I'm just about to wander up to the post box to post this package of goodies for my swap partner (a little fabric a little chocolate). I hope she likes it! I've had fun putting it together.
February 26, 2010
February 24, 2010
PS. this photo was taken on the first day I got them as opposed to today, when only the greenery and a few lilies remain :)
February 22, 2010
There is lots of secret craftiness going on at my house. I've posted a few sneak peeks of my cushion swap, but I'm also working on 2 other secret projects at the moment, a fabric chocolate swap with smoochee and a secret gift for a mummy to be. I'm trying to be sneaky, but really I just can't wait to show you all!
February 19, 2010
I've been pottering away at my pillow talk swap cushion today. One of the wonderful things which comes out of stretching myself is learning new things. Not only have I learned how to make a dresden plate, but I've learnt how to put my sewing machine in reverse! I feel a bit silly that it's taken me 4 years to look it up in the manual, eek! Next I'll have a go putting in a zip, which is something else I've never tried.
February 17, 2010
Following on from Jan Eaton's ace crochet book, I borrowed this book by Edie Eckman from the library. It's in such popular demand that I couldn't get an extension and only had time to try a few out (I had actually been waiting 3 months to loan this copy!). I'm so happy with them, they were really fun and there is some great extra reading in the book apart from the patterns.
The book is so delicious I wanted to photocopy the whole thing! EDIT: I probably should have added that I actually have this book on order, which my Mum has very lovingly bought for me. Ignorance is not bliss, so I am on the hunt to find out what is legal for photocopying copyrighted material in Australia. I'll get back to you on that.
February 15, 2010
February 14, 2010
February 10, 2010
February 9, 2010
I've been playing with some designs for a cushion for my partner, most of the designs involve a dresden plate, something I've been wanting to have a go at for a while. So, out came the scraps and away I went. The first one just felt at little bit like two squares laid over one-another, so I had another go and I am happier with the result.
February 8, 2010
February 7, 2010
Quilting, done. Binding, done. The Boy looks happy, though a little dubious and so am I. It's absolutely a positive start, but I think next time I'll be better able to visulize the quilt as-a-whole, and pick better co-ordinating fabric for a nicer result. It seems to me, there is quite an art to getting quilting fabrics to work together, not only colour, but theme, pattern, size of pattern, lights and darks... I have so much to learn!
February 6, 2010
February 5, 2010
February 3, 2010