Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sore bands

When my girls were little we use to have a big to do about repairing little cuts, minor bumps and major stubbed toes with sore bands well at least that's what my Taylor use to call for when she was two, not a band aid but a sore band. As with all things names stick and still to this day with Taylor about to turn 18...where has the time gone? they are still sore bands. Check   here for the best little sore bands going.

Don't you just love these. great for topping up a little present for the friend that has everything?
 Thank you Helena for a great Idea.

I am off to Eumundi Markets today so  have a great weekend Stacey

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cushy Cushions

 A few little cushions always brighten up the place don't you think? I made the pink one with the up-cycled selvedge edges and the bluey green cushion I purchased. I always feel compelled to buy something from a stall or store selling handmade goods don't you?
I know i could have made that but someone else put love and time into it. And besides it gorgeous don't you think?

Ok a new project is in the wind, so here is my little system, set up or production  line . Sweetwater Hometown here we come.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Sew n Sews

The Lovely Sew n Sews
 I love seeing all the action going on from all the great groups that come to stay.
And that every group is a group that I could easily walk in sit and stay and sew with. We really are all birds of a feather and all that Jazz. The wonderful world of craft is a strong bond.
Love this Chocolate Roses I can send you the details of this pattern if you need it?

Joseph's Stars?

I really love this Crochet

Enjoying a cuppa and a read

Loads of Space

 As you can see lots of work being done at Circle Retreat from the Sew n Sew's. Its so great to see all the different crafts that are pursued by this and many other Crafty groups. I love all that inspiration and ability. If you would like to enjoy a weekend with your friends at Circle Retreat  I still have a few weeknds left in August and November, December.

If you have been to stay and not sent me your pics please do so.

Cheers Stacey

Love the Colours.
The Cutting Table Multi purpose.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Baby Quilt with Minky dots

Hi i have been so busy of late with having both sets of parents visiting from Adelaide over the past 6 weeks I have not been blogging, or doing much of anything sewing related, however..... I did manage to start a baby quilt between my mum leaving and hubby's parents arriving -48 hours later. So when hubby took his parents up to Buderim for some lawn mowing and lunching I got a few hours of sewing in here and there and over the rainy weekend between baking I got this little baby girls blanket finished.

 So here is my super easy and quick baby blanket. its not a quilt as really no quilting . I used the lovely and super soft minky dots that you can find almost everywhere fabrics are sold. So I just made up a top using the ever enduring snuggle pot and cuddle-pie material found in Spotlight. how could I resist right? with a mixture of other fabrics from various ranges.I kept it simple and added a few piece of the minky into the front and then backed it with the Minky also.The Kiss principle is a great Principle
Once the top was finished and squared up, I heavy pinned the outside edges and using my walking foot sandwiched the two pieces together just like sewing a cushion. I then just top stitched the outer edge. The Minky being a stretch fabric must be treated with a little more care. Under advisement from my Sista su she said don't even bother trying to quilt it from all she had read on other Blog's.
 A few pieced easy triangles snuck in amongst random rectangles all the width of my
And Murphy's law two fabrics the same smack bang next to each other.
So now I am ready for my friend to make her special delivery.

Happy Wednesday Stacey.