I have made up a Passport Protector out of the Garden Party fabric that I got through the Amitie Blog VIP Mailout.
You can find the tutorial here. There is also a link in the sidebar.
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Both my children are busy with rehearsals for Tournament of Minds competition. The regional finals are on this weekend. As part of the competition,the children need to make all their own costumes and props. We have had both of their teams of 7 at our place for the past 2 weekends, busily sewing and constructing away. I have kept myself busy while waiting for them during rehearsals with this quick little knitted washcloth that I made using a pattern I found at Anna's blog, Thimbleanna.
Australia Post has been making a few deliveries at our place over the past week so I now have plenty of goodies and craft supplies for some new projects.
I received my Amitie Blog VIP Mailout - which consisted of these gorgeous Garden Party fabrics. I have an idea for these - hope to get to it on the weekend. (I should have ironed them before the pic - oops!)
I received these gorgeous Japanese fabrics from good-ness for some baby gift projects
and this fabric with school supplies on it - perfect for a pencil case or two!
I also received this precious little onesie as a thank you from Kristine at Townmouse. It is almost too sweet to use! Check out her beautiful range of designer babies and children's wear - it is absolutely gorgeous. Townmouse clothing has been worn by Princess Mary's children!
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I have also been baking for the school lunchboxes this week and made a batch of Choc Chip Muffins, using the recipe I found here. They turned out really well, are easy to make, and freeze well.
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Check out Darlene’s blog Quilting Daze – she is a fabulous quilter and does lots of lovely stitchery too.
We also won a giveaway from Sarah at Pink Petal Designs. We got a gorgeous knitted house pincushion and some cute Japanese fabric with lots of candy bars on it!
This week I have also made some Chocolate Caramel Slice and would like to share this recipe with you.
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According to Wikipedia, "Osnaburg was a coarse type of plain textile fabric, named for the city of Osnabrück . Originally made from flax yarns, it has been made from either flax, tow or jute yarns". I recently bought some Osnaburg from Lincraft and have enjoyed using it today in a couple of projects. It is so soft to work with, doesn't crush like linen, and is cheaper - what's not to like!
First up I made this little basket out of some treasured scraps. I think it is destined to be the first of many – it was fun and quick to make! I based it on a great tutorial I found here.
I finally cut in to my Mollybirds fabric to create a little purse (with a boxed bottom) using a flexi frame closure that I purchased at a recent craft show. I have another flexi frame so will probably make a sun glasses case with it.
Have a great week!
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I have been spending most of my free time in the kitchen over the past week and had to deal with such frustrations as my freezer dying on me on Sunday (I am still waiting for the repairman!). I whipped up a new pot holder using Cassie’s excellent tutorial for perfect binding. You can see it here with my “Baby Apple and Almond Cakes” in the background.
I played around with a quilted piece of fabric that I had left over from another project and made this triangular shaped purse.
After my recent foray into decoupage (it is very addictive), I made a little coaster for my studio to match the clipboard I made recently.
I am hoping to get back into sewing and crafting next week. One of the first things Sarah and I want to make is these little magnetic canvases from How About Orange.
Today is my dear sons 14th Birthday! It is hard to believe how fast the past 14 years have flown since we embarked on parenthood. Although he prefers to remain anonymous on our blog, I just wanted to share one of my favourite early pics of him with you. He is such an easy going, caring, generous son. Happy Birthday BJ!!
These cute little buttons, floss and ribbons.
And these fantastic pieces of fabric (love the cupcake print!).
Thanks again Mel and James. You should check out James' blog! I can't wait to make up an apron or two!
This week I have also repurposed a top, and made it into a cute little bag. I am still deciding what to put in it, but plan to hang it in my bedroom to store things in.
I have also made this bag out of an old pair of jeans. I got the cool little tute from here.
It was super easy to make and only took a few hours. We have also be super spoilt this week with 4 tags/awards. From
Thanks so much everyone for these awards. We love all the blogs we visit so consider yourself awarded!
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