Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Birthday cake!

One of the funnest things about having a bestie with young kids is having an excuse to make a fancy cake every so often =)
This year, for her 5th birthday, miss E asked for a 'Dashi' cake. 
A bit of research into the Octonauts, and I managed to come up with something the kids recognised =)


Sunday, September 22, 2013

taadaa :: Scrap vomit quilt

This is one of my biggest crafty finishes ever (my first bigger-than-baby-sized quilt!), so it's a bit embarrassing that it has taken so long to share it! I managed to finish up in time to have my quilt hanging in the Canberra Quilters Members exhibition at the start of August, and it has been on the bed keeping us warm since.

I had so much fun making my this quilt! 
The scrap swaps organised by the fabulous Angie from GnomeAngel (and Green Tangerine Quilts!) meant that I have so so much variety in my squares - there are hardly any double up prints - AND I made loads of new friends, who I think of every time I look at the quilt. Which is a lot. I could look at it for days and days, and still see something new in all those tiny squares.

I had it professionally quilted by Raylee at Sunflower Quilting, and am just so happy with the job she did on it. The pattern is called 'popcorn', which, you'll see, goes nicely with the backing fabric.
The backing was pieced from a dotty print, the light blue from the cross blocks on the front and this cinema scaredy cat print, which I just love. Seriously - who thinks up these designs? =) 

I chose to do the binding myself. It was a bit of a huge job, but I'm really glad I did - I'm a bit proud of it =) look at those corners!

And, most importantly, it has the kitty seal of approval =)