Saturday, December 26, 2009

More christmas crafting

Another christmas gift post. I can finally post the head bands that I made for friend's girls. I had a lot of fun making these and choosing fabric from my stash. Really easy to make, and I would agree a lovely idea. One friends girl wondered if they could be made in her schools colour's - uniform has to be one colour apparently.  Anyhow here is the link:Best band ever

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I made this apron for my sister. It's fully reversible, flattering & very cute. Finished within an evening so quite simple. Inspired by pictures of the Emmeline apron I've seen online but I drafted my own pattern that met sis' needs [including large pockets & adjustable straps]. I can reveal it now as she's received it.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nappy Bag

Thanks to the link on Shelle's blog for this bag. Made with fabric from Ikea, a good weight, and cool colours. I hope that Mo likes the bag. That was the easy part, now I need inspiration for the quilt to go with it. Link to cool diaper bag pattern.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fairies all over...............


Here are the pictures of the quilt top that I am making for a one of my collegues little girls- Miss D. She is 6 and loves all things fairy and purple.

Now all I have to do is quilt it!

Bindings will be the dark purple used in the quilt.

Christmas presents...

I've been waiting to post this photo of the gifts I made for the Quiltitis girls. Having finally gotten together, now I can:-) I made each of them a table runner for Christmas with a variety of fabric from my stash - yes, I had way to many Christmas fabrics in my stash!! Simple squares and rectangles - quite quick once I decided what to do. Hopefully they'll get to use them this Christmas season.

Quilting day...

Well, we finally managed to get together for a day of quilting! It has taken much organisation but we did it. I didn't catch photos of the menfolk, but here are the Quiltitis girls and the cute kids. I have to confess I worked on a Christmas dress fo Little Miss rather than a quilt, but Di worked on a beautiful bag - see her post for pictures - and Shelle starting quilting a quilt for her Miss S - who had high expectations of Mum's speediness! You can see Maivili here ironing fabric to cut for her quilt too. Thanks, Girls, for a lovely afternoon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

My first bag

No posts for a long time and then 2 in one night. Here is a picture of the bag that I made today. I still need to add a couple of decorative buttons but it is a functional bag until then. Made using a sweet roll- the 1 1/2" strip rolls from Moda, and some navy blue japanese style fabric that I had bought for my stash. Here is the "recipe" , from the Moda Bakeshop.

Well what a fantastic day of sewing.

I'm going to miss the meets at Shelle's house. However, I can now post the pictures of the quilt journals that I made. We now have no excuse not to keep a record. The pattern is from the moda bakeshop: journal cover pattern. Easy to do.