Saturday, May 31, 2008

Something different...

Here's the results of a felting workshop my daughter and I attended today. Above are felted soaps. The woolen covering is supposed to extend the use of the soap and exfolliate the skin. Then when it is finished with, you carefully slit the end and it can be used for a small bag for jewellery, a small gift pouch or a pouch for lavender for your drawer. Below is my second project, nuno felting. Which means that the felting is done onto a backing fabric to give extra strength for the purpose of use as a cushion etc.

The next photo is Rachel's second project. It is a felted table runner.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves today, and enjoyed this new craft experience; however I don't think it is something I will need to have a lot of. Will be tempted to dabble a little further though.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Another Baby Quilt

Here's a couple of photos of a cuddly flannelette shaggy quilt I made to use up some fabric from the cupboard. So quick and easy!

And here's something I'm proud of. A lovely orchid flower. One of the few things I haven't managed to kill....yet.
We're enjoying some much needed rainy weather at present, bringing the temperatures down lower too. Good stay in bed with a good book weather.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Baby Quilt

Here's a photo of a shopping spree I had - and better still at someone else's expense !! This collection was purchased to make a baby quilt for my sister inlaw; who wants it for her brother's expected baby. Obviously they have found out it is going to be a girl. The main quilt is made from minkee fabric and is so beautifully soft. The two pink cottons are from the bunnykins range. Below is a picture of the first one I made for her (my sister inlaw's) baby girl a couple of years ago, it will be interesting to see any differences the fabric choices make, although the colours are much the same. I'll have to remember to take a photo of the finished quilt this time too!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Little bit of patchwork

As a start to adding a bit of patchwork to my blog, here's a photo of a chenille cushion cover I made as a Christmas gift. The centre square has been embroidered on my sewing machine.
Friday tomorrow - and it's our patchwork group day - always a good day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thought for the day

Forever Friday

I'm here!! I've been reading the blogs in blogland for some time now and wanted to join in the fun and participate in the sharing and swaps etc. Don't know that I'll have anything much to say that anyone will want to read, but anyway.
It took a lot of consideration in the decision of a name for the blog and I decided on Forever Friday because its a day that I look forward to in the real world. The last day of the week when you don't have that constant quandry of what to put on lunches and to have that uniform clean and ironed ready for school etc. You can leave a few things for tomorrow and just enjoy the time to yourself - sew if you haven't had time to all week. It's also the day of our fortnightly patchwork group get together. In blogland I can disappear for awhile - after all, it's forever friday!
The photo is an early morning shot from my front verandah, just to add a little life to the blog till I find something else to write about.