Sunday, March 28, 2010

Who do you see?

This is amazing. Stare at the 4 dots in the middle of the face for 30 seconds then look at a plain wall for a couple of seconds and you will see a circle appear. Blink your eyes a couple of times and tell me what you see!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stars in my eyes

Last night was Friday night sew-in for me again and I have been working on a couple of items over the last few weeks however I decided to work on my Star Quilt. It is great being able to set aside some designated sewing time without any interruptions.

I have now finished the blocks - a total of 12 - which you can see in the photo below.

I have just placed a few together to see how they look.

I am still deciding if I will put a plain border next followed by a border of blocks in the fabric used in the blocks or vice versa. Once I have the blocks sewn together I will make that decision then. I might be lucky enough to get that far over the Easter break.

Monday, March 15, 2010

All the best dressed ....

bottles are wearing outfits in my house from now on !!!

The reason being that I am sick of the drops and rings being left behind on placemats and other surfaces. I saw this fabric a couple of months ago and knew that it would have a purpose one day and the day was yesterday. I did a quick google to search for a pattern but only came up with ones that had ties and I knew that the cellar master is not into tying up bibs on bottles so I drew up a pattern and I am pleased with the result. The covers just slip over the top of the bottle and catch any drips and spills before they reach the tablecloth or placemats.

Necessity is the mother of invention and I have to agree.

Here's cheers girls!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come in and welcome

The challenge was put out there to put pictures of our sewing rooms on our blogs so the following are photos of mine - overflowing rubbish bin and all. Firstly let me explain my room to you.

I was lucky enough about 18 years ago to have this area purposely built for me and when my son was about 15 he asked if he could move out of the main house and into the cabin and in a weak moment I said yes thinking that the novelty would last about a month or two and he would move out - not so - I gained my room back 8 years later when he married and left home. So here we go

Sewing machine table with overflowing rubbish bin close by

Bits and pieces cupboard which holds patterns, old sewing machine, magazines, laces, buttons, rulers, buttons and all other oddities. You can see the ironing board just on the side.

No lounging around here you cannot even get close to sit down and even if you did you have to share with fabric.

Half finished top for me.

You can see my star shaped quilt starting to happen

Crates of fabric stacked up and under the cutting table. If you look carefully you can also see some more pot holders in progress.

Thank you for taking the time to join me in my sewing room. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed having you here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stash building

When I was looking through my stash a couple of weeks ago I found that there was a lack of "blenders" so I went off to Aussie Patches sale on the weekend and bought the fabrics below as well as cutting blades which I use quite a few of.

Finally to make it to the cutting table is fabric that I have had for quite a while. It is a pattern that I am more or less winging it as I go. I saw a picture of something similar on the internet and tried to work it out. Hopefully it will end up like what I envisage! By the way that is my new cutting mat that I bought a couple of weeks ago.

The final photo is a couple of towel toppers with matching pot holders. I thought I would go back and make matching pot holders for the towel toppers that I have already made for my "giftie box".

I am taking up the challenge to post piccies of my sewing room on my blog. I will do that within a day or two when I get some spare time after work. Stay tuned.