Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A parcel of happiness and quilting inspiration

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? I have been busy with family commitments these past couple of weeks but have still managed some time to get some sewing in… it’s like a little bakers shop at my desk! But more on that later!

I received a wonderful parcel last week from the gorgeous Cyndi over at Bluebird’s Wing! Have you visited Cyndi? She is such a lovely, lovely lady and full of inspiration – if you know her already I’m sure you would agree! She’s sweet and kind and makes the most amazing handbags that always have me drooling. Well, Cyndi also has some amazing giveaways on her blog and I was lucky enough to win one of them!

Look at these sweet little charm squares, I’ve never seen fabric packaged so cute!

Cyndi gifts 1

The line is called Buttercup by Joanna Figueroa, Fig Tree & Co for Moda. I wonder what I shall make with them? Any suggestions? I also love the card Cyndi gave me, illustrated by one of my favourite artists, Mary Engelbreit.

Cyndi gifts 2

Cyndi also included some sweet stationery and some chocolate – thank you SO much Cyndi!!! Smile

I am busting at the seams to make a handbag… I have a design in my head ready to be put on paper. I always do most of my designing in my head before the pencils come out, fine-tuning and nutting out the –how to’s! I guess that’s because most of my designs do not involve drawings as such – although stitchery is definitely an area I want to explore more of. Anyhow… I’ve been wanting to get into more traditional patchwork too, and spent some time on Mothers’ Day watching this dvd…

Lone Star quilt dvd

“Make a lone star quilt” with Michelle Marvig. The dvd came with this month’s issue of Australian Homespun magazine. It’s excellent! Michelle is so clear and easy to listen to, I’d imagine her classes would be lots of fun and you’d learn so much. If the dvd is anything to go by, she’s a great teacher. so this is another project added to my ever increasing to-do list! My friend, Vicki, made a lone star quilt and I was fortunate enough to see it in progress – I’ve been keen to make one ever since and now at last I feel more confident to give it a go… okay, ALMOST confident to give it a go!!

Okay – back to the baking! Ha ha! I’ll show you soon!

Hugs!! Vikki xx


BubzRugz said...

Lovely parcel from Cyndi... a very special gal she is... I am waiting not very patiently for my Homespun to arrive.... mmmm....

Allie said...

What a gorgeous package from Cyndi - she's an absolute doll, I just love her to pieces. Sweetie, I'm sure if you just let those charm squares hang around, and pet them every now and then, your imagination will take over and you will come up with something brilliant!

I'm trying to come up with a design for a handbag too. My prototype didn't turn out well, so it's back to the drawing board. Oh Vikki a Lone Star quilt - you are a brave woman, lol!

Dawn said...

oh Lucky girl to win one of Cyndi's prizes...yes I agree she is so lovely...Oh I watched that video on the wekend and I agree looks easy...LOL...yum yum Baking...can't wait to see what you cooked up.. he he. Hugs Dawn x x x

Sue Niven said...

A lovely package! If you do decide to make a hand bag then i think it should have pockets in it, perhaps with stitchery to depict what should be inside the pockets, like phone, or keys or something. Good to see you have been busy!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Don't you love when the postie brings giveaway parcels rather than bills - lol. Such a nice giftie from Cyndi!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

Congratulations with the give away you won. You are going to make a lone star? This week is was thinking about it to make one too. My quiltingfriend will give a workshop and I hope I can go. Which colors are you going to use. I want to use the colors of the rainbow.

Wendyb said...

love your wonderful gifties sweet girl!! I drooled over the dvd when i bought it yesterday...have yet to watch it.... but I got a cool surprise when I opened the Homespun and found my 'special delivery' in the Reader's Showcase .... yippee!!!!!
love and sugary hugs sweety
XXX Wendy :O)

Larissa said...

What wonderful fabrics!! Whatever you choose to use them in, I know it will just be gorgeous!
I am actually planning on sitting down to watch the dvd tomorrow. Looked at it and decided I really needed to be able to focus on the 'teaching' - would love to learn this quilting style ... they always look so stunning!

GerryART said...

Aren't you a lucky gal to have received a wonderful pkg from our gal Cyndi.
She's such a sweet, generous natured soul. I feel very lucky to know er.
Be certain to keep us current with what is created with these Buttercup charms.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Vikki,
Oh such yummy fabric you've won!
You lucky gal, if you have any left overs you could throw them my way. lol
That Lone star quilt looks like fun!
Happy baking-my oven is waiting for the repair man to return with part. Grrh, Its been over a month.
Happy creating,

Vicki ♥ said...

YOu got some lovely goodies there Vik and how lucky are you? I know you will have fun with the Lone Star design as I sure did. I loved doing it.
Have fun sweetie :) hugs Vicki xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Lovely gifties Vikki.
I finally got a Homespun on time (they have been having problems in parts of QLD and Vic), but I didn't get a DVD with it. Do you have a subscription?
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Hugs, Sharon

Quilt Kitty said...

What a lovely win. Buttercup is a beautiful range. I was trying to convince myself to get a fat quarter set of this for the Vignette quilt before they all disappear. So far sanity has prevaled that I am doing too many projects already but I still want the fabric. Can't wait to see what you decide. Tracee xx


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