Sunday, 19 May 2013

Joining a New Bee... One with a difference

The me me me bee


I am joining up to a new sewing Bee.

You can find out more over at {my brilliant friend} Moira's blog.

It's called the *me me me* bee, which should give you a little clue as to what it's all about.

I really hope you will join too.


The me me me bee

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Nesting Bowls and Bluebells

I just couldn't help it.  They are multiplying!

Made using Nova's Nesting Fabric Bowl pattern.

FLiRT swap nesting bowls

FLiRT swap nesting bowls

FLiRT swap nesting bowls

Hope you had a good weekend.
The bluebells are so beautiful in our local woods.
My nose is full of their scent and thankfully the restorative powers of the trees and flowers have worked their magic on my stressed out soul.
There are literally millions of beautiful bluebells.  We walked for an hour through a carpet of blue.

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Cheerio for now
Liz
xxxx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bit More FLiRTing and Best Dinner Ever

There is just something so lovely about a little fabric basket.

I spent a ridiculous amount of time today making this one for my FLiRT partner.  Okay, most of that time was making important fabric decisions... it was one of those annoying days where all the ideas bubbling around your mind just don't come together.  I was thinking text fabrics and Liberty 1/8th piping.  In the end, only a flange would do!

FLiRTs hoping this is the kind of treasure you are looking for partner

FLiRTs hoping this is the kind of treasure you are looking for partner

Fabric basket - linen and Liberty with a little flange

And, last night I cooked up a baked spaghetti dish that Laura from Little and Lots blog recommended.  It was officially declared the BEST thing I ever cooked, so it's definitely going into my family recipe journal.
It takes quite a long time to cook but it's not tricky at all.  You can find the recipe here, in case you're hungry.

Have a wonderful day
Cheerio
Liz
xxxx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Fab Little Random Treasure Swap

At last, a Flickr Swap with timings that suit my exam schedule... so, of course, I had to sign up right away.

Random Little Treasures - what a cool idea for a swap.  And best of all, I get to be a FLiRT!!

We got out swap partners last week - it's a secret so I can't tell you who I have.

But I made a little start on an *extra*.  I just gave a sneak peek in the Flickr group...

FLiRTS sneak peek

but I'll let you see a whole lot more here... of course!

FLiRTS sneak peek

It's backside - nice pocket!

FLiRTS sneak peek

Shhhhh, don't breath a word to my *secret* swap partner.

I know you can keep quiet!
Cheerio
Liz
xxxx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Get Off Your Horse and Drink Your Milk

Or some such suitable cowboyish saying...

I been a'making a divided basket for the littlest dandelion's 3rd birthday which is exactly a week today.

It's going to be crammed full of Cowboy goodies; books and stickers and playmobil bits.


Divided Basket

I like all the pockets and storage spaces in this generous sized basket.

Divided Basket

Considering I didn't get much sleep all weekend {Master Dandelion has been poorly}, I am quite pleased with the fussy{ish} cutting of the cowgirls.

Divided Basket

I really have to stock up on interfacing and fusible fleece - you don't want to see the scandalous improvisation that occurred on the insides of this basket! ahem...curtain bumf!

Yee Ha!
:canters off riding imaginary horse to the sound of coconut shells tapped together:

Cheerio for today
Liz
xxxx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Quatrefoil for Maria

The very lovely Maria asked for Quatrefoil blocks this month in the Mo Stash Bee {which by the way is just signing up for Round}.

You can find the tutorial for this block here.

Quatrefoil block for Maria

Quatrefoil block for Maria

Mo Stash Bee - for Maria ... Aqua and...

I have to unpick the fussy cut Prince Charming block a little to make it line up better, but what a great choice of block.

I think I will have to sit out this round of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, because my exam is literally within sneezing distance now.  So, I am thinking of a little belated giveaway at the end of the month perhaps.

Cheerio for now
Liz
xxxx