Monday, August 29, 2011

So this one time at craft camp ....

Just back from a lovely weekend of girly crafting!
(My first weekend away just with the girls since having Jake 7 1/2 years ago)

Lark House in Daylesford is gorgeous (if slightly lacking in washing up liquid and tea towels).
Lovely vintage details and very comfy!!

fridge magnets

tea cozy

salt and pepper


home sweet home


couch cushions

call again

Of course we ate exceptionally well ...

slice under cover






And we made stuff ...

kat cutting

Kat's quilt

holly and cate

Holly's dear jane plan

dear jane

Cate's crochet

cindy and narelle making

children at play

judy cutting

fabric stack


And here's the stuff I made:

B&W quilt
A very graphic (and HUGE - 106 inches square) quilt top as a surprise for my husband's next birthday

ella's quilt top
A pretty vintage sheet quilt for Ella's next birthday in November
Thank you so much to Cindy, Judy, Kat, Lisa, Narelle, Holly and Cate for a seriously lovely weekend.
I will NOT be waiting another 7 years before my next one!!

Andi xx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This month in the Beehive

Blocks for Sheridan ...

Andi's blocks for Sheridan 2011

More of the same type of blocks as last year's to make a massive king sized quilt for her bed.

More Beehive blocks over here.

Andi xx

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


A bit excited.

Homespun cover

I got the latest Australian Homespun magazine yesterday and look what I found on the customer creations page ...

My camel

That's my camel!!!!!

And I'm sharing the page with another customer who has made some of Louise's gorgeous turtle softies. Yay!!

And why 'beginnings'? Well, I have just submitted my first quilt pattern to Down Under Quilts magazine. I'm hoping this is the beginning of more patterns and more magazine features.

Just a bit excited.

Andi xx

Saturday, August 6, 2011

For Zaida

A new commission given as a gift for a 70 year old Zaida ('Grandpa' in yiddish)

Challah cover

A challah cover with photos of his gorgeous grandchildren

Challah cover - detail

Shabbat shalom.
Andi xxx

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vintage meets modern technology

My very talented niece recently had a birthday.
I didn't quite know what to get for her so after some consultation with her mum and later on with her, it was decided that she needed a cover to protect her ipad when she carries it around in her bag.

ipad cover

She asked for 'red and purple' and my mind immediately went to a gorgeous vintage table cloth in my stash.

I don't have an ipad so Amber's tutorial was invaluable!!

ipad cover - open

I hope she loves it.
But if she doesn't, I might just have to buy myself an ipad so I can keep it for myself!

Happy birthday Emily Delicious!!
Andi xx