Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Challenge

I decided that i would join in the challenge that Carolyn at: My Favorite organised (if you want more details click on the button on the right).

My project:

It's based on the Nappy bag pattern by Amy butler, when i say based on i mean i cut out all the pattern pieces, (as directed) and then tried to follow the instructions.... when this didn't work so well i started adapting.... but i love it and that is the most important thing!

now for the feb challenge.... working with knits... this could be a serious challenge!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Soup mugs

I love our new mugs, as you can probably tell i painted them myself...
but they just so cool. perfect for those days (and nights)
where you just want to sit on the couch and have soup.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Australia Day

image from -you can get the recipe here too

Even though we are living in the US we still feel it's important to celebrate Australia day, as it is winter (and we live far away from the coast) going to the beach is out, and due to the though preggers thing... no drinking... and since we don't have a BBQ... and it's cold... anyway, to focus on what we can do... EAT! Stu's been busy in the kitchen and has managed to make some very yummy iced vo-vos, anzac biscuits (NOT cookies!) and has tried to make a sponge cake (actually he has had 5 attempts and no luck, so lamingtons are also out!)... but the anzac biscuits are wonderful... the whole house smells like melted butter and golden syrup.

We are having a bit of a delayed Aust. day party next sunday, so more biscuits will be made, along with some sausage rolls and mini pasties... should be interesting to see what our new american friends think of the aussie foods... is it bad if i secretly want them to hate them so i can eat them all??

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

just an interesting fact....

Still in holiday mode, after our trip to Atlanta... but i just had to share this fact, did you know that for the Atlanta (1996) Olympics there was a group of quilters that got together to make 2 quilts for every country participating in the Olympic games... they were given to the countries during the games.... I wonder where they are now??

Thursday, January 7, 2010

a blankie

I made this little blankie using some nice 100% Wool that i found at this wonderful store in Nashville. Its a great place to visit, and has some amazing little bits and pieces, I especially love their quilting fabric, and ribbon sections.... i could stay and play there for hours!

As i had some wool left over (eventually got sick of making the blankie) I knitted a little matching beanie, and i STILL had wool left over so i made this little number....

got to love the pom pom! not sure if it will ever get worn,
and since i made the pattern up, i don't even know if it would fit,
but stay tuned, in around 20 weeks time we should have a new
test subject!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hot Possum love

This is a special quilt, I made it during my first class at Hot Possum where Claire and Denise have fantastic fabric, brilliant patterns and are lovely people, a winning combination in my book!

This is a very easy quilt using one of their patterns, and fabrics from Prints Charming.

It is also the very first quilt that i've made for me!! after making about 20 quilts for other people, i decided it was time, and  i love it so much, i even spent the some extra time hand quilting to add detail.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A farmyard quilt.

This has to be one of my favorite quilts to date, it was a gift for the baby of one of our groommen, and as they didn't know what they were having it needed to be something unisex... It did take a long time, mainly due to the huge amount of applique involved