Friday, 21 January 2011

Queensland Flood Quilt Auction


**Please note that auction closing time has now been changed to 9pm EST Monday 24th Jan**

Toni from make it perfect has started up an auction to help in the Queensland flood appeal from her blog - So to help out I am auctioning off this funky quilt to help out my fellow Australians!

The quilt is perfect for a cot quilt or a playmat. The front contains fabric from Cosmo Cricket, Patty Young, Heather Ross, David Walker and Erin McMorris plus Kona Solids. The Wadding is 100% bamboo. It is fully machine quilted with straight lines and outlines of some of the quirky shapes in the fabrics. It measures approx 97cm x 108cm

(please excuse the photos - it is still drying on my clothes line! - I will try to take some better photos later in the day)

As promised - some better photos!

How this auction works:

1. Bidding will start at $30 (Australian).
2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.
3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4. This auction is open to everyone, Postage is FREE.
5. The auction begins NOW and will END at 9pm on Monday 24th January 2011.
6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address). The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your quilt to you.
7. Thank you for participating and happy bidding!

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Year Sewing

OK - 2011 is going to be my year for crafting and blogging!!! (if I write it here at least I will be accountable - right???) I also have a crazy goal of opening an online shop or have a market stall this year. Oh and also finishing some of the projects I started last year or didn't start as the case may be.

To start the year off I have made

1. A cute gathered clutch - featuring Heather Ross Far Far Away II Roses fabric and some Kona Solids - not sure of the exact colour. I finally had the nerve to cut into the Heather Ross fabric and am very happy I did. It is from Noodleheads Gathered Clutch Tutorial. This is a christmas pressie (a little late) for my brand new sister-in-law!

2. Some bibs! These are for my little twin nephews. They use an Amy Butler print from her Nigella line and the most softest bamboo terry towelling. I was a bit nervous to sew with a stretchy fabric like terry but am pleasantly suprised at how easy it was.
The bibs co-ordinate with the diaper bag I made the twins mum some time last year.