Monday, December 1, 2008

Its beginning to Look alot like Christmas!

Well the 1st of December is here, to Tree is up, the red and green deco's are every where, candy canes are out on the table and I opened my first advent swap gift, a lovely fabric covered notebook.

The panic has also arrived, I haven't finished shopping, the chrissy cards aren't done & I haven't ordered the Turkey/Hams.

Okay, calming down, a glass of wine and some wonderfully organised list, makes it look like I'm organised.
I'll cook, sew & make the most of the time left, even if theres not much of it.

Bring on the 25th of December and all the choas that goes with it.

On the first day of christmas, my true love gave to me.

A mild case of an - xie - ty.

On the second day of christmas my true love gave to me.

A case of clean skin wine.

On the third day of christmas my true love gave to me.

A shoot of Val-i-um

You get to idea, no PANIC, here.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mug Bag Swap

After getting off to a slow start I finally got Kimba's mug bag done. Kimba also sent me the wounderful blue bag filled with goodies.

Proud Mum

My son Aaron made this bag as a Thank You/Swap item with Barb from the craft group as she was kind enough to send him some fabric for a yo-yo quilt he is making. I am very proud not just of his skill but of his thoughtfullness.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cottons all over the place

I was complaining to my husband that I had nowhere to store my DMC threads. So when he came back from town he had brought me a soft plastics fishing lure case. It works perfectly, they are all sorted into colour groups with a big pocket on the back to hold projects.

All we have to do at times is think outside the square, and goods thing happen.

Snow in November

Today we woke up to white stuff everywhere. It's been a good excuse to stay inside and sew.

Baskets, Baskets, and more Baskets

Hi, my name is Allison, and I'm a fabric basket addict.
I have just gotten back from my FBA (fabric baskets Annon) meeting, but I don't think it's working.

Stitchery Swap

How beautiful is this framed stitchery.

Barb painted the frame to match the stitchery, Thank you Barb I love it. You are very talented.

Spring Swap

This is what Joma (Dianne) sent me in the spring swap, note the cute butterflies and stitchery. Thank you I love it, it will be coming with me everywhere this Spring. I sent Joma a block keeper but as I was so far behind I didn't take a photo, onve again.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008 Stitchery Swap

These are my blocks that I have received for the 2008 Stitchery Swap. The colours are blue & red, this is going to be a very bright quilt. I only have 4 or 5 blocks to go, then no more squaredance block, Yeah!.

Sampler Swap

Sampler Swap squares that I have recieved already. I am loving this swap, and how its challenging me, I am now really enjoying peicing.

The colours I asked for were anything out of your stash, but the girls know me so well & know I love PINK, that so far the squares are all pink, I can't wait to put this one together. I love it already.

A Table runnee & beautiful bookmark is what Papllion sent me in the July Chrissy Swap.

Tiny Things Swap

Linda sent me this wonderful scissor case for the Tiny Swap.

Capt. BMX

Captain BMX, he's everywhere!

This is the Capt. Bmx outfit, I made for my son to be the masot for our BMX club.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A flower for Vicki

This is for Vicki, it's not a daffidil but a sunflower my 6 old son grow last year. It was 40cm across. I hope this cheers you up.

Vicki is the backbone ofthe craft group, organising swap, finding lost members, and getting rid of all that nasty spam. She is like a favorite Aunty, a old friend from school, or a foster mum.

Not craft but Bella Baby

This is the new addition to our house.


Sampler Swap

Here is my first square for the sampler swap. I am getting better. It has been a great learning curve doing these type of swaps, and the girls are all so encourging.

Nan's 80th Birthday Memory Quilt

I made this memory quilt for my Nan's 80th birthday, Nan has dementia, so I thought the photo's would be good for her.

There is photo's on it of my Grandfather "Dusty" with my kids, which makes this quilt extra special as he passed away a week after I gave it to her, but he saw it at loved it. It was the only present that she got that she remembered who gave it to her.

A thank you to Allie from Hazel's at Millthorpe for doing a great quilting job on it and in only a week.


The boys & I found these on a blog site, so one day last holidays we sat down and made them. The good thing is that the Boys 6 & 9 could do them by themselves, press studs for eyes, and made out of felt, to played with them for days and now they sit proudly on their "special shelf".

sally's bag

Sally is the first friend I made when we moved here, she is very outgoing and always great to see her and her 3 boys. I made this bag out of a pattern jorja sent me from the craft forum. It is a pattern by Kate Sykes & Suzie McDonald of Renmark craft Corner.

Monday, June 30, 2008

These are a few of my Favorite Things Swap.

Geniene sent my a wonderful Irish blessing set for this swap. I love the fabric. The wall hanging is in my Dinning room, and the cute little pillows are in the lounge.

I forget to take a photo of the cream and red Chook bag I made for Michell in this swap, I was so happy to have finished it , I wrapped it and sent it before I took a photo, anyway I hope Michell liked it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

BAG SWAP - 1st JUNE 2008

A girl can never have to many bags. I sent Marg the green and dark red one and she sent me the beauitful pink one, so much work has gone into it, it should be perfect to take to the craft show in Sydney this month.

Linda and I are ment to be friend as we have draw each other about 3 times in recent swaps, heres the cupcake coasters the Linda sent me in the "Cupcake Swap"

. They are complete with Cherries.

Primative Swap!

This is what wonderful "Gladness" made for me in the Prim swap. Unfortunity I was a bit frizzled and didn't take a photo of what I sent to Val

Monday, March 31, 2008

This is what I sent to

Lynettebrumby in the swap.

Jorja a talented member of the forum, sent me this bag as part of the Shabby Chic Swap, I love it!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Woodfired Pizza Oven

My husband made this Pizza Oven in our backyard. They would have to be the best pizzas we've had.

I sent this bag to Linda. I designed it myself (the cups & pots were to match another fabric, which did not look right for it).

It was my first try at hand quilting, which although I am not very good, I enjoyed doing it and now my Husband is making me one.

I hope you liked it Linda.

Here is what Trish J sent me for the swap, it matches my kitchen lovely.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

This is a quilt I made for Mum for her Carvan using only my stash, and Annie Downs "Family Gathering" pattern. Instead of applicate the pictures I did them as stitcheries. It's a bit colourful, but it matches Mum and she loves it.

Here's a wall hanging.

The pattern comes from a magazine.

(I can't remember what one)

Here's a wall hanging I made of our Home.

I copied the House Plans from 1925 onto some

Calico and use royal blue thread on the Stitchery.

Here's my other son's "Hot Wheels" Quilt. The off centre layout and the odd square is because of the wonderful help I received from him and he helped the the cutting and layout. At 8 he was very keen to help and it was his quilt, which he loves.

Here's a Lap Quilt I made for my son. It's a "Lunar Jim" Quilt.