Sunday, November 13, 2016

Painted and Stitched

Take a preloved doll bed, some paint and fabric and here it is. 
Ready to go into our store, Eclect.chic. Ready for Christmas. 
We are on fb as Eclect.chic or our newly created page on Instagram is Eclect.chic_vintage. 
Our store is a little corner in Woolloongabba Antique Centre, Brisbane. 
Would love for you to visit. Either online or in store. 

A pic of our store. We are certified agents for Canterbury Blue Furniture Paint, a gorgeous range of furniture paint, infused with minerals and chalk, locally made and in beautiful colours. 
My apologies for sounding a bit like an advertisement. I wanted to explain to those who have asked, where I have been during my blog absence. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of time. The bonus is working with my two amazingly talented daughters. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sewing club at Sew this andThat

Just some of this year's projects - 
Pentagon placemat 
Noodle box 
Chenille mug bag
Christmas Angel 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

UFO no longer

After 8 years, it is finally finished. This was a block of month club quilt from Sew This and That, my "local". I had decided to hand quilt it but kept putting off starting it. Once started it has been hand quilted in a month.  Photo has a yellowish tinge to it which shouldn't be. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lest we forget

Lovely to see Brett at home and with his wife and boys for Anzac Day. 

The Grandies were very proud to march with their Cub Scout group. It was Kai's turn to wear their great grandad's medals. My Dad would have been so proud of them.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ship is in again - and that's my boy!!!

After an extended time sailing around north of Australia, the ship is home. Welcome home Dunx. Can't wait to see you when you are able to come to Queensland. 

 Two boys were excited to see their Dad. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Catching up

February's project for Sewing Club at Sew This and That
Inside has mesh pockets. 

It goes well with my all time favourite bag,  the Preston Bag, a design by Dawn Hay for our 2014 Lets Get Stitched retreat. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

My new drink bottle bag

Our sewing club project at Sew This and That yesterday was a wine bottle bag. I changed mine to hold a water bottle. 
The back has embroidery stitches which don't show well on the photo. The bag is lined with insulshine to keep the contents cool. Instead of a straight bag with handle I put a drawstring. 

Those folded diamonds were a bit tricky to sew in. But we all got there eventually. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fun at the Farm


Cleaning sheep troughs.  Of course its fun in all that mud and water.

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Paddock Bashing – cant do that in the city !!!


Suffering mossie and midgie bites.  Yes – well that can happen in the city  – but they did love this little guy.


Cousin Fun !!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Road trip fun

A good place to have a break. Inglewood (Queensland)

Friday, January 8, 2016

First finish for the year

Last year my cousin asked me to make her a runner for a table her hubby made her. When asked about style, colour etc her response was "surprise me". How scary is that. It was the first time I had been to her home so had a quick look around to try to absorb her style.

Just before Christmas I sent her pics of the finished top and she was thrilled. She said I had got her colours just right. (Phew!!!!!)

It is now finished - my first finish for 2016.