Apr 25, 2011

Phil & Jack - Guy's quilt finished

My wonderful Aunty finished the little Guy's quilt and gave it to him on Sunday.  You can see her full report here.

Here are a few photos I took of the quilt in Guy's room this morning.

Apr 23, 2011

quilting inspiration on the go #6

Spending a couple of days at the Gold Coast for the Easter break.

Happy Easter everyone.

Apr 20, 2011

my creative space

My creative space today involved completing two custom document wallets with passport pockets.  I will be making some more and listing them in the shop shortly.  If you would like one in a special fabric or particular colour please email me.

And this is the view out my window as I sew.

I didn't only buy fabric in Perth

 I bought coffee too, mmmmmmm.

you know I had to buy it just for the name right!

 My hubby has been raving on for weeks about this great coffee they have at his work over there - lo and behold we found it on Saturday - Romeo No. 5.

And when I unpacked my suitcase yesterday it smelt soooo divine!

Apr 19, 2011

fabric frenzy

Hold onto your hats kids - here comes the frenzy of fabric I purchased from two Textile Traders stores in Perth.  If you love fabric and can get yourself to a Textile Traders - I highly recommend it!

floral - Michael Miller    dots - Woodland Delight by Paula Prass

floral - Genevieve by Amy Hamberlin for Henry Glass Fabrics   blue - Nuances by P&B Textiles

Windham Fabrics - Allison Jame Smith - Peacock

Kaffe Fasset for Rowan Westminster Fibres - Field Bouquet

Kaffe Fassett for Rowan Westminster Fibres - Folk Art

Wheels by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake

Swoon by Melissa Averinos for Andover (a remnant for $1)

Rosie the Quilter by Pam Tuttle of Bayside Quilter for Andover Fabrics (a remnant for $1)

no title - printed for Hobby Lobby

Brown Bear, Brown Bear - Eric Carle

Zoo Babies by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufmann - Urban Zoologie


Fredda Brennan for Vera Bradley Designs

'La Strada' by the Alexander Henry Collection

'La Strada' by the Alexander Henry Collection
Brandon Mably for Rowan Westminster Fibres - Rings
 Jealous yet?

Apr 18, 2011

more gorgeous photos from Perth

I had a chance this morning to snap a few last photos of the buildings in Perth before the little Guy and I hopped on the plane home.  Don't ask my how that went.  It wasn't pretty.

His Majesty's Theatre

One of the wonderful modern buildings

fashion designers walk of fame with the posh shops like Prada and YSL and Tiffany's up on the left

Apr 15, 2011

lovely bits and pieces

Today we spent a lovely day with my girlfriend who took us to not one but two Textile Traders stores.  Lots of fabric was purchased however you'll have to wait to see my haul.

Here are a few other bits and pieces from the last few days.

Mum bought me this great book from Calico & Ivy, neither of us had seen it previously and it is such an interesting book.  A lot about the history of quilting, especially about engligsh paper piecing.  It is called "Patchwork for Beginners" by Sue Prichard.

"Have you remembered to collect pieces for the patchwork?  We are now at a stand-still" - Jane Austen writing to her sister Cassandra in 1811

Mosaic at the Perth Bell Tower.

Found this great tea towel at the Kakulas Sisters store in Fremantle.  Kakulas Sisters and their Kakulas Brothers store in Perth are awesome providores, loads of sacks of coffee beans and lentils and such.

The famous West Australian Black Swans.  I love the way the feathers at the back look like a bustle on a fancy dress!

my haul from Calico & Ivy

I was too exhausted the other night (and the light was poor) to take photos of the goodies I purchased at Calico & Ivy.  So here they are:

gorgeous yarn by Colinette and gorgeous postcard by Nathalie Lete

a red and white/cream bundle

the Pips had just landed so I had to grab a few
 Thursday was spent at the Perth Zoo.  This one is for you Jenn.


Apr 13, 2011

Calico & Ivy

Don't tell my girlfriend but I orchestrated our whole excursion today around a visit to Calico & Ivy.  The whole day trip to Fremantle was just a distraction :)

Firstly we had to go to the Bell Tower and board a boat to motor down the mighty Swan River to Fremantle.  Here is probably the best example of modern architecture in Perth.

Cool buildings in Fremantle.

The main attraction :)

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