Saturday, 12 January 2019

Doily Competition

Last year we had to make something out of a doily for our patchwork group.  I had always wanted to make a dream catcher, so that is what I did,  The second picture has some little fairy lights in it but they are hard to see in the photo.  The ladies came up with some very different and beautiful ideas, all worthy of a win and I managed to get a 3rd. I was happy with that.


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Aprons for Folk Dance Group.......

 After a very stressful 2018 I have decided it is time to try and get back to normal or as close as I can in 2019.   I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and with the operation over, I have started Chemo.
I made 12 Aprons for the Folk Dance group that I belong to. I was so pleased that I was able to do this for them as they are such a lovely bunch of ladies.  The Tulip was done on the embroidery machine and I then made up the aprons.  The sad part was that I never got to wear the aprons, maybe down the track I will.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Hello from Bowen

 Found these small Banners at a Craft Shop and decided to make this for my son and daughter -in -laws new home. I loved the way the banner turned out, not sure where the designs are from.  I have been away from home for the last month and will be away for another 2 months at least.   My daughter has thyroid cancer and we are waiting for her operation to have the thyroid out.  We finally got a date which is the 28th August.    Still a while to wait and then there will be recovery,  While in Bowen I am missing the cold winter of Central Qld , the weather is beautiful here.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

More Bunnies......

Another order for some of these little treat  Bunny Bags. All made in the hoop on the Embroidery Machine. A really fun design to make.      The design is from Memories in Threads and there are plenty of other designs to pick from.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Towel for Vincent

.Another towel for a baby boy.   This was a good chance for me to use one of the fonts that I have been collecting for a while.  This  gorgeous Bunny Font is from Stitch Delight. Once again it stitched out perfectly.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Oven Mitts...

I was asked to make some oven mitts.  I found a design to make on my Embroidery Machine and they were very simple to make and the quilting was perfect.  There was only one problem, turning the mitt to the right side.  The thumb was so thick from the Batting and the  Insul - Bright it made it very difficult to turn.  After much prodding and pulling I managed to get them the right way.  I don't think I will be making any more for a while.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Cushions for Cancer......

 I am loving how these cushions turned out.  I made these cushions to donate to the Biggest Morning Tea.  I hope that their new owners love them as much as I do.  The designs are from Embroidery Library, Etsy Store Embroidery Zone, Embroideries and MPF Designs.

  All the designs stitched out perfectly and I really love these ladies they look so elegant.                                                                           

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Kitchen Towels........

One of my friends was going overseas to visit family they had not seen for many years..   She asked me to embroider some kitchen towels with Australian Animals.  All these designs are on the Brother Card No 46.  I had forgotten how beautiful these designs stitch out and I will now be looking at doing more designs from the other Brother Cards that I have.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Lovely Ladies........

How gorgeous are these Embroidery Designs.  I had to use my big hoop for these and I had to sit and hold the bag so it wouldn't get caught in the hoop.   There is another one which is of course Paris and I have already given this one away , but I do intend doing another one. The bags are like a canvas and that was perfect as there are quite a few stitches in the design.  The designs come from Embroideries.  Lots of lovely designs on that sight.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Craft Bag.....

Trying to use up some of the fabric that I have in the cupboard.   I found this and decided I had to make something with it.   I made myself a bag to keep my wool in for the current project and thought that this would make an adorable bag.  The bag is small enough and easy to handle  so it would be perfect for anyone to pick up and take your craft with you.  I love this fabric and the vibrancy of the colours.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Mug Rugs !!!!!

These Mug Rugs were a sew a long for March which I joined. I really loved the way these mug rugs turned out.  Also they were quick and easy which was a bonus. The design was from Bella Bleu Embroidery.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Cord Holders.....

I found this design on the Embroidery Garden site.  The cord holders come in three sizes the small for phone chargers and the large one will fit the cord from a sewing machine.  This is a great idea as I am always getting my phone cord tangled around everything else I have in my bag.     I made them from Vinyl and the design was free from Embroidery Garden.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Make up Bag.....

Many years ago I quilted this piece of fabric and never got to finish the project.   I can't even remember what I was going to make with it.    I needed a flat bag to take on a trip to Brisbane and I had also been watching a video in the Facebook group M.O.M  In the video it showed how to make  these bag/ jacket closures.  I had the perfect project for this idea.  Loved the way it turned out.  I put some clear iron on vinyl on the inside of the bag so that I can just wipe it, if it needs a clean.   A big thank you to Nadine for helping me go outside the box and use my machine to its full potential.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Another Easter Gift.

 I would like to thank Antonia from Embroidery Playground for changing MOM to MUM for us Aussies.   Stitched out beautifully and the cheeky squirrel is from Kris Rhoades.   There is also a fish for the fishermen  and a monkey looking for bananas.  Cooper loved his Easter Gift.....