I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break and indulged in some treats.

The Easter bunny did visit here and left the children some chocolate. Even though they are 19 – 10 years they enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter bunny likes to leave little eggs through the house. I have a feeling they may not have found all of them yet. I’m hoping hubby brings me something nice he is currently half way through a 3 week work trip.

Anyway onto my project(s). In a few weeks one of my oldest friends is celebrating her birthday.

I recently purchased some lovely 4ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills at a store in Geelong. I liked the first ball so much I had to go back and buy a second colour. Just as well Ms 19 is studying in Geelong it is an excuse for me to car pool and go shopping.

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I am pairing these wash cloths up with some natural bath salts.  I think she will appreciate something just for her.

After this little mini project I have 146 grams of the glacier and 170 grams of the Daffodil left – so more than enough to make more.

The patterns I used from top to bottom are

Mollie Makes washcloth here

Double seed stitch pattern here

Grandmother’s favourite dishcloth here

Jestti – My favourite wash cloth here

Alaina’s simple seed stitch dishcloth here

Thank you to all the designers of these patterns for making them available as free downloads.

All notes for these projects can be found on my Ravelry page here

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I haven’t had inky fingers for a while so must rectify that soon




Popping into share a card or two

This first card I am linking up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.


Never Before Used Schtuff with Darnell

I took my inspiration from the chocolate cupcakes and the lovely pastel colours.

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Perfect for my brand new NBUS from SBB Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes and co ordinating dies. I stamped the cupcake bottoms with SU Baked Brown Sugar ink and  coloured the cupcake icing with stampin up and tim holtz markers. I stamped the cute animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with various brands of alcohol markers and then die cut. The card front was mounted onto SU pink Pirouette Cardstock and then the little animals were popped up with foam tape.

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This card is off to a party with Ms 15 tonight.

My second card

I am linking up to the current challenge at Uniko – anything goes

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I recently purchased several new watercolour pencils and paints – a little indulgence from a recent shopping trip to Geelong art supply shops and online. This little guy from Annabelle Stamps is fun to colour and he hasn’t had much love lately. So I paired him up with a NBUS Uniko Strike a Pose stamp set stamped in SU Night of Navy ink onto watercolour paper. I stamped lil monster in stazon brown ink after masking off the sides and coloured with Intense pencils and Royal Langnickel watercolour pencils. I mounted this onto some real red cardstock. He needed a little sentiment so I used some scrap bits of yellow cardstock and stamped with SU Banner Blast in SU Night of Navy ink and punched with the co ordinating punch.

School holidays now and I have lots planned to do.

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Edit: I am also linking up to the 30day colouring challenge at the Daily Marker here


Back again. I thought I would share a couple of quilts I have been working on.

Hubby’s secretary is going to be a grandma for the first time so I have been making a couple of quilts.




became this

I cut the pre washed fabrics into 3.5″ squares and alternated the bright squares with the elephant print. It is backed with yellow homespun and finished with a grey stripe binding. I quilted rows only. The finished size is 91cm x 99cm.


And this

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This is a work in progress. I am using this to make a disappearing nine patch quilt.

I have cut the fabrics into 5.5″ squares. I have sewn the squares into nine patches ready for me to cut into quarters, turn and re stitch.

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For both these quilts I am using my trusty treadle sewing machine to do the sewing. Love the nice even stitch this machine gives me.

Hopefully I will be back again soon.

I have some new paper crafting goodies so I hope to play with them.

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Such a long time between posts.  It gets like that sometimes.

I have been creating – just not papercrafting.

A little of what I have been up to. It all started with Hubby needing a couple of pairs of bike shorts. While I had the tub of fabric I have been hoarding keeping for projects out Miss 10 selected fabric for 2 pairs of bike shorts/netball knickers, a singlet top and a fleecy hoadie. Yes I had fabric to make all this and even the zip for the hoadie. I also had a piece of woolen fabric a friend gave me to make a pinafore dress for her daughter – yep that got made too.

The hoadie


I altered this and added ribbing at the cuffs and waist. I only used one fabric that is I didn’t line with a second fabric. Miss 10 is pretty happy and has been wearing it. I think this fabric was originally from my Mother in laws stash.

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This is the pattern I used for Miss 10’s top. I used the smallest size and did bigger seams. It is a little big but she is happy. I used a grey and green stripe knit fabric she picked originally from my Mother in laws stash. Sorry no pic of the top it is in the wash.

McCall's 6926 Misses' Tunic and Top  One Hour Top Pattern Dated 1994  Plus Size 16, 18, 20

The dress pattern I used was this

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The pattern I used for hubby’s I drafted from an old pair of shorts. Left over dance fabric I think.

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Miss 10’s bike shorts I used a pattern I have used for dancing and am unsure of the original pattern. Once again left over dance fabric.

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Along with this I have a jumper I have been working on which was an unfinished project a friend gave to me when her mum down sized. It only requires one sleeve to be completed. It had the cuff already done when it was given to me. It took me a little while to work out the correct gauge knitting and pulling back a few times, but I think I am on track now.

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The original pattern for this came from Country Crafts June 1987. I think it is about time the jumper got finished. Miss 19 would like to wear this when it is done – hopefully I get it finished before winter.

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Today my card is inspired by watercolour.

I am linking up to the following challenges here and here

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IBSIC91---Watercolor, Inspired by Stamping, Inspired by Stamping Challenge, card challenge

FebIBSIC91---Color, IBSIC91---Watercolor, Inspired by Stamping, Inspired by Stamping Challenge, card challenge

Here is my card

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I started with some watercolour paper and added the inked watercolour background using PTI Spring Moss ink. I stamped the leaf image from Uniko Background builders Vines also in PTI Spring Moss ink. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Celebrating 2 years stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The flower from Uniko Flower #6 was stamped with SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose ink and fussy cut out before popping up with foam tabs. I mounted this onto black cardstock.  To finish off I added a few sequins.

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Today I am sharing 3 cards.

I am linking them up to the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here

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I began by stamping the Prima Julie Nutting Image Party Girl 3 times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress blending cardstock and coloured with a mix of Sprectrum Noir, Kaisercraft and SU Blendabilities alcohol markers finished with clear wink of stella.

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I then made these into 3 cards

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This first one I used My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist pattern paper and SU Hello Honey Cardstock.

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This one I used Lily Bee Design Harvest Market pattern Paper and SBB Cherry Cardstock from the brights pack. The flags are cut from a scrap using SU Balloon framelits dies.

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The last card I layered Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Baby Jane pattern paper and black cardstock. Once again I used the SU Balloon framelits to cut the flags.

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 I’m popping in today to share a card I made for a friend who just had a major operation.

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I used ink pads I made from uninked ink pads and MFT re inkers as well as SU Certainly celery and Versafine Onxy black. Excuse the pic the colour is much nicer in real life – I tried adjusting the settings however I couldn’t get it any better!  The stamp sets I used are Mama Elephant Water Blooms and Uniko Flower Power #6.

Not sure about anyone else but I never know what to write in cards like this. She is (and so are we) hoping the op will prevent her from getting breast cancer later in life.

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