Monday, 30 March 2015

Addictive Baskets

You know when your surfing Social Media and the same thing keeps popping up. We that was happening to me last week. 

 The"One Hour Basket" as its called,
 kept appearing in my IG feed so I succumbed
 and downloaded the pattern and made one.

People on IG were saying how great they were for FQ storage and OMG yes they are. 
They are just PERFECT!  So I made another .....

This time using an orphan block and some Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Olive.

Then a third :o)  
Couldn't let this guy be left alone in the Orphan block Box now could I.
This time I made the lining a little taller so I could use it as a binding if you like at the top,

This one is my favourite.
I know I would have made more but I ran out of the fusible interfacing that I was using.

They are super quick to make and fun also.

Two are destined for gifts and I am keeping one.

If you would like to make your own the FREE pattern can be found HERE

Until next time, Hugs Sharon

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Swooning over Ruby

"Ruby Swooning"

I'm adopting a new approach to the fabric I LOVE.
Use it!  Sometimes easier said than done but look.

My prized Ruby Fat Quarter Bundle. The ribbon came off and the iron was at the ready.

That was the easy bit. The hard bit was making that first cut.

But then it all became easier.








I have teamed the Ruby up with some Black Yarn Dyed Essex Linen.

I got to this stage and ran out of the Linen.
I have ordered more and it is here but I am not a big fan of long straight seams so its stalled here.

I think that I really need to be adding the final borders so I can send it out to be quilted, 
then I can snuggle up under it.  
In this photo above its about 96" square. Yep a big one!

And, I don't regret cutting into the FQ Bundle. I honestly think it looks much better like this.

hugs Sharon xx

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Vintage Finish

2012 Mystery BOM

Back in 2012 I signed up for the Fat Quarter Shops Mystery BOM which was using Bonnie and Camilles new line "Vintage Modern".  I never really fell for this line or this quilt so the flimsy has just been hanging in the wardrobe but this year I have decided that some of the quilt tops need to become quilts so this one got sent off to the quilter.

The lovely Linda at Lady Bug Quilting worker her magic on this one for me.

The binding is on and its all finished. All of a sudden I am in love with this quilt.

Now to pick the next one to be sent off.

hugs Sharon

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Catching up to date with some finishes

My blog has been a little neglected so instead of scheduling a heap of posts to bring you up to day with what I have been doing how about we get most of it covered here?

In no particular order here is what I've been up to ....

I've made myself a hedgehog to add to my every growing RicRac family.

I'm in a Tula Pink Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram and this is where I'm headed.

I've also made a heap of these triangular zipper pouches to try and use up some Bonnie and Camille scraps. Not sure it's worked though as the scraps continue to grow.

I made a Tessa Basket. Made mine a little bigger than the pattern.
Such a handy and quick bag. Pattern can be found here if your interested.

Finished this months blocks for the Natures Journey SAL

Slowly working away at my Cosy Blanket.

Gave my sewing space a bit of a makeover with some new furniture.
Not finished yet but getting close.

In an attempt to add a few more hours into my day I made a Craft Clock. Another RicRac creation.
I have actually made two but one is a gift :o)

Teaching myself the join as you go method for this blanket. I feel all thumbs but will continue to persevere as it slowly grows. I am loving the bright colours.

I had a nasty fall at my local Spotlight which prevented my from going to the last Millrose Blog Meet :(  

and as a PSA - I found these cute Button Tins in Kmart.

Another couple of RicRac creatures came about to add to my family.
I've quite the collection happening here :o)

This insane number of followers over on Instagram happened

Of course there has been a little Retail Therapy. This is the latest installment of Anna Maria Horners "Monthly Gathering" Club

and lastly, for now, I've never really been into paper craft but i have a new found
"Planner" Addiction

Phew, I'm exhausted and I still have two more things to share. Separate posts I think.
Until then, take care, hugs Sharon xx

Sunday, 22 March 2015

"Fan Girl Moment"

On Friday I was super excited. I got to spend the day in Ballarat at a class with the one and only
Jen Kingwell.  OMG huge Fan Girl Moment!

We were focusing on the techniques used in Jen's 
"The Circle Game" Pattern.

These are the fabrics that I will be playing with for this quilt.
I started by ordering a "Starter Pack" from Amitie Textiles here in Melbounre
and have added some from my stash.

Playing with circles and curves scare me a little like zips do!
Time to conquer these fears :o)

That's me over the back there (white shirt) meeting, at last, IG friend Simone and next to her
  Kate who blogs over at "Stitched with Love"  It is so nice to turn online friendships into real life friends.  Cant wait till we meet up again ladies, it will be fun :)

The very talented Jodie aka Ric Rac also had her famous selvage dress, chair and umbrella on show.  I have been wanting to see these marvelous creations in person for so long so now I can tick them off my list.  I'm in awe of their Awesomeness :)

Jen was so kind. She signed her new book for me and also, prior to the day I made up my quilt label for this quilt and Jen was so kind to have signed it for me also.

(just need blogger to flip the pic back for me!)

Since getting home I have managed to cut some pieces but no sewing.

I've been busy in party prep mode this week.
My Baby Girl turned 6 on Thursday so we started with this cake for Thursday night,

I then "upgraded" and I made her this one for today :)

An Ombre Pink, Frozen inspired creation for our little Princess.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl and what a wonderful way to end a busy but perfect week.

Until next time, hugs Sharon xx