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Adventurously Epic Sampler Final Block!

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I have been sooo busy pattern testing blocks for my Adventurously Epic Sampler Book but I finally got to the last block all 100 are made!


That's a lot of quilt blocks!


Not my usual choice!

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Once in a while when I'm fabric shopping at Wooden Spools I pick up a piece of fabric that I wouldn't say is my usual style. This pink floral is a piece I was drawn to but I don't usually buy florals or fabrics with large scale prints 😲 but I have these paintbrush studios solids that'll complement it perfectly in an FPP project some time soon 😍


I think pink is my 2018 spirit colour, I'm using it heaps and am drawn to pink fabrics! 

Monday Stitching

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I haven't made myself clothes for years!  But I bought a cute comfortable simple white linen skirt with an elastic waist recently and decided to make a few like it. 
So I simply folded it in half, placed it on the fold of the fabric, cut 2. And added extra for french seams, hems, waistband etc.

This is the original skirt:


Here is some fabrics I picked at Hobby Lobby to make some skirts with:


I started with that mustard yellow and grey floral because it was $4 per yard on clearance and I'm experimenting. I bought two yards. But have about a half yard left, maybe I'll make a purse or bag sometime...


It turned out great, I can't wait to wear it!


I put a faux drawstring on it just to amp up the cuteness factor 😍


I stitched down the French seams towards the back which made nice tidy, frey proof  side seams.


And I machine hemmed the bottom because I'm that kind of lazy, practical girl.




Pattern Testing

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These two blocks from my Adventurously Epic Sampler got pattern tested today 😍


So I only have 14 blocks left to test before I can publish the book 😁 I'm planning to get them all sewn before the end of June! 

Here We Go...

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I am back from a month in Australia and proof reading my Adventurously Epic Sampler books which I hope to release within the next month or so!


 I also had proofs of two other books (that I haven't seen real copies of before) waiting for me!


I am loving how my cover designs turned out!


Best of all it is great to be home to my dogs and husband but also I can get back to my healthy non-holiday lifestyle!
That means my vegetarian low-carb diet

Cycling, walking and strength/cardio workouts


I bought lots of lovely vintage finds home with me from Australia after op/thrift shopping quite a bit, but these vintage linens were so delightful drying on the line at my mum's farm I just had to get a photo. I can't wait to iron them now that I am home...






Holidays

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I'm still in Australia and after 3+ weeks I'm ready for my journey home to begin on Wednesday! But boredom in the evenings does lead to some fun creative moments. I wrote this ridiculously bad rhyming poetry the other night!  I kinda need to embroider this on the back of a shirt! 

I saw this beauty in a store window in downtown Perth today 😍


And my brunch in Northbridge was sooooo pretty!


I'm still digitally proofing my Adventurously Epic Sampler book and so far in 3 weeks have only found a couple of minor errors to fix (and even those were only ever going to bother me if it went to print, so I'll fix them for me!)