Guaranteed to brighten your day!!

Guaranteed to brighten your day!!

My day was instantly brightened when I found these wonderful postcards in my mail box. A few weeks ago Kelly from Pinkadot Quilts did a post about these amazing post cards she makes. Of course I was besotted, who wouldn't be!! Then surprise, surprise a fun parcel arrived wrapped in a magazine page envelope. I wont show the front because it has our addresses but it's a big daisy with some ladybirds on it. In the writing on the back it describes the lady bugs as "Polka Dot Critters". How cute is that! Here's a photo of the back of the envelope. You can imagine my excitement when I found this postcard of a sunny sunflower inside. I love the shading and pink blush on the petals, the stem fabric is perfect and the black polka dot centre is so much fun. Such a gorgeous flower deserved a photo shoot in the garden.. The colours match these Birds of Paradise flowers!! And looks lovely with a big daffodil, the herald of Spring. It didn't travel alone. Kell

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I'm so Lucky!!

I'm so Lucky!!

Look at what arrived in my mail box last week... The world's most beautiful cushion!!! Made specially for me by Melissa P of 100 Billion Stars blog! ! She was lucky to get a sneak preview of Sis Boom's latest range West Indies and as soon as she saw the blue toile fabric, Matillda in Brandy, she knew it had my name on it. It is reminiscent of an out of print fabric called Nuala that I Love!! And so I was privileged enough to receive this amazing gift!! Isn't it fun the way the birds are fussy cut so they're both admiring the perfectly cross stitched R. As I was taking this photo I kept hoping a bird would land in the tree and look like the fabric. And the back is scrumptious too!! Also from the West Indies range, Chandler in blue. This fabric is just asking to be a border or even a whole cloth quilt. I like the idea of quilting by following the flowing blue pattern. But wait there's more... A beautiful mug rug!! made of all West Indies fabric. A

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Fun Times at Quilt Camp

Fun Times at Quilt Camp

Follow the quilted path... Past all the flowers... "Welcome to Quilt Camp!!" says Thomasina the donkey. It didn't take Mandy and I long to get our room set up. A couple of colourful quilts... ...some appropriate reading material and the room was a cosy home for the next two nights. Silly me was so busy sewing, chatting, laughing, concentrating, drinking cups of tea and looking at others amazing work that I forgot to take photos of anyone. To get the idea you can visit Chris's blog , or pop over to these past posts, here and here. It was a teaching camp which entailed classes on Saturday. In the morning we had a lesson with the lovely Ann who has a zillion sewing tips and tricks and in the afternoon we were treated to Chris's wonderful talent. These are the blocks we made. Chris's Supernova Leftovers . As the name suggests, it's a great block for using up scraps and leftovers. I plan to make a quilt of these in different colour combinations u

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Pincushion Indecision

Pincushion Indecision

I'm off to sewing camp this weekend and we're having a secret pin cushion swap so I've been making pin cushions! It would be easier if I knew who I was making it for but it could be anyone of a group with very diverse tastes. I started with this idea centered around a cute little pig. I thought fun fabrics, not too bright but not too dull, a few sewing themed fabrics. Some fun Lakehouse Drygoods fabric on the back. But then I wondered if it was good enough, or quirky enough. So I made one using selvages. With some fun Suzuko Koseki fabric on the back. But then I worried that one was too simple. My next attempt went a little crazy when I added the pom poms! The button in the middle is actually fabric, not a real button. This one is much tamer in colour choice but it was a bit puckery around the edges and not good enough to give to the amazing sewers that will be at camp. So I ended up deciding to use the first pincushion I made. After all it does say

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Sticky Moments

Sticky Moments

Look what I've got!! Saffron Craig's Removable Wall Stickers!! They're just like fabric with a protective coating and they peel on and off the wall so easily. So easily in fact I couldn't resist peeling them on and off a few things... Don't they look fun floating around my ducks. "Watch out ducks, there's colourful bubbles ahead!". Then I moved them to the glass doors that open to our deck... The glass made me think they would be a great way to spruce up a vase... Imagine some branches hung with circles of Saffron's fabric to match the stickers. It would make a fun birthday tree. I went off to my sewing room. I missed my stickers, so I peeled them off the vase and put them on my sewing machine and cover. Dressed to impress!! But when Gbf realised the stickers had disappeared to my sewing room he said they should be on view where people can see them. How sweet is it that he likes them too!! So we put them up in our entrance where everyone

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