Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Finished

I finished my Angels Arm Chair Caddy yesterday and I must say that it has turned out better than I hoped. I really like the colour combination that I chose and hopefully she will like it to.

I have also made good headway with my pincushions from "Pincushion of the month club" and they are looking really cute. I am looking forward to collecting these and having a lovely display of different pincushions in my sewing room.

Also thought I would share with you about a Spring Craft camp at Wellington (near Murray Bridge) South Australia that I am going to at the end of October. It is a really great time to get away for a whole weekend (Friday night till Sunday afternoon) of uninterrupted craft time. All meals are provided and are always absolutely delicious and all for the really low cost of $75.00. If you would like any more information or an enrollment form just leave me a comment and I can get one sent to you.


Friday, September 26, 2008

The Quilting Class is Finished

Today was the last day of my quilting class and my students did a fantastic job, they all look so different because of the fabrics that they used. The first one is in blue/green fabrics and looks very floral.
This was made by Margaret and she put the applique bees on.

Mary used a feature fabric for her large snowball blocks and the rest of the the fabrics revolved around it to make a very 'girlie' quilt. I think that she did a fantastic job and you would never know that this was her first quilt.

There are still two more quilts to come and I will hopefully get some photos at the beginning of next term.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Special Softie for ME?

This arrived at my house yesterday.
 His name is "Stitchy". 
He was made by my 14yo son in his Textiles class and I think he did a pretty good job. He had finished his term project, which was a pair of boxer shorts, and had some spare time so decided to whip this up. I would claim him for my own as I really do appreciate the effort that has gone into it but my son really wants to keep him.

Here is a sneak peak at the stitcheries that I have completed for my Stitching Angels Armchair Caddy. I just need to put it all together and I will have completed two of the projects. 

As school holidays start next week I will have a bit more time so am hoping to complete all of the required projects and hopefully get my gift sent off to my Angel all the way over in Meldorf, Germany (this is a big clue as to who I have if she ever has a wanders into my blog). I would have loved to have sent lots of little treasures her way during the swap but as postage to Germany is so expensive I am going to have to put everything together in one package. I really do hope that she likes my gifts to her. 
I am really looking forward to seeing what comes my way, as I have been looking at other Angels blogs and there is some pretty impressive work being done out there.
Enjoy your Friday, I know that I will as we are looking at a day of 29 deg C. What beautiful spring weather we are having right now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Treasure Tuesday

Book of Faith.

This was my introduction to scrapbooking. I don't think it is too bad considering... I must admit that I have learnt a lot and come a long way since first starting this. I must remember to take some photos of my most recent scrapbooking which was my Mum & Dad's 60th Birthday album.

It is my neices 2nd birthday tomorrow and this is the card that I have made for her.

My 11yo son also made a card for his special cousin who just loves him to bits.
He designed it all himself as well as choosing all of the papers and embelishments I really like it.
Well have a good day and I may catch you all later in the week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Treasure Tuesday ......on Wednesday

Yes I know it is a day late but you know how it is. 
Todays treasure is the mothers day gift that my 11yo son made for me. 

It is a mothers day card with beautiful words inside and a tissue purse that he stitched himself. I think that he did a brilliant job with the button hole stitch and he said that he really enjoyed making it. His school teacher loves craft and enjoys getting the kids to make things for their parents for mothers and fathers day although she calls them Wonder Woman Day and Super Man day.

I have also made this for my niece for her 2nd birthday. 

It is a pencil roll for some pencils that I have to buy still. I am going to make a little bag to put these in with a note book so that she can have something to draw with when they go out.
Have a great rest of the week. I know I will be enjoying our lovely spring weather.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Post Card with a Difference

Sarah at QFD has put out a challenge to those of us involved in the Pincushion of the Month Club. She has asked us to post a photo of what she would see if she hand delivered our Pincushion of the Month Club package. I couldn't choose just one so I have put together a montage of a few places. 
I love my city (Adelaide) and as a family we love to go camping by the beach so I couldn't go past showing some sunset shots of Moonta Bay and finally a couple of  shots of the beautiful Murray River near Murray Bridge in SA as seen from a Houseboat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Treasure Tuesday

Todays treasure is an appliance in my home that truly gets a workout everyday.
Yes it is my wonderful Saeco coffee machine. I had this on my Christmas wish list last year as my dream gift thinking that I would never actually own one, then my sweetheart of a husband bought it for me for valentines day. It has been used everyday since then and I love it when my family and friends come over especially for one of my coffees, they are always very welcome.

This is a photo of the apple pie that my 11yo son made yesterday on his day off. He is right into cooking at the moment and loves watching Fast Ed's Fast Food on channel 7 everyday. He actually records them and watches them after school. I must tell you that it tasted really, really yummy, especially with cream and icecream.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Look What Arrived Today

Firstly I have finished my first Stitchers Angel Project. It is the little tote bag called "Blue Wrens Nest" by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches.
I hope my Angel friend likes it. The colours actually look a bit washed out in the photo as it is a bit more vibrant in colour than this. I think it is pretty cute though and would be happy if my Stitching Angel has made one of these for me.

This also arrived from the postman today. My first installment of Pincushion of the Month from QFD. I can't wait to get started on these.

And these gorgeous fabrics also from QFD. I haven't actually bought any new fabrics for ages so thought I would treat myself. I'm not sure yet what I will make with them but I will know the right project when it comes along.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with Treasure Tuesday. See you then.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Happy fathers day. I am posting the cards that were made in my house this fathers day.

This is the card that my 11yo son made for his dad. He also made a special fragrance sachet for the car which he had stitched himself and also a CD with a movie file that he also did at school. My husband really loves getting handmade gifts from his boys as it makes it extra special knowing that they took time and were thinking of him when they made it.

This  is the card that I made for my sweetheart telling him that he is a really great dad. I bought him a Precision Screwdriver set, a Gas bottle fuse (safety thingy), Itunes cards, and the good old favourite socks & jocks.

This card I made for my father in law. He got some socks and a polo shirt.

It was also my brother in laws birthday so we celebrated that today as well. 
This is the card that I made for him.

I hope that you all spoilt the fathers in your lives and that you had a very special day.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Spring has Sprung

Sorry I didn't post a Treasure Tuesday this week, but it kind of got away from me. I have had my 11yo son home sick and have taken advantage of the time at home by being creative. I decided to make some baby gifts for my cousins who have just had babies in the last couple of weeks. One had her second child which was another little girl and the other had her very first baby and had a little boy, they were born only 4 days apart. I made them a bib which is fully reversible and then used the same applique design on a white short sleeve bodysuit (I got the idea from Miss Marzie)

Now I just need to make a couple of baby cards and I can send them off.
These are the Baby Cards that I ended up making.

I also need to make some fathers day cards and a birthday card so I need to get busy.

Hope you are enjoying the nice spring weather.