Friday, February 19, 2010

half done

and the baby isn't due for 3 weeks! This must be a record for me. I bet she makes an early entrance...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

crinkles and washing

How do you wash your quilts? I have been washing mine in cold water and then hanging them over a clothes airer to dry, but they don't seem to get that lovely crinkly texture of others quilts.

Should I be washing them with warm water or using the dryer to get those crinkles happening?

Is now the right time to tell you that I am one of those naughty people who never pre-washes fabric, but will hold their breath while the quilt is in the washing machine, petrified my hard work will be ruined? But still I don't pre wash. I will test a tiny piece of dark colours or reds in hot water though, does that make it ok?

What do you do?

Friday, February 12, 2010

it's oh so quiet...

Where did the time go? A week and a half since my last post has just flown. A big weekend last one with two shows (Tim Freedman and Wicked) and a friend visiting from Boston, so there has been no sewing for a while now... my fingers are getting itchy! I suspect I will remedy it this weekend - and hopefully return with a more interesting post next week. For now I'll just leave you with a picture of Tim... lovely!

Picture from the Adelaide Advertiser

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Our move is almost finished now. We still have a pile of empty boxes waiting to go out, but I think we have almost unpacked everything now. Unfortunately with the move I didn't get my quilt finished for the baby shower on the weekend, but it will (should!) definitely be done by the time the baby arrives in March.

The baby shower / mad hatters tea party was lots of fun. One of the girls organised these gorgeous (and really yummy!) cupcakes from Cupcake Occasion in South Yarra.

I made a bunch of tea wallets to hold our teabags and for people to take home (there is a really simple tutorial here that I used). It only took me a few hours to make 16 of them. I also made a little toy for the baby, but I completely forgot to take a picture of it. Great simple idea though that I will definitely use again.

Everyone also got a sweet teapot tape measure.

I didn't get pictures of all the little details - like tags saying "Eat me" tied to teacups full of lollies or "drink me" on the teapots, teapots full of flowers or silver stands piled with sweet treats, but the effort one particular friend went to was amazing.

I have the best friends and it was great to have a girly afternoon with them.