Friday, December 19, 2008

Megan's quilt as you go Bag

This is my friend Megan's version of the 'In The Pink', JoyPatch Bag. I love her daughters choice of fabrics, they work so perfectly together. I think I've got her hooked on making bags, which might be a good thing. As she's had a few requests, from her daughter's friends, for their own 'In The Pink' bag.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Quilt as you go Bag

I made this bag a few weeks ago now. It was really fun to do as I'd not quilted as I'd gone before. It's encouraged me to make a cot quilt this way, I've just not got it fully designed in my head yet.

I made the bag back and front from scraps. The handle from a fat quarter and the lining from an op-shop asian tablerunner. I think it turned out alright. I followed a pattern by JoyPatch called 'In The Pink', but changed the handle.

My Aqua fabrics post is nearly finished, I just remembered some more tonight but will wait for daylight to take photo's.
I can't show anything else I'm doing, until after Christmas. I can't wait to see my Mum & Sister's faces on Christmas morning. It's going to be just the best Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Promised Pictures

From the lovely Amy Butler

Oh so yummy Daisy Chain

In fact, I've discovered I have an even larger stash of Aqua fabric's than even I thought!
I've decided to dedicate a whole post to pic's of them all.
You will truly see that I am a bona fide Aqua Addict.

And lastly, but definitely not least.
My 'Melly & Me' Fat Quarter's Bag.
I really love these fabrics, City Girl by Kitty Yoshida.
I think they suit the bag, which was a lot of fun to make.

I'm looking forward to the 'Melly & Me' book, which Melly has just started to think about. I just know it will be filled with fun and funky things. Hopefully a bit of this and a bit of that, a bit for me, a bit for you and some bits for them, plus a bag, any bag, I love making bags.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Once in a lifetime.............

Our evening out in Sydney was fantastic. Two gals from the mountains, drove into the big city and immersed ourselves in Amy's warmth and creative persona. We were dazzled, truly motivated and valet parked. First time in my life, what a hoot!

The following line is what I initially came away with buzzing in my head.

'Do what you love, and love what you do'

At first it sounds too idealistic to be realistic, but thinking further, what I think Amy was hoping to get across to us. Was that if you want joy from what you do, you have to stay true to what you love. Don't give up on it, don't lose sight of it. Don't dilute or temper it. And go for it! Don't hold back. Live it, breathe it, be it. Have courage and conviction, but don't be hasty, let it evolve at it's own pace. Walk when it walks and run when it runs.

(I wrote that last week, I wasn't sure if it sounded too daft. But I've re-read it, and it still resonates true, so I'll leave it).

Neither Jane or I took a camera with us. Ho hum. Too excited?

I have taken a picture of my signed book and of the fabric I bought. But I'm still waiting, for 'im indoors, to be able to download them. I'll do a second post later this week of them, (hopefully).

Santa's bringing me my very own camera for Christmas, I'll be able to blog more confidently and frequently then. Yeehar. If anybody out there can recommend their camera, which they find blogging easy with, could they let me know.

In January I'll be able to show what I'm making at the moment. I don't want to put them on the blog just yet, as I want them to remain a surprise on Christmas morning for my Mum and Sister.

Happy Blogging,