Friday, October 30, 2009

Meeting and stitching

Had a great time stitching and catching up at Perle's last night.

And today, I was lucky enough to meet Jo and her 'not usually so shy' Ollie.
He was very sweet!!! Jo wasn't so bad either ;)

I am so enjoying getting to know local bloggers with obsessions to match my own!!

Some stitching also ...

Have a great weekend.

Andi :-)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winners all 'round

Yesterday I received a lovely parcel from Kate after I won her giveaway over at Fox's Lane.
It's ironic because Kate and I grew up together, grew apart in recent years and have reconnected via our craft blogs.

Here's what I received:

  • A copy of her mum's new book
  • A gorgeous crocheted (by Kate) flower brooch (that I have had to fight Ella for)
  • T-shirts for each of the kids screen printed by Kate
  • A cup cake tote bag for treasures

Here I am enjoying my brooch in the lovely Melbourne sunshine (welcome back Spring!!)

And here are some terrible shots of my kids in their t-shirts:

Ella is TOTALLY channelling Joe Cocker.

Separated at birth? Maybe!

In other news, I have finally finished the tote bag promised for my giveaway winner, blogless Jane. Jane asked for pinks and aquas but expressed a dislike for floral prints so I have gone for more geometric looking fabrics.

Fabrics are: Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks collection; Cathedral in Peony and Amy Butler's Love collection; Sunspots in Turquoise.

I hope she likes it. But I could easily be tempted to hang on to it myself. (Only joking Jane)

Enjoy the sunshine.

Andi :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cush Cush

On our recent trip to Noosa, I visited the Eumundi Markets where I bought, amongst other things, some awesome bean bags from a company called Cush Cush.

These are the comfiest, softest bean bags EVER and make for fabulous outdoor furniture during the fine weather.

I wanted to make some other cushions to go with the bean bags and found some fantastic canvas trim to use, during a catch-up with some fabulous women yesterday.

A quick trip to Spotlight for some coordinating canvas fabric and voila!!

Outdoor comfort for all!!

Have a great weekend.
I hope the sun is shining where you are.

Andi :-)

EDIT 25/10/09 - Didn't realise Karen was blogging too now. Sorry for the omission Karen!!!
And Thanks to Wendy for the link!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I received some new books via Amazon the other day.

Both very inspirational with lots of techniques that "I'd like to try one day".
If "one day" ever comes ...

and ...

Also, my sister has been clearing out her bookshelves and pulled aside some stuff she thought I might like.
I didn't want to take anything because my house is already so cluttered.
But then I saw what she had in mind ...

To the above photo I say .... "As if!!!"

The carpetting in the image above is hysterical, I think!!

and my favourite one ..... (I was a '72 baby)


Do any of these make you squeal with delight?
I'd love to know!!

Andi :-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Problem solved

Thanks to those of you who offered solutions / ideas to this quilting problem.

In the end I decided to go with an upholstery weight fabric from Spotlight ... cheap as chips and the girl just loves it!!

It even has a bit of sparkly glitter through it!!

(Hard to photograph the sparkle ... but trust me!!)

Simply quilted and with matching binding ...

Happiness is a colourful girly picnic rug!!!

Have a stitchin' Tuesday!!

Andi :-)

Monday, October 12, 2009


First, thank you all so much for your lovely and supportive comments.

I do feel loved!!!

The giveaway winner is:

..... blogless Jane. I have sent you an email Jane and I'm looking forward to hearing from you so I can get sewing!!

Thanks again to everyone for playing along.

Andi :-)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Breathe, Andi, breathe

I got home yesterday afternoon to find a note in my letterbox.
My fabrics from The Fabric Bee had arrived and were waiting to be picked up.

Breathe .....

Rush to the Post Office .....

Squeal ....

Breathe .....

19 yards of heaven.

Hyperventilate ....

Breathe ....

I got some new Amy Butlers ...

A couple of Jennifer Paginellis ....

Some cheap Katy Jump Rope ...

and a couple of retro flower prints ...

Lynette's customer service was so amazing.
A quick response to say the order had shipped.
A prompt refund when she realised I had paid too much for shipping.
And ....

breathe ....

some bonus fat quarters, just because ....

Thankyou Lynette.

Just catching my breath now.

Andi :-)

PS Have you entered my giveaway yet?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Online Quilt Festival

I had a blast during last year's Quilt Festival hosted by the lovely Amy.

So I'm entering again this year.

I wanted to show a quilt I completed in 2008.
It was my first quilt using lots of scraps from my stash.

I think that's what is so wonderful about patchwork.
You make do with what you have.

This is the pieced back.

And now with my lovely assistant, Ella

Hope you like it. We do!!!

Enjoy visiting all the other quilts in the festival.

Andi :-)

PS Have you enetered my giveaway yet?