Sunday, 25 June 2017

RSC Progress

I haven't worked on these for a while so I really need to get stuck in and do a heap more but I did get these three finished and I'm off to work on some more yellow blocks after I check out what everyone else has been doing for their RSC Blocks this week.

One finished One to Go

I joined a crochet along to make these cute little watermelon turtles. I have finished the smaller one and I just need to finish sewing the bigger one but I have run out of black so it will have to wait for a bit.

Hats finished and safely delivered

Apparently they were very happy with them too!

Friday, 9 June 2017

I was supposed to be finishing hats first.....

...but I couldn't help myself. This was just waiting to be made and it kept calling and calling "Make Me, Make Me" so I did. It was much quicker and easier than the bunny. The Bunnies & Yarn pattern was so well written and easy to follow. What do you think?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

I'm so excited she is finally finished!

When I first took up crocheting one of my friends asked if someone could make her a bunny she had seen on facebook it was a free pattern and although it was way more complicated than the other things I had made I said I would give it a go. It tested me and it was much harder than anything else I had crocheted. I learnt a lot by making it. I'm actually glad I didn't notice the warning about not attempting this if you were a beginner that was at the beginning of the webpage because I might not have attempted it. I gave it a go and I am very happy with the results. I hope my friend will be too!

May OMG & OPAM Finishes & June Goals

May got off to a great start I finished off this top and took it to the quilters
Then I got this one bound
 I even got this top finished and took it to the quilters too!
Then I got distracted by other things so I still have these two quilts to bind but maybe they can be my June goal. 

I'm heading over to Elm Street Quilts to see what others achieved in May and what they have planned for June.

Where did the last few weeks go?

I didn't realise how long it had been since I last posted. Here are some of the things I have been working on since the last post. I've done some more blocks for the Free Motion Quilting Project

I think I need a bit more practice with this one I was very wobbly, but I am liking the darker thread on the fabric.

I put this quilt top together.

I made some repairs to a friends teddy and discovered teddy likes playing ninja turtles so I made him a ninja turtle mask while I was at it!

I really need to practice those curvy lines!

I started making some postcards for an upcoming postcard swap being hosted by Quilty Desires

I will keep you posted about the sign ups incase anyone would like to join in.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Been to busy sewing to post

I just looked at the last time I posted and I realised it has been a while so here is a bit of a catch up of what I have been doing
 I have finished this hat and almost finished 2 more of these
I have also started making some mittens to go with them.
I made some petit four baskets
Then I machine sewed a binding on one of the quilts I needed to bind 
(I will post a picture when I have finished the hand sewing)

Then while I had the right colour thread on the machine I finished off this quilt top. It is at the quilters now waiting to be quilted.
Today I had some fun doing some scrap busting on this table runner
and having a go at the first block of the Free Motion Quilting Project by Leah Day.
 (I'm hoping that if I do a block everyday my stitches will become a bit more even than they are now!) 
I just signed up for Friday Night Sew In too are you going to join us?

Saturday, 6 May 2017


I'm glad I had some sewing time with my Friday Night friends out there! I managed to complete my main goal for OMG last night. Monday this top will be off to the quilters :0)
I might just get my other projects done this month too...if I don't get distracted by other things again!

Like this
Master Eight had offered to make his friend a pencil case and when he found out his young friend liked dinosaurs Master Eight wanted to make a dinosaur pencil case. Of course I could not find a pattern for one so we had to do some creative thinking. Master Eight picked out the colours and I found a toy pattern by Melly & Me that would be easy enough to modify to make a pencil case. At this stage Master Eight decided to delegate the sewing to me so I spent the day putting him together. I decided to give him a layer of wadding to give it a bit more sturdiness and lined him too.

I hope Master Eight's little friend likes him!

Friday, 5 May 2017


My goal for this month is to take the thin black border off this add some other borders and get it to the quilters.
If I get that done I will bind these two quilts which are now quilted

Then I will work on this top which I still need to finish
I wonder what the other creative people are up to this month? I better pop over to Elm Street Quilts and check it out! Then I will head over to FNwF to sign up to help me get started with these goals!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Awesome Progress

My friend Tracie wanted to learn to crochet and she asked me if I could help her, so we started with a few stitches and she had a go at doing some granny squares. Over the weekend she came over again as she was having little bit of trouble with them. Together we figured out the problem and she set to work again. Tonight I got this photo from her showing me her progress
I am soo excited for her as I know she has been keen to learn to crochet. Great work Tracie Keep it up and you will have a blanket in no time! I better start on another of those project bags ...Tracie will need one soon!

New Project Bag

I had been keeping my crochet stuff in this little basket

But it is starting to overflow now so I decided to make myself a new project bag The pattern was from Whistlepig Creek Productions

It has pockets on the outside

And on the inside

I chose to put the optional Drawstring flap on it so if it  ends up with more stuff in it I will have plenty of room!

It also has the advantage of keeping the stuff inside away from prying eyes! LOL

Friday, 28 April 2017

Another Bookmark

One of my friends saw the bookmark I had made and asked for one too. Lucky they are quick to make!
I can see that my crochet is getting better the more I do.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mug Rug Set

When I was in my LQS the other day I noticed this beautiful pattern with printed quotes included for some mug rugs. I not only love patchwork but I love good quotes too so it was too hard to resist. I also love Kate Spain fabrics and a new line of her fabrics had just arrived at the store so I decided to make the mug rugs with that. I have had lots of fun making these and I even quilted them myself, something I am not very confident with. (I only used my walking foot and echoed the seam lines) I enjoyed these so much and they are the perfect size for a domestic machine so I am considering getting one of the other sets and having a go at free motion quilting on them....maybe...

But first I need to get these ones bound so that is what I will be working on while I am watching tv tonight.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Another Elephant

When DD asked me to make the fish for her she also asked me to make another crocheted  elephant for her. It is a gift for a baby so this time I sewed some eyes on instead of using the safety eyes. I also made the bow but I haven't sewn it on as we don't know the sex of the baby. What do you think?