Sunday, April 28, 2013

A sneak peek revealed

Remember those sneak peeks a while back of upcoming projects?
Well, here is Punkin.
Her pattern is available free in this months Australian Creating Country Threads magazine.
If you love unusual dolls, I urge you to try her. She is fun to make and just gorgeous when finished.
Punkin's head is .....yep, you guessed it.....a pumpkin. Her hair is vines with pumpkin leaves, stiffened with wire to allow placement.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

blog designs

I'm sorry about all the changes in the blog backgrounds and such. I'm trying to set it up so that it is not only visually pleasing to me, and to you, plus easy to navigate for you.
I don't like bland.....boring! And I don't like overly your face!
So, as I try as many designs as I can to get the right one for both of us, I hope you will bear with me on this crazy visual journey.

ps. I dont like this bland beige

Crazy Quilting

I decided yesterday to clean up my scrap bins. I couldn't bear to toss those scraps!!
So, they had to be made into blocks and used for something. I had a 'light bulb' moment....A crazy patch quilt. The quilt design itself is still in my head, but I'm cleaning out the scrap bins one by one. I started with beige fabrics, then yellows and lastly pinks. Have 1 more to do in the pinks then on to another colour.
Oddly enough....the bins don't seem to be any lighter than when I started!

I love doing these blocks. They take no time at all, and they really have no specific rules. They can be as crazy as you want them to be.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Luscious new fabrics!

I couldn't wait to share....
Just arrived this morning, my gorgeous luscious new fabrics from Hancocks of Paducah, USA.
First up is Mary Koval Rebecca from Windham and the second one is  Kimberling Hope Chest from Trend.

Next up is some incredible Batiks.
First up is Mango Salsa from Timeless Tonga Batiks
The pinks are Timeless Tonga Batiks Bloom
Third range is Timeless Tonga Batiks Lush Garden
and last but not least is Timeless Treasures Blue Lagoon

Aren't they all amazing. My stash is looking very healthy now, and fresh with these bright new fabrics.
I adore them so much.....will I want to use them??? hmmmmmmmmmm
I wonder how other quilters feel about new fabric?

Monday, April 8, 2013

A new pattern available

This is a cute little swag of dolls, hearts and flowers.
As you know, when we girls get into a sewing or quilting group, we like to share. We share ideas, hints and tips, and sometimes fabric swaps.
'Best friends share' would be a great little swag to hang up when you have your best friends around.
I hope you like it.


My amazingly gorgeous, thoughtful and just plain super duper the best daughter sent me these flowers on a day when I was feeling particularly down.
She sure does know how to put a smile on my face. Aj, you are simply the best and I love you more than I can say.

At last Blogger has been fixed!

It seems that Blogger have had some problems, which, thankfully are now fixed.
So, let's try and make up some time. (If I can remember what I had to say these last couple of weeks!).

Oh... some sneak previews...
Some of you may know that I design a lot of dolls for the Australian magazine Creating Country Threads.
Here's just a  sneakie for issues coming up

 This one below is coming up in Vol13 #12 which should be out any day now. Her name is Punkin, and she is adorable.

What is on my table at the moment???

 First up I have 2 quilts on the go. A boy and a girl one. Nothing more to say on these, You'll have to wait until they are finished. Besides, they are a secret for 2 adorable grandies.
Then I have a project folder. This will eventually be a pattern available for purchase.If it turns out the way I want it to, it's going to be the bees knees, lol.
Also, I have a little tote bag in pink with pretty embellishments happening.

I am also still playing with my GO! Accuquilt baby cutter and I'm cutting shapes from my scraps and bagging them for easy finding later on when I need them.

I spend a lot of time watching The Quilt Show plus U-tube on quilting....if you've never tried U-tube for that, I urge you to go there. The information is endless, and I am learning so much every day.

I will close this off for now so as not to overload you with my ramblings, and will be back later.

happy stitching, doll making and quilting