Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New sewing room do up!

So I'm giving my sewing room a do up.  I've been painting, making new curtains, sewing and painting containers, I haven't finished yet but thought I'd give you a sneak preview of how I'm doing so far.  Hope you enjoy.  Can't wait till it's all done!







Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Another fabric container

Made this fabric container for my new sewing room. Have decide this is the colour I want and will do 3 or for in different sizes to put in my new spruced up sewing room. Will take photos when it's all completed.
Have stitched the inside corner pieces in a way that I can store small scissors and pens or pencils in.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tauranga Patchwork and Quilters group 25th anniversary

Tauranga Patchwork and Quilters group in the North Island of New Zealand. That's where I live. It's been going for 25 years now, and recently we all went out for lunch to celebrate. A great group of ladies and a great time we all had. I'm on the right in dark blue and with curly hair.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Containers for my revamped sewing room.

My dear husband has given me the go-ahead to do up my sewing room. New paint, curtain, and heaps of shelving. Can't wait to get started. So have decided to make a few fabric containers to put some of my stuff in. This is the first one, hope to make them in different sizes to put on the shelves. Man I can't sleep thinking about all the things I want to do to the room. As I said to my hubby, I want to plan it carefully, I'll probably not get another chance for a very long time, and I want to try to have no regrets.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cat bag

Just made this for one of my granddaughters, think I might need to make another for the other granddaughter, such fun to make, I need more granddaughters!!!
And then there were two.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tina's signs

If any of you are interested in my new little business, this is the address of my Etsy store. In my younger days I was a ticket and show card painter for retail stores around Auckland. So I decided to resurrect the job I loved so much when I was younger. Now I have a balancing act to do between quilting and sign painting. It hasn't been easy! http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinassigns
Well it's about time I got back to my blog, so sorry for the long absence, have been getting a little business going and had some pressing family commitments to attend to. Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas with family. I enjoy preparing especially for two presents for my granddaughters. These rag dolls are characters in the E.J. Taylor story books that I used to read my daughters when they were young, and now they read them to their daughters. I found the patterns online so decided to make them for the girls for Christmas. Hope you enjoy them. I know I very much I enjoyed making them. Meet Ruby Buttons and Violet Pickles.