Monday, June 29, 2009

Current Project

So my current project which I am close to finishing is a table runner. It is my first 'proper' quilting/patchwork project. I started beginner patchwork classes earlier this year, just to learn the basic techniques, and in the continuning course we had to choose a project to work on. Classes are every second Tuesday, and I am really enjoying them, mostly because I get to chat with some nice people and see what everyone else is up to. It also means I have put time aside to be crafty, as sometimes I can get bogged down with work or getting lazy in front of the tv, which drags productivity levels down.

I am using a pattern ( from The Home Patch ( for my table runner. The Home Patch is also the place where I do my classes. Rather than use the fabrics as per the pattern however, I picked my own funky fabrics. I am mostly using Amy Butler and Moda fabrics, which are probably some of my favourites at the moment. As you can see below, I think it is coming along quite well....

Being a 'stitchery freak' I do the stitches on my applique really really small as I do with my stitcheries. This is both a good and a bad thing. Good cause I think it looks really cool, but bad because I have been hand stitching these felt pieces on for almost 2 weeks now and I still am not done! I hope it looks effective when the whole thing is finished, given how long it has taken me to do. I will post some more updates tomorrow night after class. Hopefully I can almost get it to finishing point (minus the quilting, as I know there won't be enough time for that!).

Once I have finished with the table runner I have a few (okay, well a lot) of projects I want to work on. Many of the projects have emanated from purchases made at the Craft Show in Sydney a few weeks ago. The next thing I think I will do is my scarf, from a kit I purchased from Prints Charming (

It's a bit difficult to see the details, but trust me, it is going to look very funky! Can't wait to start it (might be a good idea to get it done while it is still winter also).

Anyway, so much more to say, but it is getting a tad late in the evening and my blogging skills are in significant decline. Hopefully I can improve in my next effort.


The First Post

Well I have finally made my first foray into the blogging world. The main purpose of this blog will be to share some of my crafty pursuits with friends and family, but from time to time I may share some of my other exploits (all legal ones of course).

I hope you enjoy the ride as I finally get a life post-PhD and rediscover my interest in all things handmade.