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Thursday, May 05, 2011

First blog post for May 2011

Since my last post I’ve done a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  A long weekend, oh what bliss…. Card Classes, Patchwork meeting, outings with my family, a leisurely morning with my husband, oh and I also went to work!

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Card classes caused a bit of a stir…..we were all very excited about the butterfly card, it was really simple, but the finished product was stunning.  Card Stock Vellum for the 3D butterflies with a bit of bling to show up the bodies.  A Mothers Day card a timely project, finally, what Kylie refers to as a Clean and Simple, a technique that is exactly that, a very quick project using card stock and a stamp or two.

P1040023  The Book Depository came calling, with this beaut book. My friend Jodie has one that I was able to flick through and easily convinced myself it needed to also come to live at my place.  With a little determination I should get a project or three to grab my attention!

P1040025  Speaking of postal deliveries and lovely books, these two came a couple of weeks ago.  I had been in two minds as to if I really n e e d e d another magazine collection, when I happened to be browsing Ollie and May Patchwork & Quilting Supplies online store and saw that Maree had both issues in stock, ready to post with postage included for the cover price, well ever the bargain hunter, I hit Buy Now so fast it made my head spin…….throwing a 10 pack of Cosmo stranded threads into the pack for good measure, also the same price as my LPWS including postage.  If you like a bargain please check the site out, great service and an Aussie site to boot!

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These patterns are the ones I bought while at the AQC in Melbourne recently, it may be a little while before Brooklynn will fit into the dress, but she is growing so very fast, I may get one made in readiness, if I’m smart!

I found the wool felt designs very intriguing, so two patterns and a sample sized roll of wool felt were purchased so I could have a play. 

The Moon Shine Design bag pattern was one I had been contemplating, I had already bought the grommets at the Brisbane Craft Show, for another project.  Monica Poole was on one of the stands and although they had run out of the pattern, kindly posted it to me the next week free of charge.  She was lovely to talk to and we discussed how many of her patterns I already had!  It was nice to meet another ‘bag lady’

P1040024  This book had been on my wish list since I first saw it had been published, I took the opportunity to purchase it directly from the designer Nicole Mallalieu and she kindly signed it for me while we chatted.  She was very generous with her time and I was thrilled to have met her in person.

Vision 4-5-2011

1 to 6 Jeanette’s various Tea inspired projects, 1. Table Cloth 2. Table Topper 3.Tea Bag Holder 4. Coffee Pot Cosy 5. Coasters 6. Tea Cosy 7. A beginners Quilt brought by Joy for show and tell 8 & 9. Cindy’s Covered Cushion. 10. Margaret's plethora of Mug Bags.


1, 2 & 3. Maree’s applique and stitchery blocks. 4 & 5. Sue’s Biscornu Pin Cushion 6. Kathryn’s pile of 80 knitted beanies for a charity she supports. 7. & 8. Sandy shows her photographic endeavours and also the finished Raggy Flannell Quilt she showed last meeting. 9. & 10. are Judy’s crochet edge face cloth and a raw edge applique her daughter completed on a T-Shirt.

P1030832 My own finished Biscornu Pin  Cushion.

And just because…….

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Thanks for visiting

Julie xx


cindyw6621 said...

Great Pics Julie, Thanks again for covering our PWG Show and tell, you really do a great job with them. Can't wait to see some more bag productions, LOVE that fabric you have all patterns displayed on.
Brooklyn looks absolutely gorgeous.xx

Maree: said...

Great Post for the first of the month...
Thanks for the Plug..
have a lovely Mother's & Nanna Day Tomorrow...We started a bit of a Tradition with a 3 Generation photo...

Luv 2 Sew Things said...

Lovely photo's. I must find out how you group your PWG photo's together!