Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm so honoured....



to be featured on this amazing blog...

thank you Karen!




Friday, July 30, 2010

Winner...

the winner of my 2 year blogoversary is

Chook
(that's to the random number generator thingy here!)

I'll be in contact for your snail mail addy...

thank you to everyone that entered, and sorry I'm a bit late with the winners name....~that's life!

keep on bloggin'!

Julz

Monday, July 26, 2010

Craft Fair

You will probably need a cuppa and a bikkie for this post, it's rather long (for me)


As you would know from my excited last post, I was off to the Craft Fair on Saturday....
Diva and I headed off early to the train station

(boy! it's been years since I have been on a train, had NO IDEA of how to work the ticket system)
Yes embarrassing I had to ask someone!!!!

Any way got on the train and enjoyed the trip in...trying to pick all the ladies that were going there too....that was fun...I think I managed to almost pick all of them....

the 2 ladies that were sitting opposite us were lovely and helped us out with directions
(yeah cos I didn't know which way to go once we were out of Southern Cross Station, had lost all my bearings!)
and they were kind enough to help us out....
so off we went, took about 10 minutes from the station, purchased our tickets and entered

Wonderland.....

we wandered up and down each aisle, looking, picking things up, admiring beautiful quilts and patterns...drooling, dribbling and more drooling...
get the idea????

Found Theodora Cleave 's (Barb) cute little booth, and who should be in there but Bron!
from Mrs Martins...(hi Bron)
stopped and had a chat.....

then off we went again on our merry way until we came to Catherina's Country Crafts and met the lovely Lynette Anderson....
what a beautiful beautiful lady....so nice to meet her and admire her beautiful work

finished looking at all the stalls we decided it was time for lunch before we tackled the quilt show side of things....

there were so many gorgeous quilts...
I think Diva took photos of ALL of them....

here are just a few, I won't bore you with all of them.

this is (above) was stunning...all the rocks and trees are appliqued on and then embellished with delicate embroidery to highlight it section ...
breath taking!


we couldn't get a good photo of this whole quilt, but to say the needleturn applique and the hand quilting was outstanding....

these little flag were about 1/2 square and were just sewn on across the top, but the result was truly amazing .....

into this peace dove!

and finally my purchases for the day...
I didn't go too mad (although I could of, and I'm sure that some people did!)

2 books, 4 FQs (in pink that I never buy, and some lovely pale greens), a new thimble (cos I misplaced mine last year), 2 sets of Theodora Cleave buttons, and a gorgeous pendant for a necklace....

After we had our fill of quilts there was still some time to spare before getting back on the train...
so we went back to Theodora Cleave....and met the lovely Barb...we had a quick chat...wonderful lady...and so glad to have met you!

So that was our day out....
well done if you got to the end and I didn't bore you....

cheers Julz

Friday, July 23, 2010

Guess????

Can anyone guess where I might off to tomorrow????

Yeah....I'm going to the CraftFair.....
1st time...so it's been lots of googling how to get there and back...
times...
exhibitors...
costs...
camera...
money...
Diva is coming with me...
should be loads of fun, fun, fun....

see ya there....maybe?????

Julz

yeah I'm a little bit excited!!!!!
oh nearly forgot..
this lovely little parcel arrived in the post today from Laila, seems I was 1 of the winners on her recent giveaway....thanks Laila....




Sunday, July 18, 2010

a few finishes....


just a few of the Christmas ornies I have made this weekend,
and a heart lovenotes keeper....

Julz



Friday, July 16, 2010

The Latest Newsletter

is out now!

Check out the Newsletter page on the tabs above....

(I'm just excited cos I managed to work out all by myself how to do the pages bit!)
and no don't ask how long it took, cos I ain't telling!

Julz

Don't Forget....

to leave a comment here
for your chance to win my blogaversary giveaway

you have until the 25th July....

??????
what will it be?
??????




Julz






Friday, July 9, 2010

doll swap

this is the beautiful doll that arrived on Tuesday from Sabine (no blog) in the Snickerdoodle Dreams Doll Swap...
her name is Wendy Fiona
(the second name is in honour of my lovely SIL who sadly lost her battle with leukaemia this week)


and this is the little Sewing Angel that I sent to Sabine,
her wings are made from selvages, with some little machine embroidered hearts..


cheers Julz

Monday, July 5, 2010

OMG!!!!

Guess What????

I just checked my diary and today is
my 2nd Blogoversary!!!!

So that means I just might have to have a bit of a giveaway...
it will be something handmade...
don't know what yet...I haven't made it!

No rules,
just leave a comment,
tell your friends if you want to,
no extra entries for that ....very simple

Prize will be drawn July 25th...

cheers Julz

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Another heart


this one is using Cottage Garden Threads Hippeastrum 502 and some gold seed beads...
lovely!

Julz


PS off to finish my stuff for T
CCTwhich is due on Wednesday...yikes!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Love these threads...


just finished off this Love Grows Here heart,
using the beautiful Cottage Garden Threads,
this colourway is Pink Lavender 906 and SweetGum 202
with some sweet little blue seed beads for the flower centres...

Julz