Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My creations

Thanks to all you lovely ladies who have left welcoming messages on my blog.  I was a little apprehensive about starting a blog as I thought who would read my posts.  As I can see there are a lot of wonderful like minded crafting friends out there to help encourage and inspire my with my passion.

I was visiting a friends house over Christmas and spotted a lovely patchwork table cloth on my friends coffee table.  I loved it so much I went home and placed an order form The Fat Quarter Shop and patiently waited for the fabric to arrive.  I have thrown out the information with the name of the fabric but here it is.

 The fabrics are Christmas prints but I loved the colours so much and wanted to make it as as everyday cloth for my coffee table.

Unfortunately when I made it up it was far too big for the coffee table and will go on my dining table as a center piece.

My next project is a Kiwiana wall hanging I have been making for my wonderful friend in Canada. I was really inspired by a wall hanging my crafting friend Lou had made and went home and tried to replicate it. This photo was taken before I put the binding on it but it gives you an idea.

I loved using the Kiwiana fabrics and want to work on a table runner as well.

Lou and I are also working on a Christmas wall hanging from Annie Downs.  We are going to be doing it as a block of the month.  This is mine to date.  I really wanted to machine applique it but I have just realized my old trusty faithful sewing machine does not do it.  So back to the drawing board.  I have however thrown a few subtle hints to hubby that I will need to invest in a new machine at some stage.

Well I think this should give everyone a insight to my projects.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my first post.  I am married to my wonderful husband Bruce and have 2 lovely girls, Ashleigh and Courtney.  I am a home based child educator and in my spare time I love crafting.  When my girls were younger I loved doing sewing and patchwork but as the girls got older my spare time became less and less and my passion went on hold. More recently I became interested in card making and scrapbooking and became a demonstrator for a scrapbooking company. Last year my friends sister in law came to New Zealand to live and I have developed a great friendship with Lou and she has re-kindled my patchwork passion.  Thanks Lou, I really love being able to share my passion with you and learn from your wonderful knowledge.

I wanted to get this blog up and running but in the next couple of days I will post some photos of my projects.