Sunday, September 16, 2007


Well, that only took 8 months to do, but I have finally made a play mate for my little man. I used a cutting style from Jan Mullins and by coincidence my colour choice was similar to that in which she used.

The bug obviously enjoys playing on it as it only took a few minutes to puke on it once I sat him down.

Anyway, we are now back from our little holiday in Sydney. It is was a nice weekend away visiting DH brother and his girlfriend. They enjoyed having the bug there even though he was evil all weekend. And this morning I found the reason - the 3rd white pointer has just made it's way through. No 1&2 came through with no fuss, but this one..... He has been having very little sleep, high temperature, runny nose, sore ear, not wanting to eat lumpy solids and general grumpyness. Well this morning he woke up in his own bed and I found the tooth and he was like a different child.

I took some of my hand sewing to Sydney and was able to do that while everyone else looked after the bug. I am now working on a jazzy jungle single bed quilt for the hammer plus two cot quilts.

Thought i would just add in a photo of the bug and his dad at Balmoral Beach in Sydney. He had a lovely time there playing in the sand and water (even thought it was a little cold). We also went for a walk through the city, ride on the ferry and visited Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Beginning

This is first quilt I ever made. For those with a keen eye you will recognise it as a sampler quilt. It took nine lessons to make and I had a ball doing it.

The first thing I can ever remember sewing was a library bag for school. I would have been in grade two and it was hot pink. I ever put my initals on it. I still have that bag to this day. I then progressed to making my own school uniforms for primary and high school and took home economics at high school and was taught how to make clothes without a pattern (or make your own pattern).

Then one day when I have moved to attend uni I went to a Quilt and Craft Fair. That was it - I WAS TAKEN. I signed up for lessons at the fair with a shop and went too it. I have not stopped since. I even convinced my husband to buy me a BERNINA SEWING MACHINE for my birthday one year - the quilting edition. The local quilting store look after the bug while I go material shopping so it was meant to be.

Since my first quilt I have mostly made small quilts for friends. I have also made two other single bed quilts and a few raggy quilts (the bug loves his hot pink and purple raggy quilt). I would like to one day make a quilt for myself - will see......

Anyway time for one more photo - a week or so ago CGR (I think) had some beautiful nappies for sale. If anyone is wondering where the puppy dog one went - just have a look at this cute cloth tooshie...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Bugs Quillow

The centre panel for the bugs qult. I have used one of Jan Mullins patterns from her book. I have to sew in an inner border in blue and then an outer border of colours. This will be the first thing I have made for my little man despite him now being 8 months old (how slack in that). I have made quillows and cot quilts for my two nieces and nephews and a quillow for my second niece -BUT NOTHING FOR MY LITTLE MAN.

So he can have an absolutely beautiful quillow to play on - especially now that he his crawling and doesn't sit very still for long. He has started to become so mobile that I have had to put the baby gate accross the front door which he promptly crawls over to and put his hands outside for the dog to come and play with him.

I will post a photo of the top once it is complete and ready for quilting.

The Dynamic Duo

Welcome to my sewing journal.

Well here I am. I have been reading many a blog and looking at many a picture of beautful quilts and decided I should do one of my own to share my love of sewing with everyone. If you are reading this journal, welcome, please feel free to leave a comment and have a look.

As you can see from the above the picture - I am the proud mum to the dynamic duo. One beautiful and charming little man - the bug and his best friend - the dog. Most of this journal will be about my sewing but you will find quite a few refences to the bug, the dog and the man (husband) as these people are my world.