Thursday, November 23, 2006

This One's For You, G-Man

[The title of the post refers to a recent conversation with my very best friend's fiance - where he casually admitted to reading my girly CRAFT blog! I am very amused - and deeply humbled. Thank you G-Man, for your tireless support and devotion to the cause. Hopefully, the Grade A Sarcasm and the mention (in the TITLE of this post, no less) will warrant a comment?]

This week I'm working on a "Johnny and Buck" quilt for Baby Issac (who was born about 2 months ago, but better late than never, right?). The name refers to small number of fabrics featured from the "Johnny and Buck" range from Moda - which I have not had a lot of success in finding as they're a few years old now. I'm undecided on including the yellow, especially as the yellow fabrics are quite "pretty" - and so I picked up a handful of red and green (or is it blue? Man, that colour is hard to match!) fabrics from Patchwork Passion, while at my Quilt Class on Tuesday night. Where I should have cut this quilt out. But I didn't. I gossiped and shopped instead. My bad.

Marsy's bag is FINALLY done - and it's winging it's way to you right now, Marsy! No photos to post obviously, as the surprise would then be ruined...but watch this space. Hope you like it Marsy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Back In Black

Okay - that's enough. I've had it with being mopey and whiney and lazy and pathetic - time to get up off the couch and get sewing! Oh, and blogging too - I probably won't bore you everyday, but I do promise to blog more often this month. And add links that actually link to somewhere. Deal?

I missed my quilting class last week as I had an important meeting the following day at work (which I needed to prepare for) but I still managed to almost finish this cute little black evening bag...

I have Marsy's bag almost finished's coming Marsy, I promise!

BabyGee's quilt has finally come back from the quilters and I am THRILLED with the results. Sadly, I will not be sharing my new quilting friend with any of you - she is far too good to share - and I can't share pictures of the quilt either because her Mummy and Daddy might see! BabyGee is being christened in Febuary so I think the quilt will make a perfect'll have to wait till then!

And finally, my beautiful boy, who actually agreed to having his face painted on Sunday when we visited our local market! Whenever the opportunity arises, I always ask him if he would like his face painted and he always says no - so when he said yes, I promptly stuck him in the chair and he requested a spider! He loved it, and was very disappointed when it rubbed off in the bath later in the day...bring on next month's market, I say!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

MIA: Inspiration

Has anyone seen my creative inspiration? I had it a minute ago and then I put it down somewhere and...

Not a lot to report this week, I'm afraid - I seem to be stuck in a bit of a funk, with lots of creative ideas (and two bags cut out even...) but not a lot of action happening at my new sewing table. CeeJae has been really unwell this week, which hasn't helped, and things are crazy busy at work, which doesn't help either. Maybe next week?

On a positive note, I have been thoroughly enjoying searching for my missing inspiration in here, here and here.