I'm so excited the Easter break is almost here. It has always been my favourite holiday, the weather is cooler and there is none of the hectic rush that comes with the Christmas holidays. I want to do a bit of everything I love, sewing, gardening, cooking, reading.....
I'm more excited than usual as this is the first Easter I've had off in two years.
I hope you enjoy the Easter break as much as I plan too!
It took me most of last Saturday to decide on the layout of a baby quilt for a friend's grandson. Little quilts are one of my favourite things to make as they provide the perfect opportunity to try something different. With the day slipping away I gave up on designing something new and chose an existing pattern - the baby quilt from Things I love to Make. No maths to work out, it was already done. Plus it is easier to pick fabrics when you have a picture to guide you.
Else was working on this cushion, Bird's Song at January Finishing School; all that's left to do is stitch the birdie's legs. The photo does not do it justice.
Only four weeks to Craft Alive - Dubbo.
Some of the lovely fabrics you'll find at Stand 64.
It might have been, if I hadn't changed my mind about the overall size or the background fabric in the corner blocks. This involved reverse sewing (unpicking) and remaking the corner blocks. The decision to make the changes was not made quickly either! Now I must decide if I'll quilt it using cotton batting or iron-on-pellon.
A decision was made too about Shepparton and Wodonga Craft Alive. I'm excited to say I'll be back at both these shows.
Craft Alive Shepparton
Showgrounds, Thompson St, Shepparton
May 27th - 29th
10.00am - 5.00pm daily
Craft Alive Wodonga
Wodonga Sports & Liesure Centre
Hedgerow Court, Wodonga
July 8th - 10th
10.00am - 5.00pm daily
If you can't wait until then for some retail therapy, you'll find me at
It's true, I think about Christmas just about all year round. You'd think come January I'd be way over Christmas, but often this is when I'm most excited about making stuff. I was going through my collection of Barb's Christmas buttons and got to wondering how a Santa button would look on the Christmas Magic tag.
I did tweak the tag, swapping the gifts from the right to left-hand side and got a perfect match!
The pattern and kit for are available from my on line store.