Fabric Postcards and ATC Swaps

If you enjoy trading postcards and ATC's (only textile related please) - I would be happy to swap with you. Send your cards to P.O. Box 7127, Ansfrere, 1711 South Africa. I will then return my cards to you. See the tab above for my latest work.

Our craft group meets every second Saturday of the month at the Liberty Church in Discovery at 2pm. Anyone welcome.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Busy busy busy

Havent posted in awhile as am SO busy teaching!  We have some new outreach ladies very keen on quilting and we started the 9 patch blocks and about to tackle the rail fence blocks with them.  What a pleasure it was to see their face when they saw how easy it was to create a 9 patch strip-pieced.  Oh wow, it was a treat.

Need to get them some basic tools as none of them have mats, rotary cutters or rulers.  Will post photos of them with their items when possible.  We are going to make them into bags as I had been making one for a gift and when they spotted this, they wanted one too.  So next month we will tackle this.

Such fun!

 What are you doing?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Heart to Heart

This is a miniature quilt wallhanging which holds special memories for me.  Do you have one of those?  Firstly the background fabric was tie-dyed with a lovely bunch of ladies at a quilting retreat held in Johannesburg.  We had so much fun learning the techniques, seeing everyone's different colours and I loved my fabric.  As it was so bright I wasnt sure what I was going to make with it.  Then when I started the Craft-Time Group meeting monthly at the Church, I launched the heart wallhanging as a first project, swapping hearts amongst us for those who wanted too.  I was the only one using the needleturn technique for my hearts so I did not swap.  I knew my bright fabric with hand-dyes would be great for this.  I added hand embroidered flowers to the hearts and I now love my bright and cheerful heart wallhanging.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Feeling Blue!

I haven't posted in awhile.  My time has been limited and just have not found time to do much lately.  Have been battling with glandular fever (we think) still waiting for the blood tests, but am so... tired and my lymph glands are so swollen.  Not a good feeling as I just want to sleep, sleep, sleep!

So all I have done in the last few days have been some fabric postcards by hand.  Okay it has been soothing.  I have created another page in order to show these, so click on the tab above for the latest ones.  Still one more to add. 

Love the handwork postcards and ATC's dont you?  Love to hear from you all. 

Hope you will be taking part in the crochet and knitting week?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Does anyone know how?

Hi Everyone

I would like to put up some pdf files for people to download with some quilt patterns.  How do I do this?  I do not see a way to upload them or download them?

Thanks for your help.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Postcards and ATC's

Today I had some fun with making fabric postcards and ATC's.  I have a few swaps and challenges going at the moment, so made 3 postcards for birthdays, 1 for a swap challenge, and 1 for spare.  I also made some pink ATC cards.

Here is my "Earth" Postcard for a swap online

These 4 ATC's are also for an online swap and the theme is "Think Pink"

This is one of my birthday cards for a birthday swap overseas

Had some fun with free-motion.  Take a look at this free-hand postcard

Okay now for some house duties. Cheers for now.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Okay the last two weeks have been working on this house quilt.  I found these paper-pieced blocks in a drawer in my sewing studio and decided after 7 years having been laying there, they needed to be completed.  So almost, one UFO down for the year, just need to complete the binding.

Actually the fabric choices didnt really appeal to me anymore but now after having quilted it I am beginning to like it.  What do you think?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Postcard Tote Bag

Happy New Year to you all - after a delightful Christmas and having little time to play in the sewing room as I had my mentally handicapped son to contend with (but what a delight he was) I really needed to jump into the sewing studio and do "something".  Only I had no idea what so instead I ended up re-arranging the room and cleaning and organizing things which made me feel a whole lot better AND managed to motivate me to make something.

SO here it is - took me an hour to make this lined bag with 12 fabric postcards which are interchangeable so it is rather cool.

This is the one side and this is the other side:

Don't you just love it?  And it was quick.  Think I will be making more of these soon.