Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Hexagon quilt progress

Ok - just remembered how slow hand-piecing is.....

Monday, 25 November 2013

New project - Liberty Hexagon Quilt

Last year when the lovely Sarah from Kit Bik Quilts was down visiting, she took me out to Patchwork on Central Park.  They have a fantastic range of Liberty fabrics.  I've finally started making something with my purchase from that day. 

 All washed and ready to go

 Ironing on the freezer paper hexagons

All laid out, ready to start hand piecing together

Plus, who can resist Julia Child's Rine de Saba to help you quilt??

Friday, 8 November 2013

Button Fest!!

Last year my FOSIL (favourite older sister-in-law) discovered a button event run by the Victorian Button Collectors Club - Button Fest.  I got some great vintage glass buttons.  Some of which I used on this lovely little baby cardi.

 This year was wonderful for picking up more vintage glass buttons.

 Plus some great displays from serious collectors.

Plus it was a great day out bonding with FOSIL :)  Can't wait for next years' event.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Wedding Embroidery & Embroidery Floss Organisation (at last!)

My beautiful sister-in-law, G, was married recently and I just couldn't help wanting to make her and her husband to be a commemorative embroidery.

It also prompted me to finally organise my embroidery floss.   They were originally all jammed into this little tin which used to be my pencil tin at school.  Things were difficult to find and my odds and ends were all in a tangle.

Enter carpenters' organising box from Bunnings and some forgeous wooden spools from Heart Supplies on Craftumi.

Much better :)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Blue 10 Cable Baby Beannie

I've made this beannie before and think it's just so cute.  You can see my previous attempt here, and the original pattern source here.


Here is a close-up of the cables and the whole blue outfit finished...  

Next up... Button Fest Melbourne adventures!!  Can't wait to share the beautiful vintage buttons I got :)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Blue booties

I've managed to polish of some matching booties for the shawl collar jumper.  Next up will be a beannie to complete the set.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Shawl Collar Baby Knit - Finished :)

Another baby knit all finished.  Again from Paton's Modern Classic Baby Knits.  An absolute joy to knit.  Next up will be some matching booties and a beannie.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Birthday Quilt Finished

Here is the finished product for the birthday quilt for my friends' little girl.
I love the happy colours on both the front and back
 the front

 hand quilting

the back

And now for a new project.....more baby knitwear!