September 23, 2014

It's coming up Roses!


Roses here might be blooming a little early, paper ones that is,
but the weather the last few weeks has been slowly getting warmer.
 Nice Spring days ahead.


 We are getting ready for the first roses to bloom in our garden.
 I am sitting enjoying the pleasent weather outside.


 I just love Roses and have the most enormous Standard Rose in my back garden.
 It's 6 ft high and gives off the most wonderful display
 when it is blooming, when it is I will share another photo.
 Another type of Rose I love is the Rose Star EPP.
I am hooked, like some of my bloggy friends and
 facebook buddies who are also hooked on EPP...
I just love it, the convenience of hand stitching,
 taking it wherever I can, so as a result is
I have a little progress on my Rose Star quilt.


 
This Rose Star above is made from fabric
 a friend gave me for my birthday a few years ago..
 'A great reminder Rose Star'



 I was inspired HERE  with this Rose Star, it's gorgeous
and have been having so much fun making my own,
in between homeschooling and family life.
 Picking out my favorite fabrics to turn into more stars.
 Are you hooked on English Paper Piecing yet???
 I recommend it as it's so therapeutic....
peaceful and handy to carry anywhere.


I am loving it and now I am about glue some more pieces
 ready to make another fussy cut  Tilda star.

 Happy Sewing
 Hugs Dawn x x

September 21, 2014

Better Late than.... a little insight!

Life has been hectic and busy, but its like that for lots of us.
Gardening, esp now the weather is better,
 homeschooling activities and excursions.
Lots of life, Family and grandkids
 and some sewing.
 That  has been me for the last few months.
 A few weeks ago I was tagged to share and promplty forgot
 as time slipped away...
 But thought I would honor the tag and 
answer some of Beautiful Fee's Questions.
 The purpose of the tag is a blog hop for each blogger
 to tell their readers a little more about their life as a
creative person and what makes them tick,
so today you'll get a little more insight about me




Me: Dawn.

 and yes I am getting my silly on with Fee
 It was a fun week in Melbourne together.
 And having a laugh is what we needed too.

 What am I working on right now? 
 I am trying to get rid of my UFO pile.
 I seem to leave things possibly because I can't find the right fabric
 to finish it or just because of boredom.
 Whatever is the reason I can't always remember 
why but now I am on a Finish it phase.
 I am also working on some patterns for upcoming retreats and magazines.

How long does it take to create a project?
 If I have all the materials and the motivation I can get onto it and have it made
 quite quickly. Pattern writing is a pet hate of mine.


What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I am loving doing some EPP atm, 
I also love working on stash fabrics too. 
I have a smallish stash but still way too much,
 so am trying to find patterns like an
 Around the World and also a Granny Squares Quilt.

 
How does my creative process work?
  If I am schooling my girls or don't have time to go into
my sewing room and sew it straight away I may just
write it down and draw what I am thinking.
 This sometimes works and sometimes I think 
"what was I actually thinking this is wrong"!



How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
 I am usually not thinking about anything and an idea pops into my head
I can be just day dreaming or a word turns into a item or quilt...
 My girls love craft and inspire me all the time,
 they are so creative I am amazed at what they think of.

What is my signature style?
Not a 100% sure of my style,
possibly classic, pretty English meets classic, modern fun...
 What do you think my style is?   


 What is my favorite time of day?
Mornings are my favorite, even though I am a night owl too.
 But first thing in the morning, sitting in the quiet,
a cup of tea in my china cup with my bible and devotions.
Just taking in the beauty of creation.
 I love sitting outside in the warmer months enjoying the birds chirping
and the sun streaming through the garden.BLISS!

 Hope this has given a little more insight
 into the creativity in the house of Sweet as Cinnamon.

Not tagging anyone but feel free to leave a comment and your blog address
 so we can visit you and learn a little insight.

Hugs Dawn x x





July 22, 2014

Sydney the next...

Another craft fair and another week away....wow
 This time it was to beautiful Sydney... for 7 days!
 
 
 Never been there before and the weather was lovely..
 cold as it should be during winter,
 although the sun was shining during the day but no rain,
 only a light drissle on the second night... 
 
 
 I got to see the Harbour bridge, not climb it though 
and also had a ride on the ferry over the harbour.
 It was surely an amzing trip away...
 

 The view from our apartment balcony... 
Must admit I was a little scared especially 13 floors up...
 I did love the view though.


The lights of the city at night were spectacular...esp from the harbour.

 
A little stitching was order of the nights
 Fee and I watched TV after dinner and stitched,
 I must admit Fee was a lot more productive than I...
 Check out Fee's post on our Journey..HERE
 Hope you liked my recap..

Back soon with some pics of the goodies I bought while I was away.
 Sweet Cinnamon Hugs
 Dawn x x x



July 21, 2014

Melbourne one week....

It feels like only last week I was sewing my friends
 pincushion for her birthday but its been 8 or so weeks since..
 Oh my time has a way of creeping away... 
Here's what I have been doing..

 Fee had a stall at the Melbourne craft fair and I went along 
 to help and support,
 boy we had loads of fun mingled in  the hard work.
 There was lovely stalls to buy some goodies from, and be
totally inspired as well. I met some amazing people
 and loved that some blog friends and facebook buddies dropped by to say Hi.


 The walk to the venue for the craft fair which is called Jeff's Shed
 was lovely and only took about 10mins...
 we crossed this bridge everyday and the view was lovely.
The Yarra river, looked so calm and peaceful...
We have fun when we go away, chatting and laughing,
 and lately have been trying on funky glasses!
 Fee above looks like a rock star...

 And these felt like fish eyes... all distorted was the view...LOL

Our last coffee in Melbourne Airport together and it was a rushed one at that...
 We said our goodbyes and headed home for a week..

I love being home and don't like going out much..
 being away from my Darling Hubby and girls for a 6 days was hard...
 we chatted on the phone for ages each morning, lunchtime and night time..
 But I had a wonderful time and loved being with Fee,
 she is an inspiration and a darling friend, has an amazing amount of energy
 and full of adventure....


Happy Days!
 Hugs Dawn x x