Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time for a little more...

Well it is time to reveal a little more, not too much mind you!
I have to keep a little for the final reveal, but am very excited to show you all another two teaser photos.

I hope to have a few more in the not too distant future, but this will have to be it.... for now!

Until next time



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something exciting is going to happen!!

Just a quick little visit today, I would like to share a little taste of grand things to come.

No I can say no more, other than it will be very exciting, and beautiful!!

Here is the first little teaser to get the ball rolling, there will be more tid bits over the next few weeks and months, so come back and visit me again soon.

Needless to say, I am so excited I am spinning!!!!

Until next time



Thursday, March 31, 2011

5 & Dime

This is my latest offering, a little bag to tote all your possessions.

I have used one of the gorgeous pieces of coloured linen I mentioned to you in a previous post, looks yummy with the very 50's red floral fabric.

It is called 5 & Dime, delivering it today to Creative Abundance, so hit the shops and request it, quite useful for an Autumn stroll!!

Until next time



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

April Showers

I would like to show you all my latest offering....

Coming into the colder months I thought a scarf for the Autumn weather was in order, I am a bit of a scarf lover myself.

Made from gorgeous linen and cotton fabrics and complimented by a gorgeous olive green velvet rose corsage.

As a little companion to this ensemble, I have designed a little clutch purse with a persimmon velvet clover.

I have also used two of my favourite vintage buttons to complete the picture.

Hope you like April Showers, Creative Abundance has it in their hot little hands so look out for it soon.

Until Next Time



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coloured Linen

I am one very happy girl!!!!

I have in my hot little hand, wait for it..... coloured linen!!!!

I have wanted and dreamed of using coloured linen for so long now, I have never been able to find it in Australia.

Here it is, like looking at all your favourite gelati flavours all at once and not being able to choose.

Well I did choose some for this visit anyway, My three favourite colours at the moment, Persimmon, Chartreuse and Aqua and a few other varieties of these and of course PINK!!

Where I hear you ask, if you live in Melbourne you are in luck, The shop is called The Fabric Store it is in Brunswick Street Fitzroy, there is also a store in Surry Hills in Sydney.

I will be using these in many of my up and coming designs so look out for them.

Linen is the most gorgeous fabric to use and for those of you who have worked with it before know what I mean.

Until next time



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Forget-Me-Nots and Lilies

Quite a while ago now my Mum gave me this beautiful tapestry.

After my Grandfather passed away my Mother had the awful task of packing up his home, and while going through some old boxes she found the tapestry tucked away and forgotten..... almost, Mum very generously gave it to me.

It is the work of my Great Grandmothers hands, and i am so honored to have it. She has created a beautiful spray of Forget-Me- Nots and Lilies.

The most beautiful part about it is she had left the needle still with its thread in her work, like she had just put it down and would pick it up again later, sadly no.

I would like to make something from it, so it doesn't get left packed away in my linen cupboard, it is quite large, I could have it framed or make a pillow/cushion, not sure.

Will post again when it is done.

Until next time



Monday, February 21, 2011

Needle Turn Applique

It was my great privilege to spend a day stitching with Vikki from Sew Useful Designs and Gail from Gail Pan Designs this week.

Gail was sharing her great needle turn applique skills with Vikki and I.

It was really fun, I have always wanted to learn the skill and hope to include it in my designs in the future.

This was my effort for the day, a little birdy! not much I know, but there was much chat and a homemade cookie or two, so....

I will keep practicing, I just love the neat result, thankyou Gail and Vikki for a lovely day.

Make sure you check out these two lovely ladies blogs, they are both very talented designers.



Very Useful Things

I decided that my first designs for 2011 would be useful to the little people in our lives.

If your little darlings are anything like mine, they are usually off somewhere with you, going here and there, picking up other little people or Daddy, having trips out and about.

My girls always like to bring their treasures in the car with them, something to read, draw with or cuddle. This desire to tote all their favourite things inspired me to design
'A Load To Tote' a carry all open out bag in the shape of a case, with places for pencils, note books, ruler etc

My second design 'Precious Pennies' is a cute little purse with an extra long strap to keep hands free, room for a few pennies, tiny little friends etc

Both are available now, so ask at your favourite patchwork shop

Until next time



Friday, February 4, 2011

Welcome Back!

Hello again and Happy New Year.
It has been way too long since I made a post and am happy to be back.
I hope you all had a truly scrumptious Christmas and made many loved ones feel special with hand made gifts!

We usually have a very quiet Christmas Day which is always welcome, the lead up is always crazy busy.
It was our first Christmas without my darling Grandmother who passed away in Feb 2010 she was 94, so a time of remembering and reflecting for us this year.

I usually bake quite a bit at Christmas time and made some gorgeous Lemon Curd again his year, and thought I would share the recipe with you all.

there is simply nothing better on hot toast!

Lemon Curd
Juice of 2 lemons
2 eggs, lightly whisked
3/4 cup caster sugar
125g (4oz) unsalted butter, chopped
1 teaspoon cornflour

Place all ingredients in small saucepan. Stir with a whisk over low heat until the mixture thickens, without allowing it to boil.
Remove from heat, pour into sterilised jars and seal.
Keep in the fridge
It will keep in the fridge for 1 month after opening.

Until next time, when hopefully I will have some new things to show, planning a tree theme this year and I will be working with Anni Downs gorgeous Felted Wool, plus heaps more!