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

Monday, August 23, 2010

paper pom pom's

OMG- i have been loving these for ages, and have been meaning to make these for the new nursery. i think they look gorgeous, and all the websites and tutes say how easy they are to make. so... i made it my mission to get all my bits together and make some. now, when the tute says 'now for the fun part- fluffing the pom pom's' i think they forgot to add the '' to fun. eg. 'fun', as in: insert sarcasm here...these SUCK!!! i SO do not have the patience for thin, easily shred-able, fiddly paper craft...fabric is much more sturdy, reliable and forgiving ; )

anyway, off to try my hand at another one. and if you want to try some for yourself (although you have been warned!!), head over here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

i've taken the plunge!!

ok...deep breath in.....exhale....

i have taken the plunge and opened my own etsy store, as a place to sell my much loved quilts...i am addicted to making them, dont want to stop, but am running out of room/ friends/ family that can look after them for me!

so, if you wanna take a peek, its over here...

and also, i have set up a more specific blog for the shop. its here. i will be having a giveaway over there soon, so if you want a chance, become a follower, be my friend, hold my hand, whatever you think will help ; )

i'm a bit nervous, but hey, its all in the name of love ♥♥♥

Thursday, August 12, 2010

an aussie giveaway

love supporting fellow aussies, and if you do too, hop on over to this cool blog, do some shopping, and maybe even win : )

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

amy butler rocks my world...

i have had this fabric stashed away for so long...i was really hoping that i would get to use it in my little girls nursery....but mother nature (or someone) had other plans for me, with me carrying my second boy, and no girl anywhere on the horizon yet!

SO- if not MY baby girl, then surely my niece comes pretty close :)

it is her 4th birthday in about two weeks, and i had high hopes of making a kaleidoscope quilt for her. but i was seriously running out of time, so i made this instead!!!

i LOVE it... ♥ ♥ ♥ it... and i think the little pillow looks great with it, and i love the binding and backing fabric...its just so girly. the girliest quilt i have ever made, and it was so much fun.
it is just under a single size, its the right width, but a few inches too short at the top, but not too big that it looks weird. anyway, with the amount of fabric i had, this is the best i could do. now i know i have been doing this pattern to DEATH at the moment, but it is so quick, easy and economical, i cant go past it. it uses only one yard of print, and one of solid, so great if funds are tight, or you have some spare yards laying around. but after saying that, i am laying off this design for a while!!!4 in as many weeks, or thereabouts is too many. i could do it in my sleep now :)

so, what do you think?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

my version of strips and bricks

i have finished my version of the strips and bricks quilt, as seen in Sew Hip, and also over at Red Pepper.

I loved every minute of making this quilt, from choosing all the gorgeous Japanese linen fabric for it, to cutting and piecing, the quilting, and surprisingly this time i even enjoyed doing the binding.

i was only going to quilt in the ditch this time, but then i stopped being lazy, and the more i did, the more i wanted to keep really does look better with more rather than less straight line quilting.

i followed the pattern almost exactly, but i added 4 extra pieces to each row as it was a little small for a nursery quilt/ playmat. babies learn to roll far to quickly, and before i know it, this little one will be somersaulting his way off : )

i don't think i am going to be able to part with this one, but we'll see!