Saturday, November 3, 2018

llama llama llama


I have been working away on this project for about half a lifetime but recently gave myself a good talking to and got it done.
I use the term 'done' loosely. No I haven't finished writing the pattern or drawing the diagrams and no it doesn't have a a name yet but apart from that it's done.
Any name suggestions ??

Thursday, October 18, 2018

U is for Unicorn






U is for unicorn is all done and finished and her mane is curled and ready !!

I'm not sure why this design took so long , it seems obvious to me now, that she is exactly who she is! 
The glitter felt comes from My felt lady and there is a spectacular array of colours - Pop on over and check them out. There is also metallic felt which I have sitting in the sewing room just waiting for it's turn.


Here is where we stand with the alphabet animals : Ten done and I think I might know what is coming next but it won't be until next year. I am slowly gearing up for Australian Quilt Market at the end of November and hoping I might finish off one curly friend before then.
I am also having a teeny booth at AQM for my pins which is going to be loads of fun and a little bit nerve wracking (just how I like things). 


This quilt love pin is my new pin for October with another sassy one on the way a bit later. 
For now it's time to get out of the dressing gown and look at the to-do list and the mountain of dishes and get started for the day. Hope you are having a good one.

Pins and patterns all available in ye olde etsy store


Friday, October 5, 2018

Lost again

In a sea of felt and manes and glitter.




Saturday, June 2, 2018

The haunting .....

Today I went shopping with Daughter, we started off at a cute little vintage clothing place. I was the walking wallet, and happily so. I bought two crazy western styled shirts for Son but Daughter found nothing.
We headed off and did some op-shopping (thrifting) and she bought some stuff and I tried not to breathe too deeply at the fountain of human odours mixed with moth balls.
We went to a discount food bulk buying kind of place. It had the craziest array of foods , it had litres of toppings, like you use for milkshakes, plus the pumpy things to put in the top. I stood there for a ridiculous amount of time trying to justify buying one.
 They had food items for five cents !! Five cents, you can't even put five cents in a parking meter... They also weird angry woman doll things to make your fridge smell good.
Then we saw the bag of sauce, yes a BAG of sauce.... like litres of sauce.... a huge bag of sauce (ketchup). It was like the bag of wine inside a cask , but clear and full of sauce. It had no valve it was just a sealed bag...of sauce.
I totally lost my shit. I could not stop laughing. It was huge and blobby and wobbly and strangely medical...like a giant bag of sauce. I would stop laughing but then think about laughing and it would all start again like some weird hysterical time space distortion of laughing and I had to clench every woman muscle I have.

After I calmed down and wiped the tears, we continued to shop and yet I kept thinking of all the shit I could do with a bag of sauce. I could buy two bags and be totally sauce-rich. How would I decant it ? Could I pierce the bag and squirt it at people ? There was a lot of boxes of bags of sauce at this place...why hadn't I heard of sauce -related mischief around the town?

We kept shopping , we bought stupid stuff but its food so I am ok with it. 
On the drive home we discussed all the pranks we could pull with a bag of sauce. Oh how I wish I took a photo....

(I have shoppers remorse-I can't stop thinking about the sauce)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Monster Mash





I will admit I am obsessed with stripey toys. They are just so cheery looking. This is my (almost) latest pattern. Three delightfully ridiculous monsters called Monster Mash. The pattern comes with facial variations, including the use of a jelly bead zip for the teeth. 
I really have had loads of fun playing with these guys. These would be an awesome beginner pattern or a pattern kids could work on. One of my pattern testers added a moustache and glasses to her monster !!
This pattern is in ye olde etsy shop.... 

I have just realised all the things I have neglected to tell you... I better come back tomorrow.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Normal and boring - a giveaway

Hiya, 

You know, there is no real news to share - which is great. A bit of normal and boring is good don't you think?
I thought I'd pop in and share my favorite print from Bug City. 

This print is called collection. I love the order of bug collecting and the labeling and the tidy rows - I do not love the killing things bit. This print was my take on a bug collection. I popped a bit into a cheap frame and it looks awesome with the bonus of not having to kill actual bugs. 


Blogger has decided this photo is next, so this is today's prize - to be in the running to win 4 FQ, 4 patterns and a pin just tell me what you would use this print for.

 Blogger would now like to show you this fantastic hat, made by my friend Bec who used to blog at Beccasauras . Now she is on instagram as becsibbi.
This is a pattern from the always awesome Nikki of You Sew Girl and you can now get her patterns from her Etsy shop !


So there you go friends, with bloggers 'help' we have another disjointed but vaguely informative blog post. 
Please leave a comment and let me know what you would use this print for.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Bug City Thursday... err Friday

Yep ! I fumbled at the first hurdle !
Oh well, we will be having sporadic giveaways over the next few weeks (that covers it).
Today I am going to show you the cute coordinating spots and stripes.

These babies are super versatile !  I am so pumped with this print. It is called Thorax and I designed it specifically to make stripey little bug bodies. Striped toys are the best. I have used it for everything, clothes, quilts toys, bags... 


This is Flannery in stripes and Flannery in spots. Flannery is a super sweet simple pattern. Stripey toys again !!

The stripes have also been made into binding  !!The binding is available wholesale through Ella Blue. It is the bomb. 


The spot print is called Pollen and features irregular little dots of white on solid backgrounds. Do you know how hard it it to draw a billion irregular random blobs. It is harder than it sounds.



This is Tiago by Melly and Me - the CUTEST little Toucan in the entire toucan universe. He uses the charcoal spot for his body and Melly pieced the stripes to make that fabulous beak. I think he is a masterpiece of design!

Today's giveaway includes some spotty fabric, some binding, patterns by Tied with Ribbon, Melly & me and myself and another cute pin !
Just leave a comment telling me if you are a spot person or a stripe person...

The winner is 2paw .