Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 10

I was super thrilled to be able to participate in the Doll Quilt Swap this round. Getting a place in this is a bit like a lottery - you have to enter and then have your name drawn... I can't believe this was my first time entering, and I was in - call it beginner's luck :)

This is the front of the quilt I made for my partner. Her flickr favourites included some bright happy quilts and all were in more traditional layouts - using blocks rather than applique so I went for a free-hand cut log cabin (I couldn't be too precise and traditional, I just couldn't).

She also mentioned that red was her favourite colour. So I made it double sided - a red quilt on the reverse:
I can't wait 'til Mr Postie brings me a little delight... Will share with you when he does...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pretty {little} Pouches

This is a swap I am both excited and VERY nervous about...

I love the swap (I have FAR too many items kicking around my handbag that could be better organised) and am really happy with how the project turned out... but... the person I am making this for is one talented chica. I've got some of her work here and I know how lovely it is so... making a gift for her is rather daunting...

My partner mentioned a few fabrics and designers but I've gone Australian with Saffron Craig. I absolutely love Saffron's fabrics - the colours she uses, the quality of the cotton and that fact that she is an Australian designer achieving fabulous results.

I'll have to reveal what's under the linen on the purple side when this is received... Don't want to give away who it is for...  What do you think???

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MMM - Make Mine Modern

While I've been away, I've been crafting a whole lot so I'm going to spend a few days sharing delights - some made and some received.

Today is the package I made for my partner in the Make Mine Modern swap over on flickr. A sewing machine cover, tea cosy and a whole bundle of fabric scraps...

I loved making this as I got use up scraps and work with lots of different fabrics... Disappointingly, my partner never received her parcel due to customs in Denmark but I am working on getting it to her - hopefully it will come home so I can resend...

How time flies!

Hi there

This space has been a little sleepy this year - rather like me! I do have a wee excuse for that - our big news is that we are expecting baby number three!!! I have been missing from this space while dealing with the effects of early pregnancy but now that I am half way through and feeling healthy, I'm back.

Happy slumber.