Sunday, 29 November 2009

A little look..

Some ribbon bows for pressie - made with a very easy gadget!

My Neptune quilt progress!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Wonderland and Waves

Some ziggy zaggs in a forest of Wonderland! ATB block for Lynn of Craftstew in the US - she send us all lots of Momo's Wonderland with the asking of Zig Zags!! - I couldn't cut up this wonderful piece, so I hope she will like it! Ooh those z-z points are tricky! One more to do!

This has pattern has really caught my eye! Made with Tula Pink's Neptune range - I love love the crashing, swirling, randomness of the curves; I can hear the waves now and taste the saltspray!

Pattern and quilt designed and made by Carolina Patchworks - link here!

Damm - wish I had seen that pattern before I cut and sewed my only Neptune fabric , which started as one layer cake, cut into this:

then, I thought - post and rail blocks???
Too boring!

How about this?
Yes, that'll do!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

My Baby has turned 12!

Wow - I am still kindov in shock - my little ginger fuzzed baby was born 12 years ago - all skinny limbs and blue eyes and that beautiful strawberry blond hair! What on earth was I going to do with you - even though I had you in my mid-twenties (young by women today) - I still felt confident, and unsure; mature and totally helpless; ready and not ready.

You are my first-born, my starter child, the baby that made me fall-in-love with babies, my pride and joy, my daughter.

Oh they grow up so quick - I don't feel that different to 12 years ago; how come you are so different! A young girl who is quickly becoming a young woman, right before our eyes - getting independent, getting cheeky, frustrated and screeching one minute and smiling and remembering to breath the next!

I love that on one hand; she still sleeps with her favourite toy 'Pony' (Her Pride and Joy) which she kisses goodnight and always demands a kiss goodnight from us too (thank goodness!) and then on the other side of girlhood; puts on her jewellery and prances out the door with her friends and all of their matching tote bags, with barely a look back at her poor neglected mother.
She is a most natural dancer - beautiful in ballet - exciting in jazz - rhythmic, musical, flowing, beautiful arm placement and strong pointed feet - just divine to watch.

She is a smart girl - fantastic at maths - it just seems to click with her - creative, imaginative, sensitive, dramatic, shy, confident, rude, polite, loves to dress in white, loves to play with her hair and fashions, tidies her room, plays the flute, bickers with her sister; just a typical girl! And a Red-Haired one at that!!

Gaggle of Girls at a Lazer Fun House!

The Tea Cup Biscuits are always a Hit! (Thanks Darl!)

They were gone in a flash!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Lara's Shining Star

Doesn't this look like a stained glass window? I love the light shining through - idea (stolen) from Cathy's header!!

This is Lara of Thornberry's AroundTheBlock Block: whirling things and pointy thingswere asked for; made with some of the wonderful fabrics in the Katie Jump Rope line (I think) - my ultimate fave is the orange floral! So darn soft and pretty to boot!

Scouring through my pile of (getting out-of-date) craft mags for some inspiration for this block - I needed stars or windmills - struggled a bit to find anything I liked or could do!! You know how it is - when you are making something for someone, it just can't be 'ordinary'. But then, it
can't be so hard that I go cross-eyed and finger sore chewing my nails off to work out how to sew it!!

Until I came across this one in Quilter's Companion - a bit of head spinning with replacing which fabric in pattern to which fabric on table later and voila! I just had to put my favourite 'centre stage'.

I am super happy with it! I hope you are too Lara!

oops - just read the instructions again - and two are asked for - eek - back to drawing board - I think some pinwheels are next!