Thursday, November 7, 2013

I am alive! (photo heavy post)

But I do tend to live over on Instagram these days! I'm 18mandalin there, if you'd like to have a peep at my feed. It's full of flowers, cats and of course fabric. Some sewing, but not a lot, I really lost my mojo for a while.

Changes are happening in my life and it is playing havoc with my consistency on social media, except for Instagram, cause it is, so..... well...... instant!

Here's a few photo's

my garden

(yes! there has been more than this)

trip home

 Fat Quarterly retreat

 London with my Sister

some sewing

other events

If you got to the end of this post, thanks!

I've got plans for the future, and hopefully I'll manage to journal all the crafty one's here.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

preparing to....

sell some fabric

make some cushions for up coming market

quilt this beauty for a friend

finish these hairbands

prettify these tea towels

make more St Louis 16 patch blocks

This is how I roll......*grins*

What's on your to do list today?

x Mandy

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

i miss you


Normally, today I would be calling you to wish you a Happy Birthday
and my heart would be aching from not being with you
my heart aches so much more today

Forever in my Heart

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Little update

Quilts For Boston first block, will get onto the second on Monday. 8 year old wants a pillow with the foxes on, very adamant about it, so I will oblige. The chevrons are actually navy, although they look black.

And these 6 blocks are my newest quilt along *sigh*, I know, but I just can't help myself!!
It's called the "St Louis 16 patch". It all started here on 'Sew with Sass', great blog name,  and has steam rollered into twitter at #stlouis16patch and has it's own Flickr group here!

Such a fab stash buster, I'm making a Queen *gulp*, my first quilt at that size. Which means 42 fat 1/4's, so I pulled and paired from my Amy Butler bin. Some of these fat quarters go back to the original 'Gypsy Caravan' line. I've tried to cut into this stash before and failed miserably, ie I put them all back and cut into less loved fabric! This time is different, just feels like the right time. Feels really good actually :D

Anywho, that's that!

I'm off to the Springwood Quilt Show tomorrow pm, looking forward to that. I put a couple of small quilts in, it's a non judged show so I feel very comfortable in doing that. I love the quilts that I make but am not at all comfortable with putting them up for judgement. I might feel differently one day, who knows!

Thanks for popping by
x Mandy