Sunday, 31 January 2010

Another Beautiful Sample

Helen has just finished Heartfelt Wishes...isn't it beautiful.

Thanks Helen for completing another sample for me. She gets to keep this one.

We have a limited number of kits available here until more patterns arrive.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Drawstring Bag

Remember the needlecase Helen made me for Christmas???

I decided I needed a little bag to keep my stitching project in and this is what I made...

a matching drawstring bag.
Fits nicely in my briefcase or handbag.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Honey Bear

Another OPAM finish.
Just love making this little bear.
Happy Australia Day everyone

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Peppermint Pin Cushion and Santa Thread Catcher.

I tried to have this made in time for Christmas...better late than never as they say. The pattern asked for crushed walnut shells but I used rice instead...can we buy crushed walnut shells in Australia??
It's so cute, it's a shame that I will have to wait until December to use it.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Not Happy Jan or should I say Helen

Be warned this is what happens to you when you work on a Bronwyn Hayes pattern. Poor Helen, while we love Bronwyn's patterns they can be very frustrating.  

But, after all the head scratching this is what was made...


Gifts Received

I have been busy cleaning, sorting containers of fabric scraps for kits and general laying low before I go back to work. But I wanted to share some of the wonderful handmade gifts I received.

Beautiful oven mitts from Helen...can't use them only for show of course.

Helen also made me a lovely needle case

Needle case open

From Teresa I received a delicious Molten chocolate cake in Mug in a sewing bag and a gorgeous scissors keep, 2 candy canes and a christmas ornie (I forgot to take a photo of it)

4 Christmas mugs and 6 handmade coasters from Ronnie we used them Christmas morning.

Some smellies and a new diary from Jan to keep me on track. I also received some yummy homebaked goodies from Laurel but they didn't hang around long enough to get their picture taken.

That's Laurel in the green top... great cook

I felt very special and it is wonderful to have beautiful friends looking forward to another great year, girls