The Yeti are still on the go, just need a few more snowflakes to be put in place (so far there are about 70) and then decide how to finish......in the mean time, I bought some gorgeous clip art and produced these two happy chaps!
These designs are now up for sale over in my Etsy shop for $5 for the set of three. They are a very modern style and would look equally as precious in other colour combinations. To make him into a King Fisher, use blue fabric for the body as well. Check out Mr Google for other great colour combinations it you are not sure!!
Bye for now!~ Sue xxx
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I have also added some button covers to the range. There are six in the file. These will fit in a small hoop or you can stitch the lot out in one hooping and then cut them apart. They are designed for a 38mm self cover button although there is a little wiggle room if you want to do a bigger button!
Use them on garments, hair accessories, quilts, bags........
Back to the grind stone...! Sue xxx
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Needless to say, there is a few more metres of white drill in the washing machine as we speak, being prepared for paint!
Have a great day.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Okay, it's a long winded title. These are a new variation on a theme. Maurice and Mathilda as quick easy soft toys. I am also working on turning them in to another batch of appliques. The red and white fabric is Minke, so you can imagine how soft and cuddly these little guys are. I have covered lots of hoop sizes with these - 4x4, 5x7, 6x10, 8x12 and 8x14. (The 4x4 are tiny and may not be suitable for small children - just keep that in mind). Having said that, the 4x4 make a great key/bag dingle dangle!
So here is the whole gang, having a nap in amongst the cyclamen and other silvery leaves.
here. They are available for each specified hoop (you get both Maurice and Mathilda) and there is also a bulk pack with all the sizes in the. Perhaps they are just the thing for your "after Easter" stitching!
PS: If you don't want to do "Etsy", please don't hesitate to contact me here. I have also made up cd's of the designs if you prefer a hard copy. Postage will be calculated determined upon destination.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
here! There are two styles in each size and start from as low as $2 Au. I have used two colours in the ones stitched here, but I have given plenty of colour stops to add more shades if you choose. The two filled gekkos are available in 4 x 4 inch only.
A couple of the browns in the batik colours look like they are going to be a problem as they have already run, but I will see how I go after giving them "the treatment". I am thinking of cutting the whole thing up and making it in to hand bags. Stay tuned, I could change my mind again.
During February I ran two dye workshops cheekily named "Dye another day Mr Bond". The first Saturday was an absolute scorcher with temps up to 40 Celsius. Needless to say, as soon as everyone left, I jumped in to the pool fully clothed. Felt much better after that. The second class got a lovely day, with a pleasant 23 Celsius. Much easier to work in. I ended up dyeing in excess of 45 meters of fabric. I will post some pics soon. Did some sensational cram jar colours and a couple of lovely pieces in a kitty litter tray. The ladies in the class all did a run of 24 fat quarters. It was amazing at our March quilting day just how different they all turned out and I am pleased to report that everyone was more than happy with their additions to their stashes. If you have a group who are interested in doing this workshop, contact me via the side bar!
On the O'Reilly front, he has had a big start to the first weeks of the year. He has had some sort of allergy that required scoping, just to check there was nothing in that big nose of his. Then he had to have his anal sacs removed. This was no picnic let me tell you. I slept on the couch for 10 nights and spent far more time looking at his bottom than I really cared to do. Just got that sorted when he developed some lumps on his back and the snotty nose returned. After a few squillion dollars he is now looking good (although his hair is taking its time to regrow round the butt). My son managed to get a great video of O'Reilly and his cat Harv. I hope it gives you a laugh.
PS - Spelling Gekkos = Genus. Geckos = Common Name Just in case you think I can't spell or somefink.