I was quite suprised to see these 2 "Marfy" design books- complete with pull out pattern sheets, at Savers last weekend-
Monday, 16 October 2017
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Friday, 6 October 2017
I sorted some of my fabrics recently and put a lot of pieces into a box marked " for a quilt"- mainly smallish prints & solid colour pieces. This week I have finally got around to sorting the colours and giving the rotary cutter and cutting mat a thorough work out!
As much as I love knitting blankets and giving them as gifts, they do take several months to knit! Whereas I figure if I already have a heap of strips cut out, I can sew up a simple baby quilt or cushion cover in less than a week. That is the plan anyway!
Thursday, 28 September 2017
I found this sun visor when tidying the spare room the other day ( making room for 3 cousins to have a sleepover!)I think it came from a fundraiser event or conference sometime, can't remember!
But since the weather is warming up, I thought it might come in handy on a sunny day, plus it is nice & compact to carry around. But it was advertising an insurance company!
I quite like the purple colour, just needed to hide the logo.
A quick rummage through my fat quarters stash and sewing tools stash yielded my Dr Who 1/4, and some double sided iron on tape - finally tried the stuff I found at Daiso, worked a treat with the help of some baking paper and my non stick ironing sheet!
Sunday, 24 September 2017
I bought a Hama beads kit years ago when the boys were in primary school. I found that having an activity to do on a playdate after kinder or school worked well, especially when it was a friend visiting for the first time. Some kids are more easy to entertain than others!
Decorating cup cakes or cutting out biscuit shapes- the kids could then go & play, & come back to decorate the biccies- was always a hit. Or even something as simple as a good variety of bubble blowers worked well- outside in the backyard of course!
The hama beads proved a bit more tricky, so we used them more with just us! We had fun making Star Wars decorations for the Christmas tree last year, and I made a heap of minecraft creeper badges for a handmade party bag for Tigerboy's 9th birthday ( gosh was it really that long ago?!)
Saturday, 16 September 2017
The other weekend I got a phone call from my team leader at work. I did wonder why she was calling me on a Saturday- until she explained that she had spotted something on hard rubbish, and wondered if I might like it!
This is what she found-