09 January 2012

Challenge / Quokka Quilts: Blogger's Choice Giveaway

I admit that I don't do much sewing, but that doesn't stop me from buying beautiful fabrics! I have all sorts of pretty fabrics, from florals and solids to retro-inspired prints. I have made clothes for some of my amigurumi toys, but lots of my fabric is laying around in my cupboard... waiting for me to become motivated to use it. You would think that having a mum who had her own fashion label (women's & children's) that I would be a super-sewer and clothes designer but, unfortunately, I did not pick up either trait.

However, I recently came across a blog which is hosting a giveaway, which has really inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and get going with some projects I've had in mind for a while. The blog, Quokka Quilts, has set the challenge for it's readers to choose 12 prints and 3 solids from the Fat Quarter Shop, and put together a collage of their chosen fabrics. The lucky winner will receive a half yard of 15 fabrics of their choice. I don't have a clue what a half yard is in metres, but I know enough to tell that this is an amazing prize!

I thought this giveaway sounded like a great challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed searching high and low for the perfect pieces for my 'digital quilt', and I am really pleased with the final result:

In order from left to right (top row first), we have:

1. Jungle Buddies Light Green Large Swirls by Viv Eisner for Wilmington Prints
2. Sweet Shoppe Aqua and White Little Dot by Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics
3. Palladium Gray Gridlock by Dear Stella Fabrics
4. Central Park Cream Babies Breath by Northcott Fabrics
5. Bella Solids Marine by Moda Fabrics
6. Coquette Silver Innocent Charm by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
7. Hoo's in the Forest Blue Plaid by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs
8. Modernology Grey A la Mode by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
9. Ruby Cotton Aqua Dot by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
10. Kona Cotton Solid Celery by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
11. Ruby Grey Sundae by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
12. Baby Safari Lime and Aqua Large Stitch Dots by Carina Gardner for Northcott Fabrics
13. Get Together Gray Flock of Birds by David Walker for Free Spirit Fabrics
14. Lark Wide Sateen Lake Ivy Bloom by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers
15. Cotton Couture Solids Stone by Michael Miller Fabrics

To enter this giveaway for yourself, visit Quokka Quilts.

31 December 2011

Interview with Sam at le'LOVE

A few days ago I was interviewed by the lovely Sam over at le'LOVE. Sam is a soon-to-be high school design teacher, and she recently started up her blog, which has already gained a number of dedicated followers! le'LOVE is definitely worth a look at if you are into fashion, craft and art.

To read my interview with Sam on her blog, click here.

Happy New Years Eve everyone! :)

20 May 2011

Favourite Items: Stamps

A couple of days ago, I bought a set of adorable animal stamps. I'm going through a stamp craze at the moment... the ink kind, not the ones that go on envelopes. I always 'window shop' online, and find myself gazing at items I would love to buy, but I never actually make a purchase. So, this is quite a treat for me! The stamps are DIY and come with backing pads, so they should be easy to put together. The great thing is, being DIY, the price of them was much less than most stamp sets (which, as you may know, can be rather pricy).

Look how cute they are!

It got me thinking what other good quality, but affordable, stamps sets are available for purchase on the internet - and so, I bring to you this delightful collection of stamp sets for you to either 'ooh' over, or purchase:

    11 April 2011

    Easter DIY Craft Round Up

    Special occasions, such as Easter, provide you with a great reason to get out your crafting supplies and spruce up your home in lovely holiday decorations. Here is a round-up of some superb and inspiring Easter crafts you can do yourself:

    1. DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland @ Modern Parents Messy Kids
    2. Egg Creatures - Puddly Pigs @ Martha Stewart
    3. Easter Egg Garland @ Better Homes and Gardens
    4. Bird's Nest Cookies @ Tip Junkie
    5. Easter Egg Basket Printable @ I Still Love You
    6. Fondant Easter Cupcake Toppers @ Cake Journal