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Amy Bulter Weekender

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The infamous Amy Butler Weekender Bag! Tick and Check! I’m super happy with how it turned out! There is heaps of help out there on the net. I found Milly’s version particularly helpful. I followed her idea to use a vinyl on the bottom to make it waterproof and a little more hard wearing.
I added extra elastic pockets to the inside and some velcro patches to the external big pockets to help them stay closed.
I'd read somewhere that you can fit a heap of towels into the weekender so I thought I'd test it.
I had a magazine to put in the pocket but got out voted by the boy. He thought a dinosaur book would look much better in there! So course he then clamied that it was 'his' bag! I don't think so buddy!

There are a few wrinkles in the piping but not bad for a first effort! It is perfect in some places and not so in others. I did do a little unpicking and resewing to make it look tighter and I could maybe have done a little more but I was a bit over it by then!

I foun…

Pink Lady Beetle quilt....for Joy

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So Pretty and Pink made it to its destination! Yeah! Only 11 months late!





SYST - 4 FQ's?? at a guess? It is a rather biggish 'Doll Quilt'

Pride & Prejudice - 200 years

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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, Pride and Prejudice, at the age of 22. She was the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. If you liked Pride and Prejudice, you may enjoy Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, also available in Penguin Classics. "The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal". (Virginia Woolf). "As nearly flawless as any fiction could be". (Eudora Welty). "Pride and Prejudice has always been the most popular of Jane Austen's books ...with its good humoured comedy, its sunny heroine, its dream denouement". (Claire Tomalin). Taken from the Blurb here

Kylie set a challenge in May to read and view some different versions of Pride & Prejudice. And so tha…

Owl play quilt for Asha

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You didn't think I would be back so soon did you!!

A sweet little girl has been waiting for a little while to get this quilt....it was for her first birthday a few months back. She should still get plenty of use out of it though!

 This was a total stash quilt so for my SYST I will take away 11FQ's from the total 5 FQ = backing 1 FQ = binding 5 FQ =  front

Pretty, Pink and .....

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POSTED!!

It is on it's way so watch your mail boxes!

And we won't dwell on how long to took to finish or that fact that it has been another month since I blogged.....

More coming soon.....