Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Toy

Like most, Easter eggs were very common throughout our house over the weekend. But there was also a new addition that I can't wait any longer to share. 

My beautiful boyfriend was very spontaneous and bought me a NEW CAMERA!!!!

I have been a camera enthusiast for quite a while and my little old camera is just not cutting it anymore. 

Now I am the proud owner of a Canon EOS 1100D SLR Camera is just so pretty.


With this lovely lense.


And to carry it around a lovely bright green carry bag (that's the Irish coming out in him)


I am having the best time taking photos of anything I can.
We went for a little drive around yesterday afternoon and I had a chance to take a few snaps.




There will be more too come!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My First Quilt

So I thought I would share my first quilt with anyone who is reading.
I made it when I was only 20. It was made with scraps from my mums fabric stash. 
I even quilted in the ditch myself. I have never quilted my own since this one. 
I always send it away to the lovely Betty, she does a better job then I would ever be able to do. 


I love the backing fabric, I have a little obsession with polka dots and strips, as you will notice with a quilt that I will show at a latter date. 

This quilt is a much loved couch quilt and is coming apart. 
I must not have done a great job with the quilting. 

But I love it and it is with me everywhere I go.


So just wanted to share. 

*Sorry for the bad photos, did not have the best lighting.

A little about ME!

So today I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself. 
There is not much but so don’t get too excited. 

I am 22
I am Australian
I am living in New Zealand
I am studying to become a primary teacher
I am studying online so I can do it anywhere and anytime
I love to cook but don’t like to clean
I love food and I eat too much
I love making quilts but don’t have my sew machine
I love fabric and I buy way too much
I love the colour aqua

That’s about all I have to tell
For now…

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jaybird Quilts and Fabric Shoppe

Jaybird Quilts was one of the first blogs I came across when I began to follow quilting blogs.
Julie Herman is the wonderful woman behind the blog, and she is pretty amazing.
And she's young which I love.

Anyway She is having a giveaway over on her blog Jaybird Quilts.


In association with one of the most amazing online fabric stores, Fabric Shoppe. The fabric shoppe stocks lovely modern fabric. 
I want to buy everything its all so beautiful.

So you can pop on over to Jaybird Quilts and go in the draw to win some beautiful fabric from the Fabric Shoppe.

Just thought I would show you some of the beautiful fabrics that I love from the Fabric Shoppe.

I just want them all they are so beautiful. You can also choose your own fabrics bundles. AMAZING!