Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Challenge........WW1

The March challenge at WW1 ( only just managed to squeeze it in ) is........ white + bright pink + an artisan shape or product. Pink is probably not one of my favourite colours but thats why we do these challenges. I have used the beautiful Pinkpaislee resist paper and the artisan elements. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lets Get Shabby...Challenge #22

The next challenge is up at Lets Get Shabby and it is all about Beatrix Potter, her characters and beautiful illustrations. It could also be representative of Easter or Spring. Please visit the Lets Get Shabby blog to see the gorgeous examples done by the other design team girls for inspiration, check out the beautiful prize and get the details on how to play. Carol from Tattered Inspirations is our kind and very generous sponsor this month......she has beautiful things in her shop.

I made 2 little tag with clues in it for an Easter egg hunt in the garden made using Graphic 45 paper, and the other one with Spring quotes, made with beautiful Websters pages.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 123 challenge

Here is a page I have done for the March 123 Challenge and for the Color rooms # 50 Palette. The March 123 Challenge is :
                                       Colour = Light / Medium Blue
                                       Word = To / Too / Two 
                                       Technique / Product = Doilies
The photo is of my 2 daughters on the rare occasion when their hair was the same colour. One is naturally blonde, the other naturally brunette. Over the years there have been times when the blonde was a brunette, the brunette was a blonde, both blonde for a time and of course all lengths and shades in between. I certainly have my preferences, but as their mum they are always beautiful to me.   

The blues that I used just happened to be the same palette over at the Color room this week. They are celebrating 50 different palettes. I take my hat off to any one who has completed all of them: this would have to be one of my favourites. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tea By The Sea.....

Today for tea I am taking you on a walk, one of my favourites around Horseshoe Bay. We walk along the cliff top past Lady Bay and onto Knights Beach, then back to the cafe. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and am grateful every day for the wonder that surrounds me.

This is where I end up for my tea or coffee............. the Flying Fish Cafe at beautiful Horseshoe Bay.
If you would like to join us for Tea on Tuesday visit Art in Red Wagons here for the details.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

There's a nip in the air................

With the first month of Autumn arrived I have decided to make a quilt. It's not an  " arty " quilt, its a hand pieced, old fashioned scrap quilt. These Moroccan tea glasses were the inspiration for my colours. For me, the colours of Autumn  seem to be warmer and richer, as the harsh Summer heat seems to  bleach all the colour out of every thing. 
These are my fabrics......pinks for the stars and tulips and blue/greens for the background.

The pattern I have chosen is called Cottage Tulips. Each block is made up of an 8 pointed star in the middle and 8 tulips around the edge.
Once you have made the 8 pointed star and the 8 tulips you sew the blue background to the stars and then the tulips to the blue background. You end up with a circular block which you then applique onto a 12 inch square of cream background.
Wish me luck with it's completion....... I have started quilts before and have not finished them....... note to self,     'finish off the 3 quilts at bottom of sewing cupboard  !! '