Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The scooter has landed!

Well my Spring quilt finally arrived at its destination and just in time for the recipient's birthday.

Lovely Valerie has a very entertaining blog and during one of my little research reads I discovered that she owns this little beauty!

So I couldn't resist. I had to make her something with a scooter on it and came up with this.

scooter bag

I did the scooter image in a funky floral. It's just a little bit 70's which I absolutely love.

scooter bag detail

And the spotty interior to finish.

scooter bag

Oh, and I forgot to show you the back of the quilt.

Spring quilt back

So another of my little quilts has found its new home.  My other one for the Doll Quilt Swap III is still winging its way to its secret destination.

So here's another sneaky peak.  Hopefully you can see the whole thing soon!

Doll Quilt Swap III

I have much to do this week including mailing out my apron for the Sassy Apron swap which just needs a few extra touches and my extra little quilt swap quilt should be on its way soon too.

And finally, before I rest my weary bones, I would like to thank you all for your good wishes on the launch of our patterns. It's very exciting and we can't quite believe they are finally here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Six for Six

A while ago I was tagged to do a 6 things about me meme by Fi of sixteen bluebirds. I decided to do it instead about my gorgeous Lucinda who turned 6 today.

Happy 6th Birthday Lucinda

1. She laughs like Bart Simpson mostly at her own jokes!

2. She has a terrible screaming hissy fit loud temper.

Happy 6th Birthday Lucinda

3. She is scared of heights, swimming and won't use lifts.

4. She HATES scratchy labels and makes me cut them out of all her clothes. And she hates all her socks!

Happy 6th Birthday Lucinda

5. She draws beautiful pictures.

6. She loves playing with the boys but at heart is very girly.

Lucinda's birthday cake

Happy 6th Birthday my funny girl - you are quite a challenge for poor Mummy but a really adorable one!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

This is what I love about Mother's Day.

lovely words on Mother's Day

Special messages from my beautiful girls.

My babies

Happy Mother's day to all you lovely mums out there - hope you enjoyed some spoiling and lots of cuddles like I did!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Still here, still sick, still sewing!!

Well I'm still here and I'm still sick! But to make it more interesting I have a different cold this week.

The last one was a snotty sinus, headachy thing but this one comes with a lovely never ending cough and a lack of voice. So not only do I feel poorly but I'm driving everyone else completely mad!

And added to that I have had various children home with it and little Daphne is now coughing along with me. So not much is getting done although I do have a few bits and pieces to show you.

Yesterday I had a note from the postie to go and pick up a registered parcel which I knew must be one of my doll quilts. When I went to pick it up the girl handed me a huge and heavy box so I was a bit surprised. We raced it home all excited and sure enough it was my Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring quilt. But it was also four lovely quilting magazines and lots of yummy lollies/candy/sweeties (depending on where you are from).

How incredibly generous!

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring Quilt

The quilt was designed and made by Su who makes all sorts of wonderful quilts and sounds like a gorgeous woman with a really big heart. It's a pleasure to have 'met' her. Thanks so much Su for my lovely bright, cheerful Spring quilt and all the other goodies, we are enjoying them enormously.

Finally I have completed my Spring quilt. It's off to its new owner who as far as I'm concerned is one cool girl. I'll let you know who it is when she gets it because she has a lovely blog.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring Quilt

I hope she likes it.

And here is a little sneak peak at my doll quilt for the Doll Quilt III swap. I haven't said much about this quilt as it was inspired very much by something my partner said on her blog and I think it will be way too obvious. So again, you'll have to wait and see.

Doll quilt swap III

The other thing keeping me extremely busy at the moment is pattern writing and sample making. So in case you forgot that I make aprons - here's a few of my recent ones.

Aprons

We're not far off launching so stay tuned!

Oh and by the way Fi, my extra exciting news is that I WON $5,000 of advertising on the Living Creatively website for generating lots of leads from my blog during the month of April. So yippy for me - perfect timing for our new venture!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Yes, today is my 44th Birthday and it has been a completely lovely day. The lead up to it, not so good as we have all been sick with a horrible virus and I'm still no where near back to my normal self.

But today was about being spoilt, having lots of visits from gorgeous family and friends and loving every minute of it.

And to share my joy I thought I would show you all my wonderful presents.

My husband is giving me a new sewing machine but I need to investigate the best options first. So as a little surprise for the day he gave me some fabulous books. The apron one is a copy of an old apron pattern book and is amazing.

books

Chloe gave me a beautiful locket.

Locket

Lucinda gave me a wonderful new CD and some of my all time favourite chocolates from little Daphne who really wanted to keep them for herself!

chocolate and cd

Some gorgeous kokeshi girls from my gorgeous girlfriends Christina and Daphne. You can pose their little heads - aren't they adorable!

The girls

A completely brilliant teapot and mug in my favourite red spots from my sister Michelle.

Red Spot Tea pot and mug

An amazing orchid called Dancing Lady (oh yes that is sooo me) and vintage treasures from one of my oldest and dearest friends Michelle, who also brought over some yummy lunch and the biggest lemon meringue pie I have ever seen.

Dancing Lady orchid

Vintage buttons and belt button

And as if that wasn't enough, she is also making me a little quilted sewing bag which I promise to show off when she finishes it.

I told you I was spoilt didn't I.

Then my lovely Mum and Dad turned up and they had been trawling the local antique stores in the rain and came up with these.

Royal Devon Art Deco Vase

Royal Crown Devon Art Deco vase

A totally stunning Royal Crown Devon Art Deco vase and another little matching one.

art deco vase

I'm in love..... aren't they fabulous. My Mum and I found another Royal Crown Devon vase at a market once and we have been interested in them ever since. So the collection is well on its way now!

What a truly lovely day. Thanks everyone for all the visits and the cards and the phone calls. I feel very loved and not too, too old!

Now crafting.... hmmmm have been living in a sinus pain blur with sick children to entertain. Sooooo, over the next couple of days I should have two finished quilts to show off to you. One for the Four Seasons swap and the other for the Doll Quilt III swap.

In the meantime here's another little teaser of the Spring Four Seasons Quilt Swap quilt.

Spring quilt