Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Google reader

So i am a HUGE Google reader fan! I love reading blogs and i love that Google reader helps me keep track and keep up with all my favourite. I have a load of blogs I subscribe to on various different topics which i will gradually start adding to my links but thought i would tell you about not one but two i have read today.

Firstly there is which is a fabby quilting blog. I also doubly love it as Allison, who writes the blog, has chickens, as a fellow chicken owner (i have 8!) i feel a certain affinity to her! Anyway she is doing a stash giveaway today which i have entered. I am starting out and have limited fabric so it would give my quilting a boost. Lots of peeps have entered and its a randomly selected thing, but hey someone has to win it!

Secondly is the amazing giveaway at U-handblog where the lovely Lisa is giving away a brand spanking new Jamone sewing machine!!!!!! It gets even better as she is based in the UK, so i can enter!! Usually these amazing giveaways are on American blogs and overseas peeps can't enter, however thanks to Lisa (and my parents i guess for birthing me in England!) i can!! She hasn't revealed yet what we have to do to enter, but she is telling all sometime today, it goes without saying that I shall be checking Google reader regularly!

There is a distinct lack of pics here at the mo. I will ensure my next post i will have piccies and i will also tell you about the amazing book i have just ordered on Amazon *squeal of excitment*!

Good luck to anyone who enters the draws. Damn it why did i tell you all about it!!! I have cut my odds of winnning even further, fortunately i am a wonderful human being who likes to spread joy so i dont mind really ;)

hellooooo, it's been a while...

Hmm i have been on somewhat of a crafting and blog hiatus. I have done bits and pieces including sewing a couple of sock monkeys but have been generally a very bad crafter and blogger!

However today that all changes as i have decided to tackle something that i have wanted to do for a looong time, quilting!!!

I'm not talking those older style quilts with dark dreary colours, i am talking modern quilting! Lots of cute fabrics in contemporary/funky/cute designs arranged in yummy modern contemporary, funky and cute ways! I have also discovered applique, specifically machine free motion sewing, (i detest hand sewing) it looks AMAZING!!! I've also discovered free motion machine embroidery which is super cute looking! So i am going to combine these three very cool techniques: quilting and applique and embroidery, and come up with a style that is all mine!

The main impetus for this new crafting is because i want to decorate and furnish my baby's nursery myself, as much as i can. Yes that's right i am 17 weeks pregnant woohoo!! I have seen lots of cutsie stufff in shops and online, but each time i look at them i think "i can do that, and better!" Truth is i may not be able to, but hell i wont know without trying. So join me in my newest crafting adventure and see if i will actually succeed!