Thursday, 24 May 2018

Footpath finds...

When I saw a box on the footpath with a sign saying "free art- please take" , well how could I resist?!?  There was some cool printed calico, printed plywood squares, and printed pages.

I haven't used any of it yet, but maybe the fabric might be used in a quilt. Or maybe to line a bag.
Turns out they were made by whiskyandlime, and printed nearby in Brunswick! 
I might  hang the plywood squares in our backyard " shack" once it is finished. Love the funky colours!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Chook- a -doo!

Say hi to the newest members of the family- 4 young Isa Brown hens! Picked them up on Sunday, they are still settling in, learning where the perch is, where the food is etc. We pick them up and pat them a couple of times eah day so they will be nice and quiet and used to people.
Today was the first morning they actually jumped down off the perch and walked out of the chookhouse by themselves, I had to lift them down and show them the door the previous 2 mornings!

Monday, 7 May 2018

Sewing part 4

The first - neutral toned- quilt I made for my lovely friend, ended up on her daughter Miss H's bed that night! Even though I had specifically "not put any pink or purple in it" so Miss H  wouldn't  claim it!
Of course the only solution was to spend the weekend sewing one just for Miss H, in all the bright, jewelled tones ( opposite to her mother's quilt!).  I found a piece of pink pinwale cord for the back, and already had plenty of rainbow strips pre cut from the baby quilt I made late last year. So it was quite quick to whizz the strips together, plus a couple for the back, make some bias binding and put it all together. I love the bright colours. And so did Miss H!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Sewing part 3 ( or the second part of part 1)

I finished the neutral-toned quilt, here it is folded up, showing some of the lovely multi coloured binding.
The back view- And the front- the sides are grey, and the binding is made to match all the coloured  stripes, it adds just that little bit of colour to the pale grey sides.

I made the quilt as a goodbye gift for a wonderful friend from work.
She loved it!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Part 2...

I tried random strips, alternating print/plain...

But grouping colours sings to me more!!!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sewing a special gift - part 1

Planning and cutting...

Sewing...
More sewing...
Making bias binding...

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Another blanket finished!

I finished knitting another blanket, using 2 balls of Porta Craft acrylic.  The next one is already started! If today's crazy weather is anything to go by, it is definitely knitting weather finally (hey I am wearing a woollen cardigan and cooking minestrone soup as I write this, it is cold out there!).

The only problem with knitting a grey blanket is finding a suitable backdrop for a photo, so I got the tallest teen to help out- it is his blanket after all!