Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Here is my fabric stash for my next quilt. I've fallen in love with Anna Maria's colourways. The voile will make some perfect quilts for Singapore. I plan to make
co-ordinating quilts for my girls bunk-beds.
The pieces to the side may not make it into the quilt but will play a bit more once I have cut out the pieces. I plan to make with simple strips and hand quilted with purl thread.
This is my quilt top 2/3rds done. I started this as therapy when I was trying to get pregnant with my first child. I completed the blocks while trying to conceive and during the first few months of my pregnancy. I never got around to sewing on the sashings to join it all together. I am really enjoying the therapeutic nature of hand sewing. The quilt is very pink and green and I think if I made it now I would probably have broadened the colour spectrum in the quilt. I do love the patterns within the blocks
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We live in a seventh floor apartment and a month ago we had a little honey eater bird build a very cool nest in the bougainvillea on my bedroom balcony. We have found a similar nest on the back balcony now empty and now there is a new bird with eggs in another nest on balcony.
DH dreamt (nightmare really as we love our three but have our hands full) that I was pregnant again. I dreamt our live in helper was pregnant and was leaving (also a nightmare). What does it all mean. Pics of the very cool nest and the new eggs in the nest
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This is the Socialite dress by Anna Maria Horner. Fabric also AMH -tablecloth in brown. This was an easy pattern, no zips, buttons. The gathering onto the yoke worried me but it all seemed to come together without problems. Centering the yoke pieces on such a strong print was tricky but really pleased with how the patterning worked out on the yoke. Next time I'll make the armholes bigger as a bit tight for my liking. My five year old took the photo and I think she did a pretty good job. Taken pre Thanksgiving dinner. Debating if I may use some of my Amy Butler Love for another version.
Hmm must get my roots done again....
I finished this dress for my oldest daughter some time ago but haven't got around to blogging it. This pattern is very sweet and I will make it again. Can also be made without the cap sleeves or with a full puff sleeve. I could have made a size smaller. Love the Andalucia fabric