Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Arrivals and Catching Up

Once again life has kept me away from my blog over the past week or so but I can see light at the end of that tunnel !! Hubby retires from work tomorrow and will become my "house husband" - We are both looking forward to it and I may just get some extra time to sew and blog in the near future !!
Look what has arrived at Mothers Cupboard this week !! All of the above fabrics are from Exclusively Quilters and can be found in my "What's New" page over at my web site. I have so many plans for these fabrics. The first one is a bag from the butterfly fabric with the orange stripe as a trim. Sam has spied off the top 2 for future projects for little Madeliene who I might add is growing out of her clothes at a very fast rate finally !!
These 2 bolts of Portobello Market from the Moda range are on sale for just $7.50 for a 1/2 metre in my store. And I also have a few copies of the book "Just Desserts" on sale at a $10 discount now down to $29.95. It has heaps of projects to make from Moda Pre-Cuts. Here are a few samples.......

I have decided that I am going to write up a to do list each month. One of my new years resolutions to myself was that all gifts throughout the year and at chrsitmas would contain at least 1 hand made item. I am slowly working towards that and have started a few projects in the last week which I will show you soon. One is just the cutest heat pack cover for my niece.

I have also signed up for two local sewing events this week. The first being Helen's Mystery Quilt In which sounds like heaps of fun. I have already warned my household that I will be "UNAVAILABLE" that day - For those of you that are not local you can sign up on-line.

I have also signed up for the Quilted Crow Girl's Christmas Gathering in October which is always heaps of fun. Guests are Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley.

Our garden is starting to come out of hibernation and hints of spring are showing through. Here is a Hycainth that I planted back in March.

And some self sown carnations reasy to burst into colour.

And the ever popular Eggs and Bacon which when in bloom always reminds me of the warmer longer sunnier days - I can't wait !!

I am off to work very soon and hope to have a play in my studio tomorrow. I will take some pics of my WIP's - I promise :)
I hope that wherever you are that you are happy, healthy and safe and are spending some time with those that you love. Until I drop by again................. Bye



Mistea said...

Gorgeous fabrics and lots of inspiration now if I could just get myself organised enough to spend some time in the sewing room instead of just sitting on the couch under my new blanket. Enjoy your new Helper!

Liz said...

Wish I had a house husband, alas he has to keep working so I can spend on books and fabric ;0) lol.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Fiona,
spring is certainly just around the corner at your house!

Micki said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

Deb said...

Fiona, with all of your plans , how much fabric were you planning on having in your shop to sell?????
I would so be like that if I had a shop, I would want it all!!

Contented Caroline said...

I'm especially liking that butterfly fabric - it will surely look good as a bag. Glad to hear that you are back in blogging circuit - we all know what it's like to feel overwhelmed at times.