Sunday, July 18, 2010

Me the quilter?

even to me this seemed a bit unlikely. My mum's into quilting in a big way, even use to sell her quilts to shops when we were living in NZ but it's not something I thought I'd ever get into. That is until I stumbled across Penelope Waits lovely blog, this post is what got my inspired to start on my own pillow. So I took a trip up to see Mum and we went shopping for some material to get me started.

I was looking for bright colours so got these

and straight away got to cutting out the pieces, the cheats way

(i'm still on my L plates, so it's OK)

I know I haven't really got into it yet but so far I'm really enjoying it and am looking forward to getting stuck into it. I shall keep you posted on how I go. x

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Good things take time

right? wrong! when it comes to blog entries that is anyway. I've been so slack and haven't posted in too long. What's been going on lately you may ask? Not a heck of a lot, not enough to warrant a good excuse for not blogging... except that the I.T nazis at work have decided to block all blog sites which makes it a tad more challenging for me to peruse blogs during the day but still, no excuse i know. Well I'm still in the same job I was in however I'm changing my hours, as from next month I will be working just 3 days a week which will give me more time to focus on volunteer work along with my crafting which I'm looking forward to. So what's been inspiring me lately you may ask? 2 things in particular so here they are.

This wonderful market recently graced my home town and brought with it plenty of wonderful ideas for me to start creating. I've almost finished one and have a million more ideas running through my head thanks to it. And I must say it was perfect timing too now that it's a tad colder here.


Thanks to the chill this season come with iI've been forced to stay in doors and focus on the more important things, such as gingerbread houses for coffee cups and paper cut outs

Short and sweet, that's what this entry is. But I promise to write more later. Looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs too x