Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday

Tracy from Thimbelina has returned from her holidays and opened the swap pressie I sent in the Friends in Stitching Anni Down's Swap, pop on over to see what I made for her.

Hope you're all having a lovely Good Friday, it's wet here perfect for hanging out in my craft room. I've been tidying up so I can see my desk again.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Paper Roses

I've been having fun playing with paper, here's some flowers I've made...

This one is the crumpled look and sprayed with gold schmooz

The rose is my favourite and so easy to make!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


I took part in Friends in Stitching online group's latest swap. We had to make our partner something from Annie Downs' range of patterns... so much to choose from. I sent to Tracy of Thimbelina but she's away on holidays at the moment so I can't reveal her gift yet. I received from Kylie of Country Wishes and wow what a fabulous package of goodies Kylie has sent me:
There's the cutest mug bag made out of Bliss fabrics and petite stitcheries, a bundle of gorgeous wool felt, pincushion pattern and googy eggs (they're all gone now!)
Thank-you Kylie for all these lovelies!!

I'm looking forward to a very peaceful Easter at home, plenty of ME time for stitching and marathon movies, think Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Series and Pride and Prejudice and I'm sure I can squeeze in a few more!!

Happy Stitching to all!!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Easter Quilt Extravaganza

On Saturday I headed off to the Brighton Easter Quilt Extravaganza.
I set up Helen's trade table as she had to take No.3  to a ballet lesson first.

This event was well attended as you can see from the photo below

Beside the Hugs 'n Kisses table was my gorgeous friend Fee
Fee had some great bargains on the day!

Pauline from Calico Crossroads was even there (sorry no photo), she was still buzzing from her trip away to Koch's Boot Camp. I bought some lovely fabrics from her stand, Lecien Basics and a lovely horse print, perfect print for my latest snugglybug block.

There was also a new to me shop from New Norfolk called Patchwork Cafe, Janine had some beautiful goods for sale and I couldn't help myself and had to buy these lovelies

From Helen's stand I picked up one of Cori's Patterns
Love this quilt!

My Mum was there too with friends Heather and Polly, Heather gave me some lovely vintage buttons and Mum gave me the cutest little crocheted doily bag for storing a cotton reel, it stops the real from unravelling and you just pull the string out as you need it. I also got a scarf but I haven't got a photo to share.
There were lots of other traders there too from Tassie, it was a great event and a tribute to the lovely ladies that organised the day!

Sunday afternoon held some excitement, a bingle right at our driveway, thankfully no-one was injured, just a bruised ego for the young man driving the ute and lots of property damage and upset visitors to our neighbours

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Raggedy Station

Tess over at Raggedy Station has just opened a new shop please go and visit, she's even having a giveaway to celebrate.

Friday, 1 April 2011


Thought I'd show you some gifts I have received recently. This little bundle is from Jan of Little Red Hen. Jan felw over from Victoria for the Quilted Crow's Gathering and stayed at our place on the Saturday night.
Jan's so lovely, felt like I'd known her for ages and this was the first time we'd met.

The second gift is from Rosie of Happy Rosie
Rosie gave me this hexagon purse after helping her with her blog problems.

Thank-you Jan and Rosie for the lovely pressies, I feel very spoiled.