Thursday, 19 November 2009

Boy Its Hot!!!

Its another stinker here today. It is supposed to get over 40 degrees - yuk!!! I have been lucky enough to finish work early today so I am enjoying some quiet time in the air conditioning until it is time for the kids to get home. I will be taking them to the pool this afternoon to cool off before heading off to touch footy - think I may be doing that in the wrong order.
I have been doing my very best to get some chrissy stitching done. This is what I have achieved
Not sure if this is going to be a table runner or a cushion but it will be a xmas gift for my Aunt.
These are tissue packet covers - you know the soft travel packs that you can buy. I am planning to pop one of these in with everyones present so I will have to make quite a lot - have made 4 so far. They are really quick to make - takes about 10 minutes and uses very little fabric. A great way to use up all those scraps.

This was supposed to be a gift for someone but I am not entirely happy with the way it has turned out so will keep it for myself.

I also finally finished my sweet mums cushion. I am very happy with the way it has turned out - just love Sally Giblin designs - very quick and easy and I only needed to purchase a small amount of fabric for the back - the rest was leftovers from another cushion that I made so I am sticking to my fabric diet - well so far anyway.
Am off now to work on my Aunts gift and to have a cold drink. Hope everyone out there is surviving this hot weather.
Chat soon
Kylie xxxxx
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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Taking a Me Day

Today I decided to take a Me Day. I had the day off work, the kids were at school, washing done, Mt Ironing Everest up to date, housework fairly under control and hubby asleep because he is on night shift so I decided that today was going to be Me Day.
After pottering around for a while, catching up on blogs, replying to emails and delivering some lamingtons to the MIL it was time to hit the sewing machine. You will see from my previous post that I received the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM for my birthday. I have been busting to start so today was the day.
The photos of the blocks are out of order but here is
Block 2

Block 1

These were sooo easy to put together, the pattern instructions were simple and easy to follow and the fabric is just gorgeous and plenty of it. I have signed up for BOMs before and been disappointed with the fabric provided but not with this one. I have so much fabric left over so far that I can definately making something else with it.

My mothers xmas pressie is also coming along nicely and I hope to have the stitching finished tonight.

Happy Stitching to All

Chat soon

Kylie xxxx

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Busy Times

Does anybody else find this time of year just crazy? Since the kids have gone back to school things have been go go go. Term 4 is always busy with lots of after school sporting activities as well as the usual guitar lessons, work, TAFE and housework (YUK). I am finding that there are just not enough hours in the day to fit everything in.
I have been able to get a little stitching in though, but not as much as I would like. Most of it has been done this past weekend.
This is a cushion that I am making for my wonderful Mum for xmas. I have used fabrics from the Portabello Market moda range and the pattern is by Sally Giblin. I recently made another Sally Giblin cushion with this fabric and Mum admired the fabric and they are her favourite colours. I have actually been able to use left over fabrics from the other cushion so I have not broken my 'no fabric/no more new projects (except xmas gifts) until after xmas diet' (now that is another story altogether). The saying is 'Mother you will always hold a special place in my heart'.

A couple of weeks ago I had a birthday and turned ????. My Mum and Dad gave me a subscription to the Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Mystery BOM and also purchased the backing fabric and finishing kit - now aren't I a lucky girl. The first photo is of backing fabric and finishing kit and the photo below that are blocks 1 - 5 (I am a bit behind as it started back in May). The fabrics are Glace by Moda and are just gorgeous. I have been busting to get started but as yet have not had a chance. I have decided not to count this in my no new projects diet as it was a gift and I just can't wait until after xmas to start it - can you blame me.

This is a table runner that I have made as a xmas gift for my SIL. I have used the free Gail Pan pattern from her blog and I have to say that I just loved stitching this design. It was very easy and quick and the little bird is oh so cute. I have used a red and cream spot from the Crazy 8 xmas range which I think looks fantastic. My SIL loves red and has lots of red accessories in her kitchen and dining room.

Now you might be wondering about the 'no fabric/no more new projects (except xmas gifts) until after xmas diet'. I have decided to join Bec's fabric diet and add an extra bit to it with the no more projects. Since starting my blog and reading everyone elses wonderful blogs my fabric and project addiction has reached a whole new level and has become totally out of control. I have so many projects on the go and have purchased so much fabric that I have become overwhelmed by it all and was almost too frightened to go into the sewing nook. I lost my mojo and did not know where to start. After some lovely advice and emails from Bec I have pledged not to buy any more fabric or start any new projects until after xmas - boring I know but it must be done to save my sanity (and the bank balance lol).
Does anyone else feel like this at times or does it not bother you? I would love to hear your comments.
Well must be going - lots to do, dinner to cook, homework to do etc etc etc.
Chat Soon
Kylie xxxx
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