Friday, 19 September 2014

Getting Ready!

Someday, between now and the end of October, I will have to lock myself into my sewing room!

A monster 'sew-in' will be required to get through this lot!

Getting Ready!

I've agreed to stock my sister's salon for Christmas!  And I can never say no to my lovely big sis!

So if I suddenly 'go dark' you'll know what has happened!

Jude xo

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Button Fun!

Recently I was asked if I would like to have a play with some self-covered buttons and some cute and gorgeous fabrics!!

Self Covered Buttons for Fabric Yard

I could hardly say no, right!

Self Covered Buttons for Fabric Yard

These are so easy and addictive to make. 

Self Covered Buttons for Fabric Yard

If you want to learn how to have your own button fun, and where to get all the supplies & fabrics you see here, hop on over to Fabric Yard and read my tutorial!

Self Covered Buttons for Fabric Yard

Warning!  These are totally addictive!

Jude xo

Monday, 15 September 2014

Flown the Nest!

Well, that's it!  She's gone! 

After a lovely weekend together in Derby, I left my firstborn there & came home alone! 


 This parenting lark doesn't get any easier you know!

I can't tell you how unbearably proud I am of her!  Her courage, grace and determination, despite the nerves and steep learning curve.

I had secretly made her a wallhanging for her new room in Halls, which I produced from my suitcase when we arrived.

Mini Pixilated Heart wallhanging for Shannon
Aprox, 24" x 24"
These are 1.5" finished squares in Shannon's favourite Amy Butler fabrics, and scrappy LV background.

Mini Pixilated heart wallhanging for Shannon

It goes perfectly in her pale blue room, as does her quilt, cushions and bunting which also 'had to be packed'!

So that's the first one to fly the nest!  I sure hope it gets easier with no's.2 and 3!

Jude xo

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Free Fabric!

It's been another beautiful day here today! 

Though the Indian summer doesn't seem to quite fit what I made today!

Mugrugs class samples
Mugrugs!
A few more samples for upcoming classes!  (I promise I won't mention the 'C' word!)

And how about entering a wee fabric giveaway here?  Just decide which Fabric Yard fabric you like best, and you could be 1 of 5 winners chosen to win 1m all to yourself!



But be warned!  It won't be easy to choose just 1 from all the gorgeous fabrics!

(Please note that leaving a comment here does not enter you for the giveaway.  You must complete the Fabric Yard entry form on the linked website.)

Happy Wednesday!

Jude xo

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

It's Really Happening!

So the Uni luggage was collected today! 

Yes, that is a sewing machine bag on the right! Priorities!
Yes, this is really happening!  My firstborn is leaving home on Saturday!  Eeeeek!

At least there's still plenty of work to do to keep me (relatively) sane!

I was working on one of these today ...


.. and a few new projects in the pipeline which I can't talk about yet!

Hope you are having a great week!

Jude xo

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Today at Bee Blessed!

Today was our first Bee Blessed get together after the summer break!

We picked up from where we left off in June, and progressed the 2nd of 2 Pippi Longstocking quilts ...

Bee Blessed progress Sept14

... the woven blocks quilt ....

Bee Blessed progress Sept14
A finish!
.... and the Quarter Log Cabin Quilt.

Bee Blessed progress Sept14
Basted and ready for quilting
Progress was also made on the Quatrefoil quilt top and some scrappy bow ties!

It's good to be back in the (BB) saddle!  And thank you already for the Sailboat blocks, starting to come in for September!  They are so gorgeous!  You can see some of them here.

Jude xo

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Fobbed Off!

I was having a little play today making some key fobs!

Key fob class samples

These will be class samples for part of my Gifts course later this term.  They are so easy and addictive to make! 

Key fob class samples

At the moment I've only blue, pink and brown webbing, which limits my colours a little (though the brown makes great 'man' key fobs!).  And you can see I was playing with different sizes too.

I've other colours on order so I'm looking forward to playing with more scraps. 

These will make great stocking filler ideas, for all ages, don't you think!!

Jude xo