Monday, May 28, 2012

Colour swap...what I sent to Shez

 In the colour swap that Lisa was hosting I was given Shez as my swap partner from This is a Christmas candle mat I made using a Cinderberry stitchery and I edged it with polka dot  prairie points as Shez had mentioned in one of  our numerous emails that she loved polka dots :)
 I'd had this stitchery in my stichery folder for a few years now ( can't remember where I sourced it from ) and thought of it as soon as I got Shez for my partner and then decided to make it into a wall hanging using a canvas and my staple gun I received for my birthday this year :)
 I know Shez also loved my journal I had in my giveaway recently and since she wasn't the lucky winner I thought I'd make another and include one just for her :) The stitchery is a Rosalie Quinlan.
Shez and I discovered we both love anything Rosalie :)
 Another Rosalie Quinlan pattern from her book "A stitch in time" I pinking sheared my edging for a ruffled look :)
 I also found this yummy creamy white flurry wool at my local spotlight store and just had to make a scarf for Shez in it :)
 I also discovered in our back and forth emails that Shez loved the fabric range "Bliss" and as I had some scraps leftover from a project I thought I'd make up a drawstring bag for her and filled  it up with some of the goodies below.....
I want to thank Lisa for hosting this fantastic swap,I've really enjoyed making/collecting all these for Shez........the best thing about this swap is I've made a new friend and hopefully when Shez gets back from her overseas trip we'll be meeting up in person for a cuppa and a chat :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Colour swap.....Thanks Shez for spoiling me!

 These are what Shez made for me in the colour swap.I asked a for red and white colour combination and I got soooo much more! The little mushroom is a pincushion which is now sitting in my sewing room,the front stitchery is a jar cover and I have something special in mind for this and for it to sit on my sewing table so I can admire it when I'm in there.The stitchery hiding behind the mushroom is called a mushroom flip and is already in use with a stitchery project I am taking with me on my girl's weekned away this weekend.The mushroom flip and pincushion are by natalie Lymer of Cinderberry stitches and the jar cover is by Lisa from cubbyhouse crafts.......but wait there's more!
 Shez also included this beautiful shoe bag designed by Michelle Ridgeway....LOVE IT!
Shez also spoilt me by making me not one but two Christmas hand towels....I've been spying on Shez's blog and have long admired her hand towels so  feel very special to receive these in my swap parcel.
The best thing that came out of this swap besides the lovely pressies was I've made another new friend and hopefully in a couple of months Shez and I can catch up with a cuppa and a chat when she's back from her over seas trip.Go visit Shez at you wont be dissapointed,she makes such lovely things :)
I'll be back later with photo's of what I sent to Shez in this swap :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Saturday.....

 This is what I was working on Saturday while taking a break from studying.....a very nice way to spend the day :) This journal is going to be my uni placement reflective journal,I decided I wanted something nicer than just any old journal to put my thoughts into.......The good thing about this journal is I used what was in my stash and available in my sewing room.
I love how this journal has turned out,the green ric rac just addds that extra touch to it :)
I also finished making these two face cloths with the leftover chenille wool I made the baby blanket from,this wool is soooo soft to work with.
I can finally add some finishes to my May OPAM list,come back tomorrow and I'll show you some more pictures of what else I've been up to over the last couple of weeks.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday Night Sew In results....

This is what I was working on last night for FNSI....another crocheted baby blanket.I love how the colours look together,another one for the gift box when it's finished :)

Monday, May 14, 2012


Shez,these parcels are heading your way in the morning :) I hope you like what I've made and selected to go into your swap parcels XXXX
P.S: The photo's not too good as I'm playing around with my new camera settings,hope to improve sooner rather than later lol :)