Monday, 15 November 2010

Seeing stars

Little Possum and I were both seeing stars before the weekend..... 
albeit of different kinds.

Little Possum had a general anaesthetic on Friday

 while she slept, I sewed my stars

I hadn't touched my Texas stars for a while, but it is the perfect portable project.

It's not going to be a finish for this year, but I'm enjoying my star journey even if it's one with many long pauses :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Midweek Meditation

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

Alexander Graham Bell

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Handmade Christmas - part 1

 2010 is the year of the pillowcase, seriously!
The turtle pillowcase is for Turtle who just happens to love green. This pillowcase will compliment the jigsawpuzzle quilt I'm making for his bed in which the turtle fabric will feature prominently  :)
The orange/red pillowcase is for a very colourful niece
The dr Seuss pillowcases I made just for fun, and I don't know where they'll be going yet.

These tube pillowcases are shockingly easy to make. I learned how from watching this tutorial.
Gotta love YouTube!
 Here's a set of a small quilted reversible tablerunner/mat and coasters. Nothing fancy and very quick to make!
 There's a scripture tote for a special little Possum with extra special sparkly embellishments which I have still to sew on when said little girl is in bed asleep.
Some wall art to go with a quilt that is still in production, but that will look something like this:
The pattern is called "Dandelion Windows" and was designed by the very clever Kate Conklin.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Handmade Christmas

A couple of years ago I committed myself to a handmade Christmas and had such fun with it. Obviously I hope that all the recipients of my efforts were as excited about it as I was :)

Don't know what happened last year..... I think I just left it too late in the year to do anything about it. This year I feel that urge again, and the production has already started. Here's the dilemma.... how do I share it all here without spoiling the surprise.... ?

I might show some sneak peeks


but not today :)