Monday, April 30, 2012

In the nick of time

Another finish for the 12 in 2012 Challenge from AJ.

I've just finished binding this super bright baby quilt.
I've been hankering to make a rainbow quilt for quite a while.
So I did.

The day after piecing it (while he napped) I decided to stipple quilt it (while he napped - it was a perfectly timed nap from basting to the last stipple :o).
Instead of dropping my feed dogs (which have a broken mechanism and Mr Cp has to take the bottom of the machine off to get them back up) I decided to put some masking tape over them.
It worked a treat.

My stippling still needs practice but I am fairly happy with how it went.

I also used pre-made bias binding for the first.
Next time I'll fully machine it on, not hand stitch it down on the back, but all in all it was good.
Thanks Jules - she's my binding dealer ;o)

Thank you to all those that have filled in the survey, it's a great help.
I'll leave it up for a little longer.

If you haven't yet, go here

Abbe x
Handsome man.
He walks!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Survey says

I have a favour to ask you, my crafty friends...

Some of you may be aware that I have been planning on pursuing a crafting business dream and crunch time is nearing. What do I need from you?

It's as simple as....Information!

Would you fill in a survey for me?

I really appreciate your time!
Please, point others in my direction as I'd love as many opinions as possible.
Abbe x

Sunday, April 22, 2012

We partied!

Mr CP bought Harvey a special present.
A spinning top - remember those?
He loves it. 
He also loves the box it came in.
Do those eyes look a little partied out?
It was a BIG day.
There was a LOT of wonderful prezzies to open. 
Mr CP also made Harvey's birthday cake.
It tasted as good as it looks.
Proof was in the tasting. I ate several pieces as I handed it around :o)

We had a wonderful afternoon with family and friends.
Proof again of just how lucky we are.

I'm hoping to get some sewing in over the next few days. I have been busy at work and with party organising but I'll finally have some crafty time. Other than planning that little wedding shindig....

Ab x

Monday, April 2, 2012


They say there is a first for everything.
They are right.

Yep, it's been a good first year.

Thank you all so much for the love and support in blogland.
We are having a quiet celebration tomorrow and a lovely big party with family and friends soon.

We are so very blessed with our boy.
Happy 1st Birthday

Love Mummy xx