I have some fabric left over from this quilt. I have no further plans for it and it’s doesn’t really go with my stash. So I though I’d see if anyone else would like it. There is a mix of fabrics and sizes, mostly strips and some squares. I think there is almost a metre, maybe more. Def enough for the start of a quilt, or some cushions etc. Only open to NZ residents this time sorry (Intl postage is a killer). Just leave a comment stating you want to be in the draw. Open till Thursday evening sometime
Archive for June, 2010
Still raining most days So tired of it. We did have one day without rain. It’s been hard to get the washing dry because even on the day it didn’t rain there was no wind and not quite enough sun. Cam has been a bit stir crazy being stuck inside most afternoons, though we do go outside to play with the dog even when it’s miserable out there. Ian made Cam a go cart, recycling Cam’s too small (and expired) car seat and the wheels from the buggy (which was too crappy to resell). It’s working great, only need an extension for parental steering and it will be perfect !! Cam really enjoyed helping Ian build it and paint it.
Cam has been growing up quite a bit lately, learning to do more for himself, like climbing up on stools to get things he wants. Not always a good idea. He has discovered he can unlock the back door if he climbs on a stool We had words about that.
We’ve been feasting on the beetroot growing in the garden. Yum. Haven’t managed to plant the garlic and shallots yet, waiting for a break in the rain. The cabbages are looking fab though, and we have lots of spinach and silverbeet (chard) to eat. We have artichokes ready to eat and the lemon tree is abundant with lemons just on the verge of turning yellow now.
Big cow (Clarabel) went to the butcher yesterday. I’m so looking forward to having some beef in the freezer. Supermarket sausages really suck ! Thanks to the thoughtless teenager one of my hens had to be put down I asked him to round them up for the night and when they didn’t all go in nicely he got shitty with them and threw a few missiles at them :-0 Despite me telling him to just wait, step back and they will go in the chook house. So thanks to him one of the chooks ended up with a broken leg. Poor hen. I was gutted, they are just coming back onto the lay as well. Yes, we had words. Yes I will make him pay one way or another.
I had a play at making the Gathered Clutch, tutorial at Noodleheads blog. the top one was my second attempt, the bottom one my first. Glad I made a second one. I used it as part of a swap.
Back later with a fabric giveaway for NZ readers and a blog post about an awesome swap and some sewing I’ve been doing.
Yes. more than one !! Yesterdays…………
Lots of straight line quilting. I quite enjoyed the quilting. I used to work from the middle out, then swap and do the other end, but always ended up with the small pucker in the middle, but I canned that and just quilt from one side all the way to the other. Works much better.
I love the “Frolic” fabric I used, such cute little Squirrels, Owls and Opossums.
And one for the girls………..
I’ve been coveting Heather Ross’ Far Far Away line of fabric for ages, I finally caved in and got some last week. I got the top done yesterday and the rest finished today. The fabric was a bit harder to work with, being double gauze, it had a bit of stretch in it, but wasn’t too bad. Nice soft finish on it.
I love the “Princess and the Pea” fabric the best, thought the Unicorns, Frog Princes and Snails are all pretty cute too. I have enough fabric left to make another quilt, though the next one will have lots of Orange, Yellow, Pink and Blue prints added and will be a different pattern.
Both quilts are in now in the shop.
Today’s job (now that it’s morning, the internet was having a spat last night so this post is late) is to make some dresses, jackets and baby shoes for the shop to replace the ones that have sold recently.
I haven’t blogged as I haven’t really anything to say. Working as much as I can to get some stock in the shop, but things like housework etc keep interrupting. I did manage to get a quilt finished today and a top completed, so that was quite good. No pics yet, the light is a bit lame, very cloudy today and rain, rain, rain expected tomorrow.
Cam had his first filling at the Dental Nurse on Monday, just a little one. Lots of parents freak out and feel guilty when their kids get their first filling, but I’ve been through it all before. The older boys had bad Baby teeth, Lilly had good ones. Cam’s seem to be pretty good, better than Matt and Nathans were. One of the kids at Playcentre is going to have another bunch of teeth removed (he already had some removed) and he is 3 months younger than Cam.
Took the car in for a quote for repairs, turned out a wee bit more than I expected, so that was bit of a bummer. It’s getting fixed in a couple of weeks (school holidays) as I need it to get Cam to kindy and back each day. It will give us a another week or two to find the funds anyway. The big cow is off to the butcher on Monday, that’s another big expense, but I am looking forward to getting some Beef in the freezer, we haven’t had any for a while.
I’ve been in a couple of swaps. One was an Upcycled swap. Here’s pics of the items I made for my swapee.
A jean skirt handbag.
And a 90 minute top for her son, made from one of Nathan’s old t-shirts.
I made a dress for a customer. First time I’ve made one with a gathered skirt. Turned out okay.
A couple of pics of Cam, all bathed and curly headed and playing nice.
Pics of the quilts I finished this week. Plus the one I finished handstitching last night.
Bent Bento quilt ……….
Completed geese quilt. I have done a fair bit of handstitching on this, loved working on it on cold nights……….
And last but not least, Mum’s Asian Takeaway quilt…………..
We are on the 3rd fine day in a row here, yay it’s good to have a break in the winter weather.
and not much else. Did finish Mum’s quilt, and quilted my Sew Kid Bee 2 quilt (and bound it) too lazy to take pic though. Got a half finished dress, two tops cut out, a piar of pants for Cam cut out and 3 bags in progress, but not much finished this week. A fair bit of fluffing around I think. Oh i just remembered I did quilt a small quilt for a friend too, so I spose I’ve done a bit of work.
A post for all my awesome customers and all the fabric addicts I know. A few things in the shop and a few things already sold that I want to show off
Another wool jacket (sold),both Jackets I made for the shop are sold, but I will be making more.
Owl jeans, these were a custom order.
A couple of pairs of pants that are in the shop. Soft and warm needlecord, with cute pockets and patches.
A few new fabrics that have made in onto my shelf in the last few weeks…….
Some “Love” (Amy Butler)
Some gorgeous hand screen printed (on organic cotton) FQ’s from Show Pony in Scotland. I have a thing for screen printed fabric at the moment
I’ve been working on all my June bee blocks in the past couple of days, and will get the last 2 of them done today and post some pics for you to see later.
Cam was playing dress ups the other night with Lilly, most of the old dress up clothes used to be hers…………
I love the insistance on the shoes, cracks me up each time, he always chooses these ones….
Check on the special toe action
Some days it goes along swimmingly, until something upsets your apple cart. I was driving down to Greytown this arvo, taking the kids to the Library, just merrily driving along, and BANG, something from the oncoming traffic hit the car.
Nice hole in the drivers door eh? Insert swearing here please
Not what we can deal with at the moment. Just finished paying for Nathan’s laptop repair, finally saved enough money to get the repairs on the vehicle (massive oil leak problem), and now this. I suppose it’s just lucky it was nothing worse. No idea what hit the car. A logging truck was passing us on the opposite side at the time, but who knows?
I was the lucky winner of a giveaway on Amy’s blog Seven Stitches. Amy was good enough to ask what colour fabric I’m after at the moment. I needed some oranges in my stash. Boy was i surprised at getting 6 lovely orange Fat quarters, some handmade envelopes (made from the pokey little puppy book) some writing paper from recycled maps, a cute wee pin cushion and a book of embroidery stitches, all delivered in a neat thrifted knitting bag.
The upside of having friends who blog, enjoy sewing and fabric as much as me and support my Felt shop as well. Thanks Amy. I love it all.
Thanks to all who offered fabric to replace my chopped up Mendocino I’ve got it sorted.