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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Simple Quilt Top

Well my Peak Hour quilt is coming together! I have a quilt top done. Yay!! A simple design, just sewed the jelly roll strips together but I love it!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cheryl's giveaway!

One of the blogs I follow is Cheryl's from She Stamps.  She is having a lovely giveaway to celebrate her birthday.  Be sure to check it out!

 Cheryl's {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy

Monday, September 24, 2012


Just a few little pics. LOVE this fabric line!! It's called Peak Hour from Riley Blake.  It's designed by  an Aussie girl: Kellie Wulfsohn from Don't Look Now blog.  I first saw the designs on a quilt she designed in a quilting magazine a few years ago, available here. But now she has made it into fabric! Yay!!

I bought a jelly roll and some yardage and I'm going to make a toddler quilt for a friend's new baby! Have chopped off a little bit of each strip for another project.

Had fun laying them out to get the order I want. Now just to sew it all together!!

Watch this space for these little bits!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Oh No, It's the Gruffalo!!!

I have a teacher friend who is seriously into The Gruffalo books. It's her 30th next week so I had to make a card along a theme, of course! I also made her a clipboard to use in class.

At the moment there are no scrapbook or stamping Gruffalo products on the market so I was limited to a piece of wrapping paper with which to make my creations!!

The card was made using this week's sketch over at Retro Sketches. I rotated the sketch 180 degrees.  I was inspired by one of the design team cards who used little windows so I thought I would use that idea too.  Inside it reads "...said the Gruffalo!"

I might still add some ribbons to the clipboard at the top. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Matching Birdie Mug Rug

So I finished the mug rug this evening to match the little bookmark from yesterday, that was inspired by Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts.

Love how it turned out! In fact I prefer the binding on this one. The darker colour gives a better contrast. Plus I like the wiggly sun rays instead of the straight ones.

A close up on the wee birdies!

Thanks for looking!

Linking up to:

Somewhat Simple Katie's Nesting Spot Fresh Poppy Design

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Teeny Tiny Quilt....

Well actually it's a bookmark! I made this last night for a friend. We had been in a shop and seen a fabric bookmark. She commented on how much she liked it....and so the story continues! I had also been inspired by Erin from Why Not Sew? Quilts who makes beautiful mini quilts with cute little birdies on. I'm a bit of a sucker for cute little birdies. So I knew I wanted a cute little birdie on the bookmark somewhere. I used a stamp to get the birdie shape I wanted and added a little sun. Paper pieced the ground. Love how it turned out. Now I want one!!

Close up on the cute little birdie!

And the back.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Rainbow cake

I finally had a go at the rainbow layer cake I have seen around blogland.

It went down a treat at Pudding Club yesterday!

Freshening up the Tired Cubby House

When we moved to this house, my daughter was very excited to see it had a cubby house built up on stilts!  The only thing was it looked a little dull.

So we decided to liven it up with some fresh paint.

And some new doors, care of hubby.

How cute are they!?

No little cubby house is complete without some oilcloth bunting!

The finished product!

Now we just have to add a name sign to the front and start on the inside!! Skip To My Lou