Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I am sharing something unusual today, do you know what these are ? Banana shaped cakes.  Yes they really are, only in Japan, hahaha.  As I have mentioned in the past I work for a Japanese company and  visitors bring us goodies all the time. This is the first time we have ever been given these cakes. The outside is like sponge cake and the inside is filled with a caramel/banana flavoured creamy substance. They were all individually packed in little banana shaped plastic cotainers and then in plastic wrap.

Oishii, Oishii (yummy in Japanese), I hope we have these again, they are very very delicious.

If you want to see who else is sharing their treasure today pop on over to The House On The Side Of The Hill.  Thank you Mel for hosting Tuesday Treasures.


Friday, October 12, 2012


I have been stitching these blocks over the past few weeks and very happy as I have now completed all blocks for my sewing folder.  I am very happy with the blocks and hope to make up the sewing folder soon.

Happy Friday everyone.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I am so happy and excited about my treasure to share today. Look what the postie left in my mail box yesterday. I was very surprised as I wasn't waiting on any craft purchases and I haven't been in any swaps so who was sending me a parcel !!

My lovely blogging friend Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches  sent me a surprise package, this is the first time someone has sent me a surprise package and I was emotional with tears in my eyes upon opening the parcel, a lovely card with "surprise" inside and these gorgeous "gumboots" 4 fat quarters.

Anthea and I were in a swap earlier this year and since then we have been emailing regularly. Thank you so much Anthea for this lovely thoughful gift.

Do you have a Tuesday Treasure to share today, pop on over to Mel's at The House on The Side of The Hill and link up.


Monday, October 8, 2012


This is my little haul from spotlight Saturday week ago. I went in looking for a backing fabric to use on baby bibs which I did buy - I ended up getting some white polar fleece which is really nice and soft. I also came home with these lovelies. LOL 
Firstly a gorgeous baby quilt panel, I didn't know you could buy these !! AND at a bargain price of $15/panel, if you look closely you can see it is already quilted so all I have to do is put some binding around the edge. They had some other gorgeous panels there also at $40/panel.

This sweet yellow and white check with clouds and flying machines will be ideal for some bibs and
burp cloths.

I also bought these two gorgeous pieces for bibs and burp cloths however I am thinking the white with the Sea Horses would be lovely for little girls nightie or Jammies. The lady bug one is so cute and it is a plisse.

I just couldn't resist this lovely piece with cute little Japanese dolls wearing Kimonos.  This is going in my stash - NOT for baby bibs. It is a beautiful thick woven fabric, and of course the RED said "take me home" hahaha.

These are also going in my stash, one piece with wine bottles and cork screws and the other piece has corks all over it.

AND this was the main reason for my trip to Spotlight, to buy some of this gorgeous fabric -  "gumboots".......

Happy Monday everyone :-)


Friday, October 5, 2012


I'll let you in on a secret, Anthea over at Hibiscus Stitches is celebrating 100 posts and she is doing this by having a give away. Check it out, you better hurry, Anthea is drawing the winners on Monday, yes that's right this Monday 8 October.

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, October 4, 2012


I found a new place to buy Fabric and other goodies on line, The Missouri Star Quilt Company. A few weeks back I was searching utube for some tutorials to make hexies and I came across LOTS of tutorials by The Missouri Star Quilt Company.  So I decided to check out their on line shop site and low and behold they also sell LOTS of fabric and much more. Also if you spend over a certain amount the postage is FREE, woohoo you got me hook line and sinker.  Even though the postage was free I received it super quick, I ordered it on a Monday and received it Tuesday of the following week, how good is that !!
I purchased this gorgeous Jelly Roll,

Another Jelly Roll

 A gorgeous little charm pack

I Spy Layer Cake, The Missouri Star Quilt Company have an awesome Quilt tutorial for the I Spy  Layer Cake so I just had to have one of these.....

 Another Layer Cake

Robyn Pandolph Fat Quarter Pack, I am a fan of Robyn Pandolph, I have purchased her Fat Quarter Packs in the past from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Thimbleberries HUGE Fat Quarter Pack

Gorgeous Colourful Novelty buttons

Daisy buttons which will be lovely for my Mug Rugs

I just love Ric Rac, don't you !!!

I also purchased some other lovelies to put away for swaps and gifts so I din't take photos of those things. Now to find a space for them in my craft room, I am running out of room quickly.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I have been making some Mug hugs to add to Birthday gifts, Christmas pressies and swaps. Remember the Buttons Buttons Buttons Post here .  I purchased the bulk of the buttons to put on the Mug Hugs.

I gave this one to my daughter Kate, she ALWAYS has the most beautiful smile on her face.

This is I made for my Aunty, she had a trip to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland 2 years ago.

This one is to add to a Birthday gift for my husbands Aunty.

They are very quick and easy to knit up and ideal for me to knit in the car travelling home at night.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Today I am joining Melody in Tuesday's treasures, do you have something you treasure and would like to share, then head on over to Melody's BLOG and link up. I am so excited today to share with you the Penny Rug I have been stitching which happens to be Melody's free BOM.  This is my progress so far.

This is ths Autumn block with the little quilts hanging on the line.

The barn with snow man/woman....

And the last block I have finished is the Church.

I am excited to see the next step of the Penny Rug Melody will be giving us this month.



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