Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pink Saturday

Happy pink Saturday.

I have been really busy sewing and getting my large craft room ready to open my shop, more about that later.

So I am posting more pics of my gorgeous quilt for ya all.

Hope ya understand lol, I will fill ya in on the shop details and plans in another blog.

Cheers and Happy Pink Saturday.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tea time and a shabby quilt

I did this post earlier and it wiped itself, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, so I will upload the pics, then add to it.

This is my quilt I have been working on, it is huge about 5 feet square. All cotton fabrics with pure wool wadding and pink drill cotton backing, sewed with gutterman cotton thread as well.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Click to Mix and Solve

Click to Mix and Solve

Just thought you might like this puzzle to do, I love trees and green grass, hope you do to. Then the next one is my new faux flowers I bought yesterday.
Just click on the arrow to get them ready for solving, I hope you enjoy them.
Cheers Debra.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The day the country came to town

Log September 22
Its now 3pm in the afternoon

I awoke from a granny power nap, to find it looking more like I had been transported to mars, it was an eerie brown out side all the windows, so with camera in hand I went out to investigate, not knowing If I were going to b e deported to some ailien martian lets see what your made from camp or what, so I took my little dog with me for protection (Of course) and on venturing out side I was greeted by dust, yes dust and more dust.

It seems every few years we are bestowed upon by the country, they seem to think we need some of their precious top soil for some reson or another, but I do however feel sorry for those poor souls who washed their cars yesterday, or the little girl I saw cleaning the windows at the local woolies supermarket pmsl.

Here are a few pics of what greeted me out the front and side of my house .

I assure you I have not doctored these pics in any way, this is the colour it was outside, it has somewhat cleared a little now as I type, but is very very widy, so I am sure the winds will blow it on to the next town along its path, dropping some it of its load as it goes. Yes it is bin night, if the wind dosnt blow the bin down the street for all to see my gargbage lol.
OK I think I will go save the bin from this fate, and go secure everything that is likely to blow around in the yard.
So it has jsut started to rain turning this dust into yep you guessed it (MUD)

Then the power went down for a few hours tonight, so I had to take a pic of me all set up with my laptop still connected to the internet, thanks to still keeping my dial up account, I knew that would come in handy one day lol. And one of my mums old kero lamps, the amount of light they throw out is amazing. And of course the wood fire burning, it was glorious while it lasted, now the power is back on. I am so tempted to turn off the lights again and stay the way I was. Oh the good ole days lol, I could have even gone and done some sewing as well. I use my mums trusty singer treddle machine. I sews better than my two electric ones I own.

Oh well now back to the mundane things of doing the dishes now I can see what I am doing lol, yuck.

Cheers Debra (Australia)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Yippeeeee Pink Saturday again

The cutest pink cotton buds, I dont think hubby will miss these ones. Pink tags I have cut out to put on some gifts, lucky recipients.:)

My spray starch in its bottle with pink handle and nozzle, too darn cute..:)

Dolls house I am making with its pink painted siding....:)

A fabric piece I got at the local thrift shop last week, its destined to become a cushion I feel.....:)

And my favorite, a bag of pink rose pot purri, it smells as good as it looks I can tell you, it was reduced down from $8 to $1 I cant figure out why, it is devine, I am going back for some more if they have any left........:)

Well I hope you like my pink things for this week, It is not too hard to find pink around this house lol, everywhere you look there is pink, oh except the kitchen, it is going to be yellow and blue, but that is for another blog entry..:)

Cheers Have a wonderful evening.................:)

The first flowers for

The season, I love these freesias, they smell divine, if you have them in your garden you will know what I mean. I cant leave them in the garden I have to pick them and bring them inside, I adore the smell wafting through the house, though hubby will come home and say, what is that infernal spray you have gone and bought now lol.
He does not hold the same affinity with cut flowers that I do. That could be why I never seem to get flowers for any occasions lol, Hmmmmmmmmmm might have to work on that, come to think of it, I dont get flowers or chocolates or anything for any occasion. :(

Any way on a lighter note the weather is warming up, I think this will be the first night since the start of winter that I wont have to light the wood fire. I have bought in the kindling etc incase it cools down, but I am hopeful I wont need it.

Also my quilt is coming along nicely, I have got three strips of squares sewn up, and I am very pleased with it so far. ( I had to take a pic of the progress) I cant help myself ROFL.

Let me know what you think of the table cloth pink green and white fabric I have mixed in with it (the table cloth fabric I call it lol), it is so hard to find a nice green to go with my beautiful roses fabrics, but I think this works. Too bad cause it is all cut and sewn up now lol.

Oh my the smell is wafting out to me now at the computer, it really is a strong fragrance isnt it. Its making me feel more like spring has finally arrived.
Ok back to sewing up my quilt.
Cheers till next time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

10 sewn 90 to go

I am making a shabby quilt, I have sewn 100 squares of gorgeous shabby roses fabrics, all wadded with pure wool wadding and backed with pink drill cotton. It is going to be huge, I have 100 by 100 7 inch squares if I use them all on the one quilt, I will decide as I go along.

Here are the squares waiting to be sewn together, and you can see some of the fabrics I have used sitting beside them.

I have been wanting to make one of these quilts for so long, I started one a couple of years ago, but was not happy with the fabrics I had.

I hope to finish it in the next couple of days, If I can stop having visitors that is lol.

Hopefuly my builder freind will be here in the next week also to make a start on my shop, I am converting the large family room in our home into a shabby shop, I have all the furniture etc and most of the stock to fit it out, and we are in a fabulous spot for a shop. I will update you more as it progresses, this is something that has been in the works for about 2 years now, it is so hard to get any one to come and do work, and even harder when it is not a major building project. But I am hopeful it will happen sooner rather than later lol.

And to all of you who sent well whishes for my recent back surgery, A big big thankyou, I am much better thankyou, I think it may have worked a litte, I had a couple of nerves burnt off at the ends so I do not feel as much pain.

I still have the lower back to see to though, and have to still take my pain medication for that, so am unable to get of it yet. If you ever have to take pain medication, please try to only take it as you need it, it creeps up on you and before you know it you are addicted to the stuff.

Anyways the main thing is I feel somewhat better, and am able to do the things I love doing. So with that said it is off back to the sewing room.......

Cheers and have a lovely weekend.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Miniature Furniture and a shabby cushion

I have been busy, my headache finally left me, so I got busy, I have a few dollshouses on the go at the moment, so while I wait for glue etc to dry, I shabbied up some furniture for one of my houses. It is just the same as doing real life size lol, but it dosnt take as long.

I have had this gorgeous Rachel Ashwell fabric for forever, and I had already tea stained it and the vintage chenille, I finally got around to making a cushion out of it last night. I am very pleased with the way it turned out, I diddnt tizzy it up with lace and ruffles, I was going to but decided against it, I wanted it to just be bold as it is. The back is brown cotton fabric.

Well that is it for today, I am off to pack my bag, I am going to have a small operation on my back on Friday, I cant rememebr what it is called, but they inject some sort of pain blocker into your spine, and hopefully it will alleiviate my pain. I have two discs that are stuffed in my lower back.
I spose it cant be any worse than the big horse tablets I have to take for it now lol. I have been this way for about 3 years, and have waited 12 months for this operation.
Due to my back problems I am unable to work outside the home any more, so if anyone is interested in buying this cushion or dollhouse furniture from me just send me an email and I will send you the purchase details, I will also put them into my shabby vintage blogshop as well, I dont have much in there yet, but I am working on it. I hope to have shabby items, and dollhouse furnture and miniatures, all hand crafted by me.
Ok happy bloggers have a lovely evening and I will talk to you when I get back from my operation.
Cheers Debra.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pink Saturday

Good Morning. Ok am a bit late for posting my pink items I know, but if you have ever had a migrane headache you will understand, as sit here lookng for pink, I feel very pink lol.

I will try to fnd what I can without running around the house taking pictures of everything pink and let me tell you most things I own are pink. I will upload some more pictures a bit later in the day, when my drugs start to work lol.
This is a cushion I made ages ago.

I found this on polyvore, isnt it wonderful.

Cheers Debra (For now)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Yay my favorite time of the year

Spring time, I love spring time, it would have to be my favorite time, the birds are singing, the grass is green, the bulbs are coming out, and the sun is shining. I feel better, everything is just coming up roses lol.
Speaking of roses, I finished another painting, my second ever rose painting. I think though when it dries a bit I will add some more detail to it, I prefer to paint with oil, the only drawback is the time it takes to dry.

I am quite pleased with the way it turned out, I am working on a fence picket now and a wooden book, a knife block, and few other little items. As I need to do the main colour, let it dry a bit then add the detail.

But thats ok it gives me time to work on other things in the meantime. Like the two quilts I have yet to finish, and the mountain of cushion squares I have cut out ready to sew.

I would like to send a big hello and thankyou to all the lovely ladies that popped over to see me and left wonderful comments, I will get back to you all I promise, and when I can work out how to do it , I will add your blogs to my list.

Well thats it for tonight, a short and sweet post, I am off to have an early night, might do me some good lol, as I tend to stay up till the sun comes up most nights. I love taking my dog out first thing for his morning ritual, the sun is coming up and the birds are just waking up, the dew is on the ground, and the air is fresh and crisp and ready for a new day.

So what do I do then, yep I go to bed for a few hours. The dog is pretty happy about that too. He is such a mommys boy, he wont go to bed until I do, no matter what time it is. And he wont get up until I do, strange dog.

Night all you night owl bloggers, till tommorrow.

Cheers Debra.