Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another Commission

I know sneak peeks are boring but its all I can show for what Ive been working on lately. This is for another commission with Creating Country Threads (new name for the mag and I love it!!) which will be released in January!
Im thinking of naming this "When Doves Fly" and yes it is a play on the Prince song.......I am a huge fan of his (to my mothers horror, Maddi could sing "Purple Rain" before she could sing a nursery rhyme lol)

I actually struggled a bit with this one! Not sure whether it was my choice of fabrics or whether I lost a bit of confidence but now its all finished Im very happy with it......it has that soft, sweet quality I was aiming for!!

I do want to show you the project I designed for Helens Quilt Marathon:

This is "Stitched With Love" and it is a lovely sewing bag, perfect for carrying you floss box and whatever project you are working on, plus a sweet stitched pincushion. If you havent joined up yet and you would like to, contact Helen and also Pauline, who is running a day for it up here in the north! Its for a wonderful cause and I think its important to support and encourage the kids who are so willing to give help to those who need it.......they are our future!!!

Promise to share some pics soon, of the new BOM which Im finishing up now. There is a story behind this (dont groan, theres always a story.....thats just me lol) but first I want to share with you someone who was a huge influence in my life and the inspiration behind this new quilt!!! All that next post!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer Commission

I have just finished and posted off a summer project for Australian Country Threads magazine. I can only show a sneak peek for now but I cant wait to share this with you........it is gorgeous and when I get the sample back, it will live on my blanket box in the bedroom (thats if Jules doesnt steal it lol).


Ive used the gorgeous Natures Chorus fabrics again, they are just beautiful and were perfect for a summer project.


It was difficult trying to think "summer" as its so cold and miserable here but it sure did brighten up my days and my studio!!! There is a little glimmer of hope that Spring is on the way. The trees are all full of blossom and the bulbs are being to flower:


I love Jonquils, much prefer them to daffodils!!! These are growing in a big tub in the patio with my Sweet Peas, which are yet to flower.

And in the window boxes are the Primulas.....these are a terrific hardy winter flower which brighten up those dark wet days!! Roll on Spring, Im sooooo over Winter!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quilt Marathon


Helen from Hugs and Kisses is hosting a Quilt Marathon to raise funds for her daughter Molly to go to Naimbia, Africa with World Challenge. Molly will be one of a few students who will have the wonderful opportunity of helping another school group or community within the country.
If you are in Tassie and would like to attend all the details can be found here. But even if you are not or can not make the day, Helen is offering for you to join in online and receive your patterns and instructions via email throughout the day.
I think its a wonderful cause and wish Helen and Molly all the success and I will be keen to read all about Mollys trip to Naimbia on her blog!!
I have also designed a couple of little projects for the day, heres a sneaky peek:
If you are attending you will receive the patterns in your goodie bag and if you are joining online they will be emailed to you!
I had fun working on these and I hope everyone else does as well. Love that Avairy fabric, so sweet!!!
So if you havent already, show your support for Helen and Molly and sign up today!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fifteen


To our gorgeous girl and bestest sister in the world, Maddi

Happy 15th Birthday!!!
We hope you have a wonderful day and all that your dreams come true!!!!
We love you with every beat of our heart, every breath of our body and every inch of our soul!!!
Lots of love from Mum, Dad and Cohen xxx
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