Wednesday, 19 June 2013

fun and games

It's already been a fun week of blogging and sewing here...

I hosted the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up (still open)

I'm having a GIVEAWAY of the fabulous book 'Quilting On The Go!'

and you can get a FREE class with The Amazings

Phew! Still with me?


I've actually managed some sewing too. Mostly in preparation for next's months PTA summer fair.


I made more Skull Tooth Fairy cushions - get the tutorial here




I also made a set of coasters, using trimmings from the Braidadelic quilt.





I roped in some helpers to take pins out of the cushions I've sewn (need a good press then I'll show you them!)




Joan also helped me in the kitchen - we did some decorating - taking this...


to this...


a new use for selvedges!! (this was only because I couldn't find any string but I like it!)

Here's one of my favourite pictures:


don't be fooled, they can fight like cats and dogs but these two siblings love each other so much!

I'm off to finish sewing this binding :)


Oh and just in case I haven't thrown enough links in - be sure to check out the TOFFEE inspiration for this month over at Le Challenge.


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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17 comments:

  1. Love the unique use of the selvedge! That may just catch on! Happy binding!

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  2. Oh yeah. I like that new use of it too. Tooth pillows are quite funny.

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  3. I love the skull tooth pillows! I know a 6-yr-old who is way into skulls and his first tooth is loose. Hmmmm. :)

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  4. Congrats on the finishes...Love the skull cushions. The use of selvedges are wonderful :-) It looks so nice and organized.

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  5. Wow, you've been busy! The selvedge idea is genius (so totally stealing it!)

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  6. Your little helpers are sweet!

    I need a wall like that for my 5 yr old sons art! The cork board is overrun!

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  7. I love your kitchen decoration and your fair makes are coming on well. I'll check out the Amazings when I get a moment. I had a quick look and they do look amazing!

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  8. Whew! You're amazing. Love the selvedge line of drawings. That's awesome.

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  9. Busy busy as usual! The use of the selvedge is very clever. And I love that you put your kids to work (though I'm suspecting they don't realize that it's work!). I've let my kids off too easy I think. :)

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  10. Honestly don;t know how you cram it all in!

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  11. What a great post! I'm stealing your selvedge idea as my refrigerator is close to falling over from all of the artwork! Thanks for sharing your good ideas with us!

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  12. What Hadley said, although she is also pretty good at cramming a load of stuff into an average week! :o)

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  13. Love the skull tooth fairy pillow and what a fantastic use of selvedges

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  14. lucy, i love your green shag carpet. we had that exact carpet when i was a kid. can't tell you how many of my mom's sewing pins got lost in it. and found by our tender little feet! oh, the nostalgia. =) you've got tons of wonderful projects going on, as usual. i've wanted to do an art line like the one you managed for ages. good for you! the selvage factor is billiant.

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  15. Love those little coasters :)

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  16. Great idea for salvages. I've been saving them recently but I'm never going to sew with them, but I may just do this with them. My kids are the same. They fight and niggle and annoy, but then when Amelia went on school camp a few weeks ago the biggest hugs when she returned were from and for her younger brothers.

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  17. How many times did your helpers stab themselves/each other with the pins? ;o)

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