Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Bit of a Break

I am having a bit of a blogging break for a little while as my precious mum had a mild stroke this past week (she is only 61) and I am needing to be 100% available for her and my dear dad.
I will be back soon when things have settled down and hopefully back to some sort of normality.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's in a Bloggy Name?

I found a new blog here and thought I would join in.
The blog name I have used is the name that I label my crafts with. It is part my name and also describes what I love doing. It also helps that the words actually rhyme and I think that it sounds good.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Little bit of Colour

Look what arrived yesterday. The first Stitchery of the Month.

I can't wait to start this. It is so beautiful. 
I saw this on Rosalie Quinlan's blog and loved it there and am so glad that it is the very first installment of the Stitchery of the month club.
And I am loving the coloured thread and fabrics that came in the kit.
It reminds me of my hexagon blanket as they are the colours that are being used in that. 
Rosalie has also designed a fabric range that will be coming out soon called "Grandmothers Flower Garden" and this stitchery is one of the images on the fabric. I can't wait for it to be release and I can assure you that fat 1/4's of this entire range will be heading for my fabric stash.

The hard part will be choosing which colour way.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Some Progress was Made

Here I am at craft camp hard at work making my Melly & Me pincushion.
I must admit that I had a lot of frustration making this pattern as there wasn't enough fabric, ricrac or ribbon in the kit so I had to improvise and therefore it took a lot longer to make than planned, but I think that it turned out alright in the end.

As the actual kit didn't have the printed ribbon as was on the original Melly and me items I stamped mine as plain ribbon didn't look quite right to me.

Next I went onto the Leanne Beasley Pincushions and achieved two out of the five. These were really fun to make and I especially enjoyed doing the stitchery.

I also spent some of my time teaching my sister. She actually achieved more than me which was very exciting considering that this was her very first crafting project. She used a pattern that I had written for a s
ewing set and finished all of them with fantastic results. I think that she is a natural and am looking forward to what she will do in the future. 
She also managed to finish one of these thread catchers and it looks great.
I was very impressed with her skills. She managed also to design and make a pouch and would have finished that as well except that she didn't have any fabric for binding, so I will spend some time with her in the near future showing her how to do that. I am so excited that she has found out how much fun craft can be. I think that there may be more crafting days in the future.