Wednesday, June 24, 2009


It's been a while since I've listed on ebay. I have been busy with custom orders for name cushions they seem to be very popular for the kiddies at the moment.

And then with getting my new sewing machine I have been doing some quilting. Basically getting nowhere fast. Well I decided I better get some cushions listed on ebay so the quilting has been put on hold for the moment.

Here is one of the cushions I have listed on ebay. Click on the photo to see my listings.

Ok better get back to sewing again.

Have a great week.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baby quilt

I have been busy making a baby quilt for a friend who is having a baby in a few months. Now that I have my new sewing machine I've been trying all sorts of different things. I love these fabrics and the colours they are so girly.

I'm going to try and machine quilt it myself. I did a few classes last year so I know what to do it's just a matter of practice, practice, practice so all weekend I have been practicing my stippling. I hope it turns out nice I will post photos when it is finished or maybe not if it's a

My daughter has got the sewing bug too. She has been watching me over the weekend making the quilt and decided that she wanted to make a quilt for her teddies. She is only 8 years old so she is too young to use the sewing machine so I taught her how to sew by hand it didn't take her long to pick it up.

I cut out some fabrics for her and she has been sewing away all day which is a good thing it has kept her out of the pantry. Don't know about you but my kids are always in the pantry drives me insane.

Once she has sewn all the small squares onto the bigger squares she is going sew them onto the white fabric and then I will machine quilt it for her. I got the idea for this quilt from here.

Here she is at work. She has pieced it all herself I had no say. I wasn't allowed to go near it she said to me "it's my quilt". Thinks she's a professional Will post some photos when it's all done.

Gail if you are reading this yes that is the gorgeous painting that I bought from you against the wall. Don't worry it's not staying there my hubby needs to hang it up above my crystal cabinet. One day.............

It is freezing here in Mebourne so it has been nice staying indoors over the weekend with the heating and my quilting.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you all had a great weekend.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Yippy I finally have a new sewing machine. I have been very busy playing with it and finishing off some orders. I'm loving this new machine I wish I had bought it sooner instead of putting up with the old one.

Thanks everyone for your advice on what machine to buy. I decided to stay with the same brand as my old one. Janome were having a big sale so I got it for a very good price.

Hopefully I will be able to get back into the sewing inbetween doing the household chores and sorting out the front room.........I know I know I still haven't cleared it since I posted about it months ago. I have been slack and was just enjoying being back in the house and decorating but now it's time to get back to more renovating.

Here are a few things I have been working on with my new machine. A name cushion for a friend.

And this cute little monkey which is made from a pair of socks. I found it at this very talented lady's blog here and decided to have a go and make some for my kids. All she needs is eyes and a mouth and she is done. Then I have to make one for my son and my neighbours kids have put an order in too so I'll be sock monkeying for a few days.

Have a great week.