Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Scrappy Trip Along

Unless you were hid under a rock in the New Year you cannot possibly have missed the sewing storm that was an overnight instant IG hit, the Scrappy Trip Along.

Brenda and Katy basically caused a furore with this quiltalong and there were literally hundreds of quilts been stitched up - amazing!

In my usual style I had to join in but then I took ages to finish, you know like I needed another big project when my sewing time is so sparse just now.

Anyhow it's finished.....

Happy on Holly's bed!

To be honest its been finished a while but Holly pinched it the minute I brought it back from the lovely Trudi who has quilted it for me and it's been on her bed ever since - minus the binding.

So seen as we had a little sun at the weekend I thought I'd get some decent shots of this lovely quilt: 

The pictures were taken at a place called 'The Watershed' which is a mill that's been turned into a creative space by Shabang Theatre Company. Holly does a lot of drama/creative work there as Shabang specialise in working with children with additional needs. 

Here's the quilt fitting in lovely on one of the show sets:

Perfect right?

Now all I need to do is bind the beast!!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sewing, really?

This week I sewed. I mean I actually sewed and I actually finished something.

You've not passed out have you? No, Oh good!

This last week or so has seen two birthday's within the ladies of the Kitchen Guild and one of those was mine = yippee!!

So last Thursday we had a little meet up at Katy's house for coffee, cake and presents of course. Not all members were present but we had a majority attendance with Lauli, Trudi, Mandy, Katy & Myself and a jolly good time was had.

Naturally I had to make a birthday gift for Trudi and as she's been helping me with the Wonky Star QAL for Simply Solids I felt that Wonky Stars would be more than fitting.

After a quick hunt online I found this awesome tutorial for a Wonky Star Block and a quick dig in my scraps and a few hours later I ended up with this: 

How Cute is that teeny tiny star?? I used Moda Cross Weave in grey for the background and the pillow is bound in Sketch Denim.

For the back of the pillow I used more of the cross weave and a sewing themed fabric I received in a swap ages ago.

You are not going to believe the haul of awesome I received as pressies!!! Ready?

Amazing pillow from Lynne. I've been eyeing this one up for ages!!

Fab pouch & notebook from Lauli featuring one of my fave Liberty prints ever!

Gorgeous pouch & coin purse from Mandy = perfect!

Fab book & essential matching tea mug from Katy
You see I told you I scored well didn't I? Well it didn't end there, oh no......

Mini size weekender bag from Trudi!!
I nearly cried when I opened my pressie from Trudi. I mean good grief its perfect isn't it? And cute and just well..... I was lost for words!!! Lucky ducky me. Trudi even added 2 extra pockets to the inside for when I'm knitting socks! Attention to detail, you can always count on Trudi for that! Some may call that over achieving, not me though, no not me!

All in all I've had a perfect birthday weekend spent with great friends, giving and receiving great presents, a fab day shopping with my hubs and a great night out last night with some of my bestest friends.

Watch out for another post soon as lots to tell you this week.....

Sunday, 21 April 2013

testing 1,2....

Phew, the blog still works. 

I did wonder as it's been a while since it was used, I mean I could come up with all manner of excuses but I won't bore you! Lets just re-acquaint ourselves instead shall we??

Here's a little evidence of what's been happening around these parts the last couple of months.


Turning One!

Katy, Max & Leo - London

Visiting Monument - London

Quilt Making

Hairspray! Eeep! Marcus Collins! Eeep!
Pretty Fabric Stacks for Simply Solids

Simply Solids Hot Mess!

I'll blog more about the sewing later in the week as I've a couple of finished quilts that I need to tell you about (don't pass out in shock now will you?)

Have a great week!

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