Monday, 13 August 2018

Having fun crocheting

I am making this snuggle blanket with an elephants head.
I am using chenille yarn and crochet.
It looks a bit strange unfinished.

But now I have the arms, head and ears on it's looking better.

Even better with the eyes..
How cute has this turned out.
It is so soft and cuddly.

Well, for anyone who wants to try this very cute pattern here is the link.
I must say that I didn't do it exactly as my yarn was much thicker than the pattern suggested. All I did was left a row out here and there, added some more and made it fit.

The girl I gave it to loved it so that's all that counts.
I'm happy too.

Go and give it a go..

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Eye Spy so many fun fabrics

I joined in with Vals EYE SPY block swap.
I have now received 200 * 4" squares. All with a different fun pattern on them.
It will be fun to put them all into a quilt.

Have a look here to see what Val made..

Friday, 3 August 2018

Crochet basket

I have always wanted to make a basket with cord.
I have seen the ones with thread wrapped around cord and then zig-zagged together to make any shape you want. Then I came across this pattern. I had some old 8ply cotton that I wasn't sure how to use it up so I thought this basket would be a good idea.
I'm going to be going on a few drives so sitting in the car will be a bit tiring if I haven't got anything to do. I'm sure this will last me a while.
When I get some done I'll show the photos.

This is what I am trying to make.

If you want to give it a try, click here for the pattern.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Tracing stitcheries

I have a friend who has broken/shattered her leg/knee.
So to keep her busy I am tracing some stitcheries.
Sending them off in the post. If she manages to get them done, well good on her..
It doesn't matter if they take years.
I borrowed a light box from another quilting friend and off I went.
I think I need one of these.

I bought these patterns many years ago.
They are so cute.

I have finished tracing LETTERS TO SANTA. 

Now I am on to tracing WINTER WONDERLAND.

This should keep my friend busy for a while.

Saturday, 28 July 2018


I took part in Vals Piggy Bank Challenge. Saving some change through the year.
They pot I used last year was not big enough. I did manage to collect $144.10..
So I am doing it again this year. YES IM SIGNING UP.
With the money I saved this is what I have bought..
A new money box to start saving more.

I bought 2 metres of this lovely grey fabric to go in my next quilt.
And about 20 skeins of stranded thread. I have a few projects in mind.

Look at this panel. How cute is it. It has the centre, borders and a stuffed toy. All you need to buy is the border & backing fabric. That's easier said and done. I can't find anything in a matching green.
I'll keep looking.

This panel makes a book.

If you want to join in the fun and save your coins go over to Vals and have a look.

How much can I save this time..

Thursday, 26 July 2018


Unfortunately last week my FIL passed away. Only 2 weeks after finding out he was ill again.
He was moved into palliative care in a home days before his passing. Luckily my MIL was moved into a room into the home too. At least now she won't be alone. She will have people to talk to, no cooking or cleaning to do and hopefully will go on some outings and participate in activities.
We know she will be looked after.
It is a 10-11 hour drive to see her but we will do it from time to time.

Now for some happier news.

I cut up all these pieces and put them in an envelope for my friends birthday.
I am sharing a SAL with our group and thought she would like to join in. 
When I was cutting mine out I did hers as well.
Have fun..

Here is the link if you want to SAL too. I made this last year and thought it was so cute. I am making another one this year. Sarah has some wonderful designs so go and take a look.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Mend or New

Here is my hubbies bike vest.
He has had it for many years. It was second hand when we got it. It's had a lot of wear.
Always worn over his leathers. It became a bit too tight years ago so I cut the sides, hemmed it, put eyelets in and laced a large boot lace through.
It fits... 
you can just see a little bit of the inside colour on the bottom band. It shows how much it has faded.

The button holes have all been patched up. I'm not sure how long they will last.

I fused on some heavy fabric to the inside then heavily free motioned mending style.
It looks very rough but he will get a few more wears out of it.

The collar is so worn out..
I'm scared to wash it in case it falls apart.
I think I'm going to have to search the op shops for a replacement but it can't be brand new though.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Suitable for a boy?????

I know you have seen this quilt a few months back.
Well I'm wondering if it's suitable for a boy.
The girl I'm thinking of giving it to has just found out it's a boy she will be having.
She is decorating the room in whites, greys & mint green.
I'm just a little worried about the peach in it..

What are your thoughts?..

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Look at these beauties.

Hubby and I were looking for a display cabinet so he took me to a shop near his work.
I never knew it was there. It was a great old shop.
Look at these beauties.
The only thing was they ranged between $200-$400 .
And who knows if they even work. They were not in very good condition.

Sorry about the colouring of the photos but it was a gloomy day and there was no lighting in the shop.

Unfollow they are a little tooo pricey here.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Our sewing group made about 100 breast cancer cushions.
That's a great effort.

And look at some of these that have been stuffed.
We are donating them to 2 different charities.