Thursday, December 24, 2009


Santa came early for us this year.  We won this gorgeous fireplace off ebay for a bargain price of $872.00.  The guy bought it over 17 years ago to install in his house but he never got around to doing it so now it's going to live at our house.  We priced it at Agnews for over $3,000.00 so we got a bargain. 

We are going to install it in the study which my hubby has finally got around to doing.  I posted about him starting the renovations back in April but he got too busy with work but now he has finally decided to start......yippeee!!!!!  He says by the end of January it will be finished...............mmmmmm heard that before.

I finished the cushions for my friend for Christmas.  She loved them and they look gorgeous on her bed.  They are alot different from what I'm used to making with all the shabby chic and vintage decor I make but I must say I really love them and I think I will be making more to sell.  I did them patchwork style and quilted them.  One I quilted with straight lines and the other I quilted in squares.  You can click on the photos to see close ups.

I'm also happy to tell you about my weight loss.  About 8 weeks ago I was told by my doctor that my sugar levels were too high and if I didn't lose some weight I could end up with diabetes so I decided to see a doctor who designed a low carb diet for me.  I started on the diet 5 weeks ago which I didn't post about incase I failed but now I am happy to shout it from the roof tops.  I had my first weigh in today and I have lost 5.5kg to date.  I'm pretty happy with that and my sugar levels are ok now.  My next weigh in is in 6 weeks I will post my results then.  It will be hard with Christmas and all the yummy food around but I'm going to stick with it.  I need to for my health. 

It has been a great year and since I started blogging back in March this year I have received some really nice comments and made some really nice friends.  I thank you all for visiting my blog and for your friendship.  We are going away to our beach house over the break and I will be taking the laptop with me so I will try and visit your blogs when I'm not lying on the beach.........aaaahhhhh!!!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing everyone in 2010.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Hi everyone I hope you all enjoyed the weekend.  I finally finished this quilt on Saturday for my friend Jenny who had a baby 9 weeks ago.  Her gorgeous daughter Grace was born 6 weeks prem and weighed just over 1kg.  She had to stay in hosptial for 6 weeks and it was a bit touch and go in the first week but she survived and is now very strong and healthy, weighing 3kg now.  I gave the quilt to Jenny last night and she loved it. 

I personalised it with her name and quilted it with straight lines.  Here is a close up of the lettering and quilting.  I love these fabrics and I love that crinkly look it has after being washed.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these quilts for your little one or as a present I am taking custom orders.  Email me for the price and details.  I can also make it in boy colours or any other colours if you prefer.

Here is baby Grace lying on her quilt she is soooooooo cute and tiny like a little doll.

The next project I'm working on this week are some cushions I'm going to give to a friend for Christmas.  I'm going to use these fabrics.  She has a plain creamy/beige doona cover on her bed so I'm hoping these fabrics will match nicely.  I will post photos when they are finished.

Before I start any sewing I need to tackle this pile of ironing that has been neglected for the last week.  So I better stop staring and start ironing.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Hi everyone it's been so long since I last posted and the weeks are flying by too quickly.  I have been busy with sewing, sewing and sewing.  I finally finished the last custom order last night and that's it for me until after Christmas.  I need a break and now I have to start thinking about Christmas. 

The kids did the christmas decorating on the weekend.  Our big tree and all the decorations are still packed away somewhere so the kids were happy to put up the little tree and I bought a few decorations for them to hang up.  I think they did a great job.

I went to see New Moon from the Twilight Saga again today with Natasha from Artistic Creations.  She is as obsessed as I am.  It was even better the second time around.  Can't wait for it to come out on dvd or maybe I'll have to go and see it again.  Natasha do you want to  Go team Edward!!!!!

Have a great week.