Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deeeaaar Santa

Dear Santa,
I have been such a good girl this year but please don't check with my 4 y.o. son as he told me I always make him frustrated because I say 'no' all the time. Oh the joys of trying to be a parent. I really have been coveting some Nicey Jane fabrics. They are seriously 'to die for'. To tell you the truth I have never written a letter to Santa. Yes even when I was agirl I did not write a letter to you. I knew you could read my mind as I always loved the present you left me. So I will leave the choice up to you.
Bless you Santa.

The wonderful Fat Quarter Shop is having a little giveaway. Check out the Jolly Jabber for details.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sew & Tell #5

Yes I made it!! I managed to get all the presents I wanted to make finished. I was better this year and didn't overload myself at the last minute. I had even made a couple earlier in the year. The roll call is as follows.
First up is a bag I made for my MIL's birthday which fortunately/unfortunately is Christmas Day. I have some goodies to put inside it. I really loved how it turned out. I wasn't inspired to make this until I found the fabrics. I actually had some other fabrics picked out but had kept putting starting the bag off for a later time. Then I saw the fabrics at a local quilt store and knew instantly that it was what I was looking for.

Second up is the same bag but this one is for my Mum whose birthday is at the beginning of March. She likes birds and I had found the kokaburra fabric some time ago but was just waiting for the contrast fabric to be decided. I am not really enthused about I project until I get the right fabrics. Both bags are lined with spot fabric and have a pocket inside.

Thirdly we have a dolly carrier I made for a birthday present. I actually made 3 in one go - 1 for birthday present, 2 for Christmas presents. I was very proud of myself for thinking that far ahead. As it got closer to Christmas I was like I already have presents for xxx and xxx. Cross those off the list. Very satisfying I must say.

And finally I got my last table runner completed. The one I posted about last week was the naughty one. For some reason the backing fabric gave my hassles. Naturally I wasn't happy and that stressed me out but luckily this one behaved and it all came together very easily. I machined the binding again. Loving that technique (thanks again Red Pepper Quilts). I found it very hard to photograph the table runners and get all the fabrics because of their length.

We are heading off for a two week holiday next Saturday (its my Mum and Dad's turn for Christmas) so this will be my last sew and tell for a while. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.
Please take the time to head over to Amy's and have a look at all the other Sew and Tell entries.

Sunday Stash #4

After reading and seeing so many beautiful turquoise and red quilts I have started my collection. I went to one of my LQS and found these gems to get me started. Truth be known I really had gone to get some supplies to finish some Christmas presents. Sometimes its hard to ignore the fabrics when they scream at you to take them home.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
See other sunday stashers here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sew & Tell #4

Well after burning some midnight oil I have finally finished another of my Christmas gifts. Another table runner from another charm pack. I love the Rouenneries range by French General & Moda. I hope the recipient will like it. I am seriously stressing about Christmas. I am hoping this will help me get things done. I need to have two more things done. I am hoping the mojo continues long enough...
Check out other finishes at Amy's

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Renter's Delight

(photo from Grosgrain)

If you are renter's (like me) then take a look at Grosgrain. Wonderful ideas for decorating. The blog says it all. From their web site-
'Decorate your home with quick & easy to apply rub on vinyl wall art and lettering!

Have the look of hand painted and stenciled words on your walls without the work!

Each graphic is made of high quality, removable, self-adhesive vinyl. It can be applied to any clean, smooth and flat surface.'

And best of all they are having a giveaway. Check it out here.