Friday, May 16, 2008

looks like Green wins

well looks like the border might be green LOL

Thank you so much ladies for all taking the time to help me with my colour issues LOL

Will pop another pic up when it is done. Hopefully Anthony might take the boys out for a bit tomorrow and I can have some time, please please please might make up for last weekends mothers day.

anyways thought I might pop a few pics of Jack quilt on here as well, although the pics aren't great

So there you have it my very first single bed quilt

Thursday, May 15, 2008

which colour???? that is the question

ok so I have asked my mum and my sister so now I ask you out ther in blog land which colour do you think the green?

or the yellow?

so which one do you like?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I forgot to mention that Jacks quilt is almost complete. just have to finish the binding. It is taking a few days cause my arm gets so sore so I can only do small amounts at a time.

What are we up to?

Now lets see. I have so much stuff on the go at the moment that I thought it would be great to come in and blog it. Don't normally blog very often so maybe this will get me gong a bit more. Well lets hope.

first up I actually started something for me. Yep I am actually sewing me something first time in about 12 years I think. I am pretty happy with it since I have never been game to sew anything like this fabric I chose.
It is from the latest Women's Ottobre Mag which I borrowed from my neighbour. Thanks F.
it is the little knit top and I love it it is actually quite easy although I am not sure how I will go on the buttonholes. Although my new machine has one step buttonholes so with a few practises it should work ok LOL

sorry about all the pins everywhere LOL

it actually pulled a bit out of shape at the bottom but oh well doesn't need to be perfect LOL
It looks better on the dressmakers dummy than me to PMSL

Buttons aren't done yet still have to have a few practises.  I used fold over elastic which actually work out quite nicely. Much better than I think the binding would have.

Now to go and finish it LOL

Also have a pair of pants cut out for Luke in the most gorgeous colour velvety fabric, so I also have to sew them

OK so I have a few other project in mind as well but I think I need to get off the computer and get back to sewing

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy mothers day

well it is time to celebrate and I want to wish all the mothers and mothers to be a fantastic mothers day.
Hope you all get spoilt rotten.

In other news we had Jacks party yesterday at the park. It was the most glorious day and we couldn't have had better weather if we ordered it.
we had about 15 6 and 7 year olds there with a pirate theme which they loved and the cake was a hit even though it didn't like the heat much LOL

I also had a great thrift find the other day.
I happened to go to my local op shop and found these gorgeous vintage prints.  So lucky I have two babies due soon in my family.  I can't wait to turn them into something nice.

some vintage baby prints

the most Divine fine cord. not much of this but enough for some pants for my nephew

anyone would think I had a girl with all these patterns LOL thank goodness for little nieces

And lastly my favorite.  I love this vintage fabric it is Divine and quite a lot of it to about 4 meters. and all for the bargain price of $5

Well even though Anthony is at work on mothers day I am going to try and get some thing sewn and do some more hand sewing on Jacks quilt.  Sewing this binding down is taking forever cause my arm keeps aching.

Can't wait to sew on my Machine I got from Ebay for a mere $41.  Its Brother mystar 3 and lovely to sew with now just to actually make something and not just sew on a bit of fabric LOL

have a lovely day all you mummy's out there