Saturday, July 12, 2014


 Bags and a little Snap Purse
 That's what's been happening in my sewing room . . . amongst other things
 Both lovely patterns from Nichole Mallalieu.
Did you know she's written a second book?
The Better Bag Maker - A "must have" for bag lovers like me.
 . . . and Master Flowergarden 14 had fun with his dinner last night, making creations . . .

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Annie's Aprons

 A friend asked me to make her a couple of aprons for gifts.
I had fun choosing the fabrics and getting them ready.
 She showed them to another friend who has a lovely shop in Melbourne called
That led onto an order for the shop.  I have made some more big ones and some pint sized ones as well.
I'm enjoying being on 2 weeks holiday from school, and have even been attacking my hexagon project.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tonic Tee

 I've been having some fun with the Tonic Tee

Not sure I can stop at 3 - fantastic fit and quick and fun to make.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Free motion

 Things have been quiet around here lately in my Flowergarden.
Winter arrived today - cold and wet.
 I've had a little bit more free motion fun with birds . . . but not a lot of other things going on in my sewing room.
 A new vase by default from my cousin - it was hiding in a picnic basket he passed on to me.  I love it, and it was just the right thing for these sweet violets that are flowering in my garden at the moment.
 This is the main reason I've been tucked away at my computer though . . .
Report Time!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilt Topping Around the World

This is what I have been working on in the evenings this week 
 . . . a really BRIGHT Trip Around the World
 This was one Jelly Roll's worth
 Not sure whether to add a boarder or not . . . it will shrink when I join
And my crocheted rug washed and clean for Winter

Monday, May 12, 2014

Intimate Breakfast

 Last Weekend I was invited to an Intimate Breakfast
to help celebrate a friend's 50th birthday.
 I wanted to make her something special, as she is a very special friend.
 I have been inspired recently by the work of Sweet Birdy Love,
and thought I'd try my hand at something like that.
 I was thrilled with the result, and so was my special friend.
 If only Nelly knew she had been sleeping under a bird!
 The party was fabulous, and in true Flowergarden style . . .
 I was in charge of the flowers on the tables.

Happy Birthday Brenda!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 3 Term 2

 Back into full swing at school.
Reports looming -
Meetings galore!
 Children busy.
Musical Rehearsals.
Orchestra Rehearsals.
School - Homework
. . . but LOVING the Autumn colour.  Going to take my camera to school tomorrow, as outside my window is a wonderful tree.  I'm enjoying it so much.
Been getting the kids to gather leaves at Playtime and load up the garden beds for mulch.  So many willing little hands.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Finally Finished

 I started this project at least 2 years ago. I started off with great gusto and then it sat on my design wall, and it sat, and it sat.
 This was the original pattern by Kelly of Don't Look Now
and I adapted it to make a seasonal set of quilts.

 I have them on a long rod at the moment, but am having trouble finding a place to hang them in my house.  I'm very pleased to say I'm finished them, and it was indeed an achievement for the holidays.

 I've made up a box of plants for the Mothers Day Stall at school next week.
Thought I would share the love just a little.