Friday, 31 December 2010

Wonderful Wonderland

It's a cracking 41 degrees forecast today so a perfect day for staying indoors with the airconditioning cranked up and the sewing machine going. I trotted off to my local quilting store on Wednesday and found myself 2 Jelly Rolls of Momo Wonderland by Moda. It's been on my "would like" list for a while and to find them half price was fantastic luck!! Underneath the Wonderland roll is another of my "would like" fabrics of late, Rainy Days & Mondays by Riley Blake. It's super cute, with a modern yet retro twist. I love it!

Wonderland by Momo and Riley Blake

So what to do with two rolls of fabric? I've been thinking about a Bento Box style quilt for a while now and thought that the Wonderland fabric would look lovely in one just like the gorgeous one below. The quilt featured below features another of my favourite lines of fabric, Flea Market Fancy. Drool......

KJR Jumble Block Quilt
Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

In my journey through Flickr I also found this cushion that would be gorgeous in my room or my studio. So that idea is on the back burner if I have any fabric left over.

pillow swap front
cushion by hanies

And lucky last is some fabric newly arrived from the US for one of my customers who was after fabric with records on it to show her kids that there really was a form of recorded music prior to CD's!! Love the retro, fifties styling of this Robert Kaufman print. I'm making up a couple of sunhats in this fabric so I will share when they are done.

Robert Kaufman Pleasures and Pastimes

Monday, 27 December 2010

Projects on the go

Silly Gilly is on a Xmas break for a couple of weeks. All of a sudden I have all this time to sew for my daughter and I!!

Tea Party Skirt fabric

The first two of the fabrics for my daughter's Tea Party Skirt have arrived! Just love this pattern by Pink Fig.

Flea Market Fancy for Raspberry Ripple Bag

I was lucky enough recently to score over a continuous metre of Flea Market Fancy tile print. So I am teaming it with another FMF floral print and am now on the hunt for a suitable coordinate spot/stripe for the pleats/handle/lining. I hear Hettie's Patch have a sale on starting Wednesday so I might pop there child-free and hunt for the right fabric.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Around The Block 2

I have spent a lovely bit of time lately sewing some blocks for Around The Block 2, a block swap I signed up for this year. Here's a few that I have finished this week.

Around The Block 2: Mosaic Block for Kate C

Around the Block 2 - Rachel's Butterflies #1

Around the Block 2 - Rachel's Butterflies #2

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New smock style

After three years of making smocks, I thought I would change it up a bit and trial a new style of art smock for the kidlets. What do you think? Do you think a pocket, as I include on my current style of smock, is a necessity on an art smock for children? Do your children use their pockets on their smocks if they have one?

This new style has elastic on the sides so it is much easier for children to put on and take off by themselves. Very important to foster independence in the kidlets, don't you think!?

"Enid Gilchrist","art smock"

"Enid Gilchrist","art smock"

Monday, 20 December 2010

You know it's Xmas when....

the silly photos start appearing!!

Our Banjo looks right at home with Santa. Although my daughter looks yet to be convinced.... Have you seen the latest Disney Xmas movie, The Search for Santa Paws? It features a Pyrenean just like Banjo!

Our own Santa Paws

Sunday, 19 December 2010


I seriously almost fell off my chair when I read that Corrie is giving away 20 fat quarters of this beautiful line..... so here's my entry to her giveaway. Let's hope I win some!!!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

I've been Lollipopped!!

I'm super-dooper excited to announce that I have been Lollipopped!! I'm going to be a stall holder at the next Lollipop Market at the Shores Function Complex, West Beach in SA, on Sunday 20th February, 2011.

So now I'm ready to get sewing, creating, designing and giggling all the way to February!!