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

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

I hope you are all having a fabulous break over the school holidays. Featured posts return next week (and I know I’m behind on commenting too). In the mean time, the linky is extended for the whole week for all your holiday WIP posts. Have you been creating something this week? Link up with your WIP posts (please link the actual post, not your main

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

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

My crafting time this week has been pretty focused. I had a project in mind and powered through to get it done. Which means most of my WIPs have been ignored…making it the perfect time to add a new quilt to list, don’t you think? I was going to use this layer cake for Beetle’s capsule quilt, but in the end decided I would rather

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

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

One of my favourite things that’s quickly coming out of running the Aussie WIP Wednesday is that it’s giving me a good kick to actually DO something on my WIPs so I have something to show you! Yesterday, with the big children off to nanny and poppy’s for a sleepover, and the grumpy baby tucked up in bed asleep, I pottered about the studio. A