Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Brown Owls tonight, yip-pea! xX
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
** Some old suitcases from various oppies (old train and cruise stickers still on).
** My fave book.
** A little dog named Light Bulb i made last year from Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Amigurumi.
** On the wall, does this count? I finally got around to hanging these vintage childrens book pictures.
Thanks for stopping by xx
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Mr. Bird does interpretive dance in order to pay for his medical degree...
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This week's theme: On My Shelf
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
On the kawaii front here's Lucy dozing on an unfinished baby quilt I made last night for my friend who's about to pop at any given moment. I'm getting quicker at the whole quilting business, I made the binding myself (who does that!) and hand stitched it on. Me.. ha! What would one do without a rotary cutter, self-healing cutting mat and quilters ruler? Xx
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
After collecting these and keeping them in an ice-cream container for the last 12 months and shoving that to the back of the craft cupboard... they finally have a home *sigh*... a couple of thrifted glass jars @ $2 each did the trick (I can't recall where I found this storage idea for cotton reels - some clever crafter - when I find I will credit). It's odd I know, but I do like their dull silky loveliness.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
- Film In The Fridge - her quilts, colour combos and photos are so so beautiful and contemporary (my diamond top stiching pattern is from here)
- Aunty Cookie - I found her baby quilts in Little Bird @ Pt. Elliot. Gorgeous fabrics, so coordinated and reeeealy soft chenille bits!
- Pins & Thimbles - has a great vintage sheet quilt tutorial - love love love!
- Amy A La Mode - interesting smaller squared quilt
- Stitches in Play - lazy girl's machine binding tute
- Just Something I Made - awesome vintage quilt projects, just look at her card holder
In the future I would like to collect enough sheets/pillowcases to make a 100% vintage sheet/pillowcase quilt ...something like this by Sew Chic. Vintage fabrics are so cheery, summery and bright but pale and mellow at the same time.
I've wanted to make a nice quilt for a long time now, a practical one the family would use and their family, and their family... plus I really needed to use up piles of collected fabric. It's taken hours and hours over the past 2 weeks and I have been absolutely LOVING every minute of the learning process (All hail YouTube quilt godesses and a multitude of awesome bloggy quilters) will post inspiration soon. x
The sewing and ironing stage (I was not aware how many hours of ironing would be required).
And tonight while completing the top stitched diamond pattern - the bunny-kitten Lucy decided it would be a great snuggly thing to sit on while spending time with mum. How could I move her? So I gave her an alternative ...
... and she gladly accepted. X