Tuesday, 25 November 2014

extreme fussy cutting

I have just finished my Colour Quarterly challenge, I am part of a group that meets 4 times a year, we are given a Fat 1/4 of fabric each time to do something with.

This was the fabric this time
I had used this fabric in a different colour for some of my 100 faces. So I made a faces cushion. I think I would call it extreme fussy cutting!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A bit more Yarn bombing

I thought I would do some more yarn bombing around Helensville. We started tonight with a couple of small pieces on one of the crossings at school. I wonder how many people will notice? My son wore his balaclava again and took the photos. We went to a galley in Auckland today and watched a short film about some local street artists, very cool.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Paper piecing

Thought it was time to show you how my paper piecing is coming along. I really only do it when I am away from home so very slow, great fun and I love how its looking. It will be a very crazy quilt once its done.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fashion Show

We are busy here preparing for a Vintage children's wear fashion show and sale. We had a house full of girls trying on dresses yesterday afternoon. I was given a collection of dresses from the 1970's, and I think some are from the 1960's as part of my Dress a Girl project. I decided they were worth more sold here and the money sent and my daughter came up with the idea of a fashion show. All the money raised is going to Orphans Aid International for a project they run in Uganda, we have already sent some dresses.
The show is Sunday 16th at 1pm at Helensville School hall if any of you fancy a day out.

The fabric is just fantastic, all the dresses are brand new and some still have labels on.