Saturday, March 26, 2011

Australian Valour

Recently a movement has started up in the quilting world designed to help American Soldiers by making quilts. A program called Just One Star Can Comfort a Soldier had quilters/sewests every where making stars for this valiant young servicemen and women.

So a friend of mine Cara got in on the action and decided Canadian servicemen needed some support too. She has designed a quilt using the Canadian maple leaf and could use your help.

After seeing these stars of valour for both the Canadians and the Americans I though we Australians need to do our part for the ANZAC's. So thanks to Cara we now how a quilting goal too. 

12 quilts by the end of June and I need YOUR help making stars. Each quilt with be 62" x 74" star is 12.5" square and we need 25 gold and 5 white for each quilt.

There is a pattern for the block here .

If you are interested or have more questions just leave a comment and let me know what you're thinking ^_^

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mug Rug Swap

Ok so in light of the recent Mug Rug craze we are doing a swap! There

So What is a Mug Rug...Two More Seconds has the answers you are looking for! Head over there and check it out and Let me know if you have any other questions!

Registration is open till March 31st.
You'll receive your partner on April 1st.
Your Mug Rug's need to be at there new homes by May 1st (email me if there is a problem).

If you want ideas jump over to Flickr...there are literally thousands of them! While you are there join our group you can post you completed mug rugs anytime just don't say who they are being sent too ^_-

Email me at: if you want in.

Fine Print:
Your email needs to have your address, whether or not you want to ship internationally, colours preferences, allergy info etc. Please put Mug Rug Swap in your subject.
You can send other gifts and goodies if you like by they are not required and should not be expected.

This is one of my faves:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

FNSI March 18th.

OK so last night was the Friday Night Sew In and I'm seriously considering making 1 night a month Friday night sew in. I made 1 1/2 mug rugs

This one I worked on today and is now finished...I LOVE IT...I will have to find every excuse I can to use it ^_^

I also worked on my January fruit of the month (The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery)...(just a little behind) and I'm getting a little frustrated. I am stitching on Linen and I keep misplacing my stitches and having to un-stitch and start again. Very frustrating to say the least.

I am also trying to lean embroidery...thanks to Urban Threads pattern and embroidery basics from Wild Olive. I wanted to try this pattern first before moving onto a Cinderberry Stitches pattern.

This is what I have so far LOL so I will have to keep you posted on that one.

What did you get up to last night?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I am Right Brain

 Mercedes Benz is not a company I would usually be interested in (I'm a VW girl myself) but I think they really coined it when they put these adverts out.

I am right brain.
I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion.
Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of raring laughter.
I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.
I am movement. Vivid Colours.
I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.
I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel.
I am everything I wanted to be.

What are you?

PB&J Game and what I've been up to...

Ok so I'm still obsessed with PB&J even though I haven't had any for a week because I just can't handle it at the moment. Thanks to Mollie over at Wild Olive look what I've found...*wait for it*

A thanks to Whip Up guest bloggers look what we can do Peanut butter jelly game I know right AWESOME! There is a real version but we can't get it here in OZ *sad face* so we'll just have to make do with the homemade version :D

That aside I have also been working with the lovely Heather over at alamode to coordinate a quilty type donation for:

Stayed tuned for more on this soon!

I have also been involved in the Just One Star appeal for Servicemen. Thanks to Rachel Griffiths over at p.s. i quilt and 1Choice4Quilting. Check it out can  it's easy to do and you can also win some very cool stuff.

{check mine out:}

Other then that I have been trying to rest whilst making some gifts for some lovelies! So stay tuned for updates and a giveaway...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


SO I have discovered something truly wonderful.

PB&J or Peanut Butter and Jelly


These pillows made by Beth over at are a must and I think I must.

I have tried it once before and it never caught on...but I tried it the other day and now I can't stop eating it. Especially with my Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry jam...mmmm

My new found love of PB&J  has inspired me to make an x stitch & mug run to to celebrate and I have decided to use a x stitch from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

I am also doing a class on basic x stitch using this pattern. SO if you would like to join head on over to Amanda & Ashleigh's store to get yourself a pattern (p.s. the webby has a list of all the tools needed, you'll have to buy the pattern to get the colours.

I'm sewing onto water soluble aida on a strip of Sunkissed so I can make my mug rug after I'm finished stitching. I also had to change the colours a bit because I didn't have all the ones called for but I think it's turning out just fine (and I kind of like the freedom of picking my own colours *squee*).

p.s. I will be making another one of these on Linen for the class ^_^

On a side note...things I am looking forward too:

Mug Rug Madness - 10 days of tips & tutorials
run by my friend Erin (check her out too also awesome!)

The Friday Night Sew-In by Handmade by Heidi



edited to include Beth's link for her cushions.