Saturday, 21 November 2015

November FNSI

Surprise did you think you would get Maria's Blog "Life on the Block".
Try the next one down on Wendy's list.

This is Sandra WA "Playing Tiddleywinks" LOL

Welcome to all that enjoyed FNSI. 
For the first time I had planned to come into the craft room and just potter. 
Clean up, quilt a UFO what ever tickled my fancy.
Then on Tuesday there was an unexpected arrival of a baby girl into the world for a old friend. 
Due in Dec.
So I ended up going through my stash and finding something to make a quilt for the little one.

I have had this great linen fabric with bicycles on it tucked away for just this occasion.
Started laying out fabrics & found there was not enough to finish off, will need to go shopping No!!
So then I moved onto my Scandie Christmas wall hanging.
Getting there, boarders next.
Thanks to Wendy for getting us together & working on projects all around the world.
Enjoy your sewing. Sandra

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Dancing out the Door

After many months of speculation, deliberation, procrastination (very good at this one) & frustration.
The 2015 Jazz dance costume are finished. All 15 of them!!
Last night I took the costumes to practice & the girls had there final fitting. With only a few small alternations today my house can be free of bright pink Lycra. YES!!
There may still be some hair piece decorations to do. Theses are easy as they do not have to fit different body shapes & sizes.
Can't wait to see them on stage in December. 

Friday, 6 November 2015

FnwFs November

This Friday night I had a special friend join me for sewing. Mum!
Tonight it was time to sort out one of my UFOs!
I had bought the Lynette Anderson Scandinavian Christmas Wall hanging kit back in 2011.
It had been mixed up between the different months & I was unsure where to start. 
Mum helped get the material list in order and cut some of my pieces to get the project moving.

I managed to avoid dance costumes (yep still not finished) & hand sew some of the boarder.
Nice quiet evening with Mum in the sewing room.

Hope you all had fun crafting around the world.

Monday, 21 September 2015

FNSI September

Wow time is ticking away fast with dance costumes on the table.
Thanks to all the ladies for joining in & sewing around the world.

I spent most of the weekend cutting out costumes.

Found sometime to work on my Nailbinding socks. Only need to finish above the ankle.

Hope you had a nice Friday Night
Hugs Sandra

Saturday, 5 September 2015

FNSI August

Where does time go in my house!!
Here we are for FNSI August. Hope you enjoyed your evening all.

I am up to my eye balls with pink Lycra & pattern making....don't like this part of making costumes!
Getting the sizing right for each girl is tricky. Here is the progress so far.
To avoid the Lycra I tend to do other projects......always one or two on the go in the craft room.
So I finished off the backing on the scrappy quilt. Ready to be sandwich.

The worked on some Nailbinding. This is a dark age knitting/crocheting style done with a single needle.
Making some socks for myself. That is a rare thing!

Hugs Sandra

Monday, 24 August 2015

FNSI August

Hi Ladies,
Hope you had a productive FNSI. Thanks to all for joining in. 
Sorry for my late post as I as away this weekend at a Medieval weekend South of Perth in A little town called Balingup.

Other than finishing off some hand sewing on my veil not much was achieved on Friday Night.
Bad selfie!!
When I returned home on Sunday I spent some time working on latest scrappy quilt, to relax! 
It is a nice cot size quilt. 
No rest for the is now dance costume season!! That's right Mum I did it again.
This will be my 10th year making costumes for my daughters dance class. Thank goodness there are only 15 girls this year.
That is a nice deep pink.
Watch this place hugs Sandra

Saturday, 8 August 2015

FnWF August

Thanks to all joining in on FnWF.

At the beginning of the night I continued to put some little 2.5" blocks together.
The material is the scrap from my last quilt, the herringbone block on brown back ground.
There was just so many pieces left I had to do some thing with it.

It will turn into a little baby quilt I think.
After that a couple of friends popped over for a cuppa and some needle work.

Hope you all had a good evening. 
Hugs Sandra