A special request…


Popping in today to share a quilt I recently finished for a friend.

My friend picked the fabrics from my stash and looked at the pics of my quilts (I keep a quilt diary) and decided on copying this quilt I made for Ms A in 2011 and shared  back in 2013 here.

This is the new quilt

The new quilt used fabrics from Emma Jean Jansen, Rilley, Grey Matters and Prima along with others from my stash. The finished size approximately 140 x 105 cm. As I did with the first quilt I quilted around each of the blocks and around the scrappy border.  My friend was very happy with the result.

I have since started on another project using old men’s shirts.  I have combined the shirt blocks with new white fabric sashing.  In the stash I have heaps of blue stripey ones! and want the blocks to  be from shirts so to make the white shirts I have go further I am using new fabric for the sashing.

This one is almost ready for basting.

I am considering putting this one on Etsy when I have finished along with a few others I have made recently.  Has anyone had experience with Etsy?  I’d love some tips. email frommycraftroom at gmail dot com

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Rainbows and Unicorns…


Today I am sharing a card using Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here no toppings for me this time

For my regular readers this will not surprise it was a specific request by Mr M for a friend.  Mr M and his friends have regular games days/nights where they play board games for about 12-14 hours.  And before you ask they do play board games because we regularly have the event out our place.  Any way one of the girls is having a birthday and this is the resulting card. The boys all chipped in and bought an add on pack for one of her board games – cause they get to use it too! Not so silly.  It did remind me of the kind of gifts partners buy each other like a kitchen appliance or garden equipment! Everyone gets something out of those types of gifts.

Enough of my waffle. I created the cloud base using embossing paste and a cloud stencil. I stamped and coloured my images with alcohol markers and popped them up on my card front.  I used my alcohol markers to colour a small section of cardstock and punched out the little hearts, adding them to the card front and adding a wink of stella.

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SBB July Moodboard…


I think I may be cutting this a little fine.

Today I have a card to share for the Scrapbookboutique July Mood Board Challenge here

For me the inspiration was the colour and the girl in the bottom right.

I used a Julie Nutting image and coloured with alcohol markers. She has a decent amount of wink of stella on her shoes, hair piece and belt.  I just couldn’t get a pic of those this morning. I layered the image with various punches.

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A little show and tell…


School holidays are once again over. This time we visited the Vic Market at night.  Boy was that super busy. There were buskers with fire sticks and fire pits, loads of food, a silent disco (great fun to watch!) and some nice crafty stalls to visit.  We went a little later so we just grabbed a dessert.  We also visited the Werribee Zoo with one of Ms A’s friends where we once again went on the Safari bus.  I really wanted to visit the Melbourne zoo to see the updated lion enclosure however Ms A wanted to go to Werribee (again!).

I was also busy at the sewing machine and with my knitting needles.  I do have a few card projects  a friend has requested to, however they are still on my “To do” list.

I finished the HST quilt I shared a little while back.

finished size is 84 cm x 100 cm.

I followed the shape of the squares/diamonds to quilt just to try something a little different.  I’m probably breaking all sorts of quilting rules!

Ms A (12) and Ms S (17) put in a few requests for new clothing.  The following are a combination of fabric from my stash, a trip to spotlight and fabric recently given to me by a good friend.

Two pair of pj shorts for Ms S, a skirt and 2 pair of long PJ pants for Ms A.

I have also cut out a few other garmets which are yet to be sewn up.  I’ll have to share those another day.

The 2 misses also found 3 dresses which needed new zips. After Ms A removed the zips I did my best to insert new zips.  Not my favourite thing to do I must admit. Sorry no pics of those.

And finally a little knitting from yarn that I have been given.

A dog coat for the lost dog’s home.  I still have one of these on a set of needles which with swimming and netball training in the next few nights I hope to get finished so I can drop these in.

A hat and fingerless gloves for KOGO

A baby jacket and hat also for KOGO

Well that’s it for today.

Until next time



Everyday is Special


Popping into share the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

#70: Every Day is Special
TWIST lots of colour

Unstampabelles Challenges

My card was inspired by this card by Therese at Lostinpaper.  I don’t think I am alone in holding onto little slivers of pattern paper!  This was a great way to use some of them up and I got to use lots of colour at the same time and every birthday is special.

I used some double sided adhesive sheets to attach my stripes of paper then cut down slightly for my card front. I finished with glittery sentiment die cut using Stamplorations and PTI dies.

Hope to see your creation in the link.  Remember no stamps.



A few HST…


Today I’m sharing what I have been doing with HST (half square triangles).

They are rather addictive!

First up this chevron quilt in yellow & grey approximately 80cm x 105 cm

I started with 5″ squares and used the Missouri Star Quilt company method to make the HST.

the back

do you like this colour combo?

so far …

I also finished a jumper for me

This is a Hi-Lo Hem jumper from Cleckheaton Women’s Merion Collection book. I used BWM Luxury 8 ply.  I was a little worried I might run short but have ended up with 97g (about half a ball) left.

Next on the creating front is a HST quilt for a friend and to tackle the huge amount of pp! I must cut it and use it 🙂 Oh and to knit some more dog coats for the Lost Dog’s Home.

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For the men…


We have a holiday today for the Queen’s Birthday.  Hope you are having a great time enjoying your day off.

Today I am sharing a card for a Dad.

#69: To the men in our lives….. TWIST add an animal
The Prize will be …..
a mystery collection of new crafting bits 
As it is a mystery – there is no photograph of it!
There might be teasers during the month…..

Unstampabelles Challenges

You can find the challenge here

I used my SU Large Letters to die cut “DAD” in my pattern paper. I added foam to the back and placed them back in the spaces.  The trick was not to mix up the “D’s”.

The twist is to add an animal so I opened up some kaisercraft wood pieces that have been sitting unloved on my desk for far to long!

Hope to see you in the challenge

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