Sunday, March 18, 2012

If you want something done...

...ask a busy woman.
Or so the saying goes.

To be honest, I don't feel like I'm getting anything done. Just staying busy.

I taught my first sewing class last week, a "Learn to Sew" for beginners. Whilst I felt there were things to improve on, there were a lot of "Ahahh!" moments from my students. So that was immensely encouraging! Of course, in my busyness to teach, I failed to take any photos of the class, or of their finished projects! Which were 4 very cute little purses.

I'm definatley looking forward to teaching my next class and improving on my first.

So I've been spending a bit of time on Pinterest lately, and cruising through lots of inspiring photographs. And all I keep doing is adding to my "Things to make" board, which in turn, makes me busier. Never ending cycle!

But oh so fun. And one thing I really would like to try my hand at is this.

Making my own Batik fabric. I'm really looking forward to playing with this someday soon. Check out the tutorial here.

And just to announce the winner of my giveaway - congratulations to Nlcalender! I did the whole, random number generator thing, and forgot to take a screenshot before I closed the window. *sigh* So you will all just have to trust me!
Thanks for entering! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Stash busting sale and giveaway!

Giveaway comments closed. 
Winner announced soon. :)

I love fabric. I love buying fabric. I love seeing it in my stash and thinking of all the pretty things I'm going to make with it.
But one thing I don't like? Something I can't stand? To see pretty fabric loveliness go to waste!
I feel guilty. Looking at it, and knowing it could be of better use to someone else.
The fabric deserves to be loved. To be cherished and made into something of great prettiness.

Am I strange?
Probably, yes. I know.

But nonetheless, I am selling some of my 'guilty stash.' The parts of my stash that deserve to be admired and loved. And not stuck in the stash waiting to be used. (And no. It's got nothing to do with the fact that the stash is spilling out of the plastic tubs, and onto the sewing room floor. Not at all. I don't know where you got that thought from....)

To be honest, there actually isn't all that much for sale. I mean, come on! It's my stash!! I can't part with too many things at once. There's only so much de-stashing a fabric loving girl can take.
So we shall start with one fat quarter bundle and two jelly rolls.

There. Nice and easy to begin with Sam.

And maybe we shall add some fat quarters and some more jelly rolls at a later date. Yup. I can cope with that!

So, if you would like to pick up a bargain, and give these fabrics a nice and happy home, then please head over to my Etsy shop and have a look.

The fat quarter bundle is "Wee Woodland" by Keiki for Moda, and is just gorgeous. Each fat quarter only works out to be about $2.65 each, so an incredible bargain there. (Yep, not only am I de-stashing, but I'm also generous!)

And the jelly rolls are "La Petite Ecole" by French General and only $35 each.

Whilst you're over at Etsy, check out my cute pony quilt that I am selling. It features a beautiful Heather Ross fabric as the centre panel, and is in lovely tones of apricot, peach and chocolate brown. It's lovely and I hope someone falls in love with it as much as I have.

And just in the spirit of de-stashing and sharing fabric prettiness, comment on this post and you might win yourself 2 fat quarters of your choice (provided your choices are still available for purchase from work when you win!!) from the gorgeous "Flea Market Fancy" by Denyse Schmidt.
I just love this range!
Giveaway is open till Saturday 10th of March 1pm AEDST, and to Australian residents only.
If you want to make it super easy for me, in your comment let me know what you two choices would be from the range below if you won. :)