Monday, 7 May 2012

Back to my Blog

At last a chance to sew interesting stuff, to browse all your lovely blogs 
& even leave some comments & a post.
My poor neglected blog, its been ages, I've missed it!!!!!!
Really..............I love to blog, its relaxing, fun, sociable & keeps my wee brain
But seriously I've had such a busy two weeks, that big blind order came in
so I've sewed & sewed & eaten & get the picture eh!
Today however I got to sew yummy things....not yukky things :)
Ella's dress got finished, remember the one I was supposed to enter in a competition
three weeks ago.

It's turned out so cute, well Ella thinks so.....goodness I'm making so many spelling mistakes, 
I might be here all evening trying to type this, & I'm slow anyway so please brain get it together.

Really like this, using patchwork blocks in clothes, adds a lil something,
 don't you think???
Will get a pic of her wearing it tomorrow, when the sun comes out...did I say that
or just wishfully think it.....its May not november...are you listening up there?
Also have been working on a baby quilt for a friend at church who gave birth to one 
incredibly beautiful baby girl last week. 
I'm trying to use what I have so its a scrappy type quilt top

I love the colors, girly without an overkill on pink

I think I may do applique in the sashing, not sure yet, thinking, thinking....

This is the backing fabric, its a soft flannel polka dot, real sweet. 
I've had it for an age & this is the perfect use for it.
Might even have a bit left for some small pj's for her!!!!!
Oh that'd be so cute really mini pj's.......
Also.....while swooning fabric.
Fabric excites me big I need to get a life??????
Thing is I know it has the same effect on lots of you guys, so I'm 
in good company.

Lecien, never bought lecien fabrics before.....WHY NOT......they are so 
so stunning. Oh my goodness the colors are vivid, bright & just to die for.
These are destined for Ella's room, it needs a total makeover, paint, curtains & 
most important a new quilt.
Also couldn't resist these

I mean......who can,
 vintage modern by Bonnie & Camille
Way too lovely, will be looking for inspiration for these!!!!
Soooooo thats me done for this evening, writers cramp!
All this typing is killing me.......hee hee
I just want to get to my hook & do some grannying
Have a sweet evening y'all 

Lots of love Karen x


  1. I love all those lavenders and lilacs - a really great alternative to pinks.

    If you get the chance pop over to my blog, I've got a great giveaway going on at the moment.

    Happy Sewing
    Fleur xx

  2. Love that dress and can't wait for Ella's picture in it! Fabric addiction is me! Sometimes I go to the fabric store just to touch. Of course there always seem to be something new that comes home with me. I so have a problem!

    Cute baby quilt also!!!

  3. Lovely dress Karen, looking forward to seeing Ella wearing it. Oh my goodness, you must be exhausted after all the work, great to see you crafting your incredible work. Your fabrics are amazing. Big hugs, Margie.

  4. The dress turned out adorable Karen. Sometimes life just gets to hectic for blogging. It is so nice to see what you have been up to though and I looooove your new charm packs. Have a wonderful week. Patty

  5. I have my Vintage Modern on order. I can't wait til it gets here. Your dress is seriously adorable. You have a wonderful eye for the just the right fabric!

  6. Looking forward to seeing that baby girl quilt : )

  7. All that amazing fabric! I am in heaven!! I just wish I could quilt and sew like you. Instead I have piles of pretty fabric sitting in cupboards waiting for the day I can learn to sew properly. So pleased you have had some time to make some fun projects amongst all the curtain making. You are one clever chicken aren't you?

    Have a fab week hon,

  8. Hello Karen!
    Ella's dress is so pretty and I really love those colours....Ooh, gorgeous new fabrics to play with too and your baby quilt is sure to be beautiful...
    Happy decorating!
    Susan x