Sunday, May 30, 2010

A bit of spoiling

I decided to spoil myself a bit and joined up for Faeries in my Garden's Gift of the Month subscription. A bit late, so I was thrilled to get the first two month's postings this week and couldn't wait to start the adorable coffee plunger cosy and heat mat. I love these pretty pink fabrics!

I made the plunger cosy yesterday. There it is, lying flat above, and below is it wrapped around .... well, a cashew nut jar, as I don't have a coffee plunger.

If the weather gets wild and wet this afternoon as they are predicting, I'll be staying inside and working on the matching heat mat.

I've also been a bit spoiled by friends and colleagues this week. The lovely roses above are from a good friend, for no particular reason, isn't that sweet? And the flowers in the coffee plunger photo at the top are from a gorgeous bunch given to me from some work colleagues - I recently retired from our Social Club Committee due to work commitments, so the remaining Committee members gave me some beautiful flowers as a thank you for the work I put it in the past.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cot Quilt

I finished by cot quilt yesterday. I just quilted it very simply, in diagonal straight lines. And sewed on the binding snuggled up in front of the fire and a DVD.

This fabric (Birdie) is so cute. Lots of sweet flowers and birdies flitting arond in bright colours.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Autumny Weekend

It's getting cooler here in Sydney and we are just a week or so from winter. It's been a nice quiet weekend, so I've had the fire on and it has been so lovely and cosy and have done some crafting for the first time in a while.

I finished off this little jacket for a colleague's new baby girl. Beneath it is a cot quilt I also pieced together yesterday and hope to get started quilting today.

I need to catch up on my Jelly Roll Sampler blocks too. To start with I was impatient for the next block to come out, and now I find I am two blocks behind!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day

Happy Mothers' Day to all the Mums!

I haven't been doing too much crafting the last couple of weeks, being very busy with work and other things, but one thing I did manage was to finish this crocheted vest.

The pattern was from Garn Studio (Drops Design) - my favourite online resource for knitting and crochet patterns. And the yarn was Thorobred Scheepjeswol Granada, an unevenly spun, textured cotton, which I picked up at the markets cheap a year or so ago.