strike a pose for boondie baby
Check out Boondie Baby's burp cloths latest model! Erika is a natural! To find out more about Boondie Baby's beautiful handmade wares, visit the Boondie Baby website. And here's the link to their burp cloths. Or you can buy online at Made It...
the (wo)man with the (quilt) plan
Hey y'all! So here 'tis — my cot quilt design for George's room. The centre panel and 80% of the linen panels will be visible on the top, with the rest visible between the cot bars. I was going for a random collection of squares and rectangles in the main panel — I'm already thinking about my next quilt, which I think will be more structured...
cot quilt for george
Here 'tis: the fabrics for George's cot quilt. I'm aiming to keep it quite neutral with natural and grey linen's, with a splash of greens. I've got a design in my head, just need to find the time to get it down on paper (or computer, anyway). I can't wait to get my sewing machine out of hiding! It's been too long, eh Nina?...
Ever since I got my hot little hands on my wool felt freckle ottoman (you can see it in this post here), I've been a wee bit obsessed with felt. I'd been pondering what little cushion I could use on the feeding chair in the baby's room, when I had a bright spark — I know, I'll make one from felt fabric! Yes, that is what I shall do! I was disappointed with...
I can't tell you how chuffed I was to discover my step-sister-in-law had started a blog! This very talented lass is one of the key people who inspired me to learn to sew — the quilts and tote bags (and, as you'll discover when you read her blog, so much more) she has made for her little ones are truly gorgeous. I can't wait to...
A very clever friend of mine has recently opened up an online store, filled with her handmade goodies for mum and bubs. There are waterproof change mats, burp cloths, cot quilts, and a whole lot more on offer, all in bright kiddy-friendly fabrics. You can view her current range on offer at the Boondie Baby stores on Etsy...
welcome, lucy nina
Say hello to beautiful Lucy Nina. My sister and her husband welcomed Lucy into the world on March 9, weighing 7lbs 3oz. She is the sweetest little bub, I wish I could see her every day! I could take a million photos in five minutes (and post every one of them!), she changes expression all the time, even when she's sleeping...
plus quilt in progress
Hello y'all! I wanted to show you how I'm going with Lucy's quilt I told you about in the Princess Champion EJ post here. I'd seen the 'plus' quilt design on the Internet and loved it, so decided to give it a go. It seems complex, but is really very simple — sewn together in rows of 'dot, dot, dash' (that will make sense when you see the pattern)...
princess champion ej
My sister is just four weeks from the due date of her first bubba — how time flies! (sorry Deesy, I know it's probably dragging for you now!) While inutero, the bubba has been called 'Princess Champion EJ' — as they opted to not know the sex, my sister figures this covers all bases. When selecting fabrics for the quilt (from Amitie, of course...
I made this little quilt six months ago, as a first birthday present for Miss Elle. There is a huge love of trains in this household — a beautiful sepia, large-scale photograph of an old (London?) train station adorns the dining room wall, and you will spot little prints and wooden toys here and there. Clever mum, Amber, even made a lovely locomotive...
My mate Ali and I have been friends for 18 years. So you can imagine how chuffed I was when she welcomed her beautiful baby girl Piper into the world... seems like just yesterday. Well, it wasn’t yesterday — a couple weeks ago Piper celebrated her first birthday. And in fine style — mum baked an angel cake and everything!...
welcome, little tahlia
On the 14th of last month, my family welcomed a new addition — my beautiful little niece, Tahlia Mae. From the first, we have all been absolutely besotted with this miniature human. I can’t help but marvel at the miracle of life when I cradle her in my arms. To celebrate her arrival, I have made a little cot quilt, complete with soft...
I love a long weekend. After a busy week socialising with friends and family, it really is so very lovely to cosy up at home and get stuck into the project of the moment. Hubby is snuggled on the couch, I make him some fruit and cinnamon toast and a cup of tea, and turn on the sewing machine...
I stumbled across a new magazine in Mag Nation this week. It’s a lovely little publication produced in Canada, called Uppercase, about all things creative and curious. There were a number of articles that got me a-thinkin’, possibly too many for the one blog entry. Hence this entry is called ‘uppercase #1'...
Well, Amitie have done it again. I was determined to never buy a quilt kit again, but their display at the Australasian Quilt Convention had me swooning. It’s a miracle that I came home with just the one kit, really. Ok, so the level of dag at the AQC is extreme. But that’s ok — I understand they’ve got a very loyal...
the green quilt
Ooh, the days and nights are getting mighty chilly (I realise there are plenty of people in the world who live in areas where it snows and would guffaw at my perception of ‘chilly’). The leaves are starting to turn beautiful shades of gold and red and brown, and my breath makes puffy clouds as I walk to the train station in the mornings...
my first quilt…
...and so began my passion for quilting. This beautiful quilt was bought as a kit from a stall at the Australasian Quilt Convention, which is happening again here in Melbourne next week. I will definitely need to pop along to ogle all the beautiful designs and fabrics. I certainly won’t be coveting one of the gorgeous Bernina’s this year...
oftie trial no.2 — Mama bear, from the book Softies (see previous entry, Polly). I was quite happy with the result of this cuddly ol’ gal — ears are a little wonky (adds to the charm!?), but I found the wool fabric quite difficult to get a smooth round edge. More practice required! And no, this is not the sewing machine used to complete the task!...
polly, the pocket rocket
Meet Polly: my first soiree into the land of sewing. Polly enjoys cool autumn days with warm sunshine and lots of cuddles, but is afraid of residing on a shelf so low that the boys (read: puppies) will befriend her. Ideally suited to a little bubba (no sharp bits or buttons to chew off), I haven’t yet had the heart to part with her — one day!...