Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wedding Quilt.....only 4 years late ;)


I am so happy with how this quilt has turned out!


Fabric used - 2 charm packs of 'Botany' by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda. I purchased them from Retro Mummy however they are all sold out. You can still get charm packs from the Fat Quarter Shop and in Australia from Busy Thimbles.


The white fabric is quilters muslin purchased from Retro Mummy. I love it! I will not be using anything else now. Beautiful and soft. Fantastic to work with. 


 So happy with the quilting! Was done by Wendy, a Horsham local, and member of Horsham Patchwork Quilters Inc. 
I used 100% Australian made cotton batting from Retro Mummy. Beautiful and clean. Quite light in colour, so doesn't show up under the white. The white batting at my local Spotlight was more than twice the cost!!


And I have no idea who or what the binding fabric is lol! Was purchased at Horsham Sewing Centre and matches perfectly! 

So there is quilt no. 1. Finished, gifted and hopefully on their bed or couch! Only thing missing is a label. Can't rush these things after all ;) xox


 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The tale of two flower girls....














...the end...

Note : dresses made by me, with help from Bron, last of the sewing done 2 hours before the service started, oops! xox

Monday, March 29, 2010

Home

We're home! And we are all exhausted. But this photo makes it all worth while...

That's me, seconds bridesmaid from the bride, with all my brothers and sisters.
Will be back tomorrow with pictures of the girls dresses. And the quilts are finished too! xox

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

...Victoria

Mother always said if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all....
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So I'm not going to complain about how friggin' cold it is in Victoria.....
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Or how I am sick with a cold.....
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Or how incredibly frustrating it is not having a car....
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Or that because of my cold and lack of car I may miss out on our sewing retreat....
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Or that because of no car I may miss out on going to Ballarat to catch up with friends
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So because I have nothing nice to say I'll say nothing about that. Instead I am having a really nice, cold time catching up with family and friends....

And while I'm busy on holiday's Corrie has been very busy at the markets selling my wraps. Thanks Corrie! You are a super star!!




So I'm now going to climb back in bed under the doona and try and stay warm. I do love a good snuggle under the doona, so it's not all bad ;) xox

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Creative Space


Thank you all so much for your thoughts and well wishes!! We are packed and ready to go, sorta. Not sure if I'm excited or scared out of my mind. Either way in 30 hours the journey will be over.
 
Don't forget this weekend my wraps will be with Retro Mummy
Mathilda's Market 6th March 2010
9am-1pm
Paddington Town Hall, Sydney
 
More spaces here. See you on the other side xox

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Planes, trains and floods??


So. Dresses are finished, pretty much. Just the hand sewing to finish when we get down south and the hems tonight. Very happy with them. Was a little scared that they were going too be too much but I like! HUGE relieve!! But sorry guys you will have to wait until after the wedding to see them. Painful aren't I lol!

Quilts. Same as they were here and here. I am going to cheat and get them professionally machine quilted. Because I can.

That's the sewing bit done.

Stress levels hit a new high here yesterday. See our adventure down south was meant to go something like this. 

1. Pack the car
2. Put the car on the train
3. Fly to Adelaide with carry on, enough for one night.
4. Sleep, then shop, then pick up car.
5. Drive 4 1/2 hours to family.

Not too bad, anything with large family takes planning, time and energy. So this was the best option for us. Meant that we would have a car in Vic that we could fit in and would have the ability to do our own thing.

However....
For the second time this year the train tracks have been washed away!! So no car!! Seriously!! Life in the NT is never dull...
So. This is now our plan.

1. Repack. This means big one will not be able to take all her denim shorts. First melt down.
2. All luggage will need to be taken on the plane. Husband not happy. Sent to time out.
3. No shopping and catch up with Megs. Me. Sooky face.
4. Train to Vic booked out until Monday. And there are no hire cars (long weekend down south). Panic starting to rise.
5. We all need to be up and organized to catch a BUS at 7 in the morning. Cold sweats and heart palpitations begin.
6. We then need to sit on said bus for 6 1/2 hours.....with all the luggage....and 4 kids.....complete melt down!!
7. Weight Watchers chocolate biscuits do not help.
8. Once we are in Vic. The 1lt bottle of gin gifted by LMM will be had and kids can look after themselves for the rest of the holiday. Screw the points.



So. Yeah. And the icing on the cake is my orchard that hasn't flowered in 18 months has started to flower this week. So we are going to miss it in full bloom.
You can start the violins now. I'm off to eat a weight watchers friendly chocolate cake xox