Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scrappy Hoops...

I've joined another swap... a n o t h e r swap...

It's the Scrappy {Hoops} Swap - well, who doesn't adore a little hoop love???

Here's my inspiration:
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Watch this space - I'll need some help to decide on a final design for my partner...

Friday, October 29, 2010

A cheeky request...

While checking out the blog of one of my fave Aussie designers, the very talented Saffron Craig, I came across a feature on a 'make it perfect' A-line skirt pattern. And, given that I'm rather partial to the flattering a good A-line gives my generally un-flatterable legs, I'd love to make one of the skirts featured with the pockets - only thing is, I also want a contrasting panel/pleat in the front...

Kinda like the pleat/panel in the front of the dresses (make it perfect pinny#2) I made for the girls last Christmas:
Saffron is calling for suggestions... I do hope they are listening - I need a pattern for a funky new summer skirt... And I'd just love to make a sample for them - in my size, of course ;)
And I'd even promise to take decent photos with my new fancy pants camera!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Hi. My name is Jules and I'm addicted to online swaps.

Yep. Seriously. Addicted.

Sign ups for round 4 of the Pillow Talk Swap have begun. I'm there.


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Dear Partner: I said I'd put something here to help you out... I love fabric of all kinds and all colours but mostly I love saturated modern fabrics set off by solids - natural linen, white or grey. I will be truly grateful for your generous gift so please, use your imagination in the knowledge that I will adore whatever I receive. And THANK YOU! for taking the time and expending your energy on a beautiful piece of living art for our home xx

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thank you lovely ladies...

We've had a bit of a tricky time lately with our dear sweet Lulu and a battle with a debilitating auto-immune syndrome. This gorgeous quilt arrived in the post made by the talented and thoughtful Australasian Bee members. We now have two delighted smalls discovering all the characters in the blocks. Thanks girls, you are all so kind and generous!

Monday, October 11, 2010

This weekend I...

** shopped: at the Farmers Markets
** visited: Floriade and slid down the super slide
** watched: Officer Plod and the smalls lay on the grass and make animals in the clouds
** read: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart
** stitched: mug rugs for a surprise package
** ate: fettucine with smoked chicken, broad beans and homemade pesto
** planted: tomatoes, sweet corn, strawberries, lettuce, capsicum, carrots, onions, peas and beans