Friday, June 27, 2014

Tilda For Christine.

I posted my Tilda swap yesterday afternoon and was very surprised to receive an email from Christine this morning to say that it had arrived. Well done Australia Post!
Christine, of MacDonald's Patch, is my swap partner for this round. Christine's camera doesn't want to work so I will post my photos for the swap.
I have enjoyed Tilda books for many years, so I had a lot of fun choosing my projects.
From the book, Crafting Christmas Gifts, I made the snowman and penguin.
Sunburnt Quilts - Tilda Swap
They are rugged up for our Winter and will wait patiently for Christmas.
I couldn't resist playing with ribbons, so this heart was a perfect choice.
Sunburnt Quilts - Tilda Swap
The heart came from the book, Tilda's Summer Ideas. The ribbons are stitched onto a gorgeous green Tilda fabric.
The next item is a notebook and cover.
Sunburnt Quilts - Tilda Swap
This is actually a Marg Low design but it is made with Tilda fabrics.
Inside there is one of Marg's little notebooks.
Sunburnt Quilts - Tilda Swap
I have enjoyed making these items for Christine and am thinking I may have to make a few more for me to play with as well.
Enjoy your Tilda items, Christine, and stay cozy and warm this weekend.
Cheers, Karen

All Ready for the Postie!

Phew I made it! With holidays looming I was getting worried. All wrapped and ready. Woo Hoo!
Keep your eyes peeled!
Hugs Michelle xx

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Surprise From Fiona.

We are up to the second swap in our FHFS group.
Fiona is extremely organised and has already sent me her gorgeous parcel.  I have been watching her give little peeks on her blog but never thought it would be coming to me.
Look at how Fiona has used pretty doilies to decorate the parcel and make a tag.
Sunburnt Quilts - FHFS Tilda
And look at what I found peeking out at me when I undid the wrapping! Isn't she sweet?
Sunburnt Quilts - FHFS Tilda 4
You need to see all of her to appreciate how delightful this little rabbit is.
Sunburnt Quilts - FHFS Tilda 2
She has the most gorgeous pinafore and hat. And her body is made with a tone on tone print that is really effective.
I am going to let her guard the chocolate for me for a little while.
Fiona's work on this little darling is beautiful.
Of course you need to see the item that was around around her and keeping her warm on the long distance journey.
Sunburnt Quilts - FHFS Tilda 1
Fiona has made a gorgeous wall hanging in beautiful colours. This will brighten up my sewing room!
I have admired for a long time the work Fiona does when quilting her feathers, and I am thrilled to now have an item she has personally quilted.
Thank you Fiona for your kindness and generosity with these gifts.  Your work is beautiful and I feel so very lucky.

 Cheers, Karen.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tilda for Melody

Tilda For Melody

Mel has received my Tilda swap so I can now show what I made for her. A Rosalie Quinlan bag, a pipkin thimble holder and a little Tilda bear ( my first...)



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

My Gorgeous Tilda Swap Arrived

My Tilda swap gift arrived this afternoon from Peg wow it's just gorgeous.

This is my gorgeous bag with all the beautiful flower embroidery. Isn't Peg just amazing !!!

A note book folder, tissues holder, snap pouch, key fob, zip pouch all in matching fabric. Whew.....hand cream,emery boards,manicure set, swisspers facial wipes. No excuses now about rough hands or cracked nails.... hehe..........
I LOVE it Peg. Thank you so very, very much.
Peg also included some yummy Lindt chocolates.
All wrapped in beautiful Tilda fabric.
I Love all the fabrics Peg I'm thrilled, thank you I just love all my beautiful tilda gifts.

Happy stitching.......

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Super early I know……


I know I am so early but June – July are not my best months, work wise….…so my Tilda parcel is in the post, it was finished so I thought I might as well send it, or I might forget where I stashed it…..LOL


Monday, June 2, 2014

Legless & armless no more…..


Okay the arms and legs have been attached but sorry girls she still needs to get her clothes, on maybe this long weekend will see her with knickers at least……