Life story - the short version

I'm a fun loving 30 something year old . Married my favourite guy. Started on my production of children & number 1 is an adorable boy. Big on family. Big on craft. Love country music. Love fuss free + practical ...aaand maybe with just a little bow for decoration!

Love the law of attraction too. And singing ...dancing ...bright colours and excessive punctuation ...and stationery.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mini TheCoolest #2 due in January 2013!

You may have noticed my sewing machine has not got a lot of attention lately. Not many pics and blogs to share. My block of the month is gathering dust despite a keen interest in finishing the very last block.
But I get like this in the first trimester of pregnancy... yep, we're having another baby!!

Although I lost my personal sewjo, I'm excited to have been asked to make 12 aprons for a friend's 5 year old's cucake party. The fabric is at my house already and I can't wait to get cutting. I haven't made 12 of anything before (except individual quilts) and I'm looking forward to seeing how quick they come together, in a production line.
Then they're off to my friend Kelly Maris Creations to have a cupcake embroidered onto them! The pattern is for a convertible apron, and seeing as there are strategically placed handles, it turns from an apron into a bag!

I've also been invited to help out with costumes for the local musical production Peter Pan so I'll be making costumes for 10-14 year olds. Really glad to be a part of it even though I can't commit the time needed to be on stage and sing.

I think I'll get the aprons done first, and I hope that them coming together quickly inspires me to get stuck into the costumes and deliver early!
Love Cass

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Farrah fat quarter traveling stash on the Central Coast

So the traveling stash began a trend amongst my Aussie friends.
After the post by a Quilt club of Australia administrator suggesting that to discuss the traveling stash so much on the Facebook group was off focus, a new group was started. Well I had no idea, but the new stashes were just beginning and it's so exciting! It's brought new people in, and been a great gathering place to discuss the details.
Anyway, Bronwyn from Stop that owl began a stash that was just fat quarters. Brilliant!!
I jumped on board and it came to my door this week!

The image above was the "before" photo.
Below are the fqs that stayed with me:

Here is what I put back:

There are two more fat quarters going back in, and this is because Quilting Mumma, Ally, took a dig into the stash (after I selected mine first, of course). She took hers home and intended to photograph them in the daylight, but her adorable one year old had a turn at Farrah too and the fqs are yet to show up again LOL.
Then I addressed the satchel and passed by Mum's so she could take part too.
She took the fabrics below, including one that I had put in hehe:

And these went back in:

I saw some double ups when I opened Farrah, and whilst I suppose it reduces the variation a little, I think we women might be more likely to take one if the next person isn't going to miss out. So I'm liking a few double ups.

I was frightened it might be over 3kgs, but it's only just over 2.5 at this stage.

Thank you to Bron for organising, and to Sue for sending me the first travelling stash parcel I've ever received.
I hope it was ok to gather local friends to take part, I'm a fan of the more the merrier, and thought it would be fine.

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