Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along

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Hello! We are up to day four of the quilt along and I am loving all the beautiful quilts being made! I’m chuffed to be one half of today’s stops on the blog hop – be sure to also see what  Penny at Happy Spider Knits Podcasts is sharing today as the other half of the day four hop stop. I love quiltalongs and group projects –

finding direction

Wow. So. Holidays. That was a thing that happened. I got some creative time in during the first week – three pairs of pants sewn, a dress finished and a mini quilt made. the second week was taken up with travel. A big thanks must go to Cate for guest-hosting the Saturday Night Craft-along over on Instagram while I was away. I have to say,

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

Hello, holidays! Lots going on around here – including racing to finish this little project for And Sew We Craft. In honour of the holidays, and the chance to bust some WIPs and limited time to blog about them, I’m leaving the link up open *drum roll* alllllll week *gasp*. Have a fabulous week! ~~~ Have you been creating something this week? Link up with

holy orange overload batman

It’s been a long time coming, this quilt. A special request from Boy2, I thought my plan was simple enough. Until I found myself with a dining table covered in 240 small pieces that took an age to piece together. Quilt camp 2012 saw progress, before it stagnated. And then, because I really am the queen of blindingly, brilliantly stupid ideas, I decided I would finish

improv piecing :: a beginners guide

There’s something about the ordered chaos of improv piecing that appeals to me – sticking out in my mind especially are this crochet hook roll and these journals. I’ve long wanted to try it, but I wasn’t quite sure where to start, and a search for a tutorial or how-to turned up pretty much nothing. Over the last week or so, I’ve been planned and

Camp Coochie :: the wrap-up

The WHAT Quilters Society?

Last week, I spoke a bit about going away with some of my crafty friends. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’d know the excitement level was high. And by high, I mean stratospheric. Two whole days with nothing to do but hang out with my girls and make pretty things. So I was almost jumping out of my skin by the time

dancing on a rainbow

With the various bits that a small ballerina needs stuffed into my already-full-to-the-brim nappy bag, the weekly trek too and from dance class demanded a more organisation cargo solution, and so I promised Miss Butterfly a ballet bag. “A rainbow one, mummy?” “of course, my love, if you want a rainbow, we’ll make a rainbow.” HA. FAMOUS. LAST. WORDS. The baby asleep, I pulled her

spring dolls quilt

Oh man I am ever so late in blogging this! The lovely AJ organised a dolls quilt swap last year, with a random draw recipient after all quilts were received and and open theme of “spring” I pulled my inspiration from Pinterest, and using this pattern (pinned here) that I purchased as a starting point, I extended the outside and added in this pattern (a free download

a rush of a quilt

I must admit, I’m not stranger to flashes of inspiration followed by bursts of insane productivity resulting in a final outcome within a short space of time from the initial idea. One such flash hit me in January, when I decided one Sunday night that I would make a quilt for our neighbour who was due to move away. On Tuesday. I’ve done this quilt-in-a-day

teacher mug rugs

One each for the two main teachers Bear had last year, one each for the two release teachers, and one for the teachers aide. Five gifts to make. Not too onerous, you wouldn’t think. Except end of year hit me hard, and I found myself cutting it fine. How fine? See that ridiculously dodgy phone pic at the bottom, with three mug rugs in it?