Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Another birthday present finally finished. Had a hard time deciding what to embroider on this lovely minky blanket (purchased not handmade). Kids go thru their phases depending on what's popular at school, what current movies are showing and subsequent toys that are available in the shops. In the end I decided on a Monster theme. This blanket was quite large, 150cm x 150cm so I embroidery a name with a monster in the very middle and then one monster on each corner of the blanket. Needless to say this blanket was a huge hit and so I will be making one for each of the neices and nephews, all with a different theme of course!
Monsters were purchased from www.bunnycup.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cloth dolls and bears

Many years ago I had a passion for making cloth dolls and bears. Every craft or quilting store I visited I just had to buy a pattern and hence now I have a whole box full. I also purchased many of these patterns at Craft shows which tour the nation annually/bi annually so keep a look out for these, you can also buy kits as well saving you time and money searching for just the right fabrics!
These lovely dolls were made some years ago before I became hooked on sewing for little babies. They have decorated the beds and adorned the walls in my home until they found themselves a new home nestled in the lounge room. Do I have a favourite designer? Yes and no because there are so many talented ladies out there here's a few of my favourites, Judith Gray, Kaylene Atkins and Mum's Moments.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I just love Angels. I have many patterns both quilts and dolls in my stash but I just wanted to share with you this lovely stitchery I made some years back. It hangs above my sewing table keeping watch on all I do.
I also made a lovely treasury today titled "Angels" please feel free to have a look and leave a comment if you like.http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c1c1e3fbd2f8eef407c0868/angels

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Machine embroidery designs

I just love appliques done on my embroidery sewing machine and I thought I would share with you some of my favourite designs.
If you are looking for a sea theme then you cannot go past Lynnie Pinnie designs on Etsy you will find lots of lovely fish, dophins, starfish and jellyfish to adorn any sewing project. Would look just lovely on a quilt don't you think?
In need of a gorgeous whale as seen on my bib then visit TheMerryRose on etsy for this and more gorgeous designs.
Don't forget you can also use these designs on library bags, pillowcases, quilts etc you are only limited by your imagination.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rag or raggy quilts

Last winter I started making these lovely rag or raggy quilts and let me tell you I made plenty of them. They are quick and somewhat easy to make and once you have made one you are hooked! Don't say I didn't warn you!
Many of these quilts are now sold but I still have a few left for littles so please contact me if interested. Below is a collection of just some of the quilts I have made.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Time to prune

Yes it thats time again. Winter is upon us now in Australia and my fuchsia's all need to be prunned back. So I thought I would take some photos of the last remaining flowers from my collection of standards. Yes I have a few standards they are my favourite with just a couple of hanging baskets.
Fuchsia's will be cut back by about 2/3's and watered sparingly (maybe once a week) over winter. Then in August I will start feeding with Miracle Gro they love that stuff!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gorgeous baby gift set finally finished for the latest member of the family, another boy Max. I have used gorgeous blues and brown for this set along with an appliqued and embroidered onesie/bodysuit. Onesie was an afterthought but I think it ties in nicely with the other items. Plan on making lots of these for my store so please keep an eye out for them in the coming weeks.