Thursday, 1 March 2018

oracle card set and calling all rainbows

Well, what an appropriate card set this is "Miracles Now".... 
given that the rains are back with a vengeance. 

There is no sewing machine stuff going on today as the pedal would be in water.

That's the kids cubby and swing, and the house is just on the right. Water is moving swiftly, so it still has somewhere else to go, but more is coming. And it hasn't stopped raining yet.

 And yet we look for the rainbow (in this case on the clouds fabric and also on the drawstring).

So, please send rainbows. Much love from the tropics.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Another sneak peek

I have another sneak peek at a quilt made using "Eclectic Elements". I love these prints, both modern and vintage at the same time, country and industrial...
This will be a small quilt, perhaps a great table topper.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Easter goodies

I showed you these digital prints earlier, and now they are heavily painted with glittery and sparkly paints so that they shimmer and shine.

With Fairy Frost fabric trims for handle and top.
 I made these to be used as easter egg hunt baskets, or table toppers with artificial flowers or non-fattening gift bags.
I made two of each. Pretty cute!!!

It was quite a stressful day with huge rains that channeled into our yard... 15cm of water in the "outdoor patio kitchen and sewing" space. Thank heavens the fridges, freezer, oven and washing machine all work.

Can you see where the footings for the new house will go? The floor will be 3 metres in the air. That river can flow next year when we are up high.

With a go bag packed, nappies and wipes and clothes... we were ready to evacuate even if only walking to the neighbours on higher ground.

Next morning, the rain had abated. Ahhh, the tropics.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Dobby Four Who?

I might have made a few too many Dobby cushions.... hehehaheheeheh

This one might just end up in our home... perhaps on a HP tribute cave or book reading nook....

I have one more half made... I wonder who will end up with this one! 

I love Dobby. I love Harry Potter.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Sneak peek, shoes, digital printed fabric

First show and tell today is a sneak peek at a simple quilt, featuring hydrangeas and other blooms...

I just love the colours, and have put a gorgeous green border.

 And I have another oracle card bag set that will soon be going to it's new home...

I love this Wizard of Oz concept, and I have some ideas for other applique images too. I can see this keeping me happily busy for quite some time.

Can you see the rainbow on the fabric?

And in other news, I ordered some digital printed fabric online. The bottom 2 prints were called glitter, but they are not. They are neither metallic or glittery. I am going to chuck them away. 

They actually look better in a photo than in real life. I wrote to the business that supplied them to tell them how disappointed I was in the fabric, and that if something arrives and is unexpectedly ugly they would be better to write to the customer and tell them the fabrics did not arrive, refund them their money, and at least they will reorder at a later date.

And so I have plans to paint all kinds of glittery goodness onto the egg and bunny prints, but please be warned against buying digital print fabrics online.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Follow Your Dreams cushion

I have really enjoyed making this applique series. 

I have chosen sparkly fabrics, and some with light and depth, then painted more sparkles, some contrast and added free motion machine embroidery details.

This is such a special concept to me, that I think I will make a small quilt.

I need something to enter into the local agricultural show or the crafts section will close. It was pitifully small last year. I hope that it can keep going until my daughter is able to enter.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Oh pinky!

I've finished this pretty, pretty pink sparkly quilt in rainbows and roses.

Made to suit special request for a pink sparkly quilt.

I've broderie persed the roses, and machine appliqued the unicorn in place...

Thank you Mum (Deep Creek Quilting) for the gorgeous custom quilting.