Thursday, September 25, 2014


 My black and white bag is for when I am travelling as I can fit all I need for the journey.

 This is my chocolate ripple bag and I just love it. The pattern is titled Raspberry Ripple and is from Melly and Me. this is the first bag I have made in a long time but was a little too small when travelling to put all that I needed for the trip so I made the black and white bag above. Both turned out better than I hoped and were quite easy to make. I should have put the photos the other way round but i forgot which goes on first, so you see them in reverse  from how I sewed them.

This bag is "Pack Up Your Troubles" from Designs by Joy Coey from Joypatch  and I made it to take all those extra bits and pieces when I travel by plane. It can hold a great amount and is legal size for cabin luggage.  It is the first time I have used bag weight wadding and was very easy to manage and sew.

bye for now Jude

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Hi every one, I have been very busy stitching and sewing lately and have a couple of things to show you, more are still works in progress.

 My daughter,Megan is in the SES in NSW and needed costumes to fit Barbie dolls for an exhibition they are having shortly. She sent an old shirt and these 2 dollies clothes are the result. They are a bit big but will have to do.

 My eldest granddaughter was over for the holidays and wanted to make a cushion. She picked a pieced butterfly to make and did quite well, i had to put the zip in as that was too hard for her to do.

 My sister Barbara asked me to make her a horse quilt. I made a matching pillow for her as well. It took me a little time to find a horse that looked like hers and below is the finished quilt.
Cheers for now Jude.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hi everyone, it`s been a while since I have blogged as I have been having trouble with my account but I hope it has been resolved now.
Recently I was in Melbourne with 50 other beautiful quilters and had a fabulous time laughing, drinking (non alcoholic of course) lots of chatting, a great bus tour of quilt shops and even managed a few stitches in a new project. I will share when its done. I also received some beautiful new patterns and will gradually get them done and show you the results. I have finished my first one by Designs By Fee and it is a great Retreat organiser for everything you need for quilting on the go. Next I hope to do Dawns Preston bag, so watch this space.

 This is the front of The Everyday Retreat Bag and it was a quick and easy pattern to follow.

 Here is the inside with all I need stored inside. and below are the 2 pin cushions made from the patterns that Fee gave us at Let`s Get Stitched. I also made a cover for my rotary cutter and a scissor scabbard from the left over fabric.

Bye for now Jude.

Monday, January 13, 2014


This is Brooke showing off her first quilt. She has made it for her dollies and was very happy when it was finished. Brookis 7 years old.

Here is Jade with her first big quilt, last year she made her first dollies quilt. Jade is 8 1/2 years old. Jades quilt is a row by row, quilt as you go quilt as I thought she would find it easy to sew. The binding is sewed on the machine as Jade still finds hand sewing hard to do. She added a little blue applique bird to give it a bit of character and has called her quilt Birdie Rails as the fabric used was called Birdie by MODA.
Bye for now and I will try to blog more often this year, Jude

Sunday, December 1, 2013


 Hayley and Chloe sewing their angels. Chloe was a bit concerned when the thread almost came out of the needle.

 Chloe, Brooke and Hayley showing off their angels.

 A close up of the angels.

Hayley and Chloe hard at work sewing the hearts to the angels dress.
I haven`t been blogging much lately and plan to do more often in the new year.
Three of my grand daughters were visiting at the same time and we decided to do some sewing.
we looked through some books and decided to make some angels, it was a lot of fun and many rethreading of needles when the little arms pulled it to far but worth it in the end when they all went home with a new angel for the Christmas tree.
Bye for now Jude

Saturday, August 10, 2013


I just loved making these little bags and have plans to make more. The two together were gifts for Chloe and Hayley,{my twin granddaughters} as a gift after we watched them dance at their ballet concert. The little kids were precious, they were just watching each other and all out of step but we loved it anyway. The other bag is my newest sewing hold all for when I go to craft. I have another to make using teddy bear fabric for my next door neighbours daughters birthday and as the pattern is so good I will probably be making more.

 My bag and it is also fully lined and has a needle case to go with it and I will show you that later.

The twins bags.

Here they are all dressed for the ballet concert.
Bye for now jude.

Friday, June 28, 2013


 Here I am with my beautiful granddaughters Hayley on the left and Chloe on the right(I think). They are now 5 years old and due to start school next term. DH and I are going to Victor harbor for their ballet concert and I will be staying on for the kindy graduation.

 This is one of the dolly carry cots I have made for  their birthday gift and a Barbie doll as well. They have little dolls and toy bunnies and bears just waiting to sleep in these cots and they were quite easy to make.

 This is the second dolly bed and I know the girls are going to love them. I am sure they will also be used to carry baby bunny and guinea pig around in if we let them. Lucky they are washable.

These cute bags are for the girls after we have been to their concert. I saw the ballet fabric and had to buy it and now it has come in very useful. I have put a hair brush, lip gloss and nail polish in the bags and the girls are going to be excited when they get them. Bye for now as I have to put the tea on the table as DH is complaining he is hungry, poor dear. Jude