Saturday, May 30, 2009

My partner doesn't like my new header.
What do you think?

Edit: 31 May
Thanks for all the girly solidarity.

For those of you interested, the font in the header is
"girls are weird" from

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tutorials in Wonderland

Made myself a Biscornu pincushion today using this tutorial.

Fabric is from the Wonderland range by MoMo.

Also using the same fabrics (2 charm packs and a jelly roll plus some linen from Amitie), I made this quilt top .....

Now I just need to baste, quilt and bind. No biggie!!


Also, I made another one of these for another gift .....

A couple of people have asked me for a tutorial on this one. It's in the pipelines but I haven't yet perfected the method.
Need to make a couple more, me thinks.

(What is the ettiquette for offering a tutorial for something that wasn't your idea in the first place?)

On the back, I gave it a label .... (Sorry about the blurry shot).

To make the label, I used this tutorial that I found via Bec's blog.

That's all for now.

I'm off to bed.

Happy stitchin'.

Andi :-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Needed a gift

My daughter's best friend, Chloe is turning 4.

I needed a special gift.

Inspired by this, I made this ........

I suspect she'll like it.

Ella has already declared that she wants one.

Jake too but in different fabrics.

Cute, hey?

Andi :-)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Outside my comfort zone

I don't ever do 'quilt-a-long's. Too much pressure. Never enough time.

But here I am joining in with this.

Also, I don't like blue. Never have.

But when I went in to Amitie today to purchase my fabrics for the quilt along, I ended up with these ....

I walked into the shop and said to myself:
"Whichever is the first fabric to catch my eye will be in the quilt and I will build the selection around that one".

Here was my first choice:

and I simply had to add in all these .....

This will be the binding .....

Looking forward to seeing how it will all turn out .... if I can find the time!!

Andi :-)

Edit: 20/5/09
For those of you wanting to know what all these fabrics are, I say .... "I'm not sure. They just looked pretty in the shop". But the good news is that the shop liked this selection too and is turning them into a kit, so call up (or email) Amitie and ask them for more info.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What a Beauty!

Well, she is now mine!!!!
Her name is 'Beauty' (named by my son, Jake) and she really is a beauty.

Here she is with Kate (of Kate's Sewing Centre where I bought her)

And here she is at home in my sewing room

So far, she has been a rather busy girl .....

Bunting for Jake's room (which I have been promising since January)

A bag for me ....

Mother's Day presents for my mum ...

.... and Dan's mum ...

(using this tutorial and this one)

She's also done some quilting but that will have to wait until there's a bit more to show.

My kids have been getting their creative mojos on too:

My little artists!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.
Hope you get spoilt rotten!!

Andi :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009





....for my new baby to arrive...... TOMORROW!!!!

She will be a VERY busy member of our household.
What should we name her?

Andi :-)