Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Show & Tell :: Tail Feathers

Miriam has been making great progress on the Tail Feathers block of the month quilt. It is a huge quilt with heaps of stitcheries, applique and tiny piecing. I am so impressed that with the detail and all those squares match pretty well to me - my piecing is always dodgy... I don't know where she find the time to do so many projects and actually finish them as well! Check out the yellow roses blog  to see some more of her lovely sewing and craft projects. Thank you so much for sharing Miriam, I can't wait to see the finished quilt and those log cabin borders - good luck with them! ;)

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may have noticed I have a shop where I sell some patterns, kits and fabric. The shop is an extension of the types of sewing I love to do, but don't have the time to get around to doing all those beautiful projects. When I send the pattern out I often wonder what will become of it. Will it be made as a present for a new baby? Or maybe, will be hung with pride in the family room? These show & tell posts are dedicated to my customers who have made a special project, their photos and experiences with it. Do you have something you would like to share? Please email me at twolittleaussiebirds [at] gmail [dot] com.

Crystal x

Friday, June 24, 2011

Freebie Friday: toadstools and mushrooms

These little woodland treats are a sweet little treat. Use them as a pin cushion or decorations maybe? Check out the little house by the sea blog for instructions and the patterns. They are so adorable!

Crystal x

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Freebie Friday: dahlia garland

This garland is so sweet. I want to make one and hang it over my front door too! It's so cute! Visit the me oh my blog  to grab the DIY instructions and how to. Oh, and the original flower tutorial is from Martha Stewart .

Crystal x

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Today we are :: making pancakes

This weekend is a long one, hooray! Thanks queenie! This morning we cooked some super simple pancakes - 1 cup of milk 1 cup of flour and an egg. Mix, pour and cook! Ta dah!

Crystal x

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Inspiration: classic book covers in stitches

Penguin Classics commissioned American artist Jillian Tamaki to recreate three of their classic book covers. Black Beauty, The Secret Garden and Emma have had a makeover and been beautifully hand embroidered by Jillian. I can only imagine how many hours went into each sketch and stitch. Jillian tells us on her blog that the jackets will be embossed when printed, to give a lovely tactile feel. I haven't read any of these books, but will be ordering one of each when they are released in October, for their covers alone!

I love this one of Jillian hunched over her work. I can just imagine the finger cramps and blurry eyes that come with not being able to put your project down. Just 10 more minutes!

Crystal x

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I {heart} rings on my fingers

1. i {heart} rings that say I love you 

2. i {heart} simple and stylish shift rings

3. i {heart} golden honeycomb rings

4. i {heart} turquoise bar rings

5. i {heart} stacked rings

Crystal x

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