Thursday, July 29, 2010

Spring is springing!

While I'm not a BIG fan of Summer, I do love Spring and a quick look around my garden this morning showed me that Spring has sprung. On almost every tree there are green leaves popping up! Bulbs are starting to show their little heads.
And of course my Potato Vine is in full bloom already and my purple climber thingy ( I know, I know! I don't like using the plants technical names, but I don't know what else to call it! LOL)
I love my purply daisy too!

And Oh My!! what is that wet stuff om the plants??
Let me dazzle you with my knowledge again: it's called RAIN!!
We don't see a lot of that stuff here in this Sunny Dry part of Vic!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Silhouette! And make it quick!!

Today at work I was asked by a Lady (Hi Nicky!! just in case she reads my blog!!)
could you do me a favour?? I've got a American friend married to an Aussie and it is her birthday next week, and as she decorates her house in Prim Americana I would like to give her something hand made. Could you make one of these( showing me a picture of an Abe Lincoln silhouette)?
Of course I said Sure!! I wasn't really sure how to, so I just had a good think and came up with this!
So Nicky will pick this one up tomorrow at work!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I've been bitten!

Since some time in January I've been reading about the Klosjes craze sweeping the world and now that most of the girls who's blogs I've been reading have finished theirs, I've jumped on the Klosjes (Klosjes is dutch for spools) bandwagon!
I went to Melbourne this weekend for my Mother in Law's Surprise 75th birthday party and decided a girl needs something to do on the 3 hour trip! So what better thing to do then start a new quilt project!!
I've drawn the pattern and am now happily making klosjes!
My blocks are 2 3/4" unfinished and I have 8 done.
I'm using any old scrap I can get my hands on for both the back ground and klosje.
I don't think I'll make 510 blocks like SuperGoof did to make a quilt, but then again who know??

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

what is that noise coming from the Garage?

It is me!!!!
I've been eying off this cute little Piggy cutting board for a while now and today I decided to grab that piece of scrap wood and fire up the scroll saw and make me one! (pattern found on the Pickled Pepper Patch blog) Isn't it darling??

I also made myself a Toaster cover as my old fabric one was looking a little shabby (and not in a good way!)
Would you like to see a picture of that as well?? (if not, I suggest you close your eyes now!)

No more ugly toaster!! And more display space for me!! YAY!!