Wednesday, 19 January 2011

What's Happening Here?

Well my auction is going very nicely thank you.  It's now up to $160 $170 which is fan flippin' tastic!  A huge thank you to all my lovely bidders so far.  You are wonderful!!


Pop over here if you fancy my wall hanging and place a bid.  You have to be in to win!  The auctions are all doing very nicely and I heard today that so far they are up to $45,000 and we are only up to day 2!!!  Isn't that fabulous?!  If you click here you will be sent to the full list of auctions.  Boy there are some wonderful items there.  Please be generous and remember all the money is going to be used to help the flood affected Queenslanders.

I've made the four pincushions for the Sewing Caddies.  They were fun and are now attached to the caddies.  My dear Gran gave me $100 to use to buy the necessary bits and pieces for the kits.  Isn't she a sweetie?  I'll pop over to Spotlight with my little list tomorrow I think.  I'll have four of those... four of these... oh won't it be fun!

I bought some very lovely fatties earlier in the week.  Let me just go and see what the range is called...  Modernmeadow by Joel Dewberry.  They go beautifully with linen so my head is spinning with ideas.  I also know that sewing with linen can be messy.  Still if I use a simple design the fabric shouldn't fall apart too much.  I hope!  Perhaps some old linen cloths too?  With pretty edging?

I had a couple in my hand and then thought, what the heck, and decided to just get the whole jolly package.  They just go together so nicely and I can see such a pretty quilt in them.

Oh here's another wee quilt I'm working on.  Nothing like a few things on the go aye?  It's actually been stitched together since taking this photo and looking rather lovely.  I think I need to make another row on the bottom unfortunately.  Don't you hate that when you think you're done? 

This is just a baby sized quilt.  I'm just trying out new techniques and having a bit of fun.  No I'm not having another baby!  Although we did enjoy teasing the girls a bit!

Our ensuite floor got a bandage or two yesterday.  Tomorrow, super duper early, the man is coming back to lay the tiles!!!  Oh my, that's going to be so exciting!  They are so lovely too.  Nice and natural looking in an off-white colour.  Gosh I hope I'm not still in bed when he arrives! 

My mind is excited about the thought of playing with different techniques.  I've seen this quilted hanging in the Australian Quilters Companion magazine and I'm keen to give it a go.  You have to use water soluble paper.  Never heard of it before. 

And just in case you are wondering how the house is holding together with all this crafting going on...

well I think this says it all really.  I cracked up when I saw Miss Barbie folding the washing, but then Miss Barbie 2 arrived to do the ironing!  Fantastic! 

These chicks aren't just beautiful, they're handy too.  I wonder if you look that glamorous when you do housework?

14 comments:

Maria said...

I look just like that don't you ?lol xx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Well done on $160 - that is fantastic!

Yes, I think linen is definitely the go with that Meadow fabric, it will look fantastic together!

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, Oh you have me cracking up. I do so love reading your blog. Ok to start from the top. . . . woo hoo - congrats on your bidding, fabulous!! Keep going, oh this will be lovely. Your pin cushions are beautiful. Gosh, I would love to be able to sew like this. You are so talented. I love your new fabrics, and so look forward to seeing your beautiful creations from them. As for barbie washing folding and barbie ironing, how lucky are you!! Send them to my place when you are done. I got the giggles at these photos. Oh if only they could teach Woody, Buzz, Lego dudes, Bob the Builder, and a host of teddy bears how it all works.

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy ensuite renovation & yes, i look that glam doing the housework & smile that wide too. Love Posie

Naturally Carol said...

I hope you've educated Barbie well in handling the iron or she may have a Barbie meltdown! Love those new fatquarters...and well done on those beautiful items for auction..good onya grandma.

Joan said...

No, I don't look like that when I do housework, although I must admit that my hair is similar to Miss Barbie 2.

delia hornbook said...

;-)) Your post me made me smile, Barbie bless her ;-)) I had a sindy when i was little and i still have her now sitting in a glass box on my kitchen wall. Well done in your action thats amazing. And i love your new fabrics such gorg colours and patterns. Cant wait to see what you make with those, Dee x

Heidi said...

A big NO on the looking glamorous while doing housework...They made me laugh and the pg scare was so funny!! Congrats on your bids look at what one person can do with help and teamwork!!!

Catherine said...

WOW congrats on the bidding! Your work is a work of art and is worth every $$ +plus+ some xxx
I love that wall hanging xxx
Bless Barbie

Scented Sweetpeas said...

lol , when are those Barbies free to come to my house :-) Well done on the auction, fantastic!

clare's craftroom said...

Barbie just sits around eating junk at my place , hmpf!!

Florrie said...

Well done on the money raised, the wall hanging is gorgeous, lovely pincushions too........and as for Barbie, all that folding and ironing.......no wonder she's in such good shape........a lesson there for me I think, lol.

florrie x

Willeke said...

Our Barbies are in a box in the attic. I think I will take the box a floor down and open the lid a little. Perhaps the barbies liberate themselves and they go to work just as good as yours.
Wishful thinking, I love your barbie-pictures.
Congratulations on the success of your auction!

Serenata said...

Oh can they come and do my housework as well please!