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Lucky stars BOM 1

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Last year a friend from work and I decided to join the Dont call me Betsy Lucky stars BOM.
I was about to leave that job so we thought it would be a nice idea to catch up once a month to make a star block. Sounds simple enough right.

We also decided we wanted to do them using English paper piecing instead so we would be able to chat.

It has taken a long time but our fabrics have been chosen, ordered, shipped and delivered. We managed to pick a day we were both free. We had a nice morning of sewing, chatting, eating scones and drinking tea.

Im using a Happy go lucky layer cake and Kayley is using little apples yardage.

Here is my first block


I have a few issues with the colour placement but I decided that its just one star there will be eleven more so it the grand scheme of things it really wont matter. This quilt is about fun, catching up with a friend and we both thing it will be totally amazing to have a quilt made by hand. No sewing machine at all. Im sure by the time we are finish…

Covert Robin

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My partner for the covert robin was Danny.
It was a bit of a shock at first because I had no idea what to make a man but after a little while I found it a learning experience and I really enjoyed making his gifts.
I stalked his Pinterest account and put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.


A covered book




A business card holder

and a magnetic photo frame made from tiny corks















I hope he likes them.



I was spoilt rotten. Jennie from clover and violetmade me a lovely gift. There blog is my favourite by far. I love everything they do.

You can see Jennies whole post here
As you can see I received a pouch, needle case, pin cushion, perle cotton, the cutest pins ever, some embroidery needles, scissors and some clips for keyrings.

It all is so pretty and well made. I showed my Mum and she thought it looked professional.
It looks so cute with everything in the pouch. I keep taking everything out to look at and then packing it all back in because it all fits so perfectly.

A special th…

Happy mail.

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Today I recieved the blocks from a siggy swap I joined ages ago.
A few members dropped out or vanished so it took longer than expected but they are certainly worth the wait.
Thankyou to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Karin who organized the swap and even sewed my blocks together when my machine was being a butt head.
I had all my blocks sewed and ready and just before I sent them I realized I had made them about half an inch too small. So I cut new ones and then my machine decided to stop working at that time.
Karin sewed mine together for me and I am very great full.

Well here they are.