Saturday, 22 November 2014

A new Mini


Thursdsay morning I had a lovely catch up with the gorgeous Fiona 
who blogs over at Bendigo Lioness.  Fiona and I have met through the wonderful
world of Instagram.

We sat, enjoyed our Coffee and ate a yummy morning tea that Fiona brought over
 and chatted all things sewing :o)

Perfect way to spend a few hours.

Fiona also surprised me and spoiled me with a new Mini :)

 and Chocolate.

Huge thank you Fiona xx

(and thank you Instagram for a beautiful friend I may not have found without you)

I think I need to go and unpack my other Minis now and get my Mini Wall back up :o)

Hugs, Sharon

Friday, 21 November 2014

A Foxie Finish

"Fancy Foxes"

An Adorable Fox pattern + Daysail by Bonnie and Camille + Essex Linen and quilted with a Woodgrain pattern = PURE LOVE

Back from the quilters and binding is on. I'm calling it a Wrap!

I love this one so much. 
It is up on the wall already in my new (yet to be organised Sewing Space) just waiting for me.

I am so pleased that I sent it out to be quilted. I love the texture of the Woodgrain quilting and I love the way that the Essex Linen makes the Dailsail fabrics pop.

Eventually my sewing table will be positioned right here under the Foxes

.The "Fancy Foxes" pattern can be found over HERE.
I'm thinking that I might play with Hazel Hedgehog soon.

Available HERE.

Thanks for popping by and until next time,
hugs Sharon

Monday, 17 November 2014

Ripple Love

I took advantage of our cooler weather over the weekend to finish off my Ripple Blanket


Three trips around and it was done, 8 weeks after I started it :o)
When I first learnt to crochet I knew I wanted to make a ripple blanket
so it now feels so good to have accomplished that task and to also have it be
my first big blanket.

It's BIG.  Here it is on a Single Bed and below on a Queen for size reference.

I nearly didn't add the border but so glad that I did.
The pattern for this one can be found HERE at Attic24 and if you
want to duplicate one exactly, Lucy has a link on her blog for a Yarn Pack.

Now I can turn my attention back to my growing Sunburst Granny.

Until next tine.
hugs Sharon

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sew, clip, iron, wrap and repeat

I am in three Christmas Swaps this year and I am happy to report that they are all finished, 
wrapped and ready to post

Wonder where they are all heading though?


hmm ....... now what to do :o)

hugs Sharon

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Anyone seen "Cosy"?

Oh my, Lucy over at Attic24 has started a new blanket and a Crochet Along.
The colours are beautiful and inspiring and making me want to dive in head first to this project.


One slight problem,
Its fast approaching to Summer and already we have had some super warm days and its just not practical to start making a blanket right? Not to mention Christmas and the Summer School holidays.

I have spoken to Lucy and got her permission to do a "Down Under Autumn CAL"
So basically the same CAL that she is hosting at the moment but we wont be starting until Autumn (March).  Also huge thank you to Lucy for allowing me to use her stunning photos.

This idea originally started on Instagram and has taken off with many ladies jumping on board so now it time to share it to my Blogging Buddies who may not have seen it over there and want to come and play also.

It is going to be nice and relaxed. Work at your own pace.
It is a lovely pattern which is also great for a beginner and producing stunning results.

Don't you just love how the colours of Autumn are shining through in the yarn.

Lucy is using 15 x 100g balls of  Stylecraft Special DK worked on a 4mm hook.
Finished size will be approx 120cm x 180cm - Single Bed Size.

Iv'e used the Stylecraft Special DK in both my Coastal Ripple and my Sunburst Blanket and love it.

So, if you are interested in playing along in Autumn pop on over HERE and grab your kit (mine shipped for just under $50AUD when I ordered it Friday night and I usually have it here in a week) or start raiding your stash in readiness.  Lucy's Blog can be found HERE.

When we start I will post the relevant links to Lucy's blog here so that you dont have to go looking for them.

Feel free to grab the image below and add it to your sidebar if your going to play along and if you are on Instagram use the hashtag #DUACAL  Also feel free to share with your friends, the more the merrier.

Are you ready to order your supplies and be ready to play?
I know I am so looking forward to it and be sure to let me know if your going to play along.

hugs Sharon