Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reunion Cubes

I used my sewing machine for the first time in about three weeks! The Reunion fabrics make great rattle cubes...finally something that suits the boys as well as the girls.

Next on the list is to think about quilting that little Ruby quilt, and maybe buy the batting for my Circa 1934 quilt... I really should do it while I have the time!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mathilda's Market

Yesterday was my first ever Mathilda's Market, after applying repeatedly over the past 18 months. I'd visited the market and seen the crowds, and heard lots of good things about it, so I was expecting a fabulous day.

Unfortunately it didn't really live up to expectations. Myself and a group of retailers were in a secondary room at the hall with no aircon; a very unpleasant experience on a 34 degree day. This seemed to result in a bit of a crowd reduction, as no one wants to hang around a hot, sweltering room....

On the upside, the response to my stall was very positive. Lots of visitors, and plenty of business cards taken. And the grey bunting print from the Reunion range was a smash hit.

Next month I'll be at the Huckleberry Market in Mornington; Amy (the organiser) popped by to say hi yesterday which was lovely.

Update: Mathilda's have the owners of the hall looking into the aircon issues, and I've been offered a stall at the upcoming Boutique Market on the 18th of March.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mathilda's Market Melbourne

On Sunday 26th February, I will be showcasing my wares at Mathilda's Market. This is a fabulous niche market that offers unique, stylish and affordable baby & kids goods that are lovingly handmade or of limited production. The retailers are handpicked to ensure an exciting product range. It's a kid's shopping heaven. Better yet, most of the retailers do not have a shop front, so you know you'll find something special, not available anywhere else. Please come and see our stand at Mathilda’s Market from 9am to 1pm at the Malvern Town Hall, Cnr Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern. Entry and parking is free. With over 70 retailers and kids’ entertainment Mathilda’s Market is one of Melbourne’s best shopping destinations for the little ones. For a sneak preview, have a look at the website ( and enjoy a browse through the photos of all participants. I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Last Week

Last week was pretty hectic, but I'm sorry to say, I don't have much to show for it. No time for any sewing!

I spent a day minding my friends two gorgeous little boys, who are one and almost three. I had another friend over for morning tea and we had a great time playing with the boys. I even managed a few nappies!

I also spent a day as a relief teacher, which I really enjoy. While its hard work, its nice being able to walk away at the end of the day with no responsibility.

Sweetwater's Reunion rocked up on my doorstep while I was out yesterday, so I've listed that in the shop. Its a great range if you are looking for something for boys. I've been getting all my fabrics organised for next weekend's Mathilda's Market. I'm really looking forward to it!

I also attended a function at the airport, which was an interesting experience...not just because going to the airport to not catch a plane is a bit strange, but I didn't know a single person there. I had a great night though and meet a lovely group of people.

Now I have a bit pot of Spag Bol simmering on the stove...I'm looking forward to a quiet Saturday night with some great food and wine...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ruby Revisited

It's been a little while since I mentioned this little Ruby lap quilt. Last time I was talking borders...
I've got the white border on, and I like it, but I think it still needs a coloured border.

I'm thinking of using the gorgeous print I've circled in the photo below. Definitely my favourite in the range. Thoughts?

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Good Start to the Week

Rows assembled one day, quilt assembled another...done!

Love the look; quite different to my usual colours but it's a bit fun. Just waiting on my backing to arrive.

Any suggestions for quilting?

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I'm no photographer; I'm more of a point-and-shoot kinda girl. I also don't know my way around Photoshop; the only skill I have there is pimple-removing when I need an ID photo to look good.

So it's no suprise that I'm loving Instagram! Take a quick snap on my iPhone, pop it into Instagram and let it work its magic. These are a few shots I've taken over the last week or so...

I love a good cup of tea; I've been drinking it every morning since I was little. Usually I'm an English Breakfast girl, but Twinings bought out an Aussie blend in time for Australia Day and I really like it.

A quick meal one night: stir fried pork with beans, wombok and cashews served with rice.

Scones cooked in the Weber BBQ with lashings of that blackberry jam I made over the weekend and thick cream.

Summer fruits; we only got one fig on our little tree this year, but that wasn't a bad effort given we moved the tree over winter. I wasn't sure it would survive...

More homegrown goodness; tomatoes, bocconcini and basil with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Ensalada Caprese.

And of course a quick snap of Bella, who spends most of her time chilling on my bed. This little girl does not like the heat at all!