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 […]

Sea Breeze Mini Quilt Along

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 […]

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 […]

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

It’s been a week of revolving projects across the table. My mum very kindly took the children for me on Friday for the express purpose of sewing some clothes for them, so I made a good start on a dress for Butterfly. This week I’m also over at And Sew We Craft again, this time sharing a step-by-step for how […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]