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.
My gorgeous parcel came from Nor. She certainly hit the mark with the fat quarter used to wrap the tin...beautiful French General...an 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.
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.
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 Love
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.
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)
Enquiries and Table Bookings: Kim Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org
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