April 22, 2014

ABC's.... you can 'Spell it with Fabric'!


ABCDEFG....
 Love the song and sang it often to
 my kids when they were little...
 Now I am sewing it with fabric....
HIJKLMNOP....
QRSTUVWXYZ...
 now you know the ABC's 
Why don't you come and play with me????

It's an adorable ABC....
 and the latest Moda Block along,
 'Spell it with Fabric'


 I found the links HERE a few weeks back and had lots of fun
 this is a free downloadable project..
*** UPDATE if you wish to purchase the BOM in a downloadable booklet you can HERE
 If you decide to make it, surely let me know 
so I can visit and look at yours too.


 I used a favorite Jelly Roll and of lots of scraps for the backgrounds.
 The fabrics just worked and it was easy as to assemble each block.


 My plan was to do a block a week, but it then it changed to
1 a day, then as they were so addictive I just went for it.

  
The teapot block was a freebie I found on the web,
 foundation peiced and lovely to do too.


 I am so pleased with the result... that I'm in love with ABC x x x

  Sweet Cinnamon Hugs

 Dawn x x x

April 20, 2014

Happy Easter to you!




Happy Easter to all.
 Hope you have been able to celebrate with friends and family.
 We have been redecorating for the last two weeks and although some work will not be finished till next week we are almost tidy and back to normal. I have been doing a little sewing here and there but mainly have been too exhausted by evening. So I just sit watch a little TV then retire to bed as I am tired as... renovating or redecorating has been so worth it.

Tomorrow is sewing day for me, so I will be sitting outside watching the girls play and doing a little handstitching... Can't wait!

 Sweet Easter Hugs
 Dawn x x x

March 29, 2014

Playing with little things...

I have been playing with some really little hexagons this week.
 I have had a busy week and had not a lot of time to sit and stitch but
 
 
I managed to find a little time to sew hexagons...
 3/4in ones... so sweet and so so tiny...
 they're not the smallest I have but they are super tiny.
 
 
It was fun to sew something so tiny...I can't show you the finished 
craft item just yet but showing these hexagons I just had to do.
 I am addicted to hexagons once again...
 
 
 The fabric is the leftovers from my Preston Bag...

 
 Its a range called Petite Maison by Bunny Hill from a few years back
I loved it when I saw it so had to have some...

  
Now to finish the little project..
 But first I need to have a bookcase clear out
  as this weekend I am having a book clearance...
 Going through the bookcase and boxes of books I have
 and probably won't read again...so off they go.
They will be read again just not by me, as I am going to donate them 
to a local church for their annual book sale...

 Off to decide what stays and which goes.........
 Happy Saturday

 Hugs 

Dawn x x x


March 23, 2014

'Relay for Life'...amazing!

Never thought that walking for 19 hours
 as a team would be so exhilarating!
 But this weekend we did just that... Our Team Family Rocks
 walking Ran and shuffled along for 19 hours along a track
 for Relay for Life... our Cancer Councils fun run.


Her I am with some of my carers who walked the first lap with me...


 Opening lap.... lots of support!
 Weather was lovely during the day...


 Our 'Family Rocks'.....

  
The adorable Georgie Bannard who came out to sing for us 
 and show us his support...
and let me take a photo..he he
 He's just a wonderful young man...
talented and so compassionate...
 Love his enthusiasm for life!
Thanks Georgie!


 The final lap with some of my team... they did an amazing job
 We clocked up a total of 455 laps.... 
 I walked 14 laps....
 but combined equates too almost 176km...
 and wow we are exhausted by so proud...
 I am proud to be a part of a wonderful supportive team
They are amazing really... no sleep walking all night...
We raised $2750 and are thankful
 to everyone who sponsored us, 
supported us by walking alongside us, 
made the effort to come along and join in on the fun...
 A BIG THANK YOU....
 Lets fight this awful disease together and 
raise awareness for those that are suffering.

 Happy Days

 Hugs Dawn x x x