Sunday, 10 February 2019

Flowers ....

 Over the Christmas Patchwork Break someone suggested that we make these flowers and swap them on our first day back at patchwork so that everyone ended up with one flower from each person.  We also had to put our name and year on it too.  I managed to get mine all done but as I am not into hand work the lady that runs the Patchwork Group also has an Embroidery Machine so she had the digitized which made it a bit easier for me.   So now we have to make all the flowers into something for judging in a few months time.  Will have to get my thinking cap on for that.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Book Covers.....

 When I was In Bowen helping my daughter I meet some of her beautiful friends that have also been helping her. I decided to make them a book cover with a diary as a thank you gift,  I also made Cooper one for his Teacher.  The Book Cover design was from Kreative Kiwi and the  designs on the front came from Stitch Delight and the Apple was just in my stash.  I was very happy how they turned out and the book covers came with very easy to follow directions.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Crochet Rug........


Another rug I finished for one of the boys. It took me a while to work out this wave design,  but I just sat and watched You Tube and finally worked out where I was going wrong.   We are so lucky to have learning tools like You Tube to be able to learn from.   I am trying to use up some of my stash.  It has been too hot at the moment for crocheting but will get back into it when it gets cooler.
                                                                               

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.