Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tawny Frogmouth In The Garden

Look who-hoo had a sleepover this morning. One of our local Tawny Frog-Mouth's. So cute, pretending to be a branch of the new concrete post. The post was cast using corrugated iron, curled around.

The garden so far. My Nearest and Dearest had the idea to use reo to grow things on as a screen, just until we (he) have built the garden. With the beans and the tomatoes and the pumpkins, we are quite private. And it feels so lush, walking to the door. He's a good one, my boy! I'm very proud.

I Hadn't Realised This Was Out There!

Have a look at the article about my quilt and I, here at Intro Craft. I found it via l'uccello's, where I'll be teaching from next month if all goes well (didn't realise it was published yet!). Can't wait for the classes actually, it's been something missing in my life! I miss you gals.

Go and check out Kim's shop if you're at all interested in gorgeous vintage habedashary and desperately scrummy sewers bling!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sadie's New Doll's Quilt

My five year old grand-daughter thought we should 'organise some sewing' when she came to stay. Which means that I, under her direction, make something for her dolls. Parts of this quilt I have had, done and waiting (some nine-patches and the appliqued Dresden Plate) for years. Sadie chose what and where, pretty well. She seems to choose well too, and could see if something was right or not. Good work Grandma! I mean Sadie.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Vest Project

Here in my version, the colours are maybe not quite 100% right... but then again I tried it with a brighter blue and didn't like it. So waddya gonna do huh? I'm hoping the template is good so that I can apply other designs and have a plethera of Fair Isle vests. It's a Vogue pattern, available at Ravelry.

P.S. The flash changes the colours a bit. The grey is quite dark and strong, the blue is less evident, the pink is more vibrant, the brown virtually not noticable and the orange sings.

My Love Is Clever Indeed!

This is his handiwork! So good and boopy and nice to boot!