I hope you will come with me.
I am saying goodbye to Blogger and hello to Typepad.
You can find me over here - http://quiltfabricdelights.typepad.com/
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
You may be aware, that Pre-Eclampsia is an illness arising only in pregnancy that can affect both the mother and her unborn child. It affects as many as one in ten of all pregnancies making it the most common serious antenatal complication. It can develop at any time in the second half of pregnancy. In the mother, the condition causes a number of symptomless disturbances including raised blood pressure and protein in the urine. The only cure is the delivery of the baby and complications due to infant prematurity often result.
19-25 August 2007 is Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Week and I urge you all to visit AAPEC to learn more.
Friday, August 10, 2007
It has been so much fun to be involved in the designing and making of these first projects. That part is over and now I am at the slightly tedious and not so exciting part of writing patterns, proof reading and having them checked by someone other than myself. It is very difficult to make myself do it when I would rather be stitching - so many ideas are running through my head.
They are just so cute! Look for them in late September.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Let me tell you that I was a lousy student, I think being pregnant didn't help, my mind was on the real baby that I would soon have in my arms, not the china one I was making. To me it was long and arduous and I admired all of the ladies who were creating such beautiful dolls.
First came the sanding down of the greenware. I thought I was being so careful and snap, her hand was in pieces. The teacher was a lovely lady but she took doll making very seriously, and as a result I felt like a naughty little school girl. I don't know about you but guilt should not be involved in crafting.
So once I had sanded my doll I think the next step was painting her. I was sitting at the painting table chatting away with the other ladies when the teacher came around to check out work. She said that my nostrils (the doll's that is not mine) needed to be darker. Okay, that's fine - only trouble is by the time she came back I hadn't got to making her nostrils darker - the teacher's comment "much better" - now I didn't know how to take that - had they been alright in the first place, or was I such a bad student she was trying to make me feel better.
As you can gather I really wasn't enjoying the whole process, but persevered because by this stage I had spent quite a bit of money.
So my doll did get finished and then wrapped in wadding and stuffed at the top of a cupboard.
Last year I decided that she had taken up space for way too long and that keeping her up there really wasn't doing her or me any good - she should be given away. So I made her a pretty smocked dress (that was way more fun, I am definitely a fabric crafter) and donated her to my mother's Inner Wheel club for a raffle.
So at least in the end even if she is not bringing joy to her new owner, she raised a few dollars for the Club which was put towards a good cause.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
And just because they are so cute, some more of Lisa's gorgeous shoe range.
And Lisa hasn't forgotten us Mums - check out the ladies slippers - I'll be putting those on my wish list (what a shame I have to wait for Christmas now since my birthday and Mother's Day have already passed).
Thanks so much Lisa for sharing with us another wonderful way that quilt fabrics can be used.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
If you are that stage of your life now is a great time to check them out
It’s that time again! We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the third semi-annual Great Down Under Nappy Hunt™!
How does the GDUNH work? It’s simple! You register at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatnappyhunt.php on or after July 15, 2007. Then you visit all the participating sponsor sites and hunt for the Diaper Decisions™ nappy, to earn entries to the 21 random prize drawings, including Three Grand Prizes!
For more details about this great event, please visit the Rules and FAQ pages at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatnappyhunt.php . See you at the hunt!