Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My Girl is No Model

Layla follows instructions fairly well. "Can you get your shoes please" "Can you get a cup out of the drawer please, and a lid". But when it comes to modelling, forget it. She just wants to stand where SHE wants to stand, and look where SHE wants to look. Haha, she will get there.

First up is the Oliver & S free ruffle halter pattern, made using some fabric from The Fabric Store. If you live in Sydney and haven't visited here, check it out. They have a great range of fabrics (manufacturer short ends I believe) at great prices.

And next is the ModKid Kyoko pattern made up in the Swanky range by Moda fabrics.... bought from The Remnant Warehouse. Another fantastic Sydney fabric shop. I just LOVE how the dress came out. It didn't look anything special on its own, but when the obi went on, it just 'made' the dress.

My sewing room clean up is continuing, and I have a little pile of half yards, fat quarters etc. Will have a bit more of a look through the piles of fabric tonight and see if there is anything else to go into the "Giveaway' pile.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Sharing a link to a blog post about the suburb where I live......
52 Suburbs

Sharing the stash.....
I think it is time I had a bit of a Giveaway. There has been a lot of movement in the sewing room here and the fact is, I have too much. So I think I will put some things together and give it away. Give me a week or so to organise what exactly I will part with and then I will post again with the details.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Baby Girl....

For an old friend of my husband.... they just had their first child, a baby girl. She is gorgeous, and seems so tiny (3kg). It is all relative really, isn't it....

This is the first attempt at a Disappearing 9 Patch quilt. To be honest, I don't know what the 'rules' of this quilt are. I didn't spin my pieces once they were cut, just re-placed them as I wanted the bicycles to be upright. I ordered this fabric from Fabricworm. It arrived about a week after ordering, not bad at all.....

I also appliqued a little all-in-one for the new baby.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Quilt Complete

Well I certainly didn't expect to finish a quilt so quickly.... well it still took about a month, but not too bad for me. James is very happy, so we are all smiles here. Now I can move on and quickly make a pram quilt for some friends who had a baby girl, and some little presents for my sister who is due to have a baby any day now.