Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Giveaway

Hey, just wanted to pass this one on. The lovely Miriam from Bubbachenille, Mimmis and the Handmade Expo (one very busy lady) is having a giveaway over at her blog. She only needs 17 more blog followers before she will be giving away something lovely from the Miss Rose Sister Violet Range.

Pop on over and follow Miriam, you will love her blog.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Creative Space

There's not much creativitity here hoo :(

I have had a bout of tonsilitis, and my real job has taken over as I have some deadlines to meet, a presentation to give and I have been trying to keep the house ticking over so we don't give in to complete chaos.

My happy crafting has taken a back seat......hopefully I will get to have a play over the weekend.

Fingers crossed.

To actually see some creativity pop on over here to the home of creativity.

Happy crafting

Sunday, March 20, 2011

And the Winner Is............

Well my heavily subscribed *cough cough* competition is now closed and a winner has been drawn!
Congratuations to the lovely Miriam aka Bubbachenille!

Woot woot for Miriam.

I will send you an email shortly.

Thanks to all you lovely ladies for entering this giveaway. Also, just wanted to let you all know, there will be another giveaway happening right
here is a week or so. So, get READY!!!!

Bye and happy crafting.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Creative Space + a Giveaway

My creative space this week has been all about the design process. I have been thinking about what I am doing and trying to streamline my design process.

What do you do when you get a design in your head. Do you:
1.just leave it in your head and trust your memory when you want to actually create your design
2.draw a sketch
3.make a note.

I have in the past done all three but now I don't. I have gotten my self a bit organised. 

You see, I am a systems person (in my real job), you know Australian Standards, legislation, compliance blah blah blah. Anyway, I like process, forms, checklists etc to keep things streamlined. Here is what I do. My process is, sketch the design as it pops into my head and when I am ready to use that idea, I get out my Quilt Planning Worksheet and spend an evening sketching it and working out measurements (using graph paper), for details, selecting fabric / colours and then away I go, working on my new project.

You might think this takes a lot of time but it doesn't really and it makes for a more stress free quilt making experience. It is also handy if you get  part way through a project and need to put it away for a while, when you are ready to get back into your project, you have all your plans written out so you can just jump straight back in and start creating. Also, it is good for keeping records of what you have created in the past in case you want to create it again, especially if it is quite a complicated design.

I have included a link to the form if you would like to have a look or start using it.

Here is a pic of how I used it for the design of my Happy Baby Quilt. I stick it all onto an A3 piece of paper and keep it in my patterns folder.

Also, just to let you know I am having a giveaway. Just pop on over to here and have a look! There are not very many entries so the odds are EXTREMELY good to win. LOL.

For more creative spaces or to join it, pop on over to Kootoyo.

Happy creating

PS If you would like to use the form and want a word version so you an modify it to suit your needs, just send me an email and I will forward you one.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Giveaway

Woot woot it's giveaway time. I have decided that Monday's are good days from giveaways. Cause quite frankly, they aren't much good for anything else!!!

Don't you love Dr Seuss. I know I do. I recently bought a fat quarter bundle of Dr Seuss fabrics and I didn't realise it but there was also a Dr Seuss panel included in the bundle. The Panel measures 22inches by 44 inches. Here is a pic of the print, courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop.

I really don't need this panel so I thought, 'hey one of my crafting buddies may want this'. 

So here are the rules:
1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.
2. If you are already a follower, leave a comment.

Simple, nothing else required.

Make sure you are email enabled so I can get back to you if you are the winner.

The lucky randomly selected winner will be announced next Monday morning 21st March at 7am, Brisbane time. So get a wriggle on and get your entries in. Oh, by the way, this little competition is open to everyone as I will post to absolutely anywhere!

Tell your mates. 

Come one, come all!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Granny Square Love

I am in the process of getting some ideas for doing up little Ella's room. I figure, she will be 5 later on this year and needs some nice digs to play and to hang out with her little friends. Hopefully this will encourage her to play in her room and not in every other room in the house. Well that is the plan anyway.

I have been looking at Esty tonight and found all so many beautiful granny square blankets. Gosh, I am in serious Granny Square Love tonight.  

Here are my favourites.

There are so many beautiful designs and it has made me want to crochet......ahhhh to not have a day job would be bliss. I could just sew and crochet all day long.............................keep dreaming!

I think I will just buy one, much easier and quicker for me.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My Creative Space

Woot woot, I have finally finished my Happy Baby Strip Quilt.

Drum roll please.........

Here she is.

Sorry about the poor quality pic. I was a very cloudy afternoon and I only had the chance to take one photograph before my battery ran out!!!

I am so happy with how this quilt has turned out. I really enjoy these coulours too.

I am just so in love with Kona Cotton solids at the moment. Love, BIG LOVE. I just can't get enough of them and am only thinking in solids. 

I am now working on my next design for another quilt made only from solids. Yep, and they are Kona Cotton Solids. I just love the range of colours......yay and my colour chart is my favourite item in my sewing room at the moment.

For more creative spaces pop over to Kirsty's here.

Happy creating.

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Five years ago today

Five years ago today I was flying to Norway on a business trip. While I was sitting on the plane I was thinking (there is quite a bit of time to do this!!!!) mmmmmm.........maybe I am pregnant!!????

Well, when we arrived at Heathrow I hot tailed it to Boots and bought a pregnancy test kit (which I still have). So while sitting in the toilets at Gate 10 in Terminal 4, I discovered I was pregnant. What a strange situation to be in. You see, I was't supposed to be able to have children.

So while I am reminiscing as I am writing this, I am listening to my beautiful daughter singing to herself while playing with her Lego.

I am one very lucky lady.