…diving deep, WIP style…

With the covid finishpalooza continuing apace, I’m coming across a problem I never thought I would – I’m running out of projects to work on. Currently, I have three in progress. I have my mandala blanket I started at the end of the 100 days project that I work on of an evening. I have my stitchery that I’m working […]

…weekend flash backs…

Over the weekend, we had a houseguest. Our “guest room” is actually now the school room, and what used to be the formal lounge became a part time guest room after setting up a dedicated school space. In the interim, however, we managed to pick up a second hand piano on Gumtree, and that space is now a music room. […]

…improv stash busting quilt…

Once upon a time, I signed up for a block of the month quilt club. Just shy of four years after the club wrapped up, I finally finished the quilt top (don’t talk to me about the actual finishing of it…). As we all worked through our blocks, we regularly commented on how generous the fabric cuts in the packs […]

Quilted with love

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 […]

Kissing Fish AKA The Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong

I am so excited to finally be able to show you this quilt. I have shared the centre medallion previously, but have had the final photos under embargo until this week when the quiltalong wraps up.   {round of applause for the excellent quilt-holding-and-foot-modelling skills of Mr Barefoot} It is a quilt, quite literally, built on blood, sweat & tears. […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday {blogtoberfest day 8}

Man oh man, what a month! There’s still one birthday and one party to go, but the light at the end of the tunnel that is birthday season is getting brighter, much brighter! A huge huge thank you to all my guest hosts this past month – Angie, Crystal, Cassie, Linden & Caitlin. I should also give a shout out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]