Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My Easter Weekend away bag that I made yesterday...

What happens when I take out the props holding it up for the above photo...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Creative Space

Starting to do my pincushion for my lovely swap partner (hence the sneaking little picture!). Off for a massage and facial this morning (Lucky me!), my belated Valentine's Day present.  Then back to more of these....

Only 300 or so more to go. Thinking of buying a layer cake of Jelly roll of Kaffe to add more colours to it which I wouldn't normal buy. I'm open to suggestions.

For more creative spaces click over and see this lovely Lady.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My First Joseph's Coat Post

My progress so far... 
(I only started yesterday)
52 petals ready to be glued and turned
No backing fabric (hopefully in the mail as we speak)
Only 12 more petals to cut out of the stitch and wash (hopefully Floiana have some more in stock soon!)
I have finally given in and started cutting up my Kaffe so, so far there is two petals of nearly every fabric cut (I think I may need some more after seeing this photo on Flickr!)
I normal sew at night so I will do all my glueing during this time and hopefully get some sewing done at work (one of the perks of working in a craft store!), once my background fabric arrives.
I will add phots to the Flickr pool once Flickr get back to me on why I can't sign in!
Ps. This quilt in mine, all mine!

 Me working hard at the Patchwork House class yesterday with Kellie. Can't wait for our next catch up!


Look what I found in the garden this morning...
 He is quiet shy...

But I managed to get a quick photo of him before he scurried off...
(Ooops he looks a bit wonky in this photo).
I have also finished this little girl
She in tiny (only about 10cm/4" high), and has a pretty french lace dress! Better than anything I have in my wardrobe.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I want, I want, I need!

Dear Ms Dabbling All Day,

I know you would have already have seen it, but for everyone else please go and have a look at this blanket. Now you know my love for hexagons, but we both saw how my attempt at crocheting went last time. And I know that the book is in Japanese, but I did do a few classes years and years ago, and I hoping it won't be that hard to translate (we can always use babelfish!). If you have not already worked it out I would really, really like you to make this for me!!!! Now I know my birthday is only a month away, but I am willing to wait a little longer for it, and we can go back to Sunspun and buy that pretty wool that we stood there and stroked last time. 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Ms Rolling in Fabric.

Ps. Pretty, pretty please with a new knitting bag on top.

Friday, March 5, 2010

As promised...

As promise a while ago, here are the pictures of my two latest quilts already to go to the quilters. I had thought about doing it myself, but after the trouble with DJ's I can't bring myself to have another go at it. The pattern on the left is called Daisy Chain from a book called Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I have made the border a little bigger just so it sits a bit nicer over a single bed. The quilt on the right I made up the pattern myself (and have just realised I have no sewn on the bottom row yet, ooops). It is the one I decided on Christmas eve eve that I just had to make! Still have not yet decided whether to put a border on it or not. Opinions please!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Creative Space

Trying something new for me, wool embroidery. I am having so much fun learning how to do this. And before anyone else asks, no I am not having a baby, no it is not for anyone special, it's just for me! (I think I have been asked everytime I have bought this out at work to do!) 

This is the gorgeous vintage Semco doyles bag that I am keeping it in. 50cents was all I paid for it. I find it kind of sad that someone has put all this work into making and embroidery this bag and yet I can buy it for such a tiny amount. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010