Strandhuset

Now you see what I see and some of what I make and do.

A cushion in the making. One pair of op shop denim jeans cut into 1/2” strips and finished off with a row of 1” strips of a discarded batik sarong using a 12mm crotchet hook.

A cushion in the making. One pair of op shop denim jeans cut into 1/2” strips and finished off with a row of 1” strips of a discarded batik sarong using a 12mm crotchet hook.

It’s one of those lazy days.

It’s one of those lazy days.

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Amy Butler’s  Blossom Pillow in the making for a Christmas present. 

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Amy Butler’s  Blossom Pillow in the making for a Christmas present. 

Thanks for all your votes. The majority won and I’ve chosen the red/pink/purple stripe for the backing. Only 1000 more hrs and I’ll be done :)

Thanks for all your votes. The majority won and I’ve chosen the red/pink/purple stripe for the backing. Only 1000 more hrs and I’ll be done :)

Any opinions please. Which backing should I use ?

Any opinions please. Which backing should I use ?

My helper!

My helper!

After a bit of a break and a couple of road trips it feels great to be stitching again.

After a bit of a break and a couple of road trips it feels great to be stitching again.

I found this hand pieced quilt top in an op shop many years ago and brought it home to quilt it, by hand. It’s very worn out now but still so beautiful. I’d love to know who made the top and the history behind all the scraps of fabrics used.

I found this hand pieced quilt top in an op shop many years ago and brought it home to quilt it, by hand. It’s very worn out now but still so beautiful. I’d love to know who made the top and the history behind all the scraps of fabrics used.

Detail of a silk appliqué / embroidery  panorama in a museum in Deloraine, Tasmania

Detail of a silk appliqué / embroidery panorama in a museum in Deloraine, Tasmania

Colour inspiration from Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania.

Colour inspiration from Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania.

Tumbling blocks. Collage of holiday brochure, receipt, map, ferry timetable, sewing cotton.

Tumbling blocks. Collage of holiday brochure, receipt, map, ferry timetable, sewing cotton.