Monday, 26 May 2014

Fabric collage

Last week a friend and I had a little experiment with some fabric collage, now I can embellish it although I don't have anything particular in mind with what I will make out of it.

The weather has been so lovely lately I have had a burst of energy to give the garden some TLC. The roses have had a beautiful display of blooms, probably the last before winter. Have weeded the garden and spread out some hay to mulch the beds before winter. The local plant nursery is closing down the retail side of their business so I had to make some purchases too. Some of the plants don't survive the heavy soil and the cold frosty winter so I usually go for something frost hardy and tolerant of heavy soils.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Childrens quilt

Over the last few years I have been collecting some childrens novelty fabric. I thought it was about time I put them into a quilt before the children grow up, so over the last week or so have sorted and started to make some I spy blocks.


I have probably got enough fabric to make half a dozen quilts! I am enjoying being on long service leave, have certainly found plenty of things to do and catch up on.


We spent Easter Sunday at a local dam, the weather was perfect and the kids had a great time.


The grand kids came and stayed over the Easter holiday period, while they were here they each had a birthday to celebrate.


Bailey turned 8 and requested a Spiderman birthday cake.


Mikayla turned 7 and requested a LaLa Loopsy cake, I managed to find a small doll that went nicely on the cake.

They were both very pleased with their special cakes.