Thursday, May 5, 2016

Running Around

I'm spending quite a lot of time running around to lots of medical appointments at the moment, so just a link today.
I love this fabulous scrap busting idea.
Gorgeous fabric bowl covers kindly shared in a super detailed tutorial at Sew 4 Home.  Please follow this LINK.

Hope your day is full of fun

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A No Fuss Swap.

Yesterday I shared the beautiful tin and goodies I received from lovely Nor in the No Fuss Swappers Tin Swap.  I loved everything Nor chose.
Today I'd like to share some pictures of what I sent to Helen.  I spent a lot of time searching for a tin I really liked.  I finally found this one in a Kaisercraft scrapbooking shop and I love it.
I wrapped it up in a fat quarter of Tilda fabric and tied it up with some ribbon I've been saving for something special.
I made a necklace from part of a vintage doily
I love Theodora Cleave buttons so I was happy to include this one
and a bird themed ceramic tag
My main gift was a sweet cross stitch kit
and I filled in the gaps in the tin with thread, buttons and bows.  It's amazing how much you can fit in a little tin.  There was some chocolate too, because no gift is complete without a bit of chocolate.
I thoroughly enjoyed putting this gift together and so I've signed up for the next No Fuss Swappers swap.
With Mother's Day just around the corner I thought this beautiful bouquet would make a delightful gift for your mum if she likes to sew.
Each flower contains a reel of thread.  Please follow this LINK to Sharon's delightful blog Lilabelle Lane.  Thank you so much to Sharon for sharing it with us.

Hope you have a fun day

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Time for a Tin Swap

A fabulous, filled to the brim with goodies, swap tin.  I vowed not to go in swaps this year but I just couldn't resist this one,
organised by the fabulous Tuesday Girls, Sandi, Helen, Teresa and Norreen
I had so much fun putting together my tin of bits and pieces so I'll share it once I'm sure Helen has opened it.
My gorgeous parcel came from Nor.  She certainly hit the mark with the fat quarter used to wrap the tin...beautiful French absolute favourite. I'm afraid I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of the wrapped up gift.
How gorgeous is the tin?
And inside a delightful selection of goodies.  Lucky me.  I love everything. Thank you so much, Nor.
I've found another wonderful Blog Hop for you to follow. It is organised by fabulous Pat Bravo. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Monday April 25
Laura Piland

Courtney Zadik

Tuesday April 26
Katie Skoog

Stacey Gibson

Wednesday April 27
Amanda Woodruff

Jessica Stewart

Wednesday April 28
 Erin Cox

Anjeanette Klinder

Friday April 29
Aimee Leptick

 Sharla Krenzel

Monday May 2
Christine Blessing

Cat Noonan

Tuesday May 3
Sarah Overton
My Crowded Nest

Jyoti Haeusler
Sewn Modern Crafts

Wednesday May 4
Faith Essenburg
Sarana Ave

Lesley Storts
Storts Market

Thursday May 5
Ellen Ault
Hand Made 3d

Michelle Bartholomew 
Michelle Bartholomew 

Friday May 6
Kate Basti

Kate Lyons
Modern Makerie

Monday May 9
Cindy Guch
Raspberry Sunshine

Name: Lucy
Skinny Malinky Quilts

Tuesday May 10
Marija Vujcic
Marijas Fabricreations

Isabel Kelly
Lamb and Wolfie

Wednesday May 11
Samantha Green
For The Love of Fabric

Tara J Curtis

Thursday May 12
Samantha Dorn
Aqua Paisley Studio

Maja Wlusek

Friday May 13
Jemima Flendt
Tied With a Ribbon

Kerry Smith
Thats Sew Kerry

I think today's featured project is super fantastic.  I found it at wonderful Lella Boutique and I think it would make a brilliant present.
It is called the Goody Goody Binding Kit and is very generously shared by Vanessa HERE.  Enormous thanks to Vanessa for sharing her fabulous creativity with us.
I'm back to hospital today but am hoping to be out early tomorrow morning to make it to fabulous Scquilters for the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser.
Hope you have a fabulous day

Monday, May 2, 2016

Congratulations to Sharon

When I first met Sharon from Lilabelle Lane she was fairly new to quilting but her talent was very evident.  So it is really exciting to have watched her progress to becoming a designer with her patterns being distributed by Millhouse Collections.  This gorgeous creation is called Lily's Garden.
Sharon also has an Etsy store HERE.

Sharon also recently shared the details of the Backyard Roses Blog Tour and I've been really enjoying visiting the blogs on the tour.  I thought you might like to do the same so here are the details.
25.4.2016 – Erin (@whynotsewquilts)
26.4.2016 – Amanda (@jedicraftgirl)
27.4.2016 – Gesine (@
28.4.2016 – Peta (@shequiltsalot)
29.4.2016 – Sharon (@lilabellelane)
30.4.2016 – Barbara (@dasmachichnachts)
9.5.2016 – Lisa (@aspoonfulsugar)
10.5.2016 – Katharina (@greenfietsen)
11.5.2016 – Andy (@abrightcorner)
12.5.2016 – Nadra (@ellisandhiggs)
One of the projects featured in the Backyard Roses Blog Tour is this fabulous Sleepover set designed and shared by super talented Peta from She Quilts A Lot.  You can find the details by following this LINK
Thank you so much for to Peta for sharing her wonderful design with us.

Huge congratulations once again to lovely Sharon on her new designing career.  I'm thrilled for her.
 I start eight weeks of rehab today, after my recent hospital stay, so I'll be embarking on some little portable stitching projects that I can stitch between appointments.  Hopefully this will help me get my stitching mojo back.
Hope you have some time, and enthusiasm, for your stitching today

Friday, April 29, 2016

Time with Henry

My favourite little fellow is here at the moment so my life had been duplo, trains, Paw Patrol and racing cars with Mario and Luigi so no time for sewing...but nothing is better than spending time with my dear little Henry.
As a result there is only a LINK today.
Kelli's delightful blog, Willow Basket is new to me but I'm so happy I found it.  I love the simple sweetness of this beautiful window dressing and thought you might like it too.
Please follow this LINK to find Kelli's fabulous, detailed tutorial.  Many thanks to Kelli for sharing it with us.
Have a wonderful weekend.  
Hope I'll see you Monday

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spreading the News

Coming up in Melbourne, Australia.

Looking for a day out? Join Louise and Lisa from Max and Louise Pattern Co on Saturday July 2nd at the Delahey Quilting Group and Delahey Community Centre...Call 9249 4900 for details. Participants will be working on this little quilt from Greenhills.

If you love the pattern but can't make the class you can buy the pattern from lovely Lilly Patches.
I love A Spoonful of Sugar, such a happy fun blog by mother/daughter combo, Lisa and Sarah.  How wonderful to read that they now have a book.
 You can buy your copy at Amazon and you can read more HERE.

Seabreeze Quilters presents: The Modern/Contemporary ‘Quilt In’
Including Members’ Exhibition ‘Here & Now’
Saturday 30 April 2016, 10am—4pm, Williamstown Town Hall
Quadtriptych Challenge (supporting Community Foodlink)
Raffles/ Door Prizes
Guest Speakers: Jenny Bowker, Claire Saxby & Lessa Siegele
Morning & Afternoon Tea provided, BYO Mug
$10 per person entry
Light lunch available to purchase
Enquiries and Table Bookings: Kim Reilly,
A class at The Quilt Shop in Eltham taught  by my fabulous friend Claire. The Shop details are
A:  2/38 Bridge Street, Eltham
T:  03 8418 6770
H: Mon-Thur 9.30am - 5.00pm
     Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm
     Sat 9.30am - 1.00pm
All a Flutter Applique
Tuesdays 31st May, 7th June and 14th June 2016
Tutor:  Claire Gee                       

Cost:  $135 (includes pattern)                    

Do you admire traditional needle turn applique and think with envy "there is no way I could do that?" You can! Claire is confident that she can get you needle turning in this three session class. In this class we will cover everything you need to know to needle turn applique confidently. You will learn the basic invisible stitch, how to stitch convex and concave turns, create sharp outside and inside points and talk about how to deal with thin or small shapes. This class is based around Claire's "All a Flutter" butterfly cushion. Class sample in store.

It is great when you find a project that not only looks good but is very useful too.  This wonderful Wall Pocket Organiser fits the bill perfectly.

Just follow this LINK to a great detailed tutorial.
Enormous thanks to wonderful Svletlana for sharing it with us at her blog SOTAK Handmade

Have a wonderful day


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