Saturday, November 28, 2009

65 Roses block finished

Do you recall the 65 Roses post?

I have finished my block! DONT panic - they are not due till mid Janurary. So start yours after Christmas and contribute to a worthy cause...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November Breast Check reminder

Yup it is that time again.

Did you check last month even with out a reminder?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life is Beautiful

Helen at Hugs and Kisses is having a giveaway of a pattern I WANT actually make that NEED. I have had sneak peeks and have been drooling over it. Little does she know I have been waiting patiently for this moment! Shhhh don't tell her.

She has asked us to quote a quote. Do you think this baby sleep deprived fuzzed brain mother can come up with something creative? Of course she can... a good old one that struck me the day I heard it...

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” - Lin Yutang

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Finished scarf!

Two posts back I told you about the Warm Women's Project.

The Little Man modeled the scarf - which will be sent the end of this week.

I am really pleased I managed to contribute to such a worthy need in this busy time. I bought the wool (I think it is alpaca) from a lady who spun and dyed it well over 15 years ago in a country town called Bothwell in Tassie's Central Highlands. I love the feel and personality of this home made wool.

Monday, November 16, 2009

65 Roses

I saw this at Curly Pops and decided I will join in.

Kathreen at Whip Up is organising a quilt block drive for Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Australia. All the details and the pattern can be downloaded from here . It is 4 5 inch blocks sewn together and one of them with an embroidery or applique supplied (or you make your own)

I know you want to join in - go on....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Helping hand...

I saw this on Clutterpunk and would really like to make at least one by the dead line. Gina explains it so well here

"There are a bunch of refugee craftswomen living and working in camps along the Thailand/Burmese border. They make and sell lovely stuff to earn a wage and support their families, and the great news is it's fair trade. But when December/January rolls around, they get cold, which can cause illness and other disruptions to their work, and therefore their income. Claire @ Warm Women wants to do something about it, and she wants people like you and me to help out by making a scarf to send along to our chilly Karen refugee friends."

Can you do one as well? Here is all you need to do (copied from Warm Women)

Take Part
Instructions & Rules

1. There are hardly any of these.

2. Register to take part by sending a quick hello email to I will only really need your name and email address but if you have a website or blog you want included on this blog, feel free to give that info too.

3. Make a scarf.
- Design? Up to you.
- Size? Up to you (keeping cosiness in mind).
- Construction materials and method/s? You guessed it – up to you.
Be as creative as you like.

4. Send:
- Your scarf;
- Your name (sample tag coming soon);
- A photo of you and/or the scarf in progress; and
- A copy of the map (coming soon) marking your location and linking it with the destination already marked
to me (Address to send to will be provided when you register). I will put all the scarves together and send them to Thailand.

5. Scarves need to be received by me no later than TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2009.

Monday, November 2, 2009

How does your garden grow?

I saw this tutorial - making fabric flowers on One Pretty Thing and had to make them!

Jo really liked my rose fabric flowers so I made these for her craft room...