Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Doiley Needlecase


I bought this beautiful doiley at a lovely antique shop in a town near us and i decided to make a needlecase with it,so i selected some fabrics that i thought went with it.


I really wasnt quite sure what i was doing as it was just evolving as i was going along,lol.


So i stitched the doiley onto a pretty striped fabric.


Then i backed it with some orange fabric.


Then i put a circle of felt inside it,so that needles and pins cant stick into it.


Then i folded it and it was a bit too big folded into a half circle so then i folded it again and i think it looks good in a little triangle.


Then i popped a retro orange button onto it and now its all finished ready for the pressie box.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx

Lest we forget


Monday, 23 April 2018

Portarlington


I had a lovely 3 days with my sister in Portarlington,we had lunch on Sunday in this lovely cafe by the pier and we were sitting inside and could see the beach and the boats,it was a lovely spot.


We had a walk along the pier it has changed alot since i last walked on it and they now have the Port Phillip ferry to take you across to Melb,we also got to see lots of boats docked along the pier.


While we were there we got to see the big dredger and also close to the shore we got to see a school of little fish.


Sunday was a beautiful day and there were lots of families walking along the pier and also lots of fishermen trying to catch there tea.


I took a picture of us both while we were walking along the pier,my sister actually walked down to the pier from here house which took about 1/2 hour and i drive down abit later as i have only just been told last week that i can now do some walking.
I had a lovely time with my sister and i hope to go back soon.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend .
Cheers Shez xx


Saturday, 21 April 2018

FNSI


For Friday night Sew In i worked on my flamingo project.


I got my flamingo's coloured in with my water pencils.


And i got the backing fabric stitched on the hexies ,now they are ready to stitch together,to see what the other girls got up to go here and sending the lovely Wendy a big thankyou for hosting FNSI.

I am spending another couple of days down at Portarlington with my sister,so i hope you all have a good weekend too.

Cheers Shez xx



Friday, 20 April 2018

Green Dragons Sit & Sew


Had another awesome time with the Green Dragon sit & sew,we have so much fun and some learning tossed in as well.


I am always in awe of Michelle's work,she also does amazing drawings and artwork ,she is a very clever lady


We had a new to me lady come and her name is Cheryl too ,so i wont forget her name, then we discovered that we had done a clamshell class together a couple of years back,lol,small world isnt it.


We have lots of discussions and we ask Michelle heaps of questions ,i learn a lot with this group of wonderful ladies


We all got to watch Michelle make this lovely piece of work ,the pampass grass looks so real,such amazing work.


 This is the finished piece,the colours were so pretty ,wish you could see the beautiful sapphire blue glitter thread through it ,love it,and looking forward to the next sewing day

Hope you all had a wonderful day.
Cheers Shez xx


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Finished stitcheries and Craft Group


This is a beautiful stitchery pattern by Nikki Tervo,i love it called Ooh La La 


Here i am making up my own design,lol,fingers crossed that it works out.


Now i just need to colour these in,think i did it around the wrong way ,think i was suppose to colour in first and then stitch,lol,trust me to do it back to front.


Went to craft group on Monday and enjoyed show and tell here Heather is showing us her baby quilt which was quilted by Brenda.


Pictures dont do this one justice,its a table topper for a caravan ,Raelene and her hubby restore retro caravans and this topper will go on a table in one of the vans,it was beautiful.


And Cathy was showing us her goodies that she got at a workshop in Melb a couple of weekends ago.
Also bottom right is Sue showing us her quilt as you go quilt,the girls are so clever and a fun group to belong to.



Dont forget to sign up for FNSI with our lovely hostess Wendy,to signup go here.
Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


Monday, 16 April 2018

Another Wristlet and a Recipe


I decided to make another wristlet purse for the gift box,love this sea horse fabric.


I made a flower to finish it off.


This is a lovely pattern by Monica Poole of Moonshine designs called Wristlet Purse.


I had fun watching the Under 14's Victorian Country Basketball championships Saturday and Sunday and this is a great action shot which was in our local paper of one of the games,my Grandson Riley is in the white,they were great matches to watch and they were very fast games,lol,my eyes couldnt keep up with the ball it was moving so fast,lol.


I also managed to find a roll tin so that i could make these lovely date and walnut rolls,this is such a moist yummy recipe and it makes 2 each time.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Lots of love
Shez xx



Friday, 13 April 2018

A Little Gift Bag


I did this Lovely Annie Downs stitchery,I did lots of stitcheries when i first broke my ankle,and i thought its about time i started finishing off some of the stitcheries that i had done.


I just did the bag out of my head these arent hard to make.
The pattern is called Simple Stitchings Birthday Blessings by Hatched and Patched.


I fact they are quite a quick project to do ,even the stitchery doesnt take long to do.


I decided to use some navy cat tail to thread through it,i think the navy looks lovely with the mustard fabric.
I bought my DD a lovely necklace at one of the jewelry sales in town and i thought this bag would be great to put it into.


Its my DD2's birthday today and i am pleased to say that most of her gifts are homemade.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx