I finished the custom order baby quilt. I'm really happy with how it turned out the fabrics go so well together. I especially love those cute little birdies and the owls make me laugh they look stunned. Maybe it's that bright yellow fabric.
Back of the quilt
And that little piece of fabric that I was waiting for to use in this quilt. It arrived yesterday. Oh well I'll add that to my stash.
Ok onto my next custom order. I've got a few at the moment keeping me busy.
I checked my post box again today and still no fabric. Anyway I couldn't wait any longer my customer needs the quilt by the end of August so I found a fabric in my stash that matched perfectly with all the other fabrics and I whipped up the quilt on the weekend. So cute and girly. Just need to quilt it and then it will be on it's way to Queensland.
Well I should be sewing a baby quilt but I am waiting on one piece of fabric that I need for the quilt. What is it with the US mail system. I received a parcel of fabric in 10 days but 1 small piece of fabric still hasn't arrived after 4 weeks. Anyway I'll keep waiting and hopefully it will turn up soon. While I have been waiting I found some cute pincushions in this flicker group here and decided to make one. I loved it so much I decided to make a big cushion for Julia's bedroom. I'm really happy with how they turned out and the tutorial was very easy to follow.
Look at the size difference.............sooooo cute!!!!
Julia loves it and it now sits on her bed between her two favourite 1 Direction cushions.
My hubby finally finished painting Julia's furniture so I have been busy sewing decor for her room. I made her some placemats to put on her side tables so they don't get scratched. Wouldn't want to ruin them after all the work my hubby put into sanding them back and painting them.
Julia isn't into shabby chic decor anymore she likes red, pink and blue at the moment. I went through my stash and found some gorgeous fabrics that go well together. Here is one of the placemats, it just needs to be quilted.
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I'm making another one to match and I will make her a nice big quilt to go on her bed. Hopefully that will be something I can get done before the end of the year. I have a few orders to get done first. I love pinwheels and I thought I'd try something different with them. This topper measures 40cm x 40cm and took me 3 hours to make..........yes 3 hours!!!! Doesn't look like it but I timed myself and I didn't realise how long it takes with all the cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing. Even though it took so long I'm really happy with it. I just had a thought. 3 hours for this small piece, omg imagine how long it will take to make a quilt to cover a double bed. I better get cracking.
For anyone that is interested I'm selling a few of my fabrics very cheap as I have way too many and I'll never be able to use them all. Check out my Etsy store.
Been busy sewing this week. A custom order pencil case for Rosie.
Remember last year I was teaching my friends 8 year old daughter to sew and I got her to sew quilt blocks. Well she finally finished sewing them and I finally got around to piecing it all together. Here is the result a gorgeous bright coloured quilt. I used a fabric line called Oh Cherry Oh which features cherries and lots of bright colours. On one of the blocks I personalised it with her name. All I have to do now is quilt and bind it. Hopefully I'll get some time over the weekend to work on it.
Haven't had much time to sew lately with working 4 days a week and I really miss going into my sewing room and playing with my fabrics. Last week I got a request for a custom order which gave me the push to get back into my sewing room again.
The customer requested grey fabrics. I went through my stash but didn't really have anything so off to the quilt shop I went and found a nice combo. I had a little bit of fabric left over so I made good use of it and made a cute little monster/alien soft toy. The customer picked up today and was really happy with it.
I will be around to visit your blogs soon. Have a great week.
Went away to Surfers Paradise for 4 days. Got back last night and Melbourne was freezing big difference compared to Surfers which was hot and humid. We had a great time and we are planning to go again next year for longer. Loved the fun parks especially Movie World and I had a ball on the water slides at Wet and Wild. Here are a few photos to share with you.