Thursday, August 31, 2017


Over the past few weeks I have been making a baby quilt in between making the kitchen hand towels, Lingerie Bags, etc...... The baby quilt is for my daughter's friend, she had a gorgeous little baby boy on the 9th August.

                                                       Sewing the binding on the quilt...

                                 Watching TV and hand stitching the binding on the quilt.

Quilt washed and ironed and now wrapped and ready for gifting, the fabric is "Puttin on the Ritz" by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda. I also have it in pinks.....

       I baked some jam drops this morning, I did a double batch and it made 120 Jam Drops....

                                                            Jam Drops in the oven.

                                Jam Drops everywhere, two layers in the Tupperware container.

                                           Fresh Jam Drops with a coffee for morning tea.


Sunday, August 27, 2017


My youngest daughter had a couple of bath towels given to her by her Grandma (my Mum) and they were not very wide so I turned them into kitchen hand towels, I actually made 6 even though there is only 4 in this photo. I could easily have made 12 out of the 2 bath towels but I decided to make each one with double the towel (2 pieces), I hope you understand what I'm trying to say......

I used the same fabric on all 6 of them, very happy with the end result.

I found these very old buttons in my stash, they were perfect for this project and very cheap too.....

I also made a couple more Lingerie bags during the week, I love this design and I'm getting quite quick at making them now. I've been making them all for gifts and hadn't made one for me (still haven't) or my girls, so decided this past week to make one each for my girls.

                                              This one is for Rebecca (youngest daughter).

                                                 and this one is for Kate (oldest daughter)

I was sewing in my craft room every day last week and very happy with my finishes. I also made 3 laundry bags for "dirty" laundry when travelling. These were quick and easy to make, I'll make some more of these for gifts too.

                                                      This one is for Rebecca.

                                                         This butterfly one is for Kate

...... and this one is for me, as you can see I added a touch of my favourite colour - red.....

A very productive week and feeling quite chuffed with my achievements, we're heading up to Kate's next weekend to help her pack up the house, they have purchased another home, moving date is last weekend of September.  I'm going to give Kate and Rebecca their Lingerie Bag and Laundry Bag
next weekend.  The only person not receiving any gifts will be me, I love seeing the look on their faces when I give them something, especially something I've made.....

Aussie Hero Sewing - I made these 3 laundry bags for HMAS Darwin, around 4-5 weeks ago. HMAS Darwin is being decommissioned later this year and Jan-Maree wanted to give every single person on the ship a special souvenir laundry bag they could get signatures on to keep as a memento of their service on HMAS Darwin, that's the reason they are a plain colour.   I was saving the post till they were presented to the personnel which happened during the week.  

That's all from me for now.  I hope you've all enjoyed a lovely weekend. Looking forward to Spring soon.


Sunday, August 20, 2017


I am so far behind making my blocks for this project, over the past month or so I have been working on several of the blocks.  The reason they are not in number sequence order is that some of the blocks look a little complicated and need more time working on them so I selected the ones I thought I could manage easily and in a timely manner.  


                                                                       BLOCK 8

                                                                      BLOCK 10

                                                                          BLOCK 14

                                                                        BLOCK 20


I have completed 2 more blocks since making the above blocks, pressing them and taking photos to BLOG.


Monday, August 7, 2017


Our gorgeous Rebecca turned 25 on the 1st August, I have been quite sick and we were unable to travel to Brisbane to celebrate the day with her so we went up to Brisbane last Friday for the weekend. On Friday night we went to the Rustic Olive at Redcliffe for dinner, they have the most amazing Italian food and the meal sizes were so huge. This is our second visit, the first being my Birthday last year, it was so good.

                                                                  Rebecca and Moi

                                                      Me with my two gorgeous girls.

Rebecca was embarrassed with all the attention, practically the whole restaurant was singing "happy Birthday" to her, it was amazing.

This was my meal, I ate about 2/3 and took the remainder home and had for lunch the next day.

The restaurant is not far from Bee Gees way, I've heard so much about it and seen photos however this was the first time for me to visit and it didn't disappoint, it was so amazing. I took many photos.
They have music playing and lights bright and dimming, I loved it, looking forward to my next visit so I can spend more time there.

Happy Monday everyone.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017


I've been sewing up a storm with these Lingerie bags and zippered pouches.  The first one is the same colour/fabric combination as the first one except it's a little smaller and just has the knickers appliqued on the front.

After seeing my lingerie bags on Instagram and FB a friend asked me to make some for her to give away as Birthday gifts however she wanted them in an envelope style.  Although I'm happy with the them and they are quicker to make I prefer the above pattern.

                                                     A Blue tone Robyn Pandolpf fabric

                                                    A Green tone Robyn Pandolph fabric

                                                         Yellow and blue tones

My friend also wanted a Lingerie bag for herself in Pinks. Fingers crossed she loves this as much as I do.  It's nice and bright and the Pink and Green just sing together, don't you think !!!


I made therse two different size zippered pouches for myself which will come in handy for my trip to Japan next year to keep things together in my suitcase.

                                                                HAPPY SEWING


Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Well seems a whole month has passed since I last did a blog post. 

My first sewing project since my machine went in for a service in April.  This is my first go at a Lingerie Bag and I must say I'm rather thrilled with it.  I will make some more for gifts for sure,
a few the same pattern as this one and a few smaller ones with just knickers appliqued on the front.

I also made this cute little zippered bag, it is the ideal size to store phone charges and accessories for trips and will keep everything together.  I'm all for keeping things in bags, pouches etc rather than just thrown into a suitcase.  I can now use the same pattern making various sizes to carry other items for travelling. 


Friday, May 26, 2017


            So Mother's Day this year was wonderful, my two girls put in a big effort as usual.

We went to the Marketti Steet Food markets at Miami (Qld) on the Saturday night.
I was given this gorgeous bunch of flowers.

       We enjoyed some boutique beers, this one from burleigh, just so nice and they
are carb free.

                                Then we enjoyed a lovely cocktail, I had a Margarita.

                                               Rebecca had an espresso Martini.

                   Kate also had an espresso Martini and Josh had a water as he was driving.

My gorgeous cards on Mother's Day along with a voucher to be pampered. 
A 60 minute massage and a 40 minute facial.  I am looking forward to
having this done.

Kate also gave me this Lonely planet book,  ahhhhh so excited....
I have read it all through once however I will be reading it again and again and
again and jotting things down to see and do. 
I will be taking my very first overseas trip in 2018.  This has been my
dream for over 30 years, to visit Japan.

Have a great weekend.