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Enjoying a great cup of coffee :D
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My very own dolls house

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I have for quite a while now wanted a dolls house and never having had one when I was a little girl I brought myself a dolls house. I had Master B ask why someone had forgotten to buy me one when I was little (adorable!). It was second hand from Trade Me and it came with some furniture and a few dolls.

1st coat covering up previous paint colours

Master B & Master W playing with dolls and furniture

I gave it a paint. - a few coats to cover some browns/reds/purple it has been painted previously. And after a trip to Resene for paint it is now Spanish White, excluding the sliding doors and windows and the feature wall in the bedroom painted Vista Blue- which matches perfectly with the fabric I made little blankets from for the beds from Sew Pretty. (also made 2 mattresses, set of sheets, pillows with cases)

Dolls house


Kitchen and Dining

Lounge with office furniture (and computer)

Bedroom with feature wall
I am really enjoying seeing the boys play pretend with the people and actually sitting down and playing house with each other and being so creative with their imaginations, and it also makes me notice how sturdy boys toys are made! Its a win for me and them!
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Sew Sew!

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Its been a busy last few days for me.

Three quilts done! I really dislike the method of binding and it took so long to cut, iron in half then again to have 1/2 inch wide binding I only had to sew once (minus the few times I have to re sew) might just stick to the old way of doing it- iron binding in half, sew on back, fold over and sew again.

3 quilts finished!

I have started a Christmas table runner using the fabrics I found last week. I am using a few of the blocks from The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt.

8 blocks done

[73] Rainbow Flowers

[2] Autumn Tints
I have also set the challenge of a $10 limit for Christmas for everyone for gifts (helping the boys not get so many toys for Christmas). I have a long list of projects to finish before Christmas as well as the list of things to make for Christmas gifts.
I have started making a set of adorable felt  citrus coasters and also tempted to make these felt apple coasters for myself!

5 sets of 2 coasters

Orange Citrus coasters

I started making these felt plum puddings last year, so making another set this year for gifts

Plum puddings

Off to craft group tonight, time to start another quilt and get the other Christmas blocks done!

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Rainbow Quilt Progress

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Rainbow quilt is done! Here are some photos of my progress



Front complete

Backing complete

Close up of back

The batting I used is 50% Cotton/ 50% Bamboo.

I made the quilt finished size 41.4cm wide and 43.5cm long (16.3'' x 17.1'') .

Quilt complete!
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Circle Quilt Complete!

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I got finished my circle quilt! Here are some photos


Front with boarder
Backing fabric
Back in the sunlight- looks like stained glass!


Front with binding

The batting I used is 100% cotton

I made the quilt finished size 158cm wide and 116cm long (62.2'' x 45.6'') .

My quilt is complete!

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Ginger biscuits
The sun is shining, Master W and Master B are happily playing ginger biscuits and lemon poppy seed muffins made!
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Farmers Wife Sample Quilt Progress

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I am finding it easier to flick through the Farmers Wife Sample Quilt book and pick the blocks that at the moment look easy/ require the least amount of effort and that I have the perfect fabric combination for in my fabric box until I gain more confidence with triangles/other shapes that I am required to make!
I got 5 made in one evening.

[9] Box

[84] Spool

[96] Tulip

[6] Big Dipper

[2] Autumn Tints

Now to get more templates printed and fabric cut. now just 103 to go!!

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The last week

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Last week I got to the Creative Fair with a few friends. I had a list of thing I need to get and I came away with all that I wanted :D

Felt/Plain cream fabric from Sew Pretty
Bottom 3 fabrics from The Quilters Barn and top Fabric of Holly's from  Art of Sewing

Also went and got 8mtrs of red ribbon for Christmas Cards. I plan to start making cards this week.

Christmas Paper from Scrap it Simple
And did some sewing.....

Yellow Block for Rainbow Quilt

Brown Block for Rainbow Quilt

Front of  Rainbow Quilt

Back of Rainbow Quilt

Front of Circle Quilt
Just need to baste and quilt the Circle Quilt, Rainbow Quilt and the Quilt for Master B and looking forward to starting a crafty fabric swap this month with friends- we will be making Coasters with the fabric sent to us!
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Had a productive and good week! Looking forward to Creative Fair this afternoon. Have a great Friday!
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Circle Quilt progress

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I have had a productive last week working on the circle quilt. Feeling pretty impressed with my self that [a] the semi circles are easier than I expected to sew back into the block [b] it all lines up pretty well [c] that I love the fabric choices I made!

Laying out the blocks

It all sewn together

Close up

Backing Fabric

Backing fabric arrived today from Stitchworks and I am really happy with the colour and its also 2.7m wide so the back will just be one large piece of fabric.

Just deciding now if the front needs a white boarder around the circles before I have to cut off all my loose threads and iron (again) then basting and quilting starts!
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Starting another quilt- Rainbow Quilt

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I have started a quilt, this time for friends expecting a baby early next year.

I had an idea (more scribbled down an idea just before going to sleep one night) and  the plan is to have it like this... a Rainbow quilt

My idea scribbles

So after sorting through my fabrics/scraps this is my fabric selection and you can see the way I laid it out is more or less my scribbled idea and it looks like a rainbow!

Fabric selection (notice my yellow pile lacking a range of yellow?)

Here are some blocks done but not cut to a specific size yet




Black and White


2 more blocks to go once I finish the brown block and acquire more yellow fabric.

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