It's Friday... or perhaps I should say, Fri-yay! Only one more week of school before the end of term break and I really must admit that the school holidays cannot come quickly enough. Some parents dislike the school breaks, but I'm the opposite. I love having the kids home and hanging out with them.
I thought I'd start a little weekly catch-up post here on my blog. I share a lot of "everyday stuff" over on Instagram and Facebook and then don't bother coming back here to the blog to repeat it. I thought this would be a fun way to do a little re-cap, to share with you, and to keep a bit of a diary for me.
Sewing: I've mentioned it before, but it's Christmas time at my house. I'm busy creating Christmas projects for the magazines and thinking up tutorials to share here on Samelia's Mum. I will show you these projects... eventually.
This past week, it's been all about the pincushions! I used up scraps from my quilted book cover, to create scrappy a scrappy pincushion. The strips were very small, but small can be good too, right?
I created some EPP Flower Pincushions for Penny Rose Fabrics. These were such fun to make, and if you would like to create your own, visit the Penny Rose Blog to download and print up my pattern. So easy, and a lot of fun.
I've had a couple of projects appear in Australian publications recently too. Handmade Magazine has my Extravaganza Pillow. It was created with the Extravaganza range of fabric by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs. I enjoyed making this pillow and it's now living at it's new home - I sent it to Julie of Patchwork Gecko as part of her birthday parcel. She loves purple, so I thought this was just perfect for her.
|Photo Courtesy of Express Publications|
Patchwork and Stitching magazine has my Ophelia's Bloom Quilt project - created with Bloom & Bliss by Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs for Riley Blake Designs. This issue of PWS magazine also has an interview, with me! It's a fun interview and I love how it was written up. Thank you to the lovely editors over at Express Publications for this opportunity.