Saturday, November 27, 2010

packing, sewing and babysitting

so long long story I am moving out, however I don't actually have anywhere to move into yet. The plan for the moment is to stay with my brother until Christmas when I'll stay with my family like I normally do for all the church services and christmas carols. After that I'll look for somewhere else to live, that means however that all my belongings need to be put into storage. so for the next few days I'll be packing my things while doing some Christmas sewing by hand. My brothers girlfriend is in the process of starting a job so they're expecting me to babysit their son too.Wow so fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010


this is the bob the builder playmat im making for my nephew. sadly its not done yet, i need to finish the binding on the other two sides and it will be finished. im taking it down to mums this week and will use her machine.

this is the quilt in a day from a few posts ago, not quite finished either, it has been put aside while i do christmas stuff, i just need to hand stitch the long blue side and fix that bit in the bottom right corner if you can see it

Sunday, November 21, 2010

FNSI, sewing up a storm

since my exam finished friday afternoon I have been sewing like crazy, both by hand and machine. there is a list of christmas gifts that need to be finished off and now that I have oodles of time I can finish them.

so far I have made a Bob the Builder cushion cover for my nephew and a reversible Bob/rainbow bricks playmat to match. I have also been working on the remaining squares for my sisters quilt.

however while I was on this roll, my sewing machine had a hissy fit and isnt working. whos surprised???

for some reason the bobbin is not moving at all, ive rewound it, used different bobbins, rethreaded the machine and it just wont catch at all, it wont even move. guess who has to take yet another trip into spotlight to sort it out?? not happy.

in the mean time I still have hand sewing to do in jess's quilt not to mention the table runner i told you about in my last post. i am disappointe though, i got half way around the binding of the playmat when it spazzed out and i assumed it was just because i went over a thick bit but apparently not. sad.

off to continue with my productiveness...and contemplate the idea of making apple crumble

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

this months hexi/christmas project

I decided to make a framed hexagon table runner for my MIL as a Christmas gift. It is angel themed cuz she loves angels but Im not making it in Christmas colours so she can use it year round should she choose too. Im doing it in white, silver and pale purples and blue. Will keep posting my progress on here. For now though, this is my first/practice/swap hexi. My hexi partner this month likes angels so I figured I'd try out my new threads and practice my angel design on her hexi. This was the end result:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

another giveaway plug

on fat quarterlys facebook page they are giving away some fantastic rainbow coloured fabrics.

check out the profile here:

retromummy: sweet broderie giveaway

read about this giveaway and cant stop drooling over these fabrics. 14 FQs in pinks, yellows, greens with florals and other really pretty patterns. i want i want i want.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

i found a dress i found a dress!!!!!!!

went out shopping with hubby dearest today so was in a particularly good mood and was actually prepared to try on dresses. oddly enough i found a really nice one in best and less.despite the fact the service was shocking and the people working their 'forgot' i was in there and locked me in, i really wanted this dress and part of me wanted to rip into the manager for the lousy service anyway.

planning to wear it to my nephews christening in december so will get someone to take a picture of me with the cute one so i can post on here of the bubby and the dress

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

my sisters quilt

obviously its not finished yet but that was me laying out what i had so i could cut out the extra fabric i needed

latest jewellery creations

this is a necklace i designed for a friend to match her dress for a wedding. it also matches the bracelet below that i  made her last week as a christmas gift