Tuesday, January 25, 2011

For the love of SAND

Quite awhile back I won a giveaway hosted by Bec from Chasing Cottons
all for me!!!

I really love the pattern Sand Castles. Bec used the "Far Far Away 2"  for her sand castles which is very clever and cute 

but I wanted sand for my castles.
So today I gave it a go
Just one castle (at the moment)

I didn't have enough sand coloured material until I went through the stash Kate gave me.
I had to modify the pattern slightly as the scraps weren't quite wide enough.

For the door

or the towers

The points on my towers aren't perfect but I love my sand castle.

Thanks Bec
Just before I go as usual David decided if mummy was taking photos there should be one of him

Have a good Australia Day!!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

The only way to get through it!!!!!!!

I really do love my children but school holidays are killing me!!!!
Seriously schools are an awesome invention
So to regain some sanity I decided I better do some creating.
I asked the pre-school (at least they are back already) what they could use in the big kids classroom.
They asked for doll blankets.

The big kids room is called the Rain forest Room
So I tried to stick to greens and browns with just a little colour for fun! 

Just a fairly simple back

Nice for the dolls to have a matching pillow

Here is my latest doll giving it a test drive

Can't just stop at one can I?

Still sticking to the green brown theme but this time with flannel
(from a huge pile Kate Conklin gave me thanx Kate) 

Another matching pillow

Can't say I made this doll but I am sure she is enjoying the rest lol

I took them into the pre-school they loved them!!
It's so nice to give my craft away to people who really appreciate it!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Long Time No See

Wow is this time of the year busy!!!!!
I know I have been absent for quite awhile now but boy have I been busy.
I have been sewing plenty and I'm sure I have heaps to blog about :)
I thought I would start the year with some sharing :)
My friend Kate got a sewing machine for Christmas and asked me to help her make a quilt.
It's so exciting to pass this bug to someone else!!!!!
We picked a fairly simple design and went shopping for fabric came home and made the top all in one day (WOW)
Here are some pics
 Now how does this go again?

Some very careful sewing

 Don't recommend photos in high wind areas but Kate seems to be having fun lol

Here it is one cot quilt top

Didn't she do a great job for her first go?

Will post again soon promise, been working on my own doll pattern :)