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Quilt number 2!

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

I admit…..I bit off more than I could chew with the two quilts, but they are done! I finished the binding on this one last night which is perfect timing right before we head out on holidays. Rhys’ timing on getting sick with a high, high fever however is not jiving with the holiday. We are having a quiet day today.

This quilt was another Kaffe Fassett number. Check out our cat CoCo underneath. How cute is that? The quilt is far from perfect. I found this pattern really hard and not all the triangles are perfectly matched on points etc. The good news is after it has been quilted it doesn’t look as obvious. It is definitely a pattern I wish I could have done a class on or had some pointers.

Next challenge, mailing them to Q’land. That is a project for next week. Have a great school holiday break!

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Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

One baby quilt down many months later! This is one of the baby quilts for the twin boys. I am slowly chipping away on the hand sewing binding of the mate to this one. I am so excited to send these off in the mail very soon and hopefully the Mum with like them! Both quilts are based on Kaffe Fassett’s designs and color concepts.

I really like how this one turned out and the quilting is stunning (not mine). Emi’s Patch in Eastwood does all my quilting for me. I would love to do the hand quilting, but time isn’t on my side and my wrist aches after too much hand sewing.

Halloween is creeping up next month and I am so thrilled to see how many shops are embracing my favorite holiday! Rhys’ costume is sorted, but I have a few ideas floating around for Sloan’s costume. Normally I dress as something scary, but I thought I might do something different this year.

We are heading away on a short break later this school term and I am hoping to sort a few small projects to take with me.

I hope everyone survives school holidays. Sorry for the big break on posting. Too many projects and never enough time!

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Tallulah


talulah

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Sloan is obsessed with Maisy Mouse and the gang. I have been dying to do a Tallulah shirt for her and here it is. She loves it! It is filthy and covered in strawberry juice now, but here it is in the first hour of wearing- clean!

My computer has a faulty hard disc and is having a spa holiday to get fixed. I hope to have it back next week so until then, happy sewing and crafting all and will see you sometime when I am back online.

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speedracertshirtblog

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

We celebrated Rhys’ birthday party early this year last Saturday while it was bucketing rain. I am still recovering and will post some photos of the mayhem they created. We threw the party at the house we are going to bulldoze in a few weeks and let them paint the walls, floors, ceilings and each other. The boys went crazy! Primal is a good way to describe it.

The last two years I have made special t-shirts for the celebrations. This year he is obsessed with Speed Racer. I couldn’t find any Speed Racer fabric so I traced this design and embroidered it. It took about four nights to do and we put a number 5 on the back.

He loves it and can’t get enough wear out of it. I love that he indulges my sewing fetish. There are some more photos on Flickr.

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Finished it!




Dinopillow

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

Okay, feeling a bit less burdened with school sewing now that this is finished. Rushing it up to the school this morning for the auction tonight. Whew!

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robotrocketpillow

Originally uploaded by Sew Sydney

I had grandiose plans to sew another doll and pillow for the school auction, but I now have a head cold. It is ridiculous how bad our health has been this winter. Mark has just whipped Sloan down to a late night doctor with a suspect eye. Those first days of Spring were a tease, but hopefully they will be back very soon! I have the start of a dinosaur pillow. Let’s see if I can pull it together tonight.

The rocket is something I made up on my own and the robot is one of Hilary’s Wee Wonderful patterns. I love the robot. I left the pocket open in case someone wants to use it as a tooth fairy pillow.

Force be with me sewing tonight!

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