Saturday, 2 February 2013

Quilts for sale

Selling some quilts I have made. I spent my school holidays sewing some quilts. I made a couple for friends and am selling the others I made.

Here is a vintage quilt. Would be great as a cot quilt, or a throw over a chair in a vintage house.

Great owl quilt for a boy or a girl. who doesn't love owls :)

This gorgeous little quilt has stunning colours. Full of little forrest animals, will suit any little ones room.

This beautiful little quilt would be great for the little ones to snuggle up to. Would be a great gift for the little miss or mister of the house.

Also have a few of my older quilts ready to sell as well.
All my quilts are brand new made from 100% cotton. They are all machine washable. They can all be found on my Facebook page for purchase

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Making Gifts

I have come to the conclusion that I am quite talented so why not put my talents to use. Each year I spend so much on presents for children when my girls are invited to birthday. Also I have 5 Nieces and Nephews plus friends kids. Wow just tired thinking about it. 
I have now decided that I am going to make gifts for all those I can. I started on the weekend getting a reserve of presents up.

Mini kids heat pack 

I made these small kids heat bags that i can put with winter birthdays. Very cute and colourful I know my girls love them.
All i did was get 2 cotton 5inch squares and 2 flannel 5inch squares. place the 2 cotton squares right sides together. place flannel one on top and one underneath. sew all 4 layers together. leave small hole to fill. turn right side out and press. fill using funnel with 3/4 cup rice. then put straight stick across to close opening. Mircowave for 45secs.

Crayon Roll

Great gift for littler ones. Crayon Roll. holds 16 Crayons
you need: 
2 - 5 x 16.5inch pieces of cotton
1 - 6 x 16.5inch piece of cotton FOLDED lengthways 
1 - 5 x 16.5inch piece interfacing
1 - 30 inch ribbon
1 - 44 inch ric rac

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the 5 X 16 1/2 piece of fabric that you want to be on the inside.
Line up the bottom edges of the folded piece and the piece with interfacing, pin together. Starting over from the edge 1 1/4 inches sew lines parallel with the edge starting from the top of the crayon pocket, back-stitching at the top to reinforce. Sew the lines one inch apart across the pocket. You will have 1 1/4 inches on each side.
If you want to use ric rac, pin it around the edge as shown. Fold the ribbon in half and pin it on the edge. On the one I didn’t use ric rac I did a blanket stitch around the edge when finished.
Pin remaining piece of 5 X 16 1/2 inch fabric right sides together with the pocket piece. Sew around edges with 1/4 inch seam. Leave about 3 inches across bottom for turning.
Trim corners, turn, press and top stitch being careful to catch all layers of the opening to close.

Now to brainstorm and think of some more ideas that i can make for kids gifts. I would love some more ideas if anyone out there can help :)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Fantastic Give away

Never have I wanted to win something so much.
Below is the best give away I could imagine. Even if I don't win I will be going here for sure. Get a group of crafty girls together and away we go.

Check this gorgeous retreat out for yourself. 

As part of the launch of Victoria's newest Crafters Retreat,
The Retreat Woodend is having a GIVEAWAY!

Grand Opening on July 14th and taking bookings now.

A giveaway valued at $950!!!!

The Retreat Woodend is offering one lucky person and up to NINE of their friends, the chance to win a whole weekend at The Retreat.

Interstate and International people you don't miss out - if you are unable to claim the prize due to distance, you will receive a voucher for $100 to spend at the Fat Quarter Shop online fabric store.
Yes, that's right ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS!

What do you need to do?

Book a weekend at The Retreat to receive TEN entries into the giveaway. Yep, ten.


Blog it. In order to receive one entry into the giveaway, all you have to do is blog about it. Please include a link to our website:
Then just come back here and leave a comment telling me that you blogged and add a link so I can verify your entry.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Crafty Kids

Cold wet and windy, made for a great weekend to spend indoors with my girls. So the girls weren't sitting in front of the tv all weekend I decided to get the girls being crafty.

Firstly we started with a clipboard each for the girls. Getting some ideas of Pinterest which I love we decorated the boards so they looked pretty for the girls.

This week the girls decided they wanted separate rooms so I have been tackling that huge job.

Now they have their own rooms they wanted something special they could make. We decided to make a Pinboard each. Miss Lyss got a glow in the Dark board. and Miss Chops got a little girly board. 

As Miss Chops is only 4 I don't really want pins in her room ready to be stood on. We put straps across her Pinboard and decided to make it a peg board instead.

Miss Chops loves her new board.

Now we made the boards we didn't want plain pegs so we set to it again making some beautiful pegs for their beautiful boards.

So that is our crafty weekend. 3 girls together is a lot of fun and a lot of mess at the end of the day.
All we need now is to think what we can make next. School holidays coming up soon there will be lots of time to get crafty. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012


 I have started studying. I am doing an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising. Woah, its a mouth full.

This is one of the assignments i did in my computer subject. Had to place all these objects together from different pictures, and arrange them to look like they fit together.

In drawing I had to go through magazines and make up a character. I then had to draw it, scan it in to photoshop and make a movie poster for it.

My favourite so far is the following. We had to think of a design for a shirt. I had to scan it into photoshop, make it extreme black and white. I then had to make a stencil by drawing my picture on freezer paper and cutting it out. Ironed it on my shirt then painted it.

I got my gorgeous girl to model it for me. I am so pleased with how it came up.
After all this I had to make an A4 magazine spread for my shirt.

And this is the final product. I was extremely happy with the outcome and was amazed with what could actually achieve once i got into it.
My tutor loved it also, which made my day :)

Friday, 8 June 2012

Autumn Leaves

My most recent photo shoot. It was a glorious day in Rosalind Park. So many colours, such beauty to look at. It was the perfect backdrop for a family photo shoot.

It was proven to be a tough job to get this little man to sit still with his sisters.

Both girls are stunning and were perfect little models for me. They were having a ball playing and throwing the leaves and hiding in the gardens.

Trying to from the little man was a very hard task, but fun :)

Big smiles for mum

To finish of the shoot the kids get their twinkle toes out for a photo.

With all these gorgeous photos I had to have a collage for the family.

A beautiful day out :)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Kindy Quilt

I wanted to make Miss Chops a special Kindy quilt. My last one off to Kindy this year, so it was my last chance. 
I wanted her to have something she could keep forever.

It is nice and bright, so much love has gone into this quilt.

I hand stitched her name onto it for her. I also traced her hands and hand stitched a hand print into every row of the quilt. now over the year we can watch her little hand grow.

Something for Miss Chops to look back on when she is all grown up and see how little her hands were when she first started at Kindy.