Thursday, July 28, 2011


I have been lost somewhere between illness, school holidays and 40th birthday parties (not mine!!).

Sorry for the absence, life kinda got me busy…

My oldest child turned 10 last year and I promised him a quilt (as you do). It didn’t get finished by his birthday (as happens). It did get done while he was still 10 and before his 11th birthday!

The colours were chosen by the birthday boy and his obsession with bows/arrows and targets gave me some inspiration for the design. I used the same fabrics in stripes on the back. I needed some help with the quilting as this is a big quilt and was losing inspiration. I also like the sticky bun design. I like the finished result!

We have recently rearranged the children’s bedrooms and my little two now share a room which is painted blue and red. The pink and purple quilt belonging to my youngest no longer matched. So, of course it was time to buy new red and blue fabric and this is what I came up with:



The picnics and fairgrounds fabric by DS was perfect. It was very well received and became a dance stage on this particular day for my 3 and 5 year olds!


There have been a few other quilts progress and many in the planning, but more for another day. My oldest daughter turns 9 this weekend and we are having a ‘LIttle House on the Prairie’ party tomorrow. I have made pioneer bonnets for all the girls and  now it’s time to make cornbread, popcorn balls, and oatmeal cookies. I must say I am enjoying this theme and re-living my childhood days too!

Until next time,


Happy stitching,


Krafty KJ

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Yes, this is the 202nd post on our lovely & creative, but poorly neglected, blog. I have been lured over to the dark side (aka facebook) and am ever so sorry for not posting here regularly. I promised some friends of mine (you know who you are!) that I wouldn't just use the blog to promote my 'shop' - but as this is the bulk of my sewing lately, I thought I'd share some of the bags I've been creating lately.

Reversible Denim/'Betty Dear' fabric Shoulder Bag

Girls 'Kokka' Babushka Bags

& an apron I made at work recently.

I am enjoying spending the winter school holidays with my cherubs - sleeping in, cooking, watching kids movies, sewing etc. What are you creating these holidays?

With Love
Janellybelly xx