Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red Raspberry's Society 6 Shop.

I feel like I have lots of exciting news to share lately!  I have opened a shop on Society 6 with some of my artwork.  Here is the link if you'd like to check it out.  These are a few of the goodies you can get.

Friday, July 18, 2014

New Blog News - The Secret Sewing Society.

Big news!  A couple of friends and I have teamed up and launched a new blog - the Secret Sewing Society.  Would love you to come and check it out.  Our goal is to have a well rounded blog for the new quilter with lots of tips and tricks to get you started on your quilting journey, and also inspiration and challenges for the seasoned quilter.
One of my favourite aspects so far is our Do Your Block challenge.  We have all been playing around on EQ7 lately and have set a challenge block each month that we are to use as inspiration for a modern quilt design.  This month is the Priscilla Block.  And these were my designs that I created from this block.  This one I called Priscilla Does Cartwheels.  I modified the block so the points didn't meet in the corners.
This next one is the same block but some of the blocks have been rotated and the coloured differently.
The next one is my favourite.  I modified the original block so they were rectangular instead of square and I love how this one turned out.
Over at Secret Sewing Society we are also participating in our first Quilt-a-long Blog hop hosted by Angie at GnomeAngel.  We are all making Canoe Ridge Creations Sea Breeze Mini Quilt.
Would love you to follow along so please come and visit the new site.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Back From the Google Abyss and More Faces

Well if you were looking for me I was in no man's land for a while with no way out.  Thank you to the lovely Michelle from Little Hero Hosting who rescued me and my little blog from the Google abyss!  I can definitely recommend her for all techy, bloggy website things that I (and perhaps you) know nothing about.

Last time I was here I was participating in the 29 Faces Challenge and it was a real challenge (really, really hard!!) drawing a face a day for the whole month.  Amazingly though I really think my drawing improved a great deal in that month.

These are a few of the ones that I really liked.  If you want to have a look at the rest, click on the Instagram link in the sidebar.

Monday, February 3, 2014

29 Faces Art Challenge

I have been doing a lot of art lately.  If you follow me on instagram you will know what I mean.  Anyway I stumbled across the 29 Faces challenge and decided to just go for it.  The idea is to create a face every day for the month of February with an extra one thrown in somewhere I guess.  I have recently broken in my new art journal and it is my new best friend.
Here are my Day 1 and day 2 faces.  I started with a quick sketch and went from there.


I will be posting my challenge pics more regularly on Instagram so if you would like to check them out click on the Instagram tab at the right hand side.
If you would like to take part in the challenge you still can.  Check out the 29 Faces blog here

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pillowcases for Oncology Kids

The Handmade Cooperative recently did a call out for people to make at least 1 pillowcase for the charity Pillowcases for Oncology Kids (POK).  this charity was founded in 2011 by 15 year old Brittany who had also been through her own cancer journey.  The aim of the charity is to provide a special pillowcase for those children in hospitals around Australia also suffering though this dreadful disease.

I have had a chance to make one pillowcase so far using appliques from my Kokeshi Doll quilt pattern and hopefully a few more at least.

If you would like to join in this wonderful cause you can find out more info here at the Handmade Cooperative Facebook page
To read more about the cause please visit the Pillowcases for Oncology Kids Facebook page

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Discovering Mixed Media Art

Well as you can see I'm still alive lol :) just haven't been doing a lot of sewing. My sewjo took an extended vacation!
Actually I have done a little but the project went on a little trip and I don't have it back yet and only have really bad photos.
I haven't been reading any blogs either so I have an awful lot to catch up on!

In the meantime I have discovered the glorious world of mixed media art and I LOVE IT!!!  And it's kind of quicker than sewing a quilt ;)

There will be more quilting I promise.  My little boy starts Kindy this year so I will have some CHILD FREE TIME!  A few new quilt designs are on the cards.

But in the meantime this is what I have been doing.

See you soon!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A big pat on the back

Ok so on Sunday I blogged that I was going to complete the January and February Lucky Star BOM Blocks and that I was going to pick from my stash instead of buying more fabric! 
Anyway I found this wonderful pile of fabric that I was saving for who knows what.  Its Pat Bravo's Dreaming in French collection and I thought well there's no point leaving it in a box in a cupboard - let's use it!  I am just hoping I have enough for the whole project.

So after a slightly delayed start (we went fishing and the only thing we caught were pippies which got the kids (and me) quite excited) I finished the January block last night and managed to finish the February block today, while my 3 year old had a much needed nap.  The colours are much truer in the picture at right rather than the blocks.  Not sure what happened there.  And yes I do need to iron better.

I do have a rather large pile of largeish offcuts from the blocks.  Maybe I should cut the starting strips smaller so there is not as much wastage.  Any ideas peeps?

I am quite pleased with myself and I am thinking this method of blog your goal for the day may work in the future.  A bit like writing a list for lots of people to see and shaming yourself into doing it so you don't look like a big wally :)

Linking up to Lets Get Acquainted Blog Hop.