Friday, December 31, 2010

Ciao, ciao 2010

Before we ring the bells to see out another year, I thought I'd do up a mosaic of my crafty efforts this year. It's pretty light on, but given the high-octane pace of 2010, I guess it's not too bad!

1. Poppy skirt with applique tee, 2. Panel skirt, 3. Too-whit too-whoo, 4. Book bag, 5. Butterfly applique top and matching skirt, 6. Dot's Bouquet, 7. Susan's Stars, 8. Tristan's Hungry Caterpillar, 9. The House That Jack Built, 10. Abigail's pram quilt- front, 11. Walk in the Park, 12. PIF gifts, 13. Rom's spooky new skirt, 14. AH skirt, 15. Allan's Lagoon

Wishing you and your families a happy, safe and prosperous 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Allan's Lagoon

I finally finished the lap quilt I made for my father-in-law Allan, using fabric from the Lagoon range by Michael Miller. It's based on an Oh Fransson pattern.
I quilted it with an all-over medium meander, which adds to the sea-like quality of the fabric. Unsurprisingly, I called it Allan's Lagoon :)I had hoped to have it all wrapped up under the Christmas tree, but it wasn't quite finished. At least it's done in time for his departure after lunch today!

Next up is finishing Romily's single bed quilt that I began about two years ago...I'll get there, albeit slowly :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Goodbye 2010

Poor, poor, neglected blog. Poor, poor, neglected readers! You want reasons? I got 'em:
  • First, I got too busy (work, schmerk).
  • Second, this is my 500th post and I wanted to run a give-away (sorry about that).
  • Third, I haven't really been crafting (sad, but true).
Since my last post (IN SEPTEMBER WHAT THE?), I have made one dress (that fits!), started quilting my father-in-law's quilt (that I am supposed to be gifting to him on Christmas Day - whoops), fixed Romily's scratchy Tinkerbell costume waistband (with a strip of batting/wadding!) in time for her last day at Preschool (it was dress-up day), and finally made Tristan's Santa stocking (which I started before LAST Christmas). He now has a matching pair to Romily's, which I made back in 2007.Dire, dire, dire effort! In my defence, I have been ultra-busy at work, so much so that I am exhausted each evening and have no energy to study, craft or write anything much at all.

I did, however, manage to turn out a Christmas story, which will be published at 3pm on Christmas Day (Australian time). You can read it here, with a bunch of other Christmas-themed stories (but not in the cheesy, Xmas kind of way!): Mixed Tapes Volume 1, Deck the Halls. Make sure you become a 'fan' of the page so you get all the links to the stories :)

I hope you are all well and looking forward to spending some time with your families over Christmas. I am looking forward to 2011 - this has been a tough year for so many people in so many ways. Onwards!