Wee Hieland Coo

Cross stitches are a great crafty thing to do whilst traveling. I picking up this highland cow cross stitch from Oban, Scotland and made it into a christmas decoration for Rhoanna. The pattern is from textile heritage.



Scrappy fabric pouch


Pleased to say that my scrappy fabric pouch looks similar to the one by sew delicious.

I gave this one as a gift to Aurelie for being a wonderful friend and tour guide to us in Paris.

The pouch is a medium size perfect for keeping electronic chords or bits and pieces when packing a suitcase.

I used the pattern from http://sewdelicious.com.au/2013/09/scrappy-fabric-strip-zipper-pouch.html It was a great way to ‘use up’ scraps of fabric. If you’re into sewing I recommend you join this blog.

Here are two more that I’ve made.

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Olivia’s baby quilt


I made this cheerful square quilt for Rowan and Antonella’s baby girl. It took me a long time to come up with such a simple design. Initially it was going to be all squares and triangles but it looked too busy. It is quilted with loops.


This is actually the second quilt for baby Olivia. When I made the first quilt unfortunately the colours ran when doing the final wash 😦 To say I was disappointment is an understatement. I think it was because I used fabric made in different places and mixed bold patterned fabric with pale plain fabric.  The first one is now the cats blanket!

Mum’s quilt


For my mum’s significant birthday I wanted to make her something extra special. So together we picked Japanese fabrics in cream, pink, red and blue. I used a similar design to my own quilt; small squares, big squares and rectangles with two strips of maroon fabric to break it up.

Butterfly Mosaic

Beth and I have been making mosaic’s together. Mine is inspired by the Broad-margined Azure butterfly which is fairly common in the Mt Lofty Ranges region. Also featured in the mosaic are butterfly attracting flowers; Sweet Bursaria (white), Strawflower (yellow) and Pale Fan-flower (purple).

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This YouTube video by Karen Silton gave great tips on how to grout a mosaic.

Baby Ivy’s quilt



I made this quilt for baby Ivy. I chose bright colours but had a lot of trouble with the design. Top tip; don’t choose the main fabric with a white background (the monkey fabric) if it’s against other bold colours. To compensate, I ended up only using a small amount of the monkey fabric. I enjoyed using colour-changing thread for the swirls though. Hope to meet Ivy soon.