Monday, 23 February 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho to the AQC we go
We'll shop, shop, shop until we drop.
That's what we like to do.
We'll meet up with our bloggy friends
'cos they like shopping too. La la la......
Off to the AQC this week with Christine - CAN'T WAIT!!!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Skinny girl and fat 1/4's

Tali in her New Version of Auntie's Old skirt:

She chose some nice Ric-rac to add along the bottom

raw seam (pure laziness really)


Nice fat 1/4's from Wells' in Latrobe

Jesse and Micah, aka "NOOOO, not another Quilt Shop boys!", chose these:

They nagged and nagged and nagged (very naggingly - YES, I know that's not a word, but you get the picture) until I said they could have them!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Buttons from Vinnies & Lifeline at Latrobe

Buttons that have something to say...

Pinks, Purples and Reds...

Metal Buttons...

and my favourites...

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Not a Mug Tree (Re-use, Recycle)

I love to find new uses for unwanted items and recently picked up a mug tree at an Op Shop for $1.


It was handmade (pretty roughly - probably a High School woodwork project) by someone called "Jamie", but it had the rustic charm I was looking for and would serve its new purpose very well...

... as a Craft Tool Tree.

It will most likely end up painted white in the style of Shabby Chic.

It works well and keeps the things I use most close at hand on the sewing desk.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Flamin' blogger... and Cupboard Love etc

Blogger's "Add Image" is driving me NUTS!!!!
Does anyone else have trouble getting their Photos to load??
Its not that they won't load. It just takes so flippin' LONG!
Its a bit like that Pantene Ad. The one where they say,
'it won't happen overnight, but it will happen'.
Its taking up to 5 minutes to load ONE photo. If I try to load 5 images its around 35mins.
(this has become the norm and frankly, I'd rather watch paint dry)
Boo Hoo
Alright, enough sulking... on with the post!
Ooo, speaking of Post. I've just come back from the Post Office. It was such a buzz posting off a little parcel to Virgina US. Yay!
I've been sorting through some sewing room stuff lately and found a few things I'd forgotten about. These fabrics were found in a box that I hadn't even opened since moving almost 3 yrs ago. A basket of newly discovered sweeties
The best kind of 'greens' (actually I like the vegie kind too)
Dear little vintage bunnies
and vintage 'dapple grey'.
(This fabric is a bit like cheescloth -very sweet - not sure what to do with it though)
~ Some treasure's I've picked up over the last few weeks.
Salt Box


More Baskets - Yep, its official, I'm a basket case :-)

Buttons - these caught my eye 'cos they say 'stitches'

and I needed some more for my collection!

I tell you, that Chookyblue is a Saint!!!

If, like me, you have been having trouble with getting Blogger to load your images into your post (in this lifetime, that is), PLEASE, PLEASE go to Chookyblue's post about emailing pics to your posts. She has very possibly saved me from throwing in the towel.

And just because I am not really into 'pictureless posts'... ...oh, and I'm trying out the info on Chookyblue's post, here is picture of some unusual fabric.

While I found this little pearler in the box with the fabrics on the previous post, it did not always belong to me. This fabric has a history with another blogger (who is going to kill me for this post LOL)and during the late 70's was a very fashionable wrap-around-skirt. Way back then, she was a quiet girl (still is), stick thin, ABBA obsessed (She never took to the cupboard even when they were considered uncool, remaining ever faithful to this talented group) and was shaping up to be an immensly talented trombonist.

Anyway, back to the fabric.

It seems that it is going to be given new life, once again, as a skirt. Tali LOVES purple and so I have decided to turn it into a Raw-edge Skirt for her. I'm sure she'll love it, most probably because when she wears it she'll have a little bit of "Auntie" with her. I'll show you when its done!

Cheers and Thanks again to Chookyblue!

Friday, 16 January 2009

And the winner IS...

One bowl filled with comments
Tali, mixing them up
This is the lucky one...


And the winner is... Congratulations Robin, please email me your mailing address and I'll put your parcel in the post.

A huge thank you to everyone who left comments and keep up the great blogging - I enjoy reading your blogs :oD
Sorry for the delay in this post. I've been trying to get it to work for the last 3hrs!!! My computor/internet connection must hate me today.