Saturday, July 22, 2017

Clutch Bag Reworked.

 Last night I made a bag to put down my ideas, this is the final clutch bag. The size is 6 inches by 10 inches. Laundry bag design on one side.
Quilt on the other.

Wristlet Bag.

I have just made myself a wristlet bag big enough to hold a mobile phone, raffle tickets, card and the style of a laundry bag but with a zipper on the side for opening. This is the same purple as my dress.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aussie Hero Dinner Laundry bag.

Aussie Hero laundry bag to take to the Annual Aussie Heroes Dinner in Canberra.

Shopping Bargains.

 I thought I might like to share with you my bargain buys for Aussie Hero stuff, I am always on the lookout for things to use at a good price. Today I went to Lincraft to check out their half priced fabrics and came back with this instead, At the front of their store in the window they had a clearance of a 20c assrtment box, in it was a pair of shoelaces. I asked if they had any more and showed her what I used them for she told me that they had others in the store at 99c each and she would sell them to me for 20c each, I thanked her and got them all. How I use them is by cutting them to size and sewing them together to make the right size cord. 1 pair of shoelaces makes 1 cord with some left over.
Also in the 20c box were these mending patches. Perfect for using on the laundry bags for initials. I hope it gives you some ideas.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Winning Stuff!

 Look at this lovely fabric that arrived today. Jodie Carleton's new fabric range called Rock Pool.
 3 of these wonderful softie panels in different colours too.  I was a random pick from a comment on RED PEPPER QUILTS . 
Do check out the blog, it is very inspiring, I love how the fabrics have been used.
I know Exactly how I am going to use these too. My niece in England is going to have a baby boy any day now,  This will be perfect! I am so very very lucky.
While I was out I went to Spotlight and came home with these 3m braids/cords on special for 25c each, perfect for laundry bag cords.

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt request. Dreamcatchers and paisley.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Quilt And Laundry Bag.

Aussie Hero request finished.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

This is the layout of the blocks. I will be adding owls to the beige star blocks.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Op Shopping Bargains

 Op shop was closing down, My son had a message about it. I bought the whole lot of toy kits,
 Got them home and counted them up, over 150 complete toy kits,
 over 50 of these felting kits,
 soft toy stuffing,
erasable pens with filled bobbins and pins, 40 of them. These I will give one to each attending member of ACDA for the Christmas In July fundraising event this Saturday.
Total cost of spending is $50. All money raised will go to the DAWN Charity.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Donations And Next Quilt.

 Thank you to the 3 ladies involved for sending me all this lovely stuff. This morning I received 2 large postbags with batting and fabric for Aussie Hero makes.
Things were quiet here last week, I took a few days off from sewing as I was not feeling that great and rest and sleep was the order of the week. Feeling much better now and started my next Aussie Hero quilt request.The blocks will be part applique part paint.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Another Aussie Hero Request.

Laundry bag made.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt finished.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted and appliqued ready to join them all together and bind.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tilli And The Washing.

Tilli is being super helpful, The basket has been put down to bring in the washing.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

The quilt I was working on has been put aside, Not needed at the moment, on the plus side all the fabrics are ready for whoever needs it next. This one is soft /light blue with ducks, bears, German Shepherds and Cattle dogs. The light coloured fabric has ducks all over it and will have the dogs appliqued on it. The ducks will be appliqued on the top and bottom blocks. and the bear appliqued on the centre block. a small flag will be put into the top right hand corner.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend Makes And Next Quilt.

 Lots and lots of hand cutting and hand sewing over the weekend. 40 little packets of pressies for the attending members. Little gifts for the Christmas in July meeting for ACDA. This is our major fundraising event for the year. This year it is the DAWN charity that we are supporting.
This is the start of my next Aussie Hero quilt.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Laundry Bag.

Laundry bag to go with the quilt.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

This is a quilt that has to be done quickly and fnished and posted by the end of the week. Purple is the request. The pinky purple is the backing the rest will be free motion stitched blocks. I made a quick dash to Spotlight for this as I had no purples in my stash!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weekend Makes.

 This is what I have been doing this weekend. All the little things that go into Aussie Hero quilt packages. Making cards,
 Using bookmarks for the quilt care instructions.
 Making pouches for the playing cards.
Labels for quilts.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Aussie Heroes Shopping.

Posted a parcel this morning, and as usual since I was already out, we went to Spotlight. I am always looking for bargains to put into the care packages to go with the quilts and laundry bags. Got a really good bargain today, Lip balm, Terra Firma brand natural lip balms. Usually they are $5 each but today they were on special for 50c each. I bought the lot, 89 lip balms for $44.50 saving me $400.

Laundry Bag.

 I am always looking for things to use to individualize the laundry bags and quilts and so when i saw these shoe laces on sale in Spotlight I knew they were right for the Aussie Hero I was making for right now, He is proud of his English heritage.
 Using it for the cord for the laundry bag I cut the pair to fit and sewed them together.
Laundry bag.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero quilt request finished.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mid Year Count.

As is the custom I celebrate the mid year mark by doing a count of my charity makes. This year I have made so far, 5 toys, 25 quilts and 72 laundry bags.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Aussie Hero Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been quilted, the appliques cut out ready to iron on and sew.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Next Aussie Hero Quilt Started.

Parramatta Eels, White York Rose is the request for this one. The white rose will be turned into appliques.
Spotlight has the rotary blades on special, 40% off. Happiness is a sharp rotary blade. I must confess I do not change them often enough.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Laundry Bag To Go With Quilt.

Laundry bag to go with quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilt Finished.

Aussie Hero request quilt finished.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quilt Continued.

All the blocks have been sewn, now to put it all together.
Spotlight shopping. 50 metres of cotton fabrics for the quilt backs at $2 a metre. Using the Spotlight  $40 off voucher when you spend $100 it came to $60. Original price of fabric was $6 a metre and it would come to $300, total real life saving, $240.