Saturday, May 26, 2012

{quilting} Master T's quilt completed

Today I got around to finishing off Master T's quilt. Apologies for the terrible lighting on the photos, it is very dark and stormy here. The focus of this quilt was reds and blues and I used mostly the stars and stripes fabrics by Riley Blake, as well as scraps of fabrics from my stash in reds and linens. Sashing in white and finished with a sand herringbone backing and pale blue stripe/spot binding.

By far the biggest quilt I have made so far, it measures 74 inches x 85 inches (190cm x 220cm). Master T's bed is a king single and there is plenty of overhang both sides as well as extra folded up at the end. I went that extra bit bigger so that it will still fit a double bed for him should he decide to move up to a double bed down the track.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

{swaps} mother's day swap received

I received a little parcel of loveliness from Rachel this week.

A gorgeous stitch marker and a very cute pin cushion Rachel had made, plus some yummy choccies.

Friday, May 18, 2012

{vintage finds} children's fabrics

My mother-in-law visited us this week, and each time she comes she comes bearing vintage fabric and haby finds from down her way in Tasmania.

This trip some vintage children's upholstery fabrics, loving the bright bold colours - can see some great pillows and floor cushions coming from these fabrics.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

{first fabric collection release} circus love

Introducing my first fabric collection release - Circus Love.

I'm so excited to be heading down the road of designing my own fabric and patterns, its just the start of something fabulous and I am excited to be sharing the very first release with you today!

Circus Love is all about the boys - a mix of aqua and rust with white, basic prints - stripes, chevrons, bunting flags and more - I can see these becoming gorgeous quilts, pillows, and room accessories for little boys as wells as cute summer clothing like shorts and applique t's. 

I'm in the process of designing a cot size quilt pattern to go with this first fabric collection release that I hope to have ready very soon. In the meantime, if you really love these new fabrics, you can purchase them through my Spoonflower shop here : )

Stay tuned for more fabric releases down the road - I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head and sketch books full of images and objects I've pick up in my travels - even a simple leaf can be scanned and transformed into a beautiful fabric design . . .

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

{quilting with Amy Butler}

So she's not really here in the sewing room, but her gorgeous fabrics are. Enjoying some quilting time this afternoon.

I'm also attempting my first blog post from my iPhone using the blogpress app and also (if i have set it up correctly) linked the blog post to my facebook page, so lets see how it turns out!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{back again . . .}

Seriously having trouble finding the time to be a mum, work from home, and do all that boring stuff like housework in between! Not to mention finding time to blog! So, here is yet another attempt at getting back to blogging. I have been up to lots! Just no time to sit at the computer and write posts, upload photos, etc....

So what's been happening since my last blog post in January . . . really? that long ago?!

The Cubby House/Fort was finished = 3 very happy and busy little people!

Winter Collection 2012 was released = very busy mama on the sewing machine!

Road-tripping to markets around the country side (here's my stall at the Square Handmade Market in Bendigo in March) = busy mama lucky to have super hubby to stay home with the little people!

New sewing machine = VERY HAPPY SEWING MAMA HERE!!!

Finding more time for quilting = happy sewing mama : )

Finding more time for other sewing projects = again happy sewing mama : )

I'll be attempting to blog more often, so stay tuned for some new projects in the pipeline that I have to share with you, some giveaways I'm a part of that you will have the chance to enter to win something, and the ramblings of this busy sewing mama x