Friday, 24 March 2017

Twinkling Tree Ornaments


This is a lovely pattern by Lisa Cantlay of Fig'n'berry designs  and is called Twinkling Tree ornaments,i managed to get 2 stitched


I got all the bits and pieces ready to stitch them together


I got the inner circle of beads stitched on ,now to do the outside row.


I used reproduction fabric instead of xmas fabric for a change,i am linking up with Narelle for 1 xmas item a month to see what everyone else has made go here,thankyou Narelle


I only got 1 stitched up last night,i was spending too much time on the ipad,time wasting,lol.
Hope to get the other one stitched tonight.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx


Thursday, 23 March 2017

A Bit of Shopping


At Libby Richardson's workshop i bought this lovely bag pattern by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse ,she had one on display and it was a great size to take to workshops or sewing days.


And i couldnt resist these 2 patterns of Libby's,she had the quilt there which was so cute,well then i had to buy the matching table runner,lol.


I bought some lovely tilda fabric from Marilyn of the Treehouse,1/2 mt for $7 ,i couldnt help myself,lol.


I also bought 3 new cottage garden threads


And i was lucky enough to win this sewing tidy,pretty cute hey,in one of the many raffles.


And my gorgeous friend Barb bought me a VHS cover so i can make Katie Dawson's project,as i had heaps and threw them out when i cleaned up the sewing room a few months back,Barb said this cover reminded her of me,how cheeky is she,lol.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wow What a goodie Bag

 These are the bags i got for Libby Richardson's workshop,the big bag had 6 patterns and a partial kit ,plus a cute little tin and a reel of ribbon and the little bag had chocolates in it,yipee this workshop was such good value,i will certainly do one of Libby's workshops again.


We got 2 lovely patterns from Libby


2 gorgeous patterns from Natalie Bird


  2 lovely patterns from Katie Dawson


And this was the lovely kit that we got and  we also had threads and we could do any of Libby's or Natalie's projects with it,lovely tilda fabrics.


Libby taught us how to paint and shade our teddy for the cushion below,i had fun doing this,thankyou Libby.



Sewing basket and tag was the other pattern from Libby.

 How gorgeous is this bag by Natalie,i cant wait to start on this one


This was another interesting project of Katies,it was a VHS box turned into a sewing box,cant wait to start this one either


And this was the other pattern from Katie,these ducks are done in 3 different sizes and would look great hanging on the wall.
See i told you it was an awesome goodie bag.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Libby Richardson Workshop

 On Sunday i had a wonderful time with my buddies Barb and Anne and we went to Libby Richardson's workshop,this was the first time for us and we had a ball.
We were very lucky to have our friends Fiona and Kaye sitting with us ,which was a lovely surprise and we also got to make some new friends Pauline and Kaye and it was a lovely surprise to find out that Pauline has a blog.
 There was lots of inspiration to be had
 lol i wanted to make everything
 Such amazing talent these ladies have
 Barb and Kaye with their raffle wins
 Here is the lovely Natalie showing us how she made her lovely pouch and lovely kate showing us how she made one of her projects,wish i had gotten some pics of Libby showing us how to paint a little bear,i think i was to busy concentrating,i havent got the best painting skills,but learnt alot from Libby so i cant wait to have a play.


Here is two of our tutors for the day Katie Dawson of Country Garden Threads and lovely Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse and i was sorry to find that i had no pics of Libby when i downloaded them onto my computer,sorry Libby.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx



Monday, 20 March 2017

Family Celebration


We had a lovely time at the Sir Charles Hotham hotel on Saturday,hubby's niece and her hubby celebrated 30 years of marriage and their daughter Sandra in cahoots with her dad arranged a surprise party for Maria,lol it was in the planning for quite awhile so we all had to be careful that she did find out, and surprised she was.
 I had made Maria and Robert a table runner which was a Michelle Ridgeway design,Maria loved it and said it would go well in their bedroom.

 It is always fun to catch up with the little ones,they grow up too fast

 Arrh young love,it was so good catching up with members of the family,we all get to busy and finding time to get together gets harder.


Then after the get together in Geelong we went to our DD2's home in Bannockburn for tea and celebrated again with chinese as it was hubby's birthday last week,so it was a wonderful day and i stayed at my DD's for the night as  i was going with Barb and Anne to Melb for a Libby Richardson workshop Sunday morning.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx



Sunday, 19 March 2017

Having Fun in Adelaide with the LGS girls


Some pics of my fun time in Adelaide,above are my roomies and good friends Narelle,Teresa,me and Chez,i had the most awesome time with these girls and we never stopped laughing.


I am here with Wendy,Noela having lunch at Seppelts winery.


Lol and the girls having a sip or two of wine,from left Teresa,Chez,De and Marilyn.


Lol i might've joined them for a sip or two of wine,from left Chez,De,Marilyn and me.


Having fun on one of our bus trips,thankyou to all the ladies for such a wonderful fun time,looking forward to the next one.

Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx



Saturday, 18 March 2017

FNSI


For Friday night with friends i made 2 tea towels and


2 Kitchen hand towels


These are for a gift for a special young lady.


Packed and ready to give to her over the weekend.
Thankyou Wendy for being such a wonderful hostess and to see what the other ladies got up to go here.


Today we are going to a 30th wedding anniversary in Geelong and mum made this lovely card for me to put with the table runner that i made for them.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend its a very busy one for me.


Life only comes around once.
So do what makes you happy and be around people who make you smile.

cheers shez xx