Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Eye candy

A little eye candy to start... my favourite little corner of our house at the moment
Lamp/shade Habitat sale, everything else car boot finds.  Tan and teal, nice.
Buttonberry closing down bargains, Lecien lovelies, even better close up.
Selection for a Union Jack block for Erica, Ringo Pie Bee.  Kona banana, vintage Liberty Tana Lawn and vintage strawberry donkey print, yum.

Erica made this beauty, a fabric hoarding block.
Hoarding Block for Kerry
 The last of my collectables blocks from Ringo pie.  She made great fabric choices and the tomato pin cushion is perfect.  Once I have it, I'll be working out how to put them together.  In the meantime, I have over 200 followers, can't believe it, Damian has been checking each day- he was more excited than me.  Welcome to you all!  
Some food for thought, take a read of this post on Free online crafty stuff, found it on Anna's Noodlehead blog and it is a thoughtful read.  
And if you are quilting-a-long (you can join in at any time) there is now a Flickr group with some beautiful blocks completed by Madame Parfait and Julia.  You are welcome to add anything that you make from my tutorials.  I found it hard to have the guts to make a Flickr group for this purpose:  it seemed a bit presumptuous, I think it's a confidence thing, anyway I can see it will be useful and I need to get over myself!
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14 comments:

  1. I like your little corner!
    Julie xxxxxx

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  2. Love the little owl money boxes!
    And the flickr group is a great idea! You have lovely tutorials and I like seeing other peoples takes on things :)

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  3. I don't think it's presumptuous at all to have a flickr group. I think if you are kind enough to share your skills with us all it's only fair you get to see and enjoy what we make!

    I love your cosy corner. Those owls are so cute!

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  4. Your union jack block is going to be wonderful - you scored some great fabrics from that closing down sale too - and I was in the studio when that banana was being cut! I didn't seen Erica's block before it's wonderful - did I miss it on flickr or did she just mail is direct - it's fabulous.

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  5. Oh that block is amazing, I love seeing all these fun Bee blocks you are making!!

    X

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  6. Those owl containers are adorable. Lucky girl, that block is awesome.

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  7. Delicious eye candy - bet you can't wait to make something lovely with them!

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  8. What a fun block! I can't wait to see your quilt put together.

    I read through that post and some of the comments about "free". It was interesting. I make things for the pleasure of it and could make a lot more money per hour working at some other kind of job, but it seemed like a lot of the commenters thought otherwise.

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  9. OOhh I love those little owls! So cute!
    And okay, I'll ask...what is a car boot? ^_^

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  10. Car boot is like a giant public yard sale. The one I go to is every Sunday form 7.00am- a bit earlier for the really good stuff! It is at a livestock market and on a good week there are 350 stalls and 50 traders- traders sell stuff for a living, could be cheap socks, calendars, bread, cheese etc. The stall holders are a mix of people just clearing out their stuff, house clearance e.g. after house removals or even the death of the owner. I went to my first around 1987 when I was 17 and I loved it. I must get the majority of stuff in our house form there- furniture, clothes, kitchenalia. There is a rag stall run by a regular trader- clothes, bedding etc and it is a competitive place for any goodies. I try and haul myself out of bed rain or shine every Sunday. Damian (partner) and Lula aren't bothered but they enjoy some of my spoils.

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  11. Your corner looks lovely, and the little owls caught my eye too! I love your new fabrics too, bright and spring-ly colors!

    Happy Thursday, Kerry!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  12. Gorgeous fabrics and the lamp is so pretty!

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  13. It's so nice to hear you have all 12 blocks for your Ringo Pie quilt! I can't wait to see how you'll put them together. Erica's fabric collection block is super cute! The tomato pincushion is the best!
    I have no doubt you'll have a lot more followers as time goes because your blog rocks :)

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