Monday, January 27, 2014


We welcomed this little guy into our family last week.
We visited the local pound and this is kitten that Zoe chose.
Two and a half years ago we had our beautiful burmese girl Leyla.  She unfortunately got hit by a car and we had to have her put down as her injuries were so bad. This absolutely broke our hearts as she was the first pet we had as a family.
Six months later we got two red burmese kittens.  A boy and a girl.  Thundercat is our boy, and Skittles was our girl. Skittles went missing at the end of November.  We searched and searched but she never turned up. We believe that she was taken, she is such a friendly cat. It wouldn't have been too hard to coax her over. I only hope that whoever has her now loves her as much as we do.
Thundercat is taking his time to adjust to his  new buddy but in a few weeks they should be fine.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The year of the destash.

So I went looking for a specific piece of fabric the other day. 
That lead me to realise how much fabric I actually have.  If we are talking metres/yards. There would be at least 200. (A conservative estimate  for sure)
I did not buy it all. I have been blessed to have been given a lot of it. So now to use it.
I started looking online for a new quilt cover for Zoe's quilt. I saw a lot of lovely designs, a few One Direction themes and then it dawned on me. I should make the quilt cover out of fabric I already have.
*Light bulb moment*
I bought a set of fat quarters of Amy Butler's fabric "Love" I had visions of making cushion covers and selling them at the markets but I got side tracked and at that project went on the back burner.  Along with so many other genius ideas.

So I cut into it last week and have started stitching today.  A simple 8 inch square design. The fabric is so pretty it doesn't need a complicated design.

I'll post the progress as I go.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Colour Me Happy

One thing I love about kids is that they don't have preconceived notions, like we do, of colour and design.
We are taught about the colour wheel, primary, secondary, and tertiary colours and how they should go together. We sometimes over think our choices and make things a lot more difficult than needs be.
Koby on the other hand, ran down the wool isle of our local Spotlight. Picking up random colours and say " look mum. I love these colours"
And so do I.
So my tip today is if you get stuck on what colours to use in your next crafty project, grab a five or twelve year old and let them decide.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Favourite Fabrics, Day Six

Yesterday I was sneezing and sniffling and not in a good way. Writing a post was the last thing on my mind but today I am sharing this.......
Kokka matryoshka fabric.
This is one of my most favourite fabrics which I brought a couple of years ago from a local patchwork shop.
I  only have half a metre and I have been saving it for good.
But I am still undecided what to make......
Cushion cover? Handbag? Incorporate it into a Quilt?
I have no idea. But it's pretty. And that's all that matters right?

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Favourite Fabrics Day Four

I have absolutely no idea where I got this fabric from. It is roughly fat quarter size.
It looks like linen or a very heavy cotton and it is actually white rather than cream.
The selvedge has printed on it "maridadi fabrics, Nairobi Kenya"
I was thinking of maybe making it into this bag. So it shows off the fabric the most.
What do you think? Any ideas?