Saturday, January 28, 2012

We have a winner..... Woo hoo

I'm a bit chuffed at winning this period DVD series from samelias mum.  A very big thank you Anorina I'm looking forward to the marathon movie night.  :) 

I generally grab my mum cookbooks for Christmas, Mothers Day, and her birthday's.  She has a fabulous selection of cookbooks from Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander all of the Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks.  Just to inspire her in the kitchen.  But you know this year, she mentioned she was a bit bored with the usual fare from Mr Oliver and that she might like someone different to try. 

I'm sure I caught a big wink there..... 

So this year I stepped up, I managed to find one of Janelle Blooms cookbooks for her, Janelle is ex Ready Steady Cook here in Aust.  She cooks everyday food that is good, wholesome, fresh and in season.   This recipe is care of Janelle her stuffed Mediterranean cabbage leaves.  Oh they were so delicious.  The lamb mince, pine nuts, ricotta, pancetta, feta rolled in cabbage leaves and cooked in chicken stock.   I must say, mum has been cooking up feasts with the different adventures that Janelle takes her on.  I have been hearing all about it....  So I thought I would give one of her recipes a go.   You can too, just check out her range of cookbooks if you are interested  janelle bloom - family food & weekend feasts  .

When you cut into the roll the inside merges with the chicken broth and goes all cheesy and basilly.  Oh lovely.  Just what I needed to sooth me today.

So next time I see a copy of this book on my travels I think I will pick it up for myself. ;)
There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on around here lately...  I have been off on other tangents with life as we know it.

I have managed to part with a few quilts of late, friends and other avenues.  You know there are only so many quilts I can keep.

Happy crafting all.
K x

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

whats happening in crafty barter land?

Well I'm still on my summer holidays.   Woo hoo.....  So I'm getting in heaps of swimming, relaxing, getting my studies organised for the coming semester, and resting.  Oh and of course I have heaps of time to be in my sewing room.  Can I tell you it looks like a bomb has gone off in there.  I have been sewing like a mad woman, I just wanted to have a little play around.  I didn't want to have a huge list of things that I HAD to get done, even thou there are heaps of things to finish off.  I wanted to relax into it and see where the breeze took me. 

I had signed up for a daily email from the modern quilt guild and they had a tutorial on HRT's (Half Rectangle Triangle) just in case you struggle like me with acronyms, the other dayLove the design and just threw this one together, simple, easy and effective.  

Elizabeth over on her blog, has a Mod Mosaic Tutorial. 

Again simple & yet effective.  This hydrangea fabric has been hanging around in my stash for years.  But this is now nearly the end of it.  LOL in this colour way anyway...  :)

Funny how some things you just love.  Well hydrangea's are one of my favourite flowers and I have used every scrap of this fabric.  

Well enough chitter chatter it will not get these to the next stages.

K x  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cleaning out the craft room - Make Ebay your friend

Can you imagine, actually not be able to walk into a room due to the amount of stuff that one has.....  hmmmm 

Well today I have started listing some stuff on Ebay.  If you are interested in anything here then scoot on over there for a look see.   The link is for the   3-D-Explosion-Simpy-Fabulous-Art-Quilt-Illusions  book you can find all the other listing there.

K x

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Best to practice new techie skills when learnt.....

K x

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

Happy New Year everyone....  online Shananigans have started already in the crafting community.  So I'm playing along and challenging myself with technology....

Quokka Quilts have set a challenge. Visit the Fat Quarter Shop and choose fabrics to make up what you would choose to be your “Blogger’s Choice Fat Quarter Bundle”.   As if you were some famous quilter from hell that the Fat Quarter Shop has personally invited to grace their pages......... of your personal selection.

Your selection is to have 12 (prints) + 3 (Solids) out of the huge range of fabrics available from the Fat Quarter Shoppe.....

So, many to choose from. With such little time.

This is the most difficult thing I have done week. (LOL it actually took me a couple of days to figure it out the technology side of things.....) Picking the fabric was easyish.
Here is my selection. I'm having a thing on grey at the moment and loving Terrain by Kate Spain & Ruby by Bonnie & Camille.

So all you crafty types out there.  Jump on board and have a crack.

Not only is it fun selecting all the fabrics you would pick it is handy to know how to create a mosiac online. 

Have fun all.