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Kindergarten, woot! Woot!

We had our first day of kindergarten this week.  And really, what good is it having a mum that sews if you don’t have anything handmade for that first day?  I knew I wanted to make her a backpack, but I was warned by the teachers that the backpack couldn’t be small and cute.  I never […]

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these rocks don’t lose their shape. . .Asscher Cut

Royal Asscher – check the link for a little history about one of my favorite cuts. I think the messing around with the fabrics in this line are just too much fun! Now this block took a little time. . . some pins. . . and patience. . .   but. . . in the […]

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these rocks don’t lose their shape. . .Cushion Cut

Shame that such a pretty cut gets such a bum-rap in the naming department – this is also the easiest of the three blocks so far – no y-seams!  But really after the first two blocks, y-seams are a piece of cake now, eh?  🙂 I’m really enjoying the ability to audition the fabric placement […]

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these rocks don’t lose their shape. . .Princess Cut

I’ve decided my diamonds will be decked out in Cherie by Frances Newcombe (click to check out her blog).  I love this line and I’ve stocked up on yardage with the intent to do our bedroom in this fabric, I really think it manages to be pretty without the fear of leaving my husband to feel like […]

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Ms Kingwell, please forgive me. . .

I must admit to taking a shortcut. . .even though I believe the end result is terribly cool and given a moment or two I could spin this into ‘how I devised a plan as a tribute to some of my favorite fabric designers. . .’ Butter wouldn’t melt, eh? true true. . . I […]

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Paper piecing, Oy!

Why can’t i wrap my head around paper piecing. . ? After placing the fabric, checking the position, checking again. . . And yes again. . .I successfully sew. . . and then cut the wrong side of the seam. . .UGH! I almost gave up, after all I ruined some precious pieces of Kitty […]

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Instagram killed the blogger in me. . .

Sung to video killed the radio star- yup showing my age again. . .here, let’s try it again, with me this time Instagram killed the blogger in me . . . hmmmm. . .well almost. Instagram is really cool for: 1. Instant gratification – sooo many people all connected by a little hashtag, all willing […]

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Daisy Naptime Pillows – check!

Done and done. . . Nipper1’s was completed first and then hidden so I could start/finish Nipper2’s.  Cutting the fabric for both at the beginning was a pain – but the best decision! I would never have wanted to go through all that cutting again. . .and sewing the second time round went by in […]

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Placemats done, check!

Done! Oh what an awesome feeling! I have to admit, I am rather fond of my placemats! They are in use, but I’ll spare you a shot of our forever cluttered kitchen table. . .I’m actually more than a little embarrassed to let you see the place of honor the popcorn maker has 😉 Here’s […]

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Hexie Placemats WIP

While my machine was in the shop, before the work on the house took over, I prepped some 2″ hexies for place-mats. While auditioning the background fabrics. . . . . .my mister wandered by and said he liked the black background. Black it is! I’ve managed to join the hexies and build the quilt […]

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