Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Creative Space

The creative space is reasonably full as usual.
Blogland, Flickr, and Pinterest continue to inspire my creative ADD.

Here is a quick roundup:

1. Finishing touches (binding) going on a quilt. I have never used white for binding, but am pretty happy with how it turned out on this quilt.

2. I was inspired to have a go with this quilt block tutorial that I found on Pinterest. Not to sure what these (2) blocks will become yet. (More than likely cushion covers)

Finally, I purchased this lovely book, 'Scandinavian Stitches' from the Book Depository and have been playing around with the Vliesofix and one of her gorgeous patterns.
I am lovin' this book.

Pop over to the special blog 'Our Creative Spaces' for a look at what others are crafting this week.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Our Poppy has moved into a Aged Care Facility so there were a few vintagey 'treasures' to be saved from the trailer heading to 'Vinnies'.

This cupboard was Hubby's Mother's (Kath) and it used to live under the house, in the dark, full of OMO and Nappy San.
I am sure Kath is having a laugh because her crazy Daughter-in-Law is now using it as a highly visible furniture piece.
My initial thought was to paint it up and make it all pretty but to be honest, I am likin' it as is.
 I would say Hubby's Grandfather would have made this little cupboard as he was a Carpenter.
Poppy used to use this 'Recession glass' bowl for his car keys and bits and pieces.
The gorgeous old photo is of Kath (right) and her sisters, Mavis and Col.
Very very cute.
Col doesn't look like she is letting go of that ball for anyone.
Last, but not least, a great 70's cassette case full of cassettes.
Very cute and still very usable (not sure for what as yet).

Head on over to Sophie's for more lovely old treasures.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Nephew Dominic

Welcome to the world baby Dominic Anthony!!
You are a gorgeous new little soul!!

We just need to teach you how to tackle real fast if you are to survive in this world with your (2) brothers!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Let the Decorating begin...

We now have in our possession our new caravan.
Hubby proudly gave it a spit and a polish yesterday.
It came up wonderful.

This van was bought for our (6) month trip around Australia.
We are still hoping to do a lengthy trip but will have to wait and see how our Ella is getting on in her recovery.
We are not sure if we will keep it after the trip as storage is a little difficult.
Here it is parked on the footpath.

I have started the 'redecoration' project with some new curtains.
I chose some aqua gingham curtain fabric from Spotlight and will probably use the big spotted yellow fabric from Ikea on the smaller windows.

The 'Winona Caravan Quilt' will look fabulous on this bed.
This morning I was playing around with another quilt top which is also waiting patiently to be quilted.
It doesn't look to bad, might just be a tad to much aqua and yellow.
Oh the options are endless really....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Flea Market Finds

There is no time for op-shopping here at the moment unfortunately. 
However, I have been gifted these  a-m-a-z-i-n-g, still in the packet, set of double bed vintage sheets by the lovely Janice.
Thank you so much once again Janice.
These babies absolutely made my heart skip a beat and seek out a paper bag urgently.

It is truly difficult to take them out of their plastic bags.
Yes, some issues I do have.

Pop on over to Sophie's for some more thrifted beauties.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt festival

The wonderful Amy of 'Amy's Creative Side' hosts a wonderful Bloggers Quilt Festival each year.
It is great fun to head over and check out some wonderful Quilting Bloggers and their entries.

My entry this year is my 'Winona Caravan Quilt'.

Unfortunately it is only still a quilt top waiting patiently to be quilted.
Time is not to plentiful at the moment.

The vintage caravans are raw edged appliqued and I have done a little bit of 'thread drawing' for some added detail to the caravans.
I was inspired by Mel from Clothworks to have a go at this technique.
I love it because it is imperfect (mine not Mel's) and there is some margin for error.

There is deliberately no pink in this quilt (one of my favourite colours) and therefore it can go on anyone's bed in our caravan.

This is a special quilt to me as I am sure it will become part of the kid's wonderful memories of their many holidays in our Caravan.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

'Ella the Brave'

Forget 'Edmund the Brave', Ella has taken the title time and time again in our eyes.
Our wonderful girl is going well but a rollercoaster ride it is at times.
Her sheer spirit and determination astounds us every single day.
We are extremely proud of our Ella.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Brooch love

I have followed Cam from Curlypops for a few years now and have always loved her wares.
My favourite thing has always been her flower brooches.
I bit the bullet the other day and finally bought one.

It is absolutely gorgeous, I love it.
It adds joy to any drab old outfit.
Thanks Cam, love your work!!

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