Friday, October 30, 2009


Here we go photo's of the quilt so far. I had a really productive night last night with my good friend Skip. We spent the night on MSN talking and sewing away, we often have these "sew-a-thon" nights, and I LOVE them.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Photo's at last.

Whoo hooo...

Now that I've got my camera AND internet back (don't ask about the net side of the things) I can post a few photos..

This is the pile of squares that I said I've been cutting up over the past few days. Now that they're all cut out I can start sewing, and might even do that tonight with a few good DVD's. I'm kid and hubby free tonight, so perfect excuse to sit down with the sewing machine.. yay....

And the place mats. This is 52 cut out, I still have another 8 to do, and another 10 lots of border to cut out, but ran out of the border, so will have to wait till I can get to spotlight in the next week or so to get some more.. Such a HUGE project, not sure if I'll do quite as much next year, but will wait and see.

Look at all that sewing that I have to do. Luckily there isn't too much more to cut out, and sewing them together is quite easy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sick of the sight of squares..

I have been busy the past few days cutting out fabric for the quilt cover and placemats. I can safely say that I have cut out all 500+ squares and triangles for the quilt cover, and around 180 for the placemats. I still have lots more placemats to do, but thought I would take a break. My hands are killing me.

I can't wait though till I can start sewing everything together. Not to mention I get my great camera back tomorrow so will be able to start taking photo's again and uploading them on here. YAY!! Can't wait.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dora Dress.

I have finished the little girl dress that I've been working on for the past 24 hours. I went to spotlight yesterday and found some "Dora" material, and thought that it would be perfect for a little girl's birthday that we're going to on Saturday. I also found a really cute dress pattern to make, so bought both. Spent all day yesterday tracing and cutting out the pattern and material, and then last night sewing it together. This morning was spent doing the finishing touches. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, especially for my first proper clothing pattern.

Monday, October 19, 2009


No photos to show off tonight, but I can happily say that I've started working on my Step Daughters quilt cover for her birthday.. I've cut out enough blocks to sew together and entire colomn, and have sewn together 1 block to see what it looks like. So far so good. Will post some pics in the next few days as I get some more done.

Just wanted to update. As I want to try and get in here at least once a day. :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Well this is what I've been working on all day.. Pretty much since I last updated. I cut out and sewed together this new back pack... I had a heap of soccer material sitting in my cupboard so thought I'd see what I could make up with it.

The front view of the bag

Inside view of the bag.

The back view including the straps.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Slack.... posting that is not sewing...

Wow I can't believe the last time I posted in here was back in July...

I have been busy though.. I finally finished the quilt cover that I was making.. And now that I've given it to the recipient I can tell you who it was for... It was for my step daughter who turned 13 back in August.. Her and her sister came for a holiday in September so I was able to give it to her. She absolutely LOVED the quilt cover. Here it is all finished..

I have also been extremely busy making Invitations for my Birthday Dinner in December. I'm turning the big 30 this year, and have decided to have a big party. So I hand made over 35 Invitations and RSVP cards for that. Finally I've finished, and they have all been sent out. So far from the response I've gotten, everyone loved them and thought they were really well made...

Another thing that has been keeping me busy is making placemats for family members for Christmas. I have about 60 of those to make, as I have 10 families to make for and am putting 6 placemats per family. So once more I'm going to be extremely busy.

And last but not least, I have been/am working on more bags. I've had a few birthday's lately so in the past week have had to make up 10 bags, with a few more to go. I'm also still trying to get my shopping bags done, so that I'm not using the yucky green bags that are out here in SA. But so far haven't got any made. Maybe one day I'll get to that.

Well I think that's it for this update... I won't be able to post many pics of what I get done in the next 4-10 weeks, as my camera has been taken back to the shops for repair. I'm hoping it's back in 4 weeks, but not expecting it back for 10.. ggrrrr...