Friday, 7 October 2016

I do love a vintage tin ........ Tutorial

Today it is my turn on the Penny Rose Fabrics Blog and I have a little tutorial for you on how to repurpose a Vintage Tin and how to make a coordinating Pincushion and Needle Book.

I found this tin in my travels at a little Thrift Shop in Maldon, Victoria and instantly knew what I want to do with it.

I like to have a few hand stitched projects on the go at any one time and as such, I store them in tins so that I can grab one as I am walking out the door 'just incase' a stitching moment arrises.

And lets face it, a pretty tin is always better than a plain tin and a vintage tin is alway that little more special.

If you pop on over HERE, I have a full tutorial on how to line your own tin,

and also a Tutorial for this cute Needlebook and English Paper Pieced Pincushion.

The Apple Template can be downloaded from HERE.

I have already been putting my tin to great use but more on this project at a later date.

Happy stitching,

Sharon xx

Thursday, 6 October 2016

My Bonnie and Camille Scrappy Pineapples

Playing with Pineapples again .....

This might just be one of my slowest growing machine pieced projects but I have upped the count from 5 to 8 pineapples and as you can see there is a colour change beginning to happen.

I am thinking that slow progress is better than no progress :)

Now I need to go scrap diving again so I can get to the next one.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Quattro Colour - Part 2

Quatro Colour Quilt
the Bonnie and Camille Version

It has been a little while since I have shared the progress of my Quatro Colour Quilt.

The blocks are a quick make.

But adding those cross blocks slows things down a little.

My pink colour graduation for the cross blocks is really starting to show now.

And this is where I have stalled .........  adding the next round of cross blocks.

I will slowly plod away at adding the next round and share again when there is more progress to see.
I may also be a little distracted by a second version ..... whoops!
More on that one soon.

Happy Stitching,
Sharon xx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

"Wonderland Quilt"

I am so pleased to announce my latest pattern release ....


Wonderland finishes at 56" x 56"
Which is a great size for a Throw Rug or a play mat and even as a wall hanging.

I have used "Pixie Noel" fabrics by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake.
Making my version a great Christmas or Winter 'Wonderland" Quilt.

I have wanted to make a quilt set on point for a while now and I just love how this one has turned out.
Eight simple blocks set on point makes this Quilt a quick one to make.

The centre of the blocks are great for fussy cutting your favourite print or Novelty scene.

Linda at LadyBug Quilting here in Bendigo has again worked her magic on Wonderland for me.

Wonderland is now available for immediate download in my ETSY store HERE or ask for it at your Local Quilt Shop.

Wholesale enquiries can be made to Creative Abundance.

Happy Sewing,
hugs Sharon xx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Playing my my scrap bins - Pineapples anyone?

Pineapples Anyone?

You know when you see something online, instantly you love it but you scroll past because you have so much on the go but then you find your thoughts turning back to it. Well this happened to me nearly a week ago. I was scrolling Instagram as one does and Julie at Intrepid Thread had posed about a new tutorial over on her blog with the following image.

You can find the tutorial HERE.

I knew that I wanted mine to be a scrappy Bonnie and Camille version as my scrap baskets are overflowing.  I am not sure that this will make much of a dent but I will try :)

I have set myself a little target of trying to make at least one a day.
Five days in and five blocks made, so far I am on track.

School holidays start today and the addition of this little cutie to our family last week might mean that I don't stay on track but I will try :)

Meet Elly,

For those of you who have been with me here for a while will know that we said goodbye to our last Pug, Molly, just on 4 1/2 years ago at the age of 16. It totally broke my heart. She was with me before I had my own kids and was the only constant in my life through a very hard time for a while there. 

The only pets we have had since have been fish! 
It was time to fix that as I was ready to love another Pug again and Miss Lily was becoming more fixated on dogs in general.  Hubby is more of a big dog person but oh well :)
 The breeder did warn me that Elly had the 'biggest personality' from the litter and that is true but in true Pug form she changes from a, lets just say, handful to a sleeping ball of Puggie fluff that looks like butter would not melt in her mouth.

Photo shoots will have a slight added degree of difficulty now ........

But I would not change that for a thing.

Expect to see more photos of Elly pop into my Instagram feed and here on my blog.

Time to prepare another block.

Happy Stitching,

Sharon x

Friday, 9 September 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork - Blog Tour

Today it is my turn on the 

We are celebrating the first book by the lovely 
Kerri Horsley of "Sew Deerly Loved" / "Lovely Little Handmades" fame.

Kerri's Blog was one of the first I started following, long before I began blogging myself so to be asked to partake in her Blog Tour is a huge honour for me.  Kerri's book keeps with her vintage style and I always knew that it was going to be hard to choose a project.  I was very lucky that Tuva Publishing had sent me an advanced copy of Kerri's book so I have been enjoying for a little bit now and as such I have made two projects.

My first project was the   
"Oh Deer Wall Quilt"

I chose to mix "Backyard Roses" fabric by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs 
and some Essex Linen.

And I just love how it turned out.
For my second item I have made the 
"Back to School Pencil Pouch"

 For this one I decided to fussy cut Sedef's debut line "Sweet Orchard" for Riley Blake Designs
and mix it with some Red Chambray that I picked up from Ministry of Fabric.

Here is the schedule for the Blog Tour.
Be sure to go and check out what the talented line up of bloggers have created.

27.08.2016Amanda Niederhauser
07.09.2016Ayda Algı
20.09.2016Sharon Yeager@daisycottagequiltingInstagram
23.09.2016Kristin Cobb@goobadesignsInstagram

Also, be sure to keep your eyes open for future Tuva Publications.
I know there is one coming that I am particularly interest in!
More on that one soon I'm sure.

Thank you for stopping by,
Happy stitching,
Sharon x

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Giveaway Winners Announced


 I am a day late but with further delay allow me to announce the winners of the two Giveaways.

First up .........

The two winners for my Souther Aurora Patterns are .....

Joan and June S.
Ladies check your emails as I have emailed you both already.

Congratulations and enjoy your patterns.

Next up we have our winner for a copy of the new book,

"Sew Illustrated"

Huge Congratulations goes to Tina M.
Tina, I have also emailed you so please check you inbox!

Congratulations to all three winners.

Happy stitching,
Sharon x