Friday, 2 August 2013

Aren't Mums just amazing!!

I was wondering how I'd fit in some sewing today.  I had very cranky 2yr old twins and ALOT of housework to catch up on!  Mum to the rescue however - she messaged to say she'd come and spend the afternoon with the kids so I could take off and do whatever I wanted.  I said," I'm heading to my little attic nook to do some sewing duuuuuuuuuuude"!  She kept the boys happily amused, they kissed me and literally pushed me out the kitchen door to go to "work".........she even did the ironing while entertaining them!  Now who could ask for more?

So, I have a pile of pregnant friends.......... not only those who are getting large in the frontal area but those who have told me on the quiet that they're pregnant.  I have alot of secrets to keep these days!  However, it conveniently gives me plenty of time to plan some handmade gifts!  But in the meantime, I have a friend who is due any day now.  I still don't know whether she's having a boy or girl so I made the quilt up above a few weeks ago!

It's so fresh - loads of girly colours but not all of them pink!  I've never been a big fan of too much pink but I do like it mixed with lots of other pastel shades!  (or with deep purples)

How about this binding.......... it's a real candy stripe.  I think it gives the quilt a delicious injection of life!  I have to say, I love it!

So today, I started working on a very simple boy design.  I would love to do something personalised but without a name or anything, that's hard!  No really, it is!!  So, it's just a simple one, the top made in just over an hour.   I used Riley Blakes Scoot fabric and had my boys check it out after.  They like to get the feel of any project I'm working on, they test it to make sure there are no weak spots and make sure I know which fabric is their favourite!

See those deep navy spot squares?  They were from my bargain basement dive in Ikea a couple of weeks ago.  It was a new find for me.  They had a big bin full of bits of bed linen - duvet covers, pillowcases, cushion covers, seat covers etc........and you could fill a plastic bag to bursting for just €10.  So, I thought I'd give it a bash and pumped my bag full of 100% cotton pillowcases!  I got some great stuff and they're proving very useful.......... this is the second pillow case I've cut up this week and have about 30 more to go, in all different colours and designs!!  Two full drawers of Ikea's wonderfulness!

Okay, so before I go, I've one more thing to share with you!  If you haven't already come across is the time to check out Nellies Niceties.  It's a super blog and they're currently running a brilliant giveaway for a gorgeous, very drool-some quilt kit!  I have my fingers and toes crossed.........well, I will once I stop typing!  Wanna see the quilt?  Oooooooooh, OK then, you twisted my arm........  There it is ------------------>
It's called Sneaky Stars, how cute is that?  If you have been wanting to try your arm at something different.......head on over and enter the comp!!

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Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Thanks for the mention :) Good luck :)

Patricia Burke said...

I love your blogs Naomi. You are putting my organizational skills to shame but yes moms are brilliant :-)

Em x said...

Love the ikea bargain!! Clever mummy xx

chocolate heaven said...

Good Idea with Ikea :)

Naptime Stitching said...

I'm far from organized Trish but I'm enjoying myself........ I guess that helps! Thanks for the nice comments though! :)

Naptime Stitching said...

It was such a good find! Can't pass up a good bargain.........and Ikea is full of them, eh?