So what have I been upto?…


I had the best of intentions of posting more frequently this year – well so far that has not been put into practice! I have been creating just not a lot of cards until this last week. Most of summer has been spent reading and knitting up some yarn which came my way for winter charity collections later in the year. Mostly baby jackets and beanies so far. Nice quick knits with very little seams. If you are interested in what I have made you can see them on my ravelry page here

I needed to get some card making mojo back so I searched for a sketch and found this one.

As a result I made the following 4 cards using different papers, shapes and images. A couple of the cards haven’t got sentiments. My colouring is a bit rusty. I used an aqua marker along with markers, ink pads and stampin up pastels to colour.

Over summer I have also found a little time to sew. These little ladies are always fun to make. I love looking through my fabric and choosing what each lady is going to “wear”!

Doll pattern from Ricracsews.

This little guy is my first ever seahorse, pattern is Salty again by Ricracsews Jodie.

I will be making more of this guy!

Still on the plan (from January!) are alot more of Jodie’s patterns which I haven’t made up yet and a couple more quilts. And you do know that I have loads of stamps here that haven’t been inked up either from my Christmas purchases.

I do have a finished quilt to share but we need to gift if first!

Until next time

Thanks for stopping




A few recent makes…


I hope your December is going well. Mine is whoosing by so fast! Popping in to share a few things I’ve shared recently on FB/insta

First up is a card using Jane’s Doodles stamps coloured with alcohol markers, fussy cut and popped up on a stencils card front.

More Jane’s Doodles coloured with alcohol markers and popped up with foam tabs.

How fab is Edna? I coloured her with alcohol markers, fussy cut and popped her on my card front. Of course her wings are winked!

Just for a change Ms #3 had a baby shower recently. Even though I knew for a few weeks I was still sewing & stuffing the elephant on the day of the baby shower. Love this pattern, Trunk show, from Jodie at RicRac sews.

A friend of a friend recently asked me to make this set of cards. I used Stamplorations die and Jane’s Doodles sentiments. The die cut was popped up with foam tape.

And to finish for today a few more softies I finally got around to stuffing. I have a few more on insta/FB if you want to take a look (link in the side bar).

Thank you for scrolling to the end!

I appreciate it

Until next time



A few finished projects…


Popping in to share a few projects I finished recently. If you follow me on facebook or instagram you may have already seen these.

First up is the cutiest Pirate. This pattern is from Jodie RicRacSews purchased recently from Bella’s Patchwork

Here he is without his eye patch!

Still deciding whether to put buttons or stitching down the middle of his body.

After attending the quilt show earlier in the year I decided I wanted to make a fabric book. Well the stars aligned and Patchwork with Gail were open one Sunday a few months back so off I went!

On that trip I also picked up a Ava and Oliphont panel from the Circus range, also by Jodie. One of the first quilts I made included fabric from that range.

On a recent charity shop visit I picked up some merino yarn which was too good to leave behind. I was looking for tea towels and doilys and got distracted.

Simple raglan jumper is from a vintage Sirdar pattern Sunshine Series 284 and the hat is Vanessa Ewing Basic Beginner Hat 2×2 rib brim.

More knitting – this time a premie knit for charity

And back to sewing – Christmas isn’t that far

This is my first ever hand pieced quilt. I began stitching the hexies and the grandmother’s garden pattern way back in January 2017! Most of the fabric is left over from other projects.

The Grandmother’s garden blocks are joined with white hexies, some with self print.

This quilt measures 150x178cm. This was quilted on my domestic machine in a diamond pattern.

The back is a lovely floral. I finished with yellow binding – it seemed a nice happy colour to go with all the colours in the top and the backing.

Well I think that’s enough for today!

I do have some cards to share but I will do that another day!

Thanks for stopping



A little update on what I’ve been upto


Just thought I would pop in and share a few recent finished projects before I start the next one!

A bunch of finished cards – I had coloured for what seemed like ages so it was good to colour again.

A finished quilt as you go upcycled HST shirt quilt

and the reverse.

I love the extra texture with more quilting lines.

One sock down! However I have developed second sock syndrome 😉
A special 80th Birthday card for a special lady from my Days for Girls Group who had a birthday last week. With the news today she will be able to celebrate now.
Pirate pants made from a singlet top. The mum wanted some pants to make a complete outfit and with shops closed the only matching fabric was a singlet!
In this pic bub is wearing a cloth nappy, is 4 weeks old and around 3.8kg.

and of course a matching head band!

Until next time



Recent Makes…


Popping by to share some makes I have recently finished

Hermonie’s Everday socks using Bendigo Woolleen Mills multi sock yarn

Grow with me baby pants and hats. We have a few new babies coming along.
Ana jumper made for my eldest again using Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn
Weir in BWM
PJ shorts for Miss 21. Great to shop my stash to put these together. The pink fabric is very very old! I believe I purchased some 25+ years ago. Um showing my age too.
It’s one of Ms 21’s friend’s birthdays this weekend and now her friend has seen these on instagram I need to make some more! Lucky I had some fabric and there is a spotlight doing click and collect just up the road as I ran out of elastic.

I have another project on my needles and a few cards I haven’t shared.

Putting this post together was great to reflect back on, I didn’t think I had been doing much other than going to work, how wrong I have been.

Thanks for stoping



A little sewing update


Back in Feburary I took part in the #seworderly challange on instagram run by @arabesquescissors and @mollyandmama. I was lucky enough to win a pattern pack from @arabesquescissors which included a very cute catherdrawal sachet pattern. I have never made a cathedral window pattern before so this was a first for me. I had fun making this little draw string bag.

I recently also took part in my very first SAL on instagram with @emmajeanjansen sewing #brontesstarssal. Here is my finished quilt top.

Another fun project waiting now for me to decide on backing fabric and binding to complete it!

Until next time