Sunday, March 30, 2014

Laundry Bag.

Coordinating laundry bag to go with the quilt just finished. Posting the parcel tomorrow.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

 Aussie Hero quilt finished. Boys theme as requested.
The back of the quilt has Thunderbirds, I love the bright colours on this.
I will be making the coordinating laundry bag to go with it later on today and then they will be posted tomorrow.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilt

This is what I am currently working on. More curves will be added to it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sewing Room Complete.

Bought this from the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Greensbsorough this morning. Was $20, marked down to $5 adjustable swivel chair, Freedom brand.
Nothing wrong with it at all, just a little dusty. A quick wipe over and it is done. Now I can have a maximum of 3 people sewing in my sewing room at a time. How cool is that!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Another Fabulous Giveaway.

Want to learn more? Open to all, Go here to find out more.

Llama Fabric Giveaway.

Whopper giveaway! Llama fabrics is giving away this fabric! Yum yum Yum!!
Go here to Film in the Fridge.
All welcome to enter. Good luck!

Almost Finished.

 Almost finished. I have taken a picture now before it gets too dark. Just have to hand stitch the binding and add the Aussie Hero label to the back.
The back of the quilt. All bandanas.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quilt In Progress.

 Today I am assembling the quilt blocks into a quilt. First I did the two outside rows, (sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, the lighting is not good in my sewing room due to the weather being overcast).
Now I am putting together the centre panel.
I will then join the 3 rows together and add the binding. This will be finished so that I can post it on Monday.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Savers Chair.

 I bought another adjustable swivel chair for my sewing room, $5 from Savers.
 I cannot replace the covers as they are molded on
so I have done the next best thing and dismantled it and cleaned it with carpet shampoo. Keeping my eye out for 2 more chairs like this so that my adult Crafternooners can be comfortable.

Soft Toy Bunny Pattern.
pattern included! How lovely is this bunny! So lovely.

Minkybear and Me Fabrics Competition.

How cool is this! Open to all Australians,
What would you choose?
Go to the link here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shopping And Sewing.

 When I posted my parcels off I realised I was down to my last 6 postcards so off to savers and I bought 4 packets of 4 x 6 photo papers. cost, $3 a packet. When I got home I counted how many I had and the total was 210 photo papers. I have printed on 100 of them a postcard back on one side and a picture of Australia on the other.
 I always check out the fabric section too, not that I was actually in need of fabric for bags at the moment but I could not go past this, 100% cotton printed in Australia, Just perfect for bags.
What I am working on at the moment. An Aussie Hero quilt. This one is for a purple and white quilt. I am doing the quilt as you go blocks and the back is the purple and white bandanas that was donated to me, just perfect!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Anniversary.

Martingales is celebrating their 2nd blog anniversary with a wonderful $1 per downloadable pattern, fantastic value! this is the link.

Massive Giveaway.

Freedom Longarm Giveaway.
Open to everyone. Just go here to enter.

Aussie Hero Laundry Bags.

 Finished this morning.
 12 laundry bags.
ready to post. (3 boxes of 4 bags). Starting on a quilt this afternoon.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Aussie Heroes Stuff.

 The other emery boards have arrived this morning, Just lovely. All in the drawer along with the cards and the pens and individual wipes ready to turn into gift packs.
 Today I have been busy cutting and sorting the fabric into 5 sets of 4 laundry bags ready to sew. I work this way so that each laundry bag per box is different.
This is what I have sewn today 3 sets of 4 laundry bags partially done. I will take a short break and then finish them off for posting tomorrow. I will take a picture as usual when they are done. This means I have a total of  32 bags before I need to get some more fabric. Nice!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


I went to a wedding yesterday, What a wonderful, magical day! I have known Daniel for most of his life, (since he was about 5.) He has turned into a really lovely man indeed. His wife, Rhiannon is just the sweetest, I know they will be very happy indeed.
I went to their engagement party too and met some fabulous young ladies then who have been following me on facebook since that time and because of that I will be having an adult Crafternooners day on the 3rd Sunday of each month! They want to learn do lots of things! This is going to be so much fun! Just another way of paying it forward for the next generation, we will be making dresses for Dress a girl around the world, making laundry bags and quilt blocks for Aussie Heroes and capes for Angels for the Forgotten and with that comes skills to make things for themselves. They too have made the promise of making something for themselves, something for a gift box and something for charity.
I will keep you posted!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Post Celebration Giveaway.

MsMidge is having a delightful giveaway, One to an Australian post and one international to celebrate her 500th post! How lovely.
this is the link.

National Quilting Day.

You only have 1 day to do it! Go here
What would you buy?
This is for anywhere in the world.

Friday, March 14, 2014

It Is All About The Cards.

 Stretchy Tilli.
It is all about the cards today cutting and pasting. This is what I am making. These cards are for Aussie Hero Quilt and laundry bag charity, those that read my blog know all about it but new readers may not. (The link is on the right hand side of my blog).
Today I am transforming plain blank cards into hand made cards for Aussie Heroes and each laundry bag gets a little package from me along with their laundry bag (and now quilts too).
Plenty of printing happens here, (my hand writing is atrocious) although I did purchase my own handwriting font which I love!
First I wrote a blurb about myself and why I make the bags, then I have a page of my e-mail address and my postal address. All will have them cut and glued inside the card along with a couple of jokes  from the books bought from Savers and an Aussie flag sticker for colour and on the front is either a word search or a crossword with the answers on the back of the card. Just now I came up with the idea of scanning the answers to the crosswords so that now I can use more of the puzzles! I wish I thought of that before!
What are you doing today?

The Quilt Show.

Just found out about this today via facebook. The Quilt Show is showing all the TV series 1-13 for free this weekend to celebrate International Quilting Weekend. Plus there is an amazing contest too.

Free to sign up. This is the link.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alphabet Giveaway.
How lovely is this! Jenny is a wonderful talented lady and very caring and sharing, Her blog is a delight to read. Her stitcheries are divine.

Southern Fabric Gift Certificate Giveaway.

Southern Fabric is giving a chance to win a $20 gift certificate, Go here to find out more.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

This is the Aussie Hero quilt finished and packed and ready to post this afternoon. The request was for Tweety and Sylvester.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


They just arrived! The long ones I will cut in half as they are 17cms long! I am so happy I just went back and bought the last 5 packs. at $5 each Great stuff! They should keep me going for a couple more years.

Latest Purchase.

 Just arrived. My first part of my gift pack makes. 500 pens on ebay for $ 34.00 including postage. This makes the pens 14c each. The cheapest I found in the stores were 20c each for the plastic ballpoint
not as nice.
Just waiting for the emery boards to come, I bought 60 for $10. then I am all set to make the laundry bags again. They should keep me going for quite a while. The quilt top I am making is almost finished.

LED Lights Giveaway.

LED Lighting strips for the sewing machine! I think this is the solution to the poor lighting problem I have been looking for!
She Sews! the Sew Can She blog has some to giveaway, If i don't win I will buy some,
Go here to find out more and the lovely story that goes with it.
this is another link if the first one does not work.

Monday, March 10, 2014

100 Pincushion Projects.

Do you like to make pincushions? Well, the Sewing loft has compiled 100 free pincushion patterns!
this is the link.
I think I might be there a while!

Tweety Quilt In Progress.

 This is the Aussie Hero quilt in progress. The fussy cut Tweetys' will be appliqued on after the quilt is finished.
The binding will be black too.