Thursday, 27 October 2011

Front Page

Excited!!! I made the front cover of this months Creating Country Threads. Teacup Teddies is on page 54.

I drafted this pattern whilst on the phone to my mum on one of our LONG phone calls...shhhhh dont tell her *smile*

Everyone loves a teddy bear!!! Today Im posting off my "Scissor Keeper" swap pressie to the US. Keep an eye out for the postman Kat..I love swaps, Im making some lovely stitching friends all over the world.

Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

cookies and cream scissor keeper swap

Ohh its been busy here! Ive been to Sydney and back visiting my daughter and her cherubs. Holly and myself have had birthdays, Ive sent two more hexagons to the UK this time, but forgot to take a piccy!!!.
When I returned home from Sydney, there was a nice surprise waiting for me. Sandy from Cookies and Cream had posted  my 'scissor keeper' from her the Cookies and Cream Scissor Keeper Swap. I received a gorgeous needlecase and pin cushion/scissor keeper ( colours didnt show up too well, sorry). I also got a card wishing me Happy Birthday ** a nice surprise**. I have two partners in this swap, so hoping to post mine on Thursday!!

Holly, Miss 3, asked for a Coraline doll for her birthday!!  She loves the movie Coraline and watches it every second day ** insert eye rolling here**... I thought I would try and buy something close to the doll, before I decided to make one. I was happily surprised to find 'Monster High' dolls. I decided on the frankenstein doll, as she had fabric button eyes and light blue/black hair. Coraline has button eyes and dark blue hair so I was close. Holly loved her Coraline dolly !!!! Happy Birthday Miss 3.

Frog Cottage Designs News: The Love to Sew needlebook pattern and kit are now available for sale on the website. The pattern is $14.50 and the kit, available in red or blue is $35. All prices include postage.

Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Spring Swap

In September I participated in Clares Craftroom Spring Swap. Unfortunately Aust Post took over 2.5 weeks to post my parcel from South Coast NSW to Melbourne **insert eye rolling here**. Yay Sarah's bag finally arrived ** big grin**!!!!. We both enjoyed the swap immensely and we each made a new sewing friend.

Sarah runs a busy handmade business. Her gorgeous handmade kids clothes can be found on her facebook page or her made it store.  You wont be disappointed!!

This month I am busily making scissor keepers for my Oct swap with cookies n cream craft.  Heres a sneek peek of the fabrics Im using...two fabrics, two items.

Will post the completed items after my partners have received their keepers. I am madly making kits for the new 'Love to Sew' needlebook pattern released this month. You can find the pattern and kits here. Kits available in red or blue.
Happy Stitching
Deb :)