Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NEW MACHINE

My dream for over 25 years has been to own a Janome Memory Craft, unfortunately at this time my dream has not been fulfilled as they are still are still way out of my budget however I wanted to upgrade my machine and this is my retirement pressie to me.  A Janome Skyline S5which finally arrived on Friday 29 July.



This is my previous machine, a Toyota Quiltmaster, it has been a great machine over the past several years and sewn many Quilts and Laundry Bags for Aussie Heroes as well as many other projects.


This is my new baby, I just love her..............


Although she is not a Memory Craft, there are lots of stitches she can do.


I tested out quite a few of the stitches on a sampler. I just love how much quitter my Janome is and sews so beautifully.


It seems I will have to make a new cover as this one is a wee bit small...


A secret Santa project - ummm.........



Cheers
Kaylee

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PROJECT 48 QUILT BLOCKS

I have been busy sewing blocks for my Project 48 Quilt, they are currently up to Block 26 so I am still a little behind however I am happy with my catch up so far.

BLOCK 15

                                                          
                                                                           BLOCK 16


                                                                            BLOCK 17


                                                                         BLOCK 18

                                              

                                                                         BLOCKS 19


                                                                     BLOCK 20


                                                                            BLOCK 21



Cheers
Kaylee


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CLAYTON'S CHRISTMAS SWAP

For the first time I have joined the "No Fuss Swappers" in an on line swap.  Today we opened our "Clayton's Christmas Swap" pressie.  YAY so exciting, this is what my parcel looked like before I unwrapped it.. sooo pretty.


This is what was inside, a pretty angel for the Christmas tree, a cute wooden Santa button and a yummy chocolate all wrapped in a lovely maroon colour fabric. My gift came from Julz over at Simple Stitches, thank you Julz.


This was such a fun swap, I am joining the "No Fuss Swappers" in their next little adventure.

Cheers
Kaylee

Monday, July 25, 2016

DECLUTTERING CRAFT BOOKS - GRAB A BARGAIN - FREE

We have been decluttering our whole house over the past 10 days, I had a BIG clean out in my craft room and have decided to declutter all of my craft books as well.  I am prepared to give away all of the following craft books to good homes although as postage is so expensive you will need to pay $10 for a max of 5 books.  Please also feel free to BLOG about this great offer to your friends.  There is quite a variety of craft books here, something to suit everyone really.






















These two books are not for free as they were quite expensive, I am prepared to let them both go for $15 (so essentially $7.50 each) plus $10 postage.  If you are a folk art painter or know someone that paints these books are extremely cheap..


Happy Monday everyone,.

Cheers
Kaylee

Monday, July 4, 2016

EASTER CHICK SURPRISE

I made a little surprise earlier this year, it was quite fiddly I must say however it came together in the end.



Ta da, open the zip and there's a little chick inside. Umm in this photo his little beak looks a little bit off, it was fiddly to attach that's for sure.



Happy Monday everyone.

Cheers
Kaylee

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

QUILT FOR A FRIEND

Last year a friend lost her Mother and after they cleaned out the house I was given a couple of bags of fabrics, zips and other bits and bobs. She asked if I'd make her a lap quilt from her Mum's fabrics as a remembance so I carefully sorted through the fabrics and decided the best pattern to incorporate a few of the fabrics would be a disappearing nine patch. I decided to make it the size I make the quilts for Aussie Heroes as I'm used to that size. I completed the quilt the last week in April.
In this photo I have cut all of the squares and placed them in the pattern I wanted.


In this photo I have sewn all of the blocks together


 This photo is of course the quilt top sewn together after cutting the blocks and placing together.


Here is the quilt fully made, quilted and binding done. I usually just machine sew the binding on when making the Aussie Hero quilts as it's so much quicker and also more durable.  However I hand sewed the binding on this quilt and it took me 5-1/2 hours one night - finishing at 1/2 hour past midnight.


This is the back of the quilt, the strip of fabric in the middle was one piece of fabric and I just added the green either side which is also in the quilt top.


I also made a draw string bag for the quilt using some of the same fabric which was also in the quilt top. 


My friend loves her quilt and has recently had an operation and the quilt was a wonderful comfort for her. 

Cheers
Kaylee

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD


I made these 5 skirts for some teenage girls at a Christian College in Papua New Guinea.
A friend gave me a LARGE bag of fabrics and other items from her Mother's Estate, I found this lovely fabric and thought they'd make perfect skirts for these girls. 


Cheers
Kaylee