Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My 1st Blog Post (with a little help).

After returning from Perth at least 5kg heavier (mostly due to fabric... I think) and then receiving three parcels similar to those in Kylie earlier post, I began to get a little stressed at the quantity of fabric I had acquired for my stash... So it was time to make a few presents. I knew our friend was pregnant with a baby girl after two boys, so bring on the pink quilt. I used most of the pink gingham and floral flannels I had bought from Textile Traders... A simple but effective quilt –

Baby girl quilt

Baby girl quilt2

With four children it is most weeks that I have to solve the “birthday gift challenge”. So back to the stash I went this week to make some pencil rolls for two presents. My son was given a similar thing for Christmas that a friend had made out of an old pair of jeans & has loved it. A lovely way to give beautiful pencils the respect they deserve... Of course I couldn’t stop at making only one or two... I’ve made 12 so far...

Pencil Rolls 

Pencil Rolls2

I think that has made a little dint on the stash... maybe...?

We’re off on holidays and heading north this week. Here is a picture of a corner in my front room...

packing

We are taking the Jayco camper trailer, so packing in plastic crates in easiest... notice the holes in the wall? No, that is not normal or the result of my 3 year olds tantrum. After 5 years of enjoying life in a mud brick house in a bushy area on a dirt road, I AM OVER HAVING AN OUTDOOR LAUNDRY!! So hopefully when I return, our builder will have worked his magic and we will have a new indoor and dirt free laundry. I’ll let you know...

1 post down, many to go.

Katherine xx

PS Happy 9th Birthday to James, Love Mum (Janelle), Dad & Rachel xx xx

10 comments:

suzitee said...

Woohoooooo...welcome to blogging Katherine! You have done a wonderful job :)
Your pink quilt is stunning, but I need a close up of the pencil rolls!They look like a great gift idea.
Have a fantastic holiday xxx

smileykylie said...

Hey Krafty KJ, great job!! Loooove the quilt it's gorgeous. Have a great holiday, catch up when you get back. Love (c: Kylie

clare's craftroom said...

Hey Katherine you do know you need to replace all that fabric that you used with new fabric , lol .
Great first post , nice to meet you .

Bloom said...

Hi Katherine & a big welcome to blogland! It is a fun place to be. And you have two wonderful girls to lead you astray - whoops, I mean wisely guide you! I laughed when I read you were stressed about the size of your stash. You'd better not ever see mine! One thing I love about blogging is that it keeps you really motivated to get things made, so hopefully your stash will get smaller as a consequence. Have fun! Ros.

Janellybelly said...

Hey Sewing Sister
You've done a brilliant job with your 1st Post! I love the pink flannel quilt & the pencil roles are fantastic.
Enjoy your family adventure, at least there won't be chicken pox this time!
Love Janelly xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on your first post - looking forward to seeing more of your creations! Hope you have a great time away - I can't imagine not having an indoor laundry:) Love all those magnificent pencil rolls - you should be set for birthday gifts for a while now.

texmorg said...

Hi Katherine
The baby quilt looks gorgeous and with four children i dont know how you manage to make all of the projects you have done. What great gifts the pencil rolls will make (even for crafters).Happy camping
Linda

RebeccaMom said...

love the quilt and the crayon rolls :) I have the same type of organization right now, I am hoping for some sort of pretty armoire soon...

The Vintage Rose said...

Love to know how to do the pencil rolls the sound simple enough!
An inside laundry sounds fantasic in Winter, which reminds me I had better go check that load in the machine!

tassierobyn said...

Well Done Katherine. I absolutely love the quilt. It is indeed very effective. I am very impressed. Sounds like a fun holiday ahead - enjoy!!!