A Whole Lotta Love and All That Jazz.

A Whole Lotta Love and All That Jazz.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! We had a wonderful day of eating delicious food and simply being happy. One of my favourite treats from Santa has been some quality time in my sewing room over the last couple of days. I started playing with these half square triangles back in August. As usual I was side tracked by other projects and they were pushed to one side. I pulled them out recently and started putting the little squares on my design wall. I stood back and looked and wondered how it would look if the blocks were mixed up a bit.... Hmmm.. A few cups of tea later and I decided I enjoyed them better with the triangles pointing in all directions. Somehow it suits the electricity of the fabrics and I like the secondary patterns that appear and then disappear as you focus on another group of triangles. So I kept going with the concept and have ended up with a top 77 x 84inches. Its really hard to capture the colours. Hopefully I'll have more luck in natural light outsi

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A Christmas Adventure

A Christmas Adventure

The other day I was listening to some Christmas carols. My toes were tapping and I was singing in my most festive voice along to Silent Night when all of a sudden an announcement was made over the radio... It was a news flash about how Santa had been seen beating his reindeer . "That couldn't be the real Santa. He would never hit his beloved reindeer !" I exclaimed. I jumped into my little Blue Mountain Daisy Mobile and off I went to the North Pole to investigate. I drove through streets full of people Christmas shopping, a happy buzz of excitement. I put my pedal down and raced to the North pole, I knew I had to get there in time to save Christmas!! Vrroommm!! After a while I saw some snowmen and figured I must be getting close to Santa's Workshop. I stopped to ask directions, At first they gave me an icy stare and a cold shoulder but I asked ever so nicely and warmed their hearts a little. They said Santa's Workshop was just a bit further down the road. In no

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Give Away Day Winner

Give Away Day Winner

Before I announce the winner of my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day prize I have to thank everyone so much for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments about your favourite crafting/sewing accessories. Rulers. needles, super scissors, fabulous lights, Accuquilt cutters, computers/iPod, chocolate were all mentioned... 3 cheers for all those things!! A lot of you said an unpicker or seam ripper. I totally agree!! I always say I feel as though I unpick more than I sew!! The catch is I could never seem to find one when I was in the middle of a sewing crisis so I went out and bought 5. They are now placed in strategic positions all over my sewing room. Another popular favourite is the Rotary Cutter. I have to admit I've taken mine for granted. They've been around for all the time I've quilted so I guess I don't really know what it would be like to cut every single thing out with scissors. You all opened my eyes and I promise I'll be more appreciative of my Rotary Cutte

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Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!

Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!

Hip Hip Hooray !!! It's Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!!! I came up with my Give Away gift idea when I received so many wonderful comments about my Very Merry Merry Go Round Quilt during the last Bloggers Quilt Festival. It's those wonderful Queen of The May blocks that make it so much fun! Imagine them on cushions, table runners or a feature on a skirt. So to help you on your way to making some Queen of the May Blocks I'm giving away a set templates. These are made by Material Obsession and result in a 12 inch circle. I'll include some instructions and tips. Your templates will always be safe and cosy in this little pouch I made for them. And so you can see what you are making you'll receive a cute little doll quilt featuring a Queen of the May block. So what do you have to do to win this fun give away? 1) Leave a comment and answer this easy question... What is your favourite sewing/crafting accessory or equipment? Could it be an unpicker , a Go! Baby cutter

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Hello Emu

Hello Emu

I promised to show photos of my Oi Emu! quilt when it was finished... Voila!! A big thanks to Gbf for hanging it up for me. I think he knows I'd be dangerous if I was let loose with a drill! Or maybe he's seen my wonky lines and is worried about what angle the quilt would hang at. Lol !! Some people have asked where I found the Emu panel. Well, There's a short answer and a long answer.... The short answer is a shop called Cloth . The long answer...This gorgeous shop stopped me in my tracks when I first walked by a few years ago. It's located a few blocks from Sydney's Central train station. And on the way to a place I would work every second Wednesday. Being an early bird the shop was always closed as I went by but that didn't stop me from peeking through the windows at all the fabric goodness. Even their Closed sign was the coolest I'd ever seen...One day I decided I had to go in when the shop was... OPEN!! The nature of the business is screen prin

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Fun Bloggy Times

Fun Bloggy Times

Last Saturday I had a lovely visit from a blog friend, Terry of Terry's New Thread . I kicked myself afterwards because I forgot to take photos. I could have taken photos of Terry and her beautiful hand stitched patchwork she's working on, fussy cut hexagons and stars. But what I can share photos of is the beautiful sewing pouch she made me. I just love the big blue Jane Sassaman sunflower on the front. I've told Gbf (the garden is his domain) I'd like a patch of sunflowers planted in front of my sewing room window. I wish I could have blue ones just like this! Terry found lots of daisy fabrics in her scraps. Some pieces were only as big as the pieces used. This handy wallet is perfect for my hexagons. I'll keep it well stocked in my handbag so I can pull it out whenever the moment is right. The scissor pocket is so precious, it looks like a little bunch of flowers. Thank you Terry !! I was so honoured last week when I saw that Jo from Bearpaw blog was ins

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