Saturday, 27 April 2013

the reply

My neighbour posted this funny note this morning (it is creased because he had folded it into a little square envelope)

phew and yeah for understanding neighbours.


Friday, 26 April 2013

catching the drool

I made bibs using this tutorial. Actually I made 6 (2 of each print). There's a lot of baby drool.

Here's the adorable culprit, I can't believe she's 3 months old already!

Linking up:
at What a Hoot Quilts this week
and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

restless night

since my neighbours woke me and Lois up at around 3am this morning I posted this note through their door on the way to school. Thankfully she settled quickly and woke up at 7.30am but I couldn't sleep!

So despite my bleary state, here's some WIPs:

one short side of binding done!
Linking up:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

in and out... and the winners!

This block flew in from Sana from Scrappy? Sew Bee It!:

I love it! It is hard to photograph but the background she used has beautiful little feather prints on it!

Thank you Sana!

I sent this block out to Patricia for the Simply Solids Bee:

It is the Winged Square Block. The linen squares she sent me weren't the right size (either she cut them short or I did - I'm not sure!!). So I went with my stash for the three solid blocks - the middle one is Oakshott, it's hard to see but it's really pretty!

On to the winners of my giveaway...

who were:

Congratulations! It would be fabulous if the winners could please email me 
and let me know which 3 patterns you would like. Check out Sara's shop!

Sew Sweetness

Huge thanks to Sara for her generosity and all round awesomeness!


Monday, 22 April 2013

one stitch at a time

I have begun hand sewing the binding on the huge May quilt and as my friend Rachael suggested I'm taking it one stitch at a time... only a million more to go ;) 

My awesome giveaway ends tomorrow so make sure you enter

Then wing it over to Le Challenge to see my inspiration for this month!

Linking up:

Plum and June


Friday, 19 April 2013

pop flower coasters

I added some more bloom to my living room! I made pop flower coasters using this tutorial.

I'm still a novice at applique (can't you tell?!) but it's all experience and I'm pretty sure those zig zags will still do the job, even if they are not at the edges exactly! I really enjoyed the little bit of hand quilting on each one too.

They work really nicely in my living room with my Retro Flowers quilt!

**Check out my amazing giveaway - open until Tuesday 23rd**

Linking up:

at Sew at Home Mummy this week
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts


Thursday, 18 April 2013

randomness from a sleep deprived mummy

he's wearing our 'crafting' table cloth! 

How's that for random?! These were all taken during the school holidays. I'm suffering from total lack of sleep - if it's not a drooling baby then it was the mad gale blowing outside! crazy weather.

As you may know I'm running a giveaway (open until Tuesday 23rd)

and I realised how fitting it would be for someone to make this one...

for this month's theme over at Le Challenge!

Le Challenge

Linking up:

Live A Colorful Life


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

drunken WIP

pretty fabrics from Fluffy Sheep Quilting!

I'm getting there with the piecing! Slowly but surely.

Be sure to enter my giveaway - open until Tuesday 23rd 

Linking up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

a SEW SWEET giveaway!


Sew Sweetness

Today I'm having an incredible giveaway from the very generous Sara from Sew Sweetness!
As many of you know she is a talented bag designer, I used her tutorial to make myself an awesome embroidery case:

She has been hard at work creating fabulous bag patterns and has a great selection:

Today you have the opportunity to win three of these patterns - actually three of you do!

Sara is giving away 3 patterns to 3 winners!


 - To win all you need to do is leave a comment, maybe you could let us know what type of bags you like to sew or which patterns you would love to win.

- My followers get a second entry, just leave another comment letting me know how you follow.

For the love of all that is my sanity will you please check if you are a no-reply blogger (if you don't get emails from bloggers then you probably are!!) and if in doubt LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT otherwise you will not win.

I will chose the winners using on Tuesday 23rd April. Good luck!