Twinkle is her name

and she is my entrant for September in Amanda's Christmas Challenge, click here if you want to see the other clever ladies entrants.
Taking photo's at night doesn't do the subject justice with the shadows but she looks pretty cute in the real, hubby reckons she is modeled on our youngest DGD, there is a bit of resemblance don't you think.
hugs Diana


A little Scrapping

was all I got finished this week, but I'm happy with the end result. I'm not a fancy scrapper, I tend to keep my pages simple. Tomorrow I will choose the pics for my next page, I like to have an on-going page to play with in between my other crafting, think it's because I have such a short attention span, lol.
hugs Diana


Beginning to wonder

if I will ever find the Inspiration to turn this into something that will resemble a Christmas doll. What do YOU think, is it possible?

I Spy with my Little Eye

one naughty puddy cat who found a new spot to have a quick snooze.

I was searching for an old photo to scan and when I returned from scanning found Milo had made himself very comfortable, he was not happy when I shifted him out to tidy up. lol.


Latest Creation

Well now that the big 3-0 Birthday is over and DD has received her gifts I can show you a pic of the bag I made for her with fabrics she chose from Khristina's Oziton Fabric shop she was really happy with the end result so of course that made me feel good too.
 Oops the inside pic was taken before I sewed the lining and added the base, oh well you get the general idea, threads n all.

Now the weather man has forecast a wet weekend so my plans for finishing off some planting and mulching in the garden might have to wait for a few days but I have plenty of sewing to keep me busy while I wait for the sun to shine again. Hopefully I will get the last 6 blocks of my String Quilt finished and then onto my doll that is awaiting a face and some clothes for this months item in the Christmas in July Challenge over at Amanda's Blog.


I had so much fun

this weekend, it was Father's Day here in Oz, so besides making sure DH was well fed (kids you owe me big time) with bacon n eggs for brekky, chicken salad for lunch and prawns and scallops and salad for dinner because it was his special day, (Luv you Hon you're the best), I had a couple of busy days sewing.
First up I spent Saturday making a gift for a family member who has a big 30th birthday coming up (shh it's my daughter but I don't want anybody to know I have a 30yr old it makes me feel ancient) and I can't share a pic with you yet as that would spoil the surprise.

And today I had a great time sewing up some scraps into the beginnings of a String Quilt in the company of some of the ladies from the "CRAFT" group. We had a Quilt-a-Long and what was pretty cool was we were able to have a video conference call where we could all see each other and chat as we were busily sewing up our strips. There was Sharon from NZ and Kath and Wilma from the U.S. and Khris in Adelaide, we were all able to hook in and show how we were progressing during the day, a few of the other girls also popped in to chat via messaging, isn't the Internet just the greatest. A few of the other members who couldn't access the video call also joined in the sew-in, Marilyn made a beautiful charity quilt with a jelly roll, and Deanna was sewing madly on a quilt as well. I am looking forward to seeing all the end results. Can't wait till we do it again next month when we all meet up to practice making HST's.

Here you can see my scraps I have been hoarding for 15 years or more cut into strips and my 9 blocks I got finished today, they are going to make a great scrap quilt when I get a few more done through the week. I am using the QAYG method and so far am loving it as the blocks are already quilted, will see if it is as easy to do the sashings when I go to put them together, fingers crossed.