Two for four…

So, another week ends, and with it, my first foray into stay-at-home-motherhood with two small children. Would I call it a success? Probably. The house has been clean everyday, tantrums have been minimal (or no more frequent than usual, anyhow!), trains have been played, cakes baked, hedges pruned, and I even found time to do a little crafty something. Now what oh what could this

Stack & Slash.

A while back, I was down at the fabric store, grabbing a few bits & bobs to alter a couple of cheapy tops into breastfeeding tops. It wasn’t until I’d gotten the farbic cut, that I realised I had no cash, and was quite a bit under the EFTPOS minimum. So I grabbed a little fat quarter pack to pad out my shopping a bit,

A little bit revealing…

Have I got you intrigued yet? Or scared? Considering I am 38 weeks pregnant, revealing would be scary!   However, please uncover you eyes, and try & refrain from running away squealing in horror. I am actually referring to a post I did a week or so ago, where I hinted at a project in progress – remember I showed a sneak peek of “something

Something old, something new…

Tutorials borrowed and wool that’s blue!   We went to visit some friends over the weekend, and whilst there, I managed to fit in a trip to Spotlight, where, somehow, unbeknownst to me, a set of knitting looms managed to find their way into my hands, along with two balls of yarn & a crochet hook. Imagined how surprised I was when I got to

Climbing the Ladder

The Jacob’s Ladder quilt I have been working on for what seems like ages is finished! A few flaws, but good enough to keep a small boy warm. And what a great good it did of that! The last few nights have been too many degrees below zero for my liking, so this quilt came just in time. I even got to try it last

Life’s certainties

The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death & taxes. Whoever said this obviously had never had a child, and so I would respectfully suggest an alteration:   “The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and newborn poo when out & about!”   When my sister-in-law recently announced she was expecting, my mind went into overdrive trying to think of an appropriate

Weekend progress

I’ve had a busy couple of days, and thought I might share a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on.   Firstly, the Jacob’s Ladder blocks are finished & all joined together. I’m not going to show the full quilt until I have borders on it, but here is a hint of the main part of the quilt.   And what oh what

6 blocks down!

Well, I’ve had a productive weekend. We’ve made our son a sandpit, and I finally got around to cleaning my office out & turning it into (mainly) my studio. And with my own creative space, inspiration has hit, hard. Expect to see lots of new stuff in the next few weeks!   My Jacob’s Ladder quilt is progressing nicely, I have 6 blocks completed, out

Stage Two!

24 hours on, and the fabric is cut!   One’s missing you say? After making up a mock-block to test the colour scheme, I wasn’t happy with the cream & blue fabric. The other fabrics are so rich that it looks stark, and very jarring when added into the block. So I’ll put that fabric away for another project, and head back down to the

Jacob’s Ladder Quilt – The Fabrics

I’ve been shopping! Aren’t they yummy?!! The dark blue will be one triangle, and I am trying to decide whether to use the yellow, or the cream & blue for the other triangle. I’m about to cut the peices for one block, and see what they look like made up, then decide!   ~~~   On the curtain front, they are completed, and DH has