Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Headbands

decided to make some headbands,
Googled "headband tutorials" and found some good and not so good ones.....


you can find the tuts I used
here,
here,
and here!

I made some small changes as I went....
and the girls were almost wearing them before they were finished!

Think I might make a few for the market....and see how they go.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

some gardening....

this weekend the weather has been glorious!
yesterday for the Grand Final...sunny patches, bit of light rain in the evening...
what a Final...a draw! now we have to wait another week to see who wins....

Go Saints!

Spent a little time in the garden today...
my magnolia is in full bloom and looks gorgeous!


and managed to finish these little guys for the market next weekend...


now I'm off to finish dinner...
hopefully to draw up some stitcheries I need to stitch...

even started on my Friends Swap stitching...no peeks!

Julz

PS I'm on holidays for 2 whole weeks...loads of stuff planned...back into the garden tomorrow, and I'm not letting DH anywhere near it again with a saw or secatuers!!!! when he trims, he trims.....down to the ground almost in some cases! poor plants....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Can you help?


A lovely lady by the name of Lizzie is organising this quilt for her friend Sue,
go to Lizzie's blog to read the story...have a box of tissues handy...you'll need them,

anyway in a nutshell, Lizzie's friend has a terrible terminal illness and Lizzie would like to make her a quilt for the last part of her journey,
if you feel that you can help with this, please check out this post on Lizzie's blog...

Julz

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Last Night....

we had vampire brides....


and witches and clowns...


gypses, backward clothed person and 70s rock chicks
invade the house for a party!

Julz

Friday, September 17, 2010

new addition of





it's the Halloween edition....
spooky....

Julz


Monday, September 13, 2010

More New Things

Made these cute little guys this afternoon,
I think there will be some more of these,
not as many as the pumpkin/apples....29 I'm told by a little fairy!

quick and easy...found the pattern on the web (can't remember who sorry!)

they are only about 4 1/2"tall, great bowl fillers.....



and this gorgeous little teapot I found in the op shop when I was looking for something else,
they actually had 3 of them, 2 like this one and another with a longer spout...
if they are there next time, they might just be coming home with me!!!!


Julz

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a bumper harvest!

pumpkins with the odd apple thrown in...


and some more apples with the odd pumpkin thrown in!

(still a few more to do....but I won't bore you with the pics!)

Julz

Saturday, September 11, 2010

start with


a piece of fabric.....



fold it in half and sew the seam (1/4"),

gather the bottom edge with running stitches about 1/4" from edge,
(really small, so that it will be tight!),
turn right side out,
stuff, firmly...
fold over a scant 1/4" and gather top edge with running stitches,
pull up firmly,
leaving a small hole in the centre.

get a long length of perle cotton,
tie several knots about 2" from the end,
starting through the bottom and coming out the hole in the top,
make sections (6 or 8),
pull cotton firmly to crease into the fabric...
on the last section, make sure you tie off the 2 ends very securely.

get a twig, break off a small piece about 1 1/2" long,
and a tiny piece of green felt cut into a leaf shape,

into the hole add a generous amount of craft glue,
insert the twig and one end of the leaf,
push in firmly...

and behold....




a pumpkin.....

there's quite a few more coming!!!!

Julz

it's been a bit wet.....

here in the Yarra Valley....

these are normally paddocks
....filled with cows...

now it's just a lake...
going down slowly...



I think we have had enough rain for the time being...
everything is soooo soggy!

Bring on the sunshine please!

Julz

Sunday, September 5, 2010

No Market!

OK,

I have just been advised that there will NOT be a market,
this Sunday
,
September 5th at Healesville Racecourse.

so if you were planning to come and check out my stuff...
don't...
cos there won't be anyone there!

what a bummer!
I was really looking forward to being down there.

The next market will be October 3rd....

cheers Julz