Sunday, July 20, 2014

TULA PINK'S CITY SAMPLER


I bought Tula's book 6 month's ago and I have finally started my own quilt-a-long with it.  Last week I sat down and nutted out a few things concerning my sampler.  I am using one of my favourite colour combinations of red, grey and aqua and when it comes to size, I have no idea.  I do want to make all 100 blocks so depending on the size of the sashing, the quilt will probably be a large one.


Last week I made up the first 3 blocks.




Today I completed blocks 4 and 5



Oh this quilt is going to be so pretty, I can't wait to make more blocks.



If you want to play along I have started a Flickr group here

Monday, July 7, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - weeks 20 to 23

Wow I have been behind all year and now that we are half way through, I really need to make a huge effort to keep up to date with my PL.  Every time I think it's too much I look back through my albums and just know that I couldn't stop even if I wanted to, these albums are our lives, our journey and our memories.  I love this form of memory keeping too much to stop.

WEEK 20

WEEK 21

WEEK 22

WEEK 23

Love this acrylic "you are a star" that I got from The Scrappy Canary kit club.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

COVERING SCRAPBOOK ALBUMS

I'm sure that most who visit here would know about my addiction to memory keeping and PL (Project Life). Before PL I was a run of the mill 12"x12" scrapbooker and had lots of albums that I liked to make pretty fabric slip covers for.

Now since changing to PL, my album choices have also changed and with that pattern choices.  I thought a couple of years ago that I wanted different albums for each year but now I've decided that I want them all the same or at least co-ordinating.  It has taken me a lot of searching to to decide that the word fabric on the right is the one (at least for now).  The album on the left is for Sophie's dance.

These 3 cuties are for the kids baby albums, my plan is to follow through with colour on future albums.

I still need to add the Martha Stewart labels to each album and I have quite a few still to cover but I know I will be happy with the end result.

Now I don't need to worry about what album I buy because it will be covered and of course it's nothing to whip more covers if I change my mind.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ....IS BACK

Looking for my cooking, gardening and general living posts?  They are back over here @ What Are You Waiting For?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - WKS 15 TO 19

Time to share some PL.  I didn't realise how long it had been since I last shared over here.

WEEK 15 - left page

WEEK 15 - right page

WEEK 16 - left page

WEEK 16 - right page

WEEK 17 - left page

WEEK 17 - right page

WEEK 18 - left page

WEEK 18 - right page

WEEK 19

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - GOING BACK TO 2004

This week I got 42, 12"x12" prints back from Persnickety Prints.  I love their quality, the pages look awesome.  It's been a while since I posted my PL pages, here are a few of the digital prints from 2004 that I've done.





Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DOLL/TEDDY BEAR NAPPIES FOR SALE

These little cuties have become quite addictive to make, $8.50 for a set of 3 nappies, postage extra.




THE VEGAN BOX


I thought I'd give The Vegan Box a go this month and I have to say I'm a little disappointed.  The Vegan Box offers a box of sample vegan goodies to try each month but when I received mine yesterday I couldn't believe how little it was.  The goodies are nice enough, I've already eaten the yummy fruit and nut bar and couldn't help myself to some of the chocolate cranberries to really send my sugars up high, but that is a problem in itself, although everything is vegan it's not necessarily good for you.  I try not to eat any added sugar and the amount I consumed yesterday was huge!

I do like the fridge magnet "Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends", the lip balm has a rather sickly smell to it, I'm sure Sophie will love it though and I'm yet to try any other goodies.

I really like the concept but it's really not my thing considering the amount and content of product.

Safe to say I won't be getting any more boxes from them and I'm kinda glad that I didn't subscribe.  I think I can better spend my $29.95 locally at our wonderful organic shop.

Friday, May 30, 2014

FEELING HAPPY

Meet Ruby, she makes me so happy.  I have wanted a dressmaker mannequin for years as for some reason I just can't seem to get the clothes that I make to fit properly, most tops end up boxy in the back or too tight in areas.  I have put mannequins on layby before but then cancelled due to needing the money elsewhere, also I've been annoyed at the quality of them in shops like Spotlight and Lincraft, all plastic and not so stable.  


Yesterday I came across Ruby on our local buy, swap and sell on fb, after asking a few questions I went around to see her and was immediately taken with her charm.


Darren had to do a minor alteration and Ruby now sports a piercing above her left breast but aside from that she is is good condition.


Ruby is made from plaster cast and metal, she is sturdy and has way more adjustments than the newer models, she is taking a while to adjust to my measurements but I am slowly getting there with a tape measure and some patience.


I can't wait to make up a pattern or two to fit her.