Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Well December has just flown by.
Talk about an extremely busy month.

Anyway, just a quick post to wish you all a wonderful, happy and blessed Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a lovely season with your family, friends and loved ones - and stay safe on the roads!
I have lots of exciting things to share with you, but it will have to wait till I have some spare time in the new year unfortunately. I'm sure you are all just as busy as I am!

Till then, check out this spunky little pony. I made him as a chrissy present for my Godson, Zac, and I just adore this little pony!

He is actually meant to be a Reindeer, and is a pattern by Melly and Me. But since my friend Emma and Zac love ponies, I decided to alter him slightly.

I especially love his ric rac mane, and I put elastic in his tail so it stretches.

Too cute.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Exciting times.

We celebrated my mums 52nd birthday last week. My mum and I are extremely close, and she loves anything and everything I make. So of course, I knew it would be a handmade gift for her this year. She is a big blue and white fan, to the point of having a blue loungesuite, blue walls all throughout the house, and the majority of her wardrobe is blue. She also collects blue and white plates, and other bits of china.

So when I saw this delft blue and white house fabric at work the other day, I knew my mum would just love it. After a quick trip to the $2 shop for a wooden frame, which I painted white, we ended up with a lovely picture.

I also made this little wallhanging the day before her birthday. I tried a different technique with this piece, and actually put the quilt together and quilted it, before I even used my free motion foot to randomally stitch the daisy flowers. I love how it's turned out though, and the cute simplicity of it.
We also had some exciting news to celebrate on my mums birthday. We found out that my brother and sister in law are expecting their first baby!!! I am so excited that I am going to be an aunty, and of course, my mum and dad are overjoyed at being grandparents. I think my mum jumped up and down and cried! So I have till June to make heaps of baby quilts and goodies!!

Now, if you took a fancy to Lilys Quilt, I have finally got around to scanning in the drawing of the pony head. Download it here.

Also, I'll be doing an update/apology post for my BOM, "Stringybark Farm" shortly.
And don't forget to check out my Sew Blessed blog, as I'll be updating with a post straight after this one.