My creative space 26/05/10

so another Thursday is upon us :)))
time to say hi to Kristy hello there!!!

i can now put up pic’s of my apron i made for the apron swap over at Sarah’s

I’m glad to say my swap partner was happy with the turn out

I’m so proud of this even if the bias was a bloody nightmare!!!!

i have got my quilt top done just the border then I’m on to the back!!!!
i managed to do this only because of care thanx care :))

and last but not least in my creative space nearly every night is my crochet blanket loving this very therapeutic….. pattern is from bella

i have other bit’s and bob’s going on but these are the main ones…. i seem to put up to much every week so nothing new just a catch up for the next couple of weeks!!!!

check out more creative spaces over at kirstys



Brown little packages……

well hello there…..
so here they are and there they go !
I’m off to post my swap & giveaway parcels

the bottom one is for my swap partner Vicki vintage soooooo can’t wait we’re both posting today this is my first swap and Vicki you have been so much fun!!!!!

the top on is for Tracy over in US i hope your wee boy love’s the winnings of your giveaway!!!!!

well on to the next project but first….. a wee jaunt to the pre-loved shops
have a good day y’all

ps i’m at 47 followers so keep an eye out for my 50 coz then there will be another



Vicki, how do ya like it how do you like it!

hey there Vicki
just to let you know……. I’m ready sorry if i took to long…..
your long awaited apron is finished!!!!!
i so can’t wait i hope that you like it
so my first ever swap huh weeeeee!!!


have to go check my emails do i have your address ?!?!?!
I’ll go check!!!
so will we mail our little bundles of lovely swapness on Monday?!?!?!


My utmost challenge 22/05/10

so i have been in training for this utmost challenge for about a month now and i have decided to take the leap…..

this is tiff’s guide lines this also pic link’s you to her page too so you can go check here out… tiff is holding a fab weekend get together for crafters alike i so with i live a bit closer but i think the uk is just a bit to far away!!!!

so here i am my friend’s think i am crazy but my blog friend’s i hope will be more positive!!!!

i have got a few guide lines for myself whilst on this year long journey…..

  • i will only buy clothes from thrift shop’s
  • i will buy “tool’s” eg fabric, notion’s, wool, patterns &book’s to aid me used if i can
  • shoe’s i feel will be a bit of both!!
  • i will try to do some kid’s clothes too
  • i shall try to always buy thrifty good’s for the house

i shall stand by these rules for the next 12 months
and when i say try i will i mean with all my might BUT if my hoover breaks no harm to you buy i’ll be buying a new one kid’s are messy creatures!!!!!

i hope that my utmost challenge will aid me is self teaching seamstresness!!!! wish me luck!!!


Creative space 19.05.10

another week has passed me by, to say it’s been hectic is a understatement
both boys had fall’s & have injured one another
i know i know they are boys this will happen!!!! oh well enough of that chat let’s talk sewing!!!!
i have been going along with first ever quilt tutorial
and i am about to sew my top together rather excited to say the least!!!!

these are my squares
they should measure 8.5 but I’m shy on quite a few but this is my first quilt so hey ho I’m learning!!!!

i have recently finished a day course in sewing curved pieces this is my bag that i managed to get finished i reckon the course was ace and i shall be able to incorporate it into alot of my work

this is a close up

check out my give away if you have time closing tonight some time :))

head on over to kirsty’s for more crafting


1st quilt ever – cutting

wow so i have faced the fear…… and cut the fabric, i have changed a couple of fabric’s the gray didn’t work and the flowers are very cute….

all in all the cutting has gone well i feel one is slightly to small, and i stupidly cut the selvage off with most definite hindsight….. shouldn’t have done that moron hope it’s OK
oh well mustn’t dwell!!!!

if you like the fabric check out this bag!!!!!

once again all fabrics are from mission hall


Tunic "2" dress done!!!!

so here it was my tunic from a second hand shop it was in my creative space last week
after much indecision i went for buttericks no. b4386

i am happy with the way it turned out…. even if it is super short and minus the pockets!!! i will use this pattern again easy to do and in good time…. well when the kids let you get on that is!!!

i even got the pattern at the sides to match too :))))

this is my first solo zip also… i normally wait till i get to my sewing class or go visit them and ask for help!!! i used these tutorials for help
so this is the start of my month challenge intrigued???

check out my creative space this week!!


My creative space 06.05.10

hey there pep’s!!!
so i have a few things going on this week!!!!!
yes the same as last week OK!!!! but i did get my sewing-room done….
and my dress yes my tunic to dress worked out well ( i shall post it later today) the zip isn’t perfect but it’s all about practice and practice i shall…. i have joined the 12 month challenge this month and it’s all about zips!!! the little pouch well i never got that started but will attempt it this week!

also i have joined the 1st quilt ever now this is to be a labor of love so is a long term project…..

this fabric will be a knitting needle & crochet hook roll for me and granny mattie

i also plan to use old tee’s as pj bottoms for Frazer!!!

check out more creative people over here!!!


Mission Hall Quilts Curved Piecing projects!

So pep’s only 5 more sleeps till i get to go to my fav fabric shop in it’s new location which is oh so inspiring (the craft village). For

Orna’s curved Piecing projects,

See eg samples of her work here & here…. I am so so looking forward to it!!!

This place inspires me so much,  it has the most lovely wee places too a wool shop with a lovely lady ever so helpful, and will lend a ear if you need it. A crystal shop for the hippy in me, a lovely wee cafe called Boston tea party, a crystal glass shop where I regularly buy special glasses and get them engraved makes for a very special pressie, the Irish shop where you can buy all that touristy stuff for family back home! There are so many wee places in here I love and I am oh so very happy my fav fabric shop is in there now too!!!!


My finki may challenge…..

So this month i am taking part in finki’s may challenge the inspiration is indigenous Australian
here’s what has inspired me so far…..

(all pics from Google images)

I feel mission hall quilts curved piecing class will have something to do with
let’s see what i come up with huh!!!!