Friday, March 26, 2010

My design has been published!!

I sent a photo off to Handmade back in November last year (after much pushing from my sister Anne and friends to just take a chance and do it!) asking if they'd be interested in putting it in their magazine and quickly got an email back asking me to send them the cushion and pattern as soon as I could so they could put it in this years mother's day issue.Of course I said yes while jumping up to do the happy dance LOL.
After many months waiting for the mother's day issue of handmade to hit the news stands it's finally arrived in my letterbox (Vol.27 No.11). So may I introduce with much flourish and drum roll dah dah dum cushion called "Notes to Mum" is now out there.Hope you like it?

I'm so happy I took the chance.I also wanted to thank my sister Anne for all her support,encouragement and proof reading my pattern for me.I'd also like to thank Vicki and Ondrea for all their encouragement as well.Thanks girls I couldn't have done it without all your help,love and support :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A very special secret swap.......

Vicki (Tozz'z corner) and I decided we'd like to do a secret swap just between us.We both fell in love with these fabric boxes and decided to make each other a box each.It turned out we were both thinking the same thing and decided to surprise each other with not 1 but 2 of these gorgeous boxes lol!We think so alike it's uncanny.
The first pictures are the 2 boxes I made for her and with the offcut strips I made her a tuffet.I also included a bumble bee pen I found when shopping, as soon as I saw it I thought of Vicki hehehehe.
The next picture are the beautiful fabric boxes Vicki made for me,aren't I a lucky girl!! I have yet to make one of the fabric bows but I think It will be on my to-do list for doing very soon as I can see more of these baskets being made up in the near future.
I'll also do my next post on the baskets I made up a couple of weeks ago but haven't posted about yet.
Thanks Vicki for being my secret swap partner I soooo enjoyed making them for you and I loved the ones you made for me.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

UFO's are flying away....

I've been working on a couple of quilts over the last couple of weeks and finally put the last border on the second one!
The blue and yellow angel quilt I put all together last week and Friday I put on its final borders.I started this quilt quite a few years ago and had all the applique blocks etc all done and ready to put together but that's as far as I got with it.It feels good to finally have them ready to send off to the quilter.
The green and raspberry quilt has been made up for a few years as well,just awaiting the final floral border which I achieved today.I'm loving how it's turned out but boy is it enormous!! it hangs down quite a bit on our bed as you can see from the photo's.I had some extra rectangles cut out and sashing strips so today I also did two cushion tops to go with the quilt and because I still had some rectangles left I've made up a runner top as well today.I'll leave it for another day to finish those three things off ,maybe next friday? Boy I'm bushed! I think tonight I'll be doing some hand sewing in front of the tv tonight.
This year is my year for finishing off UFO's so tick,tick,two more off the list :)