Friday, October 28, 2011

Secret sewing reveal

Another little finish to show, I'm a member of an online group "Friends in Stitching" , we each have to make a gift for someones birthday but the theme this year was to use the first letter of the town you live in and wasn't I lucky mine begins with "J"..... boy did I have to put my thinking cap on...... I had to send to Kylie and these are the things I came up with. 

                                          Jewellery wrap
                                          Jewellery kit, bracelet.
                                          Jasmine candle
                                          Jelly beans
                                          Japanese fabric
                                          Jingle bells, that one is a bit sus but a good idea I thought

All fitted nicely in this lovely box, I hope Kylie enjoys these gifts and had a terrific birthday.

No the box doesn't start with "J".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Big buying.... Bevy of Beauties and Saturday ladies

Well its been a while since my last post but this is making up for it, firstly I have another "Country Keepsakes" doll by Annie Smith... please let me introduce the lovely "Holly"  isn't she a cutie and a christmas project to boot.

Here is our little saturday group working hard and in deep concentration, they are usually making dolls and laughing but they are having a bit of a change doing a jelly roll quilt.

                                                        Cheryl and Jean

                           Noreen and our new lady..... oops forgot her name.

  and of course our  ....Bevy of Beauties.... we are very pleased with ourselves too but as you can see I'm naughty as my poor little "Totti" isn't finished yet .....she will be ready for her photo shoot next week.
Now for my big buying spree..... Homespun and Beautiful is having a huge sale and I would be stupid not to grab a bargain or  2.... 3.... 4 and maybe even more, who knows.

Now all I need is a few more hours in the day so I can put all these wonderful fabrics to good use.

                           but I do have plans for it all..... big plans obviously.

My next doll yes .... yes.... another Country Keepsake doll......" I Believe" and will he be ready for christmas.... well I hope so.

I did go to the craft show here in Brisbane last week and bought a few bits and bobs  sorry no piccies as some of the items are for secret stuff.
Phew I'm tired now looking at all that work ahead, none of which will be done t day as I'm off to lunch with hubbie and  friends so maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

An Earl Grey Moment

Here is my new BOM from " Faeries in My Garden" called "An Earl Grey Moment" it is such a beautiful quilt, my friend Jenny is doing it with me so hopefully we can keep each other motivated to get each block done monthly..... well thats the plan.

I thought I would begin with the Earl Grey Teabag that came in the parcel with a Nice biscuit while I sorted out the first block. Thank you Lesley for the teabag it sure did hit the spot.
                         And here it is my first block ready for stitching....... lets go Jenny.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Friends swap pressies for me.....

I recieved my FRIENDS swap pressie from my partner Yana, its so exciting getting parcels in the post and not knowing what might be inside.... I think I'm a bit like a little child in a candy store hehehehe.

Here are my gifts all together.

                                       F.... ferrero choccies
                                       R.... redwork stitchery

                                         I.... ink pad
                                         E..... embroidery threads

N... needle case

D... doll

S..... a little stamp.

Thank you for organising such a wonderful fun swap Khris. Its great lurking around other blogs seeing all the lovely gifts recieved in this swap.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


I can now show the gifts I sent my partner Yana as she has opened her pressies, thanks for organising such a great swap Khris.  We had to send gifts starting with the letters of the word "Friends" so I had to put my thinking cap on and hopefully Yana will enjoy these goodies.

                               This book is for Yana's little girl just an extra gift.
This extra gift is for Yana, she collects fridge magnets and of course the bag is always useful to carry stitcheries or other bits and bobs.