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.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

A little knitting

I made these cute bunny snuggle blankets.
We have a few girls at work that are expecting babies so I'm using up some odd balls of yarn.
This is using a CHENNILE yarn.

Here is the link to a fast easy pattern you can make for a gift.

Look at this lovely Lacey scarf.
It's knitted on fine needles in a feather and fan design.
Guess what? It's made with used tea bag strings.
They are tea stained and that gives them all the lovely shades.
There are about 6,00o used.

No, I'm not the crazy one.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Might be sick with the flu but I can still sew to pass away some time.

I've been off work for a couple of days with the flu. So I spent some time each day finishing off this secret sewing project..

I'm relieved it's done before the deadline.
Always a great feeling.
The binding is done and photos have been taken.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Piggy Bank Savings time to count it up.....

I started off last year with this cute little pot.
Well, my hubby kept emptying his pockets and it overflowed.

Now to count it all after I have spread it out on the table.
I didnt realise so much would fit in this pot.

A grand total of $144.10

Now to think of what I will go and buy.

Thanks Val. I'll be joint in again this year.

Monday, 9 July 2018


Our daughter, son in law and grandsons went to visit her grand parents.

They got a shock to see Poppa not looking the best.

Unfortunately, my father in law has taken a turn for the worst and has been hospitalised.
He won't be going back home so a room in a home is being sourced.
A very sad time.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A great weekend

A beautiful friend was up visiting for the weekend.
So of course we had to show her the best.
Of to lunch at the beautiful TRENTHAM WINERY in NSW

Look at this yummy lunch.
The duck

And I had the Kangaroo steak.
Sorry peoples but it was delicious.

The pork.

And who could refuse dessert.
Banana crepes...

Monday, 2 July 2018

Simple appliqué with a difference

Here is my friend working really hard carefully attaching the lace around her butterfly.

I just love this shape dog. He looks really cute.

This was cleverly cut out from the design.
Yep, it's the negative fabric. How good do the two look together.
They were made into matching cushions.

Look at this lovely butterfly. Has a stained glass look with pretty fabrics showing through the holes.
Beautiful batik background and a sweet black lace around the edges...

That was the end of our day.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Tighten those reigns

The drawings are done and now to cut it n the lines and keep it in one piece..

All cut ready to iron.

Look at this funny one.
I call it the pregnant nag..

This is one ironed on..

A skinny cartoony horse.