Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The quilt so far

My goodness, nearly 2 weeks since I posted last.  We went to Nelson Bay last week for a lovely holiday in the rain, oh well, what can you do. Ruby found coasters in the bottom kitchen draw and the remote controllers so she was as happy as a pig in mud and didn't mind.
 I have been sewing and I have finally sewn all my triangles together. I am going to put smaller squares around the outside, but I think that will be done in the new year. I am pretty happy with it so far, some joins are a bit off so lets not look at it too closely.

 I love the greens and yellow together.
 Some new op shop finds, the purple floral is a double bed sheet and was in a great condition. I cut it in half and gave some to my friend Larissa who loves purple. The 4 pillow slips I picked up for $2, I love the colours.
And I am getting back into the felt, I am making a wreath for Christmas. I haven't made anything for ages.
Stay turned I am going to do so Christmas craft tutorials, well share some ideas anyway. I am making more decorations for my tree this year so I thought I might share them with everyone.

Em xx

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A spot of crochet bunting

The past week I have had the in laws here so I haven't done much in the way of sewing. But I have been crocheting whilst sitting around chatting at night or whilst watching TV and I have finally finished my bunting from "Make Hey". I love it, but I am just not sure where to hang it.

 Around the corner wall, with probably the only hooks in the lounge room?

 Around my sewing station?

 Around Ruby's cot?
Or in a nice coloured pile?
I may just incorporate it in with my Christmas decorations. Glad to have finished that project, next continue on my big quilt and make some Christmas decorations and presents.
Em xx

Monday, November 7, 2011

around the house

Chris's Parents are coming to Australia tonight from the UK, they will be here till the end of the year and will have their first Australian Christmas. So I have been cleaning the house and thought I would take a few photo's before things get messy again.

Ruby's room has been turned into the guest room, and she is now in with us. We borrowed my Dad's spare bed, I think they will enjoy this room. Note the chocolates on the pillow, nice touch.
This is a little crocheted mushroom I made, it now lives in this little ceramic cup as a pin cushion.
Having a taste of freedom, he is a happy mushroom.

This is my sewing area, my craft space, my little retreat area. It is never this tidy so this is the best it will look. This is an old sideboard we found in a storage shed my Uncle had. We had thought this had been thrown away, it used to be at my Nanna's house. I covered the draw with fabric as it wasn't looking too good, it is the best as all the doors lock. Little miss can't get in which makes it nice and safe for storing little things. The middle is a desk which folds out, great for little projects.

This is the best $3.50 I have spent, big plastic button's and a little box which I cut a slit in. Great for posting, it has seriously kept Ruby busy all day.
I found "Make Hey" for $29.95 at Big W, making a start at the crochet bunting.
Finally my Mollie Makes came, they have smaller patterns for the apple I made.
I think I will be busy for a little bit, so might be a break between posts.
Have a lovely week
Em xx
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