Sunday, April 22, 2012

Handy idea for Sewing Caddy’s

IMG_0356 Lots of sewing girls have an Arm Chair Caddy. This is one I made which was a kit by Abbey Lane Quilts called The Abbey Bag and purchased from the lovely girls at Iddy Biddy in QLD.


I was particularly impressed with their idea of adding a circle of Rubberised Shelf Liner to the underside of the pincushion which really does stop it from sliding off the table, chair etc.  What a great idea.  I hope you like it to!

Sweet Little Pouches

IMG_0359These two little cuties are a Lazy Girl Designs Pattern.  Big enough to hold the small ipod or a box of tic tacs, it’s a lovely addition to a handbag and so quick to make.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Mug Bag & Satchel

IMG_0353 This lovely Leesa Chandler Designs mug bag came as a kit and was given to me by Julie when we went to Melbourne together last year to attend AQC.  With the 2012 ACQ on this month, it was timely that I hit my UFO jobs over my lovely Easter break and made this very useful little project, complete with main fabric insert on the included tile.  Thank you Julie Smile  xx

IMG_0355 Another pre Easter sewing project is my new handy satchel.  With the strap long enough to go across my body or wear over my shoulder, it’s perfect to fit my sunnies, long wallet, mobile and a few extra’s for work or play.  The pattern is my own (meaning there really isn’t one haha) and I’m quite happy with the outcome. Zips, pockets and all!

Gifts from afar

IMG_0354 My dear friend Julie was in Hawaii recently and returned with these lovely gifts, all for me. The little zippered purse has 3 zip compartments.

Spoilt is fast becoming my middle name!…maybe that’s what the “S” key-ring really stands for lol.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Beady Spiders

IMG_0346 These two were purchased at a craft show last year as a kit. I finally got to make them this Easter long weekend.

 Lucky they don’t have a use by date?

Easter 2012

IMG_0348  IMG_0350 No little kids eagerly waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive in this house any more but a lot of chocolate was gifted. It was on the bikes for a ride to Wellington Point later in the afternoon for Dad & youngest Daughter.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A little sewing

IMG_0345 What do you think these may turn into?

Gifts from my Girls

IMG_0341  Jewellery and Flowers…

IMG_0337 Chocolate coated Pavlova

IMG_0336And a fun morning of Southbank Market shopping.



This lovely scarf made by and from Jenny.  I have such clever friends!

Spoilt again


This lovely hand made oriental fabric bag by and from my jet setting dear friend Julie arrived for my birthday also, along with a lovely handmade card and a cake tester!  I guess I no longer have to ‘stab’ my baking with a sharp knife to see if they’re cooked! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gifted with Paper Art


My dear friend Annette surprises me each year with the most beautiful hand made birthday card. Isn’t it lovely!