Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An Inspiration

You would be very disapponted in me if you saw how I kept my fabric stash, I have always been very starved of space in my work room so the fabric would be kept in a large plastic storage box. Over the years as I have accumulated more and more fabric all the new pieces would be placed on top of the others, consequently I have ended up with a very untidy mess, I would never know what I had from one day to the next.

Well no more!!

I have painstakingly sifted through my stash and folded all the larger pieces and colour coded the whole lot to reveal this!!

a very neat and tidy, easy to find system, all I need to do is fluff my duster over it once in a while.

It is very inspiring having all my fabrics in view.

I do think though, I don't have as much as I thought I did, maybe there is room for some more!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Total Heartbreak

It is so devastating  to see the waste of life, homes and community, our beautiful state will not be the same again. Those of us who live close to the city can only watch the devastation on the television and try to imagine what it must be like for those involved.

My heart and prayers go out to all the wonderful CFA (of whom my brother in law is one) who have fought the fires, the incredible doctors and carers of those affected and to all of us on the outside to do all we can to assist.

My prayers are with you

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

'Cheerful Harvest'

I must admit that I am quite fond of celebrations, whether it be Christmas, Birthday's (especially my daughter's birthday's), Mother's Day, they all bring joy, and Easter is no exception.

I am particularly fond of all the gorgeous sparkly egg wrappers that dazzle their way into our shopping trolleys, and each year I make my own Hot Cross Buns, a beautiful recipe that leaves out all those disgusting little bugs everyone else calls mixed peel.
I am reminded each year, though, to reflect on the real reason we celebrate Easter and not to get caught up in the commercialism of the season, the price that was paid for all of us.

In celebration of new life I thought for my very first project for 2009 I would design some felt eggs, and here they are. Each egg has a different design embroidered around it, and all three are housed in an adorable little basket. I hope you like them.

I will also post them on my website as well, so they will be available to order.