Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dress ups

RC472007035HKDress up night at Scouts tonight. They weren't keen for Halloween costumes so we have a Ninja and a pirate. The pirate cape was a rushed sewing job this afternoon. Now the Ninja would like a cape too. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where has that time gone?

It is hard to believe that it is now 3 years since this gorgeous little Grandie made her dramatic entrance into the world. 
Happy birthday Vicki. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Upholstering Projects

Some of the reupholstering projects I have worked on lately.  The child's armchair and the footstools have sold in our Eclect.chic store.  The dolls Cradle has a mattress and pillow as well as the reversible quilt.
I have also been using some of our small vintage doileys to make needlebooks.  The top shows a closed needlebook, and at the bottom is one which is opened up.  They are quick to make and look so sweet.  I will be hunting out some more small doileys so as to make more of these.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

School 2015

It is Back to School day for these two gorgeous boys - off to their new school only 5 mins away instead of the 35 minutes of last year.  Have a wonderful year Kai and Charlie.  You look awesome in your new uniforms.

They are in the same classroom this year, a Year 2er and a Year 3er.  They are growing up so quickly.  The school is brand new and small at this stage, in a beautiful setting on the outskirts of town.  Below is the whole school as enrolled on day 1.

Grandie No 6 started pre prep today.  These little ones grow up so quickly.  Enjoy, Harry.
Grandie no 5, Sammy will be starting school in Year 1 tomorrow at his new school back in Sydney.

One way to celebrate on Australia Day

Faeries in my Garden start their much awaited for sale on Australia Day and continue it for a week. On arrival the bolts of fabric sat invitingly waiting for the keen customers to come and claim them. Within an hour those tables were looking very depleted.

It is such a beautiful shop, well worth checking out if you are visiting the Brisbane area. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

embroidery finished.

My embroidery from a few weeks ago - this has been coloured using watercolour pencils, and I had started embroidering it.
The completed embroidery.  I like how the colouring has given depth to the embroidery.  I enjoyed stitching this.  Now I need to decide how I am going to use it.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

And progress...

Sashings are on, now on to the borders.

This is the Girls Own Stitch Club quilt from Red Brolly last year.  I enjoyed doing these stitcheries, and love the look with the Tilda sashings.

So that was my FNSI and Saturday Stitching.

You can go see what everyone else snacked on worked on for their FNSI by visiting here.  Thank you for another wonderful stitching night, Wendy.

Friday, July 18, 2014


It is that time again  -  time to go visit Wendy here, and sign in for tonight's FNSI.  Check out her yummy, super simple recipe while you are there.  Maybe you will have time to make some before your stitching.  I dont have any puff pastry sheets, so cant make that one for tonight, which means I had better go find an equally yummy and easy recipe to make.  Something warming I think.

I have been cutting strips, and now am about to trim blocks to size, ready to start sashings.  Progress photos to come.
Enjoy your night, whether you are stitching along or doing something else.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

You need to be comfortable


Just like the Grandies are.





Of course the tongue helps a lot.


Kai has stitched a house and a tree.  Next is a frog.

Charlie wanted to stitch ducks.  One is almost finished.

They will be back next week to continue with their stitching.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FNwF stitching

I joined in with Cheryll and at least 50 others for FNwF last night.  While watching tennis I was able to do some embroidery on my  "Girls Own Stitch Club" blocks from Bronwyn Hayes - her free BOM on her blog last year.  
Now I have almost finished the embroideries I am keen to get on to assembling the quilt.  

Go here to check out what other stitchy friends have been doing for FNwF.  So much to see, so give yourself plenty of time - and a cuppa.