Saturday, March 27, 2010

More pjs!

Yesterday I didnt do much else but sew (oh, and make bread, and do some washing, and watch the races, and......)
I made 2 more pairs of Pjs. These Urban Flannel ones are my favourite so far.

And I was so impressed with the colour of some of the produce in my vegie garden I just had to document it! Impressive colours hey?!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pyjama time

I've decided I LOVE making pyjamas! I can't seem to get enough of them now! I made a bunch for Christmas pressies for various child relatives last year and loved it then too. I'm finding myself looking at fabric now and thinking how it will look as pjs!!
Here are two sets I made yesterday...

these are listed here in my Madeit store

these are listed here in my Madeit store

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shopping mad!

I went on a little shopping trip today to Bunbury. I was only going to go to Craft Collections to spend my gift voucher I got for my birthday last year, but of course I couldnt help myself!
I ended up first stoping at Textile Traders. I always find a bargain in there and today, it was hard not to spend up big! I found the coolest blue cowboy fabric, in dark and light blue. I found some cool fire trucks too. As soon as I saw the cowboys, I knew what I was making - yep - PYJAMAS!

This groovy set is now listed in my Madeit Store

Next I went to Harvey Norman (didn't want to, but husband wanted me to look at a bed - didnt like it!). Then onto Spotlight, where I wondered around looking at stuff and then saw some curtain fabric for William. Never made curtains before, but will be in the next few days!

Finally I got to where I was meant to go, and found some flannel and cute pigs, none of which are for me! oh well, I get the satisfaction of sewing with it one day I guess!
Off to make more Pjs. I love Pyjamas...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

First submission!

I have finally submitted my first item to the handmade cooperative blog

I whipped up this cute pink Crazy Croc Tee specially for it. I am hoping it gets selected for the week six theme. It is such a great opportunity to get your stuff out there and seen by others. Not to mention seeing what everyone else is making. There is just sooo much fantastic handmade stuff out there.
I cant wait to see if it gets picked. In the mean time it is listed in my Madeit store

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Back on deck

Well, I'm back in WA, back at home. I love going on holidays to Victoria to see my family, but I don't like coming back and feeling like I never went! I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like that!
We had a great time catching up with loads of freinds. Some missed out again unfortunately but I will be back in Victoria in November and again at Christmas, so they wont miss out again. We went to the lovely Halls Gap in the Grampians. I haven't been there since I was about 9 years old I think. My sister Suzanna married Matt at one of the look outs (I've forgotten already)! I didn't take any photos coz I forgot my camera - derr! I'm waiting for some from my dad.
I'm trying to do many things now that I'm back. I'm trying to get a logo made so any suggestions will be great.
I'm trying to get the vegie garden back into some sort of order! It looks a mess, grass growing on all the paths and a couple of wild out of control pumpkins make it look worse I think. When I have some photos of it looking impressive I might post some.
I'm trying to get some stuff made for my Madeit store. This however isn't going very well. I've gone into my sewing room, looked around at the mess, put the new fabric I bought from Ballarat Patchwork (loved the store by the way, if I didn't have mum and WIlliam I would have spent MUCH longer in there!) on the table and walked out and shut the door. NOT a good start!
Tonight I WILL make a pair of pjs for my neice Felicity's birthday on Saturday. She will love them I'm sure. I might make her a hat too. I also want to get some more crazy croc T's started too.
No photos today. Maybe tomorrow.
Back to planting vegies.....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

dizzy donkeys

dizzy donkeys 001
Originally uploaded by monkeysinmypocket
Disys donkey quilt. I have been making this for dear Disy who was diagnosed last year with Parkinsons. So sad, she has been a real work horse all her life and now, I think she is about 70 she's had to stop all of a sudden with various illnesses. Disy has be very unwell recently and I am visiting her in Victoria next week. I wanted to bring her this cheerful little lap quilt but I stuffed up the sashing in my hurried frenzy to get as much done a poss. I now need to re do the sashing so will have to post it to her ASAP when I get back.
Note to self - DON"T RUSH QUILTS!

Hats Off!

I love this hat. i love the design (Make it Perfect Lazy day hat). I love making them. I love how they sit on the childs head and cover the neck and ears and shade the face. I have made 2 of this style bucket hat for William. Both different. I made this one for little Zach. I'm going to make more and put them in my Madeit store.
Im still frantically trying to get more Donkeys in Wellies done before I go to Melbourne tomorrow. I'll be gone for 10days, so you'll hear more from me then.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two down

I finally finished this quilt for Ben's grandma - also known as Ma. She is in her mid 80s and we wanted to give her something special for christmas. Yes I know that was months ago now. But I spoke to her about it and asked if she would like a quilt. Of course she would! I wasn't too sure as all the past christmas' have been, noughat or bickky tins. She is trying to get work out who she is going to give all her belongings to when she is gone and I didn't think she would want to add another item to the list, but she was pretty happy with the idea. That was decided 3 days before Christmas. She knew she would have to wait a little while. Well, I had it all made by the end of Jan, and only had to bind it. It took all of Feb to do that!

I tried to get some artistic shots, but William wanted to be in them too!
Since this year I want to take my quilting a bit further, I decided it was time to really try the free motion stippling. So this was my first real go. I must say I really enjoyed it.

And to step further out of my comfort zone I made this pink whirlygig quilt to practice peicing bits that weren't just squares and strips.

And today I am quickly working on a quilt using the Donkeys in Wellies frabric from Scarlett Fig. My dear friend Disy was diagnosed last year with Parkinsons and I sadly was told this week that it is starting to take over. Disy loves donkeys and always said to me that although she was nearly 70 she still felt 19. Well, I hope the quilt will help to keep her feeling young, it is nice and bright. I am heading to Victoria on Friday and am hoping to get the majority of it finished so I can give it to her in person.
I will add some photos of the blocks later.
Oh, so, I have 2 quilts finished and 2 two go! One just needs binding, and I'm really proud of that one as it is completely different from anything I have done before and I did it all very late at night - no pattern or direction, all my own! Pic later!