Friday, January 13, 2012

{handmade find} Josephene's Bags

My lovely friend Jo makes the most gorgeous bags, clutches and accessories - but as yet isn't one to blog, facebook, twitter about her brand - so here I am to tell you all about her amazing designs!
Late last year I asked Jo to make my mum one of her beautiful Hobo bags as a present for her 60th birthday. Mum was in desperate need of a new bag and I knew she had been eyeing off Jo's fabulous bags. So I put in the order and Jo hand delivered the bag for mum's birthday. Mum is wrapped, the workmanship is amazing and Jo did a beautiful job.

So go on - head on over to Jo's Website, have a browse and hopefully I can convince Jo to come along to some markets with me this year when I travel so she can show off her fabulous products.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{photo a day challenge} Day #12 - close up

My littlest man Master N - who isn't all that little! At 21 months, he is rapidly gaining on Master T and Miss M and already in Size 3's. Slow down beautiful bubba x

Monday, January 9, 2012

{challenge} 12 WIP's in 2012 - completed quilt #1

My first quilt completed this year, and as part of AJ's challenge of 12 WIP's in 2012.

Generous Pram size (approx. 65cm x 85cm) - with all the fabrics used, found in my scraps tub. Completed with a simple stipple quilting, machine binded and finished with one of my new labels. This little quilt is for a friend of mine who has recently had baby #3, a little boy called Spencer.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

{sewing room} time to clean!

Its that job seems to get put off each week until it becomes unbearable to work in, then I do a half hearted clean up to keep me going, but it alway seems to end up like this;
So, time for a change. I moved tables, created space and now I am happy. With some empty shelves ready for the 65 metres of winter fabrics that are on the way!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

{photo a day challenge} Day #4 - letterbox

We don't have a letterbox at our place as we live in a rural area where Australia Post doesn't deliver. But I did find this pretty pink letterbox on pinterest that I thought we look lovely on our front fence - although not quite big enough for the fabric parcels that come my way ; )

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

{challenge} 12 WIP's in 2012

AJ has set the challenge - can it be done?! 12 Quilting WIP's to be completed in 2012. The rules are 6 projects must be already underway and the other 6 in the pipeline. Well, I definitely have 6 project underway but not quite 6 in the pipeline but I am sure I will add to that list in the coming weeks as I add more projects to my to-do list.

So I pulled out my tubs of WIP's and found 7 quilting projects on the go that I hadn't completed. And yes I do say TUBS of WIP's as I have a few things half done, just started and almost there - and not just quilting projects ; )

The list - 7 projects underway;
1. Cot size girls jelly roll quilt - front pieced, just needs sandwiching, quilting, binding.
2. Cot size boys quilt - blocks need sashing, then sandwiching, quilting, binding.
3. Pram size girls jelly roll quilt - front pieced, just needs sandwiching, quilting, binding.
4. Pram size girls Japanese Patchwork Quilt - just needs sandwiching, quilting, binding.
5. Small Oh Cherry quilt - everything done, binding half on, just needs to be sewn down on the back.
6. & 7. 2 x Quilted nappy change wallets (one boys & one girls) - ready to be sandwiched and quilted.

The list - projects in the pipeline;
8. Red quilt for couch in theatre room - fabrics coming via our Fat Quarter Birthday Swap (so June for me).
9. Quilt for Nate's big boy bed he is moving into around April - pattern chosen, need to add some more fabrics to my stash I already have for this one.
10. Quilt for Tom's big boy bed he is already in - pattern chosen, need more fabrics.
11. Quilt for Couch in Lounge room - already have the fabrics, pattern not yet decided but might just make it a scrappy type quilt.
12. Pram Quilt for friend's new baby boy (who is already two weeks old so need to get cracking on this one!) - pattern chosen, need fabrics.

I'll add photos of the projects shortly when I decide which one to do each month, including which one I am going to tackle first this year (which I think needs to be number 12!).

{photo a day challenge} Day #1 - You/Me

To get myself back into blogging in 2012, I have signed up with Fat Mum Slim for her January Photo a Day Challenge, so here we are - each day a pic to blog about.
Pop on over, take the challenge and leave me a link to your blog so I can follow you too!