Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Getting ready for my Sale in December

Here are some of the items Mum and I have been making for my annual Christmas Sale in December:
 Zippered bag made out of unwanted framed cross stitch
 another cross stitch I picked up
 a beautiful embroidered piece that was in a broken frame
 I have also been knitting more of these gorgeous bibs
 and another one
 Plus Christmas Bon-Bons
 in all sorts of Christmas Fabrics
 and cute buttons used from my stash
 also plain buttons works well.
 As I had run out of Christmas Table Runners, I cut out quite a few
 Mum was kept busy sewing them together
But I then had to quilt & bind them all.

Now I am working on 15 "Christmas Snowmen" zippered bags.
I'm getting there!

Until next post...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Knitted Bib

I knitted this baby's bib from 100% cotton, earlier this week, for part of a present I gave at a Baby Shower.

This is the first one I have made and I think I will be making a few more....could have sold it a couple of times before I gifted it!
It was one of the MANY free patterns from

Until next post...


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Time gets away!

I can't believe it is over 2 weeks since I posted on my blog!
As I keep saying, "I have been busy!".

I have "just" finished this cute Christmas quilt.  I bought the kit when I was in the States this year.
 I also bought these matching fabrics while over there and made this simple, but effective single bed quilt.
 ...and here is the back of it to show the stitch I used to quilt it all together.  
The stitch is called "bowtique".
 While I have been quilting & sewing, Mum has been tidying up my stash and I saw the teddy bear fabric in a neatly folded pile she had just I fussy cut it and "sort of" followed a picture of a quilt I saw on the computer, I tweaked it a bit and Mum pieced it together.
I was showing a customer the stitch pattern I used on the teddy bear quilt ....
...... to cut a long story short....she bought the quilt! 

Until next post...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Another bag..this time for me!

While tidying up my fabrics, I came across a block that my friend from the States sent me years ago (2005).....
 so, I found a fat quarter of American fabric I had and made up a zippered bag for myself.
I will be using it to store my embroidery work that I take with me while I am away from home and need something to keep my hands busy.

After seeing a picture of this, my daughter has asked me to make one for my grand daughter's best friend who just loves all things American!

Until next post...

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Zippered Bags Galore

Still sewing for my stall. 
 Made these today.
 and they will go with these:
 and these:
 and these.
Won't have time to sew tomorrow!
Until next post....

Friday, September 9, 2016

Men's Shirts Quilt plus more

This last week I had 2 quilts made from men's shirts that I had to quilt.
The first was made up of  "challenge blocks" by a group of ladies and the winner got the lot.  She hand sewed the hexagons together and made a quilt 60" x 70".  I was in awe of quite a few of the  hexagons blocks, with them matching the stripes perfectly.
 The lady who joined the above blocks enjoyed the challenge so much, she made another quilt by cutting 4 triangles & joining them into a square, instead of 6 triangles into a hexagon.
 In the meantime, I have been getting ready for my stall at Quiltarama next weekend and have made and packaged sets of 24 of these birds (12 of each colour)
and made heaps of the hearts (in 3 sizes)
 Plus I have cut out kits of 12 x 8.5" squares in Christmas fabric...
 and other fabric.
Theses will go with the finished items I have made, such as table runners, zippered bags, tea-towels and many other items. (I don't think I have enough display area for all of my things!)

Until next post...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

John Deere Throws Plus More for Quiltarama

On the 17th & 18th of Septmber, it will be Quiltarama here again, held by the Dungog/Clarence Town CWA.  
I have a stall there to advertise my quilting, plus sell some of my crafts.

Here are some of the things that will be on my stall to sell.

A boy's John Deere throw: 
 A girl's John Deere throw:
 Bon-Bons for Easter:
 Bon-Bons for....whenever:
 A Spiderman Quilt (simple but effective)
 Barb Wire Stars in 3 sizes:
 Sprayed Gold Barb Wire Stars in 3 sizes:
Plus I have the usual Dish Cloths, Tea-Towels, Cot Quilts etc.

Even though I haven't been posting much on my blog, I have been busy!

Until next post...