Monday, November 5, 2012

Marmalade Love

Met some lovely people at the markets yesterday and my latest cushion design using Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade went to a new home.  I absolutely love Marmalade, the tangerine and pale green are my two favourite colours at the moment.  I have some charm packs on order and as soon as they arrive I'll make another.  Until then, I may have to raid my stash (some Fig Tree "Strawberry Fields" would probably be pretty).

Planning to bite the bullet and add some of my hessian baskets to my Etsy site.  Hopefully, I can take some acceptable photos tomorrow and then find my way around the site.  I certainly know my way around as a buyer - just need to get the hang of listing as a seller. 
As I said before I will attempt to actually cut some of my Fig Tree stash (oh the pain!).  Joanna's fabrics are so lovely I can barely bring myself to take to them with the rotary cutter.   Although, time and again they come to life when you start cutting and stitching.  Her "Tapestry" range should be in the stores shortly and she also just released some new patterns - I love her  "A Pear in a Tree" pattern - pop over and have a look if you feel so inclined and let me know what you think - would love some feedback for my stall.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Urban Cowgirl Fabric Fun

I feel like I have been waiting forever for this fabric and it sure didn't disappoint when it finally arrived.  The colours are even more beautiful in "real" life.  Just had to make something so whipped up this book cover. 

(Hmmm - definitely need to work on the photo skills - better whip out the photoshop manual and start prettying up my photos). Oh well, I am going to overrule the procrastinator in me and post anyway. Have to start somewhere !!

I'm now having a bit of a play with triangles and will probably come up with a new zip purse - they seem to be gaining popularity here in Australia - sometimes we take a little while to catch up.

Is anybody else playing with Urban Cowgirl - would love to see ??

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lets get this blog on the road .....

Hello and welcome

I  like nothing better than a bloggy travel session.  Take a bit of scoot over to the good ole US of A and check out the Fat Quarter Shop (one (!!) of my favourite online shops).  From there I'll usually check out my favourite designers and see what there up to, maybe then have a look at some aussie blogs and finish up with a little english countryside.

So I thought, maybe some others would like to tag along - and I can also track down other crafty bloggers and see where they are off to.

I love making stuff with fabric, clothes, bags, quilts and all sorts of crafty things.  Whatever I have time for.  I'm about to start my first full time job in about 18 years (that's how old my oldest is) and will no longer feel guilty about playing and making when I am not working.

I'm hoping to make some stuff that other people like and have a little store on Etsy (or Ebay) or whatever works as my blog/computer skills improve.

Next exciting event on the calendar is the Make It Blog It Workshop with Nova (my first link and it worked - I hope) at the Circle Retreat at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast.  It's unusual for a great workshop to be held close by so I am jumping at the opportunity.   If you would like to find out more go here (I think I've got this link thing licked)

Hopefully my next post will be all about the exciting bloggy stuff I learned and also have some pictures to look at.

Talk soon.