Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Il Postino has been....

Well I've been absent from Blogland for a little while, had lots of visitors for the last few weeks and haven't had time for much blogging.

But I have had time to receive deliveries......
This arrived from Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics....

These Tillsbrook Toadstool and Spotted Owl from Alexander Henry - no great plans for these, but they were just too cute not to have in my stash!
These beautiful Matrioshka prints from Heather Ross' West Hill - intended for a quilt for our bed (watch this space!)
And this pack of fat quarters because they were too cute to pass up!

And this arrived with my parents from Amazon UK (much much cheaper than it is here in the book shops in Singapore)

I just love this book, all the illustrations are soooo cute and all the project ideas are great, Heather Ross is just so fab. In fact she's so fab I've ordered some of her Far Far Away line from fabricworm, waiting for it to arrive as we speak, and I think I'd like to order lots and lots more!


Thursday, June 4, 2009


Possum and I are just embarking on our adventure into "real food". We're following the BLW, or Baby Led Weaning approachand it's going real well. (Here's the website if you're interested). It's based on a paper research and written by Gill Rapley, basically you put real food in front of a 6 month old and let them feed themselves and eat what they want. So no purees and no spoon feeding. It's so much FUN! So far we've tried, strawberries, bread, mango, broccoli, baby sweetcorn, yoghurt, asparagus and bread.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Highs and Lows

Well the highlight of my day was ordering some lovely fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics. The service received so far has been excellent, I had some problems placing my order due to the amount of fabric left, so I popped over an e-mail and got one pretty much straight back with the problem resolved, I was surprised by such a quick reply given the time difference. I cant wait until it arrives, I have no idea how long it will take tho - so I'll be down at the post box every day waiting for Il Postino!

And the low - realising I hadn't won ANY of the giveaways I entered from Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Oh well maybe next time. I'll have to have a giveaway of my own soon to celebrate my blog!


Monday, June 1, 2009

More stash building

I'm pleased as punch with my latest purchases. I ventured out to Quilts n Sew Forth and pick up a few fat quarters to bulk up my stash.

First off some black and white prints, and a grey marble, all destined for a quilt loosely inspired by this one from WhatKnot and another quilt which I don't have the foggiest where I saw it, but it was all blacks, whites and greys with photos framed with solid black. (If any recognises this description - please let me know where I saw this quilt!) I want to make this quilt for Possum's grandparents with B&W pictures of her first year.

Then this lovely geometric print, I just loved the colour, and the kind of traditional look. I have this in mind for a quilt for our bed (I know a King size quilt is a bit ambitious for a novice quilter!)

This GORGEOUS 50s style print - again I just loved the colours, and the print is just too cute.

I also bought some solid Kona cotton browns and a kind of crazy Hawiian print.

Here are all my most recent additions to my stash nicely folded using this video tutorial by Kirsty from Kootoyoo

Watch this space for more stash building.......