Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joy in small things

After recently completing a couple of larger projects, it's been fun to whip up some quick delights over the last few weeks.

I made these dresses for my girls using the free Oliver & S Pop Over sun dress pattern. Mia's is from a kit from Be Be Bold in Lismore and Lily's are some Kokka fabrics I bought from Sewco. Check out the Flickr photo pool of dresses made by other people using the same pattern. Divine!

Inspired by this post by the delightful Amanda Blake Soule, I too wanted to make some placemats to brighten up our dining table, and bring a bit of beauty and ritual to our shared meals. I used some left over blocks from my first ever quilt.

I finished this apron this morning. Its made from a panel also from Be Be Bold.

So what next?! These are the scrumptious fabrics for my new quilt. They are Folksy Flannels by Anna Maria Horner. Yumbo! I thought they were quite a bargain, 16 high quality fat quarters for US$38 plus postage (I didn't manage to find anywhere in Oz who sells them). I plan on cutting quite large shapes to show off their gorgeous prints. I want a large, cuddly quilt that my family and I can snuggle under this Winter.

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