Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space...

Before I can continue with this.... 

I unfortunately have to clean this...

The black-hole of messy craft stuff that is invading the lounge room and dining room. 
This picture doesn't even the worst of it.
Wish me luck!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Creative Space...

It's such a lovely day outside but I am trying to be good and are chaining myself to my sewing machine until I get my two WIP finished. 

Need to sew the last couple of rows on this one but it is so big now I'm having trouble lying it out on the floor. Who knew 2.5 meters square was so big!

Just have to hopefully find something in the Kaffe fabric collection to border this with. Just not happy with anything I've tried so far. 

Off to chain myself to the sewing machine so I don't run out to the line and bring these sweeties inside and start another quilt!

For more creative spaces, pop over and see Kirsty.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I got to meet Meet me at Mike's!

Last night I went along to Pip's talk and book signing at Reading in Carlton. 
It was great! 
Pip was very happy that more than one person turned up!

Pip (and Ari) spoke about how it was a family and friend based book and pointed out pictures of themselves and other friends from the book (including their Magpie Rochester!).

Pip then open the floor to questions, including what you need to get started (sewing machine, and good scissors),  where to buy fabric (spotlight, check your cardboards, op shops and Patchwork on Central Park), what she had for lunch (sorry I can't remember her answer!) and I asked Ari how many pictures of him were in the book (three).

Pip then went into the making of the book, making the items, writing instructions for them, remaking off the instructions, the people that designed the book, took the lovely pictures and edited the book.  
  She also showed as what she she working on at the moment, and the plans for the next two(!) books.

She then was very lovely and signed my book and let me get a photo with her:

Not the best picture of me!
I had a fantastic night and urge you all to go out and buy Pip's book.

I'm off to Nicole's house now for some crochet (her) and cross-stitching & Sew la tea do reading (me).
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Winner, Winner.....

I know, I know, I am late! Although it still has to be Wednesday somewhere in the world right?!
 I know you are all waiting to see who has won so without further ado...

We had 55 comments (I have removed a couple of double ups),
so Random number generator...

Yay, If I counted right it is Alyssa who picked the Gold Box, which I put the Christmas goodies in! Congrats Alyssa! 

Therefore that leaves us with the red love heart box and our second winner...

Susan L  who wanted the red box, so it all works out well. 
(Truth be told, number 13 came up again?! But I though I would be fair and redraw)

Ladies could you please email me your addresses and I will pop your goodies in the mail asap.

Ps. Look what I won from Lauren! I had to borrow this photo from her blog because those earrings were in my ears as soon as I got them (and it is very hard to take a picture of your own ears!). 

My Creative Space...

Is filled with vintage sheets and pillowcases and one (hopefully sharp) quick-un-pick. 
I am thinking it was a bit evil that Ms DabblingallDay left her sheets in my car too, I think she wants me to unpick hers too! 
We have grand ideas of pillows, quilts and buntings floating around in our heads so I better get ripping....
I wonder what the midday movie is...? 

Also did anyone else read the opinion page in the Herald Sun yesterday? 
It had an interesting piece on op shopping and it's affordability. Link here.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Guess who's now on Twitter....?

Yes I finally gave in and joined Twitter 
(I'll still dead set against joining Facebook!). 
Just search for me under RollinginFabric 
(because blogger won't let me add a gadget on the side yet.)