Monday, May 27, 2013

Down on sam's farm with Dougie the scarecrow

This is the latest issue of Australia's Country Threads magazine. I have 2 gorgeous projects inside for you. The first is Dougie, a very handsome scarecrow who would prefer just to sit in the sun amid the flowers...well, I'm with him...what better way to spend a lovely sunny day than to sit outside with a good book perhaps, or this issue of Country Threads and a cuppa.
And of course there is Down on Sam's Farm. A tableau of Sam's farm, which includes Sam of course, and his cow, pig, sheep, chicken, birdhouse and flowers. I hope you will take out your sewing supplies and give them all a go. Sew much fun to create.

Monday, May 20, 2013

A quilt for my littel granddaughter

I started making my granddaughter Nikia a quilt about 6 weeks or so ago, but decided I didn't like the fabrics I was using, so I scrapped it and came up with something more colourful and fun.

Her birthday's in June,and I know there's no chance she'll see this, so I thought I would show you all. I actually quilted in block by block using the fancy stitches in my sewing machine. Never before attempted by me and I am so pleased with the result. And now, looking at it objectively, I need to put a little bird or two on the top and left side of the large flower. Yes, I will do that.

Little David's quilt has taken another step towards completion, with a couple of rows of flying geese done so far. I went with different blues in lights and darks. I'm going to be adding some more colours keep watching this space, lol.

Also working on a new project for Country Threads's the bare bones.....
She's going to be gorgeous. Not sure which issue she will be in, but I will keep you informed.

that's it for now....I have the mother of a cold and am going back to place to be anyway, in this cold and rainy weather.....unfortunately, I think this is a setback which will keep me away from the sewing machine for a few days. :(

Stay safe everyone, in whatever weather you have at your place.

Friday, May 3, 2013

New doll patterns available

Hi everyone.
The pattern for Punkin, Patch, Pollyanna and Nikia are now available on the Dolls on Parade website.

happy doll making.