Monday, September 29, 2008

Christmas Table Runner no:1

This is the first of my five table runners I'm making for Christmas presents this year.I've finished the applique but I still have to add the prairie points around the edges.I'll post another picture when I've added them to the runner/s.

sampler swap block '08:Baby bud

This is the lovely block Sam made for me in the Sampler block swap.Thank you Sam it will fit in beautifully with the other blocks I've received for this swap.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not another basket....

I couldn't resist making another basket using some scraps from a couple of cushions I had made for my bedroom.Loved the fabrics so much I thought they would look good made up into one of these quick and easy baskets.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tea Towel Swap '08

This is the tea towel I made for Voni in the tea towel swap.I appliqued hearts then embroidered flowers into them like vases.
The other tea towel is the one Voni sent me in my favourite colour"blue" in terry towelling.I love terry towelling tea towels they are so good to dry dishes with.
Thank you Voni for being my swap partner.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

my new bag

I decided to try and make one off these bags I saw the girls making in the forum.I made it with 2 1/2" squares and changed the other measurements to fit it.I think it turned out quite well just using up some leftover squares from a quilt I made a while ago and some fabric I had leftover from a swap.I didn't have to buy any new fabric for it and I still have plenty of squares left to make a few more up as gifts.What a bargain....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

thimble pipkin swap '08

This is the thimble pipkin I made for judy.Great minds think alike as I also decided to embroider roses onto the one I sent to her.

thimble pipkin swap '08

This is the beautiful thimble pipkin I received from Judes Stuff (Judy)I absolutely love the roses she has done on it,especially since i have no idea how to do grub roses.But wait there's more Judy has also included a Christmas decoration using the template of the thimble pipkin,clever girl.I can't wait to hang it on my Christmas tree this year.Thank you Judy for being my swap partner.
P.S: My mother-in-law has requested I make her a couple for her to give for her craft groups Christmas gifts so she can buy thimbles as their gifts this year.Of course I said yes because as we all know they are very addictive little things......

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

sampler swap block '08:Baby bud

This is the block I made for Suziewong for the September block.I must admit I'm starting to like pinks a lot, very unlike me....

cornucopia swap '08

This is the cornucopia I made for Miss~Nance (Gail) in the swap.I used organza to layer beads,beading,ric rac and of course butterflies.Then I added some more butterflies to the outer layer to give it more pizaz,then topped it with a silky pink fringe.
I'm glad you liked it Gail and thanks for being my swap partner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

cornucopia swap

Well girls here is the cornucopia Trsh_n made for me for the swap.Isn't it lovely,the tiny silver butterflies are so pretty and delicate.Thank you Trish for the beautiful cornucopia and the pampering products you placed in it for me.I can see a pamper day being set aside this weekend to indulge myself.
Trish thank you for being my secret swap partner.