21 September, 2011


I won some teeny tiny buttons from Button Mad (Incomparable Buttons) last month and they arrived yesterday. They are so much nicer in person than the photo. I've got a bit of an idea for the cute owl buttons but that will have to wait until I finish a few other things. Thank you Jennifer!

18 September, 2011

A Play with my Baby Go!

I finally had a chance to play with my new Baby Go! I cut out about 18 flowers in just a few seconds. There was a little preparation done first so that took some extra time.I ironed Vliesofix onto the back of the fabric first and cut the fabric to fit over the three sizes of the flower dies I wanted to use. I removed the backing paper prior to cutting. Next I layered 6 pieces of fabric over the blades and hey presto, 18 flowers cut out and ready to be ironed onto background fabric!Now for some experimenting with laying out the flowers. I'll have to think about what I'll do with them. I can't imagine how long it would have taken me to cut all those flowers out!

15 September, 2011

Some Special Pressies!

It was my birthday on Tuesday and the girls from tennis gave me these beautiful irises. I had a lovely day and then all the family went out to tea (no cooking, yeah!).
Today I came home to find this surprise package in the mail box. It was from my Santa Sack Swap partner, Maria (Life on the Block). A lovely cross-stitch bookmark kit. Thank you Maria. I didn't even realise you knew it was my birthday, Maria!

04 September, 2011

Wild Boys!

Tonight on Channel Seven, the new Australian series of "Wild Boys" starts. Why am I telling you this? That's because my brother, Neville Kerr, is the costume designer. He designed over 578 different costumes for this show. In the first episode alone, there are 100 costumes!
Keep an eye out for the Clothier & Draper store. Notice who is store proprietor? That's Neville out the front.
Check out one of the trailers here.

Happy Father's Day!

Austin and Nelson ready for morning tea with Dad and Pa.
mmmm Yummy scones!
Now we're off to see Red Dog at the movies.

Happy Father's Day Dad!

Lots of Love
Mitchell, Austin and Nelson


WOW! Four posts in four days! What's happening?

03 September, 2011

It's Finished!

I've finished hand piecing my Double Wedding Ring Quilt top! I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. I started cutting this out late September 2007, so it's taken almost 4 years to get to this point. That's not too bad considering it was a project I would work on now and then.
Now to decide how to quilt it.
I'll be hand quilting it, so don't expect to see it finished too soon!

02 September, 2011

Quilts in the Barn

This morning I got a phone call from my friend Simone asking if I'd like to go to the "Quilts in the Barn" at Wonga Park. Silly question!! I was only doing the housework and I could put that off for a couple of hours! Here are just some of the beautiful quilts made by Jo Morton. Beside making quilts, Jo is an author and designs quilt fabrics.This is the same quilt but in two colourways. Don't they look so different!We even got to meet Jo. She is such a lovely lady.To finish off the morning, we had a cup of coffee and I had some yummy scones. Simone was good and just had some healthy sandwiches!Here we are enjoying our cuppa, sitting in the lovely spring sun.
If you get the chance to go, you'll really enjoy yourself.

01 September, 2011

Button Mad!

Have you heard of Incomparable Buttons? Last week I was lucky enough to win some of these gorgeous teeny tiny owl buttons on their Button Mad blog. Incomparable Buttons started out as a small company in Johannesburg in South Africa. They employ over 45 ladies from local communities who make all these lovely buttons by hand. Beside the buttons, they also make craft packs, heart pendants, greeting cards and stationery. To see their whole range, go here.

Note added: I didn't stitch this. This is a picture from Button Mad blog showing the owl buttons.