Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vintage Sewing Cushion

I only finished the Vintage Sewing Cushion off today. I used one of my crochet motifs that I made a few weeks back for the top. I also added few drops of Rose oil whilst I was favourite scented oil!
I am going to make a small crochet bag next, to hang off the side of the cushion, to put bits and bobs in, and will gradually add antique bits around the outside pockets. I love rummaging through all my old crafty see what treasures can be used!
I hope that you are all having a great Sunday!
Edit- name of pattern 'Vintage Sewing Cushion' designer 'Always Stitchin' patterns and kits available from

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flowers in the Meadow...Finished!

I really enjoyed making Gail Pans 'Flowers from the Meadow' from her Baskets in Bloom book. The only trouble I had was when I started to quilt, I had to unpick the stippling as the tension needed to be adjusted,and its not easy unpicking stippling! I just loved the fabric which is 'Simple Abundance' jelly roll which I purchased from Sarah a few weeks back.

I did have a close up of the stitchery to show you, but today I have had trouble uploading images for some reason, which is just so annoying!
I hope you are all having a great week!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Blogger!

I have suggested a few times....okay I have been nagging for a long time now, for my sister to start a blog and she has finally taken the plunge! This is a Salvia that out in flower at the moment...the bumble bees are loving it!
Hope yaou all are enjoying your Sunday!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sewing Room Update

Most of the tin is now on the new sewing room, windows are in and the doors are hung ready for me to paint. The next stage is knocking down walls inside our existing house for new bathroom, laundry, toilet and WIR and yes that means a lot of mess! I have finally made the big decision for the wall colour in the sewing room and have chosen 'Noosa Views' Just love this colour! I got a bit hooked on the crochet motifs. I tried out a few different colours and patterns, so now I have a few to put away for embellishing quilts, scrapbooking etc.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I received these lovely goodies in the post from Rosanne. Thankyou so much Rosanne...I just love them and feel very spoilt! The blogging world sure is a place full of so many lovely and kind people!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day!

Last night I decided to get out the crochet hook and have a play with some little motifs. I quite enjoy doing some crochet, and having a break from the usual hand sewing. Hubby totally surprised me this morning with this chocolate rose! I had to take a picture of it, so I could look back and know that I wasn't dreaming it! lol!
I hope everyone has a Happy Valentines day!

Friday, February 12, 2010


This was last years project from Evandale. A kit for this was provided in our 'goody' bag, but I unfortunately ran out of the fabric, and decided to use calico for the needlebook, and just stitched my initial on it. The stitch around the outside is Glove stitch. At the moment, I am working on 'Flowers from the Meadow' from Gail Pans 'Baskets in Bloom' book. I purchased the jelly roll 'Simple Abundance' from Sarahs online store. She provides a very promt service and has a fantastic range of fabrics and patterns!
Its hard to believe that its Friday again!! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another old Project!

Not much sewing going on here this week...have been busy covering school books...Yuk! I did offer to make the boys a nice fabric diary cover, but they just looked at me weird...yes I know that just not 'cool'! So I am showing you an old project that I made at Evandale stitchery day a few years back. A fold up thread bin, designed by Viv Robinson.
The stripey one at the back was a practice one!

Comes in handy having one in the craft bag to take to sewing or craft days.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vintage Baskets!

The Vintage Baskets stitchery is from Gail Pans book 'Baskets in bloom'. This is the first of many projects that I would like to make from Gails book. I wasn't too sure how I would go doing satin stitch hearts as I've only tackled s/s circles before...but I quite enjoy doing the satin stitch. Only way to learn is to 'have a go' I suppose! I covered a canvas frame instead of doing the wallhanging as in book.