Friday, September 9, 2011


Thank you for all of your good wishes on the changes about to happen for me in 2012.  Like anything that is a little different it is very scary and I keep second guessing myself but I have to keep reminding myself that it is for the best long term.  Slowly as the weeks pass I will reveal a bit more as each page of our new book opens.  I would tell you now but I just don't want to jinx myself.  I am taking baby steps before I take the giant leap.

I am going to have to think outside the square in all aspects of my life including in my designs which will need to adapt a little.  I am currently paper piecing a new project in colours that are not my usual choices but my style is still very evident.  It is a slow process and I just do a little each evening.  Hopefully I will have more to show you really soon.

So what have you got planned for the weekend?  My plans include sorting some fabric and making some more of these wax tarts.  I burn these in my oil burner to make the house smell delicious and homely but I also store them in little organza bags and hide them amongst my fabric.  All of my stash has a lovely aroma which is even more gorgeous when it comes time to press it.  A cheap and easy way for a nice fragrance.

I will share with you my candle and wax tart making process by taking a few photographs.  I am working through my christmas list and a number of my friends and family will be receiving smellies this year.  I can't believe that we are into the second week of September already so it is time that I make a dent in that list.

I have been having some fun fussy cutting some hexagons for an upcoming project.  Are you really into paper piecing too at the moment?

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Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs - Fee XX


Unknown said...

Have a Lovely Weekend amongst your Fabrics...
2012 is going to be a Good Year for You...Very Exciting.
Take Care

By Hoki Quilts said...

Ooooh I can't wait to find out what you're up to and share in the joy. My fingers are crossed for fortune all the way.
busy stitching xmas decs here and as we are in for rain I guess I'll be busy doing them over the weekend too.
You have a good one, hugs

Allie said...

Baby steps are good, sweetie - as long as you keep moving, right? Your project looks so pretty! I'm not a fan of paper piecing, but I love to see how others put things together. Your wax tarts look so fun, what a good idea to store them amongst your fabric! Love your hexagon!

Melody said...

Lots of lovely things in this post. I buy these wax tarts and had no idea you could make them yourself. What a great idea to store them in among your fabric.

Sue said...

You new plans for 2012 sound exciting. I'm sure it will all be fabulous. Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

lovely post Fee,love the idea of the smellies in amongst the fabric

mel @ loved handmade said...

Wishing you well, it all sounds very exciting!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am just getting into quilting and am loving all the amazing blogs I am finding!!!! I have just about every tool imaginable for paper and Mixed Media......but now I'm wanting an accuquilt to cut shapes quickly to quilt!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!

Deb R said...

Cant wait for your wax tart tutorial!!!! Im addicted to paper piecing at the moment too. Im doing the Pies and Tarts BOM and the Vignette Hexagon quilt, PLUS I bought a huge pile of reproduction fabrics to paper piece 6 point stars!!!
Love reading your blog :)