Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well it's the last day of 2008 already. I don't know about you but this year whizzed by in a flash for me.

And so much has happened. I started a lovely new job. I started a creatively satisfying business with a really fabulous friend. I made lots of stuff. My children are happy and healthy. And I just celebrated 12 years of marriage.

Not bad really!

And along the way I have met the most fantastic bunch of people and done some things that I have never done before. So it's been new challenges and lots of fun too.

I'll finish the year with some photos of a few little projects that are in various stages of completion.

My work in progress

This is a sample for a children's class I will be teaching during the holidays.

Here's Chloe's one. She is always my guinea pig for these projects.

Chloe's work in progress

It's fun and we're enjoying working together choosing our shapes and colours.

Next is a quilt ready for quilting.

Ruby's Quilt

This is for my girlfriend's baby Ruby who is now six months old. I was going to make her a cot quilt but thought this would last longer.

Back of Ruby's quilt

The pattern is 'Town and Country' by my lovely colleague Judy Newman who will hopefully soon have a blog up and running. I thought I might have a go at machine quilting this one with a bit of hand quilting around the edge.

Ruby's 'Town and Country' quilt

I just fell in love with the fairy fabric and will be making a similar quilt for Lucinda soon.

Next is another apron pattern. This one is featured exclusively in Issue 2 of Sew Hip magazine which I'm yet to see.

Flirty Florence apron

This particular apron is off to the UK to someone who has been waiting many, many months for it.

Flirty Florence apron

So I wish you all a very happy and safe New Year and look forward to all the goodness 2009 will bring. Thanks for visiting and all your lovely support and encouragement.

I leave you with a photo of my funny girls. The little one has been teaching the big ones silly faces! xxxxx

The Girls!


Beth said...

Happy New Year!

Love the new projects, especially the children's applique!

CurlyPops said...

Happy New Year Louise. I hope 2009 is even better than 2008.

Andi said...

Happy new year to you too.
May 2009 bring more creative adventures and funny faces.
Andi :-)

h&b said...

Merry Happy Louise !

It was so nice to meet you this year, and you have done some amazing things this year. Big things for you, up, up, UP all the way :)

Happy Merry :)


ginger said...

I love that applique with the bird in the tree... so charming! And that quilt for your great niece is darling too... I am contemplating fabrics for new bed quilts for my girls. It is so hard to choose, but you always do a lovely job!

Happy New Year!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Great birdie in the tree! Such a happy picture. And the stripy quilt is beautiful. Happy 2009!!

Jodie said...

Can't wait to see what you get up to in 2009

Nikki said...

Happy New Year to all the lollylegs family. LOVE all your works in progress. Your kids class looks fab and your girls are as gorgeous as ever.

amandajean said...

happy new year, louise!

i L O V E the pink quilt. it's absolutely darling!!!

Anonymous said...

There should always be someone in your life to teach you to make a funny face!

Your cheeky girls are gorgeous.

Happy new year.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Beautiful apron, and the kids' projects look really interesting. Have a wonderfully fulfilling 2009 - happy sewing.

sparklygreenknickers said...

Love the apron!

periwinkle said...

happy new year - would you like me to get you the magazine ?
lisa x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Louise. Look forward to more fabulous creativity from your part of the world in 09.
PS gorgeous pix of the girls!!

Katy said...

lol - look at those girls!
Happy New Year to you too, I hope you continue making amazing things and your business SOARS!

periwinkle said...

me again - I've just got the next edition of Sew Hip and I just adore the hippo you and Cathy have in there- so cute
lisa x

Thimbleanna said...

Look at those adorable funny girls! As usual, you have some beautiful sewing projects going -- I can't wait to see what 2009 will bring to Lululollylegs -- it's sure to be inspiring!!!

Philigry said...

everything you have been working on is great! wow! the quilt is amazing.
happy new year!

Simply This and That said...

Happy New Year ! Louise, could you email me please, I have a favor of you. ;o) ooxxjodi`

Corrie said...

love loveloveyour projects !!! i love strip quilts and I'm sure that will be treasured!!!!

babalisme said...

Happy new year to you and those lovely girls! My, aren't they look like slices of heaven or what?

Hope the new year will bring you more happiness and creative energy!

knitsational said...

I love the quilt! You've chosen some great fabrics, Where did you get the fairy fabric?

Cascade Lily said...

That kids project looks wonderful. And the strippy quilt. Happy New Year and crafting for 2009!