Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Have you happened to stumble across the Book Depository website yet?
FREE worldwide shipping ! and the prices are lower than retail here...and NO..I am not on a commission for this recommendation ..LOL......Just wanting to share the love... I can purchase this fabulous Winnie the Witch 6 book set plus audio Cd and have it delivered to my door all for the price of buying 1 1/2 of these books here in my local bookshop!
Unbelievable! I already have the exact same set but I want to purchase another as a gift for my niece..she loves to read Emily's set when she comes to visit.
If you have not discovered the delights of Winnie and her cat Wilbur , see if you can find one of the books at the library..they are a great read with fabulous illustrations.
There is a well stocked craft book section as well.....hhmm....let's see what else I can order..!

x PJ x

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quilt Dad Monster Giveaway!

Okay, I just found out myself so you may have to be quick but John at Quilt Dad is celebrating his 2 year bloggerversary by having the most fantastic giveaway!
If you have never seen John's blog before then you are in for a treat. He has lots of quilting inspiration floating about over there! Go take a peek!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

my creative space

I am determined to finish my Christmas project BEFORE Christmas!
At this rate, I am behind schedule. But I am taking the turtle approach- slow and steady etc so perhaps it will happen !
I am using the sweet Christmas BOM design from Gail Pan. 
See what other creative peeps are up to over at Kootoyoo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

a love affair

I love church fetes!
I love vintage fabrics!
I love vintage prints!
also have a thing for vintage pillowcases!
for the princely sum of $2.. the lot ..WOW !
Absolutely gorgeous prints..I think a couple are Liberty ?

The little old lady thought the silk lined patchwork jacket would "look lovely on you, my dear! "

The clairvoyant in me is saying it will look much better deconstructed and sewn up into a gorgeous quilt!

What little treasures did you find this weekend?

x PJ x

Thursday, April 15, 2010

my creative space....

It is my friend's birthday today and she is about to depart on a 3 week trip to Paris staying with friends whilst there, who's apartment looks out at the Eiffel Tower...What luck !!

She likes to keep a journal when travelling so could not resist making this fabric journal cover for her last night..
I only had a fat 1/4 of fabric and wanted to fit the Eiffel Tower on the front of the cover so it was a bit tricky. and scary....measure twice cut once and all wine for me whilst doing this little number!

I laughed at myself when I made the fabric covered button. Why did no-one tell me it was so easy peasy..I think I shall make lots more of them..what fun !

I added her initials on the suitcase tag...wonder if she will notice?

I used this tutorial and apart from the mishap of cutting the pink elastic too short and having to resort to black elastic, it all went smoothly.

So shall go wrap it and take along for her Birthday get together.

Pop over here to see what other creative peeps are up to..

x PJ x

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

psst....a little advice....

I was clearing out my photo files and came across some pics of my bestest op-shop find ever ,so far as resale goes !
So if you have any of these in your cupboard or find some in your op-shop trawling adventures, grab them !
I paid the princely sum of 50cents for a glad bag of these guys, not sure why I purchased them really, but I did. I listed them on ebay and imagine my shock when they sold for $365 AU !!
The bidding was furious and there were 6 bidders from Germany alone.
Seems they are highly collectable..but I found the little windfall very useful for a fabulous shopping spree at the fabric shops in Melbourne.

Never know...maybe your brother had some...quick ...go check your Mum's cupboards!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

be careful what you wish for !

As a little girl, I can remember being full of envy for a particular girl at shool that had curly locks to die for !
I was eight, my hair was boring , flat, dull....blah...blah blah... I was thrilled when my ballet recital called for a headful of rag curls...but the joy was short lived with the inevitable hair washing transforming my temporary curls back to boring!
( don't you just hate those silly tongue tie things we had on our uniforms- seems I fogot to tuck mine in ! )
As a teen , I did the whole 80's perm gosh...80's hair was is a wonder we could get through the door
So call it kharma if you wish but after the birth of my first bub my hormones went crazy and produced a mass of frenzied wavy curls.

The gods got me back...I am sure they are laughing at me...cause now I am thinking that one of those fancy schmancy straighteners could be good...just so I could enjoy a "smooth"day ! careful what you wish for !

x PJ x