Monday, December 20, 2010

omg best giveaway eva!!

so please dont enter, as i really want to win hehehe!!

over here at retromummy


Monday, November 29, 2010

not quite quilting!

so totally stepping out of my comfort zone, and am experimenting with all things softie- getting ready for xmas and S T I L L trying to finish the nursery, for my now 8 week old son (time flies!)

i love these little felt owls. i am going to string them along the nursery. how totally cute are they.
tutorial via plushka.

and sticking with the owl theme are these awesome sock owls! all thats needed is a couple of sticks, sanded back and these little guys are going to become a mobile to hang straight above mr c's cot. pattern can be found online here

i also tried my hand at a sweet little softie girl for some xmas gifts. i wasnt totally happy with the first one.

so i tried again:

much happier with V2! the face is a whole lot cuter. what do you think?

they are a little more fiddly than i thought, but still pretty fun to make. pattern found here

overall, i am enjoying the almost instant gratification that comes with small projects, and its fun to use different materials than i am used to.

well, thats it for now! of to make some face washers and too cute baby shoes!! stay tuned ; )

Monday, November 15, 2010

granny square obsession

my friend made a gorgeous granny square blanket and now has me addicted- since i cant crochet (im sure i should learn) she has offered to make me one- here are some that i love...

Friday, November 12, 2010


just a quick one to say head over here, for a super sweet giveaway : )

Saturday, October 30, 2010

bloggers quilt festival

i havent seen the quilt festival before, but it looks great, so i couldnt help but link a pic of my fave quilt...the prizes are too good to pass up, and its great to see all the gorgeous quilts out there!

My fave quilt is this one, made for my new little boy. its made with linen and japanese fabrics, with my favourite scraps, and one-offs, plus lots of little bits and pieces from scrappy giveaways that i have won.

i really enjoyed this- it was intricate yet repetitive, almost like a good meditation. plus, the first time i was totally happy with my binding and corners, so Woo Hoo!

head over to the festival to be inspired : )

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

lucky lucky

i have been super lucky in the last couple of weeks. i won a metre of gorgeous fabric from

and then, i won these beautiful pants from knitbaby, perfect for my newborn.

then today, i won a $250 voucher from oobi baby, one of my fave kids labels!!

YAY for me. keep it coming!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

he's here!!!

so in my last post i mentioned a good reason for being quiet around here. thats because my little man finally arrived! he was born one week late, at home just as we wished, in the loving company of his daddy, big brother, and gorgeous midwife. the birth was everything i could have wished for. it was magical, beautiful, empowering, mindblowing! and what a result- isnt he amazing!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

its been a while..

between posts, and i have a very good reason...but more on that later ; )

for now, i am dreaming of cushions for my lounge. i have a new one coming in the next week or so, and i need to update my living area...its seriously drab (ugly/ boring/ mismatched/ dreadful- to be more precise!!)

so here's what i'm thinking.
isso ecco flower burst in chocolate

and echino birdsong in green for a cushion and lampshade like these!

i love it!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

more nursery inspiration

well, with a baby that still hasn't arrived, i have been hunting around finding little pieces of inspiration. for my little boys nursery, and upcoming birthdays...

gorgeous felt owls and penguins from plushka

super beautiful mobiles from birdynumnum

gnome softies from bitofwhimsy

Friday, September 17, 2010

help me to dream on!?!?!?! PLEASE!!!

ok, so maybe i have pregnancy brain, maybe i shouldn't sew when i am this tired, maybe i should learn to count better, but i got my beautiful dream on charm pack in the mail today, and couldn't wait to get started. i really want to do a disappearing nine patch with sashing, to make a baby quilt. i was sewing my nine patches together as i went, when i got to my last pile, and realised i was 3 squares short....NNNNOOOOO!

i don't have ANY fabric that i can add in that is a match, so here's my request! Does anyone have a square to spare??? can you spare a square??? PLEASE!!! i will cover postage (i am in OZ- as in Australia, not the magical land of OZ- although if this works, then maybe it is magical hehe!) if you can help!?!?!??!

Am i dreaming...can i dream...on...and finish my quilt, or should i just bite the bullet and get another charm pack.....

lets sleep on it and see what happens.....

Nighty night


a sweet little giveaway

head on over here for your chance to win some gorgeous fabric!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

a new (old) quilt..

its been a little quiet around here lately, but i assure you i have been busy sewing away- mainly items for my nursery, which is almost complete. lucky, as i only have about a week left until my due date! i will definitely post some pic's once its done, but for now, here are some photos of my newest quilt.

i love this one- it's from my collection of vintage linens, and i originally had all my pieces 4 times larger- in the railroad style, but it wasn't working for me. so i cut them all into quarters, and re-did my quilt top. i really like it now, it seems to show off the fabrics a little better. it is backed in the same soft baby pink flannel as my last quilt, which is on its way to its new home now!

what do you think? its going up in both madeit and etsy tonight!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

my first sale!!

I was so excited last night when i checked my emails, and saw that my vintage baby quilt was featured in the Monday Finds email from
i also then saw that my busy boy baby quilt was one of their top baby finds on the madeit blog!! THEN, this morning, my vintage baby quilt was displayed on the front page (ok,ok so i did pay extra for it be listed on there at some stage, but great that it happened all within a 24 hour period!)
And then...even better- i checked my emails this morning, and guess what!!!! my vintage quilt has sold!!! my first real sale!! as you can tell by my overuse of these- !!!!!!- i am VERY excited...and now also very nervous, as i hope Jane loves it.

only one way to find out- its going off in the post this week.

if you want one of your very own soulbaby quilts head over to madeit or etsy

Monday, September 6, 2010

i'm a little bit famous!!

i just checked out the blog, and what do you know... i am there!! well, not me personally, but one of my quilts that i listed there for sale...

LOOK!!!! :: the handmade market open all day every day: Baby Wish List #1: "As some of you already know, there is going to be a new little addition to madeit HQ in February. Over the next 5 months I'll be compiling m..."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

vintage linen baby quilt

i have been saving my vintage linen's for ages now, waiting for some inspiration, and i found it! do you love it??

it is so pastelly perfect, snugly and soft, i just wish it was big enough for my bed, or even a picnic blanket... but, it is truly the perfect fit for a new little person : )

just listed in my etsy shop here if you want to love it in person ; )

♥ danielle

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

nursery inspiration

i am really running out of time! i have four weeks till this baby is due, and he has been trying his best to get out for the last week or so, so i may not even have that long. having said that, my nursery is no where near complete. here is what i have been loving, when i should have been sewing...

gorgeous tree decal from gigglesmile designs

vintage storybook bunting from lejeune on etsy

a is for apple flashcards from prettylittlestudio on etsy