I was unwell. On the Friday, I went from tired with a yucky throat, to exhausted and swallowing golf balls within a couple of hours. I hit publish on the post sharing the boys birthday cakes, collected the children from their various activities, and took myself off to bed. The cakes I wrote about

on decluttering, mojo and WIP busting

wip busting featured

The final frontier of my recent decluttering and clean-out was finishing up my studio. Yeah, that old chestnut. But enough was enough. Last week Car & I had a few craft-room-cleaning-sprints – we would catch up on Facebook, and then on the count of three, go our hardest for 15 solid minutes before reporting back. I found the first one, after 5 minutes I was

The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong :: Centre Medallion

Hello there! For my regular readers, welcome to day 15 (part 2) of Blogtoberfest 2014, and if you are new here as part of the Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong, it’s lovely to see you! If you’ve blogged about your own Aviatrix quilt. why not join in the Aussie WIP Wednesday and show it off? Today,  I’m excited to be kicking off the sewing portion of the

The Aussie WIP Wednesday :: Dilly-dallying {Blogtoberfest Day 15 part 1}

I think that’s a pretty accurate term! Hello, and welcome to those of you joining me today as part of Gnome Angel’s Dilly-Bag-A-Long. When I first signed up, I asked to be right at the end, because, as you regular folk will know, we’ve just come off what is affectionately known as birthday season – a five week span of all four of our children

incoming prettiness – charm swaps {blogotberfest day 7}

I realised, as I planned out potential posts to see whether Blogtoberfest was a thing I could do (31 posts? Where on earth was I going to find enough time to make enough projects to make it happen?), that I have yet to blog about not one, but two charm swaps I’ve been involved in this year. It took me a while to decide to

Simply Helix Table Runner

A while back, I shared on my facebook page a post from And Sew We Craft, featuring a couple of my tutorials, for a weekend inspiration round up. Soon after, I received a message from a friend, asking if this very cool table runner was one of mine, which it wasn’t. A bit of back & forth later, and I had a charm pack on

House Block Swap :: what I sent

Like many things I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Also like many thing I seem to get tangled up with lately, it was one of those things that I ended up using every last minute of my deadline. As in, in the mailbox at 3.02pm and hoping they

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

On the work table today is a gorgeous table runner I am making for a friend, based on this tutorial from Blossom Heart Quilts. I am totally smitten with this fabric, and have a couple of projects for myself planned already. Last week, Skip shared her hexie travel project – complete with makeshift craft table – clever or clever? Have you been creating something this

Sea Breeze MQAL – not quite a wrap…

I am such a fail of a blogger, aren’t I? Sign up to be part of the blog hop for the Gnome Angel Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along, and don’t even get the darn thing finished. Somewhere in there, good intentions gave way to, you know, life. And stuff ups. And indecision. I’ve cut a couple too few squares, so I’m taking the opportunity to