Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
After market I headed home for a quick tidy up, then off to celebrate the 1st birthday of my friend's little boy. How gorgeous is the cake! My friend is a very talented pastry chef. Inside is a yummy layered mudcake.
Today I headed off for the November Maker's Market; while the weather wasn't too great to start with, it cleared up and there was even some sunshine by the end. I had a great day with lots of customers, and had an opportunity to try out my newest product; some little zipped makeup bags.
Now I think I'm owed some sleep!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Random.org did its thing and my winner is Chookyblue! I shall be in touch.
In other news, I have a tonne of markets booked for the near future. First up we have the Mulgrave Maker's Market.
First up is Sunday 27th of November, then Sunday 11th December, then a twilight market on Friday 23rd December for last minute Christmas shopping.
I also got an invite to be part of the Pop Up Markets, so I'll be at the Rock Your Stockings christmas market on Saturday 17th December.
Lucky last, and most excitingly, I finally got into Mathilda's Market after trying for almost 18 months. So I shall be at the Malvern Town Hall on Sunday 26th February.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Block 6: Big Dipper
Block 7: Birds in the Air. Not much contrast in this block so I may redo it...
Block 9: Box
Block 10: Bowtie
Block 11: Broken Dishes. Snuck a bit of Bliss into this one and I love it.
Just a reminder, if you haven't already entered my givaway, you have until 5pm tomorrow (AEDST) to enter to win a pattern of your choice.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
She is now "Strawberry Twist".
Sunday, November 13, 2011
After seeing Camille's blocks, I had to do mine in Ruby...plus I needed a little break from Swoon.
Block 1: Attic Windows
Block 2: Autumn Tints
Block 4: Basket Weave
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Like a lot of patterns, Swoon doesn't have any instructions on how to press the seams. If you're an experienced quilter it's not too bad, but if your a bit of a newbie, it can be a bit daunting. These are my tips.
This gives you an idea of how I pressed the seams, starting with the HSTs as described above. I tended to press the seams in the direction they wanted to fall which helps minimise bulk.
The other component is the unit made of of the flying geese and solid rectangle. No matter which way you press the seams, they don't fit with the corner units. So I found it easier to press them open. There is still enough bulk in the seam to allow the seams to butt up against each other fairly well, without being too bulky.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I'm trying to pick 18 Central Park fat quarters for Swoon, and I'm finding that I'm really drawn to the purples and blues, but not so much a fan of the greens.
This is the first combination I had, but thought it might be too much yellow.
I subbed out one of the yellows for a brown.
Thoughts? Is there too much or two little of any of the colours? Do the combinations work?
Update: my latest combination...I think this works a lot better.