Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy birthday to the man I adore..

Happy birthday my darling, you are my love, my protector, my knight in shining armour, the man of my dreams and my best friend.... not to mention the most gorgeous man I have ever seen - I still get butterflies when you walk into a room!
I adore you!


Also wanted to share this with you, my lovely, and very clever friend Elaine from Tinker Verve makes these super cute sprinkles jars, with one of her soldered charms on them - isn't it adorable! ...It belongs in the kitchen but I couldn't help put it up with my little stash of
guterman beads for a picture... I am sure if you ask nicely Elaine will take orders ;)! And you can see behind the sprinkles a little gift Elaine sent me, it's a little cowboy shirt sleeve made into a tissue holder - I love it, it's so sweet! Brings new meaning to the saying 'tuck a tissue in your sleeve'! Also bought another adorable charm necklet from Elaine, will post a pic of that soon!

Jen xoxo

Friday, August 28, 2009

Please pray....

I am in the country with my darling at the moment, we are visiting with Deekie. It is the middle of the night and pouring with rain... I can't sleep so I came online for a bit, to check in and visit all my sweet online buddies.. But now my heart is crying for a beautiful young couple. I have peeked at their blog a few times as it has the same name as another of my sweet friends, but Lindsay and Jeremy are going through the most heartbreaking thing that any parent can go through, the loss of a child. Their precious little son Ayden, at only 4 months old, has gone home to be with the Lord. Their hearts are breaking. Please pray for them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Bug....

Took some photos of my little grandbug today, I love him so much, just want to give him smooshy kisses and cuddles all day long! Sorry for the picture overload but I can't help myself! He is just learning to sit up so we sat him on my cutting table and snapped a few pics of him finding his socks .... I just love the faces he pulls, he does that curly lip thing to perfection!

Also got a better photo of my ladybug pillow...

Back soon with some sewing news...
Jen xoxox

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't Look Now!

Wow, Wow, Wow, the fabulous Kellie from Don't Look Now is giving away one of her amazingly beautiful quilts - I have spoken about Kellie's work often on my blog, I love it so much!! Kellie is the lady who inspired me to learn to applique and I also learn't from her tutorial here how to do continuous binding with mitred seams - I am just hoping that one day she will come over to Perth and teach a class or two!! (... yeah, I will continue to drop hints!)

Anyway, this gorgeous quilt called 'Lilly Pilly' is up for grabs so please hop over to her blog and get yourself the chance or two to win, and while you are there, why don't you purchase one of her patterns then you can make some of her yummy designs for yourself!

Big hugs and back soon with more Deekie Belle news...
Jen xoxo

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Lovely Giveaway!

Wow! Heather Mulder Peterson is having an amazing giveaway, she is giving away this beautiful quilt, along with a second prize of another quilt, although a much smaller one it is still gorgeous! She is also giving away a third prize of some lovely quilting fabric! Such a lovely giveaway from a really lovely lady!

Hop on over to her blog to enter the giveaway fun!!

Back tomorrow with some more bloggy love!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lady bugs...

Hello my lovelies!
Hope you are well and God is blessing you.. (If not, just ask Him, He will!)

I made this lady bug pillow last yesterday, just finished the binding so thought I would post a photo, although it is night time now and I can't get a decent shot of it as the colours won't show well with my camera flash... I always seem to blame the camera, but it is probably more to do with the terrible photographer ;)!

Hugs to you all!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My little Grandbug...

I have been watching my little Grandbug this past few days as the model was asked to do some work for her company. I love having him so much, he is just the joy in my heart!
Look at that smile... just kills me!

My little chubber boy, he loves playing with his Mama's phone! He likes the music it makes when he closes it!
Do you like his cute beanie I bought him -!

Also, I have been trying to learn how to use my new fancy-shmanzy scanner, I finally uploaded a photo with it 

***all my family clapping***, 

anyway, I was using this photo of the glamour girl while I was learning. 
 It is a bit over-exposed and I think it had a flash on at the time so I decided to "picnic" it in Flickr while it was there!! Ta-Da!

And am ready to send of the personal pastel pillow to Renee who won my giveaway - the pillow is for her daughter Genesis. I also finished one for my best friends little girl', Gracie, she came over today with her mum and picked it up and she loved it!!
Renee, yours is the one with the Pink G, and it will be on it's way in the morning!!

Have a great day!
Jen xoxoxox

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fingerprint Friday and my baby turns 18...

I am joining in this wonderful idea from Pampering Becki
There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you I can see the fingerprints of God And I know its true You're a masterpiece That all creation quietly applauds And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

I took this photo this evening - isn't she beautiful!
Our darling baby the glamour girl turned 18 today - she is our youngest and this has been a really reflective day for me. It is so hard when your baby isn't a baby anymore, according to the laws of the land anyway.... I still see her as the child she once was, she still holds the same sweetness and innocence. Not innocence in the conventional way, but the kind that looks at the world with wonder and awe, her heart is untarnished by the kind of things that can make us cynical and untrusting. The way she looks up to her older siblings fills my heart, she adores them unconditionally, and nothing they can, or ever will do, will change that..
The glamour girl is the kind of person that would literally give you the shirt of her back, if you wanted it, or just because it looks better on you.. and she would give you her last penny if she saw a need. She is not impressed by riches or power, everyone is the same in her eyes and she makes everyone she meets feel like they are the most important person in the world. And her laugh.... it is the stuff of legends. In recent years we moved her to a new school, she did not want to leave her old one as she was a bit shy so she was finding it hard to get to know people at her new school.. until they heard her laugh..... then she became known as the girl with the coolest laugh ever, kids even starting trying to copy it - and that is what it is - the best laugh you have ever heard - I honestly think that when my time here on earth is done, and I go to heaven, and I hear God laugh, I will know where the glamour girl got hers from, 
From her heavenly Father, I think she has the Lord's laugh.... Its beautiful, and warm, and full of life, and hearing it makes you feel good, even when you feel bad. It can heal what ails you, and it comforts you when are lonely, and it is the most beautiful contagious laugh ever!

I love you my darling and I see in you the finger prints of God, in everything you do - you are his daughter, our daughter and everyones friend,
Dad and I thank God so much that we got to be your parents
you are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I love you infinity. Mummyxoxox

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Feliz dress

I finished this little 'Feliz' dress yesterday. It is a Studio Tantrum pattern. I used the euro fabric called Elfi (I think it is by Hilco)for the little overdress apron and a little rainbow of Holly Holderman Frosted Dots for the ruffely-fluffely underdress. I really love Holly's fabrics, they are so pretty and the colours are such a perfect blend. The Feliz is a little difficult to follow, it needs quite a bit of interpretation because, as is common with most of the Farbenmix/Tantrum patterns, there are no pictures and just a couple of little drawings on the pattern. I am also a little indifferent about the front bodice, not sure it looks too neat with the curved neckline and underarms - I would like to alter it a bit and make the lines a bit cleaner - let me know what you think, I would love to know!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A gorgeous quilt giveaway!

The amazing women a marie-madeline studio are giving away this beautiful happy scrappy quilt! It is made with Jennifer Paganelli fabrics.

Isn't it beautiful! Head on over to their blog and grab yourself an entry!


Winners are grinners!

Okay, ready to announce the winners of the giveaway (finally!!)

The Personalised Cushion was won by Renee from Treasures of Joy - Yayy - clap clap clap!!' Can you contact me Renee and let me know what initial you would like on the cushion and what colours you would like - thanks so much!!

and the Amy Butler Fabric was won by Carol R from Sew Perfectly Bagged Yayy - clap clap clap!!

I will let you both know via your blogs!

Thanks so much to everyone for entering!
bug hugs

I am finally back!

Hello my sweet friends!
Please forgive my bloggy absence, my family has all been ill with the flu and other related thing and it has been crazy here again. Our son the rockstar got the swine flu but he seemed to get off quite lightly - two days in bed and he was as good as new, Mr Deekie Belle and the Glamour girl however got 'normal' flu and they were ill for a few weeks. That one was a shocker!

Anyway, I am nearly finished a post with all the winners of my giveaway and some pictures, but I have to go and rub some salve on Mr Deekie Belle's back now, and then I must sleep! I will be back tomorrow with lots of news!
Jen xoxo