Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nundle continued...

So it's probably about time I showed you what I made while at Nunde....yes, I did actually get some stitching done! The projects designed by the lovely Anni of Hatched and Patched were:

1) A cute little woolen purse called "Bits and Pieces Purse"
2) A sweet little wallhanging

I chose to make the purse but I didn't quite follow the instructions and put my own little touch on it (are you surprised?). I loved the little woolen purse Anni designed but didn't think I'd like using a woolen puse so I made mine out of fabric with one of Anni's cute little stitcheries on the front:

And so that I didn't waste the wool supplied in our kits....I purchased Anni's "Larry the Lamb" pincushion pattern.....Isn't it cute:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

G.D.I.T.C Swap Received

I know.... I promised this post days ago....Ooops!
Anyway, I finally took some pics of the lovely gift I received in the Hatched and Patched Friends Swap.... the cutest little mug bag made by the lovely Alison from "This Old Aunt Quilts" who just happened to be sharing the same table as me for the day of stitching. It was lovely to receive a gift from someone who's blog I was familiar with and to put a face to the name!

It has little pockets all the way around the outside so that I can take along my teabags/fake sugar etc and it was even made in my favourite!

With the cutest little stitcheries:

And the lovely china mug that I received on the day fits in it perfectly

Thankyou Alison....I've been wanting to make myself one of these for ages!

Until next time......

Thursday, March 24, 2011

G.D.I.T.C Swap

While at "Girls Day in the Country", we had the option to join in on a Friendship Swap.

The rules were simple:
Using one of Anni's designs (since she was our guest designer for the weekend) we had to make up a swap gift which was to be no bigger than 6" x 6".  We then wrapped up our creations and placed them in a brown paper bag so that they all looked alike and were each given one someone else had made! How Exciting!

This is what I made using Anni's "Bunny Hop" pattern:
The recipient was delighted and I can't for the life of me remember your name "Oooops"....
 if you're reading this I'd love to hear from you!

And this is a pic of all our swap pressies together....I'm not going to point out which one I received just yet as I'm saving that for tomorrow when I have a chance to photograph it properly:
All the ladies did a wonderful job..... there are some really scrumptious goodies here!

Until next time........

Monday, March 21, 2011


Well I've just returned from "Girls Day in the County" organised by the lovely Kerry Swain of "Cottage on the Hill"..... and what a weekend it was!

Everything was perfect..... the location, the food, the projects and of course the company! We were lucky enough to have one of my all-time favourite designers: Annie Downs of "Hatched and Patched" as the guest designer for the weekend and I even managed to bring home a small completed project which you'll get to see in the next couple of days.

It was lovely to get a chance to meet a lot of my fellow bloggers and put faces to names that I'm familiar with although I didn't get nearly as much time to chat with them as I would have just went so fast!

Not the best pic.... but this one shows all the bloggers that attended on Saturday

The lovely ladies I shared a table with as well as Kerry & Annie:

All hard at work:

I can't wait to do it all again!
Until next time......

Friday, March 11, 2011


Is it just me or are the men in our lives really hard to make for??  When I came across this tutorial recently over at Sew4Home I just knew I had to make one for my hubby who is always ranting about not being able to find the remotes after the kids have had them! 

My version is quilted rather than being just one sturdy piece of fabric for the backing as the tutorial suggests. I also varied the pocket sizes a little and made the whole thing 1" narower, then I bound it using the No-Snit Binding tutorial from You Go Girl..... love that tutorial!

Surprisingly enough, the remotes seem to be liking their new home and haven't been found underneath the lounge cushions since.....hubby is most impressed! Gotta love it when things go to plan....LOL

I would love to hear of your favourite Man-gifts!

Until next time.....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stacked Coin Quilt

Another finish for February that I hadn't gotten a chance to post about:
You've proabably seen this one in various stages over the past 6 months or so but It's finally finished (even if it is a little late for Miss 2's birthday....Ooops!). I can't wait to give it to her now.... must get a label on the back before I wrap it up!

Until next time.......