Aviary pouch

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  I have finished my one piece exterior pouch using  Vera from Negligent Style‘s tutorial – hurrah! Isn’t it cute!  I love the Aviary fabric – have a couple of bits left from years ago… I found the tutorial really easy to follow. Vera used cm instead of inches, so once I’d translated that in my head, it was all good. The thing … Read More

TGIFF: Soul Blossoms

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Hello hello! And welcome to the first TGIFF of 2015! Doesn’t it feel strange writing that? It’s a big finish for me – size wise and lengthwise – as this is one of  my longer projects… Amy Butler’s Soul Blossoms is one of the first fabric lines I fell in love with. I ordered the FQ bundle off E-bay – … Read More

Of birds and bird-dogs

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It’s nearly the end of the year! I’ve had visitors for the Christmas-New Year’s break which has made things quite chaotic around here… They’ve been mostly crashed out on the couch with the occasional rampage around the garden and daily trip to the park. I’ve also done a little sewing. This is a pre-Xmas project that hasn’t quite been finished. … Read More


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It’s hard to believe it’s my last linky party of the year… Better make it a good one. I have FINALLY finished my Quilt-As-You-Go-Free-Motion-Quilt-A-Long!!!   I’m still not happy with my block joining – yes there are a few wonky seams there. There’s got to be a better way. I used Leah Day’s method this time – big improvement but … Read More

WIP Monday….

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I’ve been quiet for a while. And by quiet, I mean BUSY…  Busy playing with sharks and racehorse goannas – all in a day’s work at my new job at the School of Animal Biology, which is turning out to be everything I wanted and more. This is a racehorse goanna by the way – we have about 4. I’m … Read More

TGIFF – Sort of…

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The thing I am REALLY grateful is finished – and the reason I’ve been very quiet – is my job hunt. I’ve had the last six months off on long service leave after 8 or so years with government, and the last three years of that have been just hanging in by the skin of my teeth to get that leave. … Read More

Feathers take 4

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And we’re going back to the very beginning… Next verse, same as the first but a little bit louder and a little bit worse… Right at the start, we talked about breaking up our blocks. We’ve broken them up with ribbons, we’ve broken them up horizontally, and we’ve broken them up diagonally. For your last feathers block, break it up. … Read More

FMQ Feathers – take 3

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One of my favourite FMQ feathers (but the one that did my head in most to start with) is what I’m going to call the Toothfairy Wing Feather. There’s probably a proper name for it, but it helps me to think of drawing a tooth when I’m quilting this design. I love, love, love the look of it but I … Read More

Purse-a-palooza – Arm Candy Review

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There’s a Dog Under My Desk! Coincidentally, I’m reviewing the Arm Candy pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk for Purse-Palooza at Sew Sweetness. If you are visiting from Sara’s, hi and welcome! If you haven’t already, go and check out my review at Sew Sweetness. I made Arm Candy as a pattern tester with my beloved Tula Pink squirrels. … Read More