Monday, 30 July 2012

And Another Quilt!

Definitely need to sort my addiction to mini quilting.  Just finished yet another one!  I must start to do another project.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Yet more quilts, but not much else!

I still seem to be sadly lacking in the dollshouse department!  My excuses are the dreaded school holidays.

We've been out and about this week, been to Bournemouth beach 2 days and Mudeford Quay 1 time.  We were meant to be crab fishing at Mudeford, and after spending £20 in the shop on lines, buckets, nets, bait etc., they failed to catch a single crab lol.  Have to say neither did anybody else though, so wasn't just us.  Think the crabbing is better in the afternoon, and it was absolutely packed there and sooooooooo hot, and there's not a lot of shade there either!

Anyway back to mini-ing, have managed to make 2 new quilts and just starting on another one now.  Then will do some hexagon ones just so I don't get too bored!  Dollshouses are being sadly neglected at the moment, I still need some bits and pieces for the kitchen in Lobster, the cooker unit is still looking very bare.  I must get some boxes etc., to put on the empty shelves.  Otherwise they are all pretty well complete.  I need some pennies so I can buy a new house and start all over again lol.  Although where I'd put a new house I haven't a clue!  But oooh I do feel the urge for a new property.  Not sure what though, I still love Julie's houses and I keep peeking at the 2 she's got on ebay, but they're not exactly what I'm looking for.  Also keep looking at a couple on DHE but they are soooo big I'm really not sure I do have room enough for them, but I do want to have a house that has kitchen/living/bed/bathroom and attic, so quite a big house whichever way you look!

Anyway, I'm blabbering on again about nothing much in particular, so here are the 2 new quilts!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Selling Quilts & Dollshouse Stuff!

I have been asked a couple of times if I do sell my quilts.  The answer is, yes I do, I just make them cos I enjoy making them really.  I've got all the ones I need, I just love making them lol.

Anyway, I do sell either via ebay or via my selling page on Facebook (no ebay fees that way lol).

You are welcome to have a look at either, and I'm very happy to answer any questions etc.

The link Facebook is My Facebook Selling Page   You're also very welcome to add me as a friend on facebook as well.  You should be able to find me Deborah Lane.

My ebay stuff is located at My ebay page

Just finishing off a blue quilt at the moment, but been at the beach with the boys today, had a lovely day, a bit pink, but fun just the same.  My bed is calling me now though, that sea air has done its stuff!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Mini Knitting & Quilts Again!

Been quite a busy week really, don't seem to have been at home very much which makes a nice change!

Oh dear the dreaded Summer holidays have started today as well, 2 teenage boys one of whom is autistic as well, are going to make for an interesting 6 weeks lol.

Had the dog groomer over on Tuesday so the dogs are looking and smelling a bit better now.  I've got a pic of Sophie the westie, but Berry absolutely hates the camera and ends up hiding from it, she's also very black so she never photographs well either, plus she'll just keep backing away!

Here she is just chilling after her haircut!

Onto mini-ing, have done a little bit of knitting, made quite a cute jumper with a rabbit on the front which I sent to my dear friend Paula as I know she loves rabbits, unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of it before I sent it.  I really wasn't too sure about it, it ended up facing the opposite way that I intended, but I don't think it was too bad for a first attempt!  Will have a go at making a couple more and see if I like them any better.   Also did a little mini set for a dollshouse lady which I quite like as well.  But I'm easily bored and ended up making another quilt!  I am definitely addicted to them!  This one is much more subdued that my usual ones, I've decided it's an autumnal one!  Have already sorted out the next lot of material which will be a darkish blue flavour one.  Then back to my favourites of Cath Kidston and florally ones.  But I must remember that I still have more nativity sets to make as well, must not get carried away too much with the quilts!  I must put them on ebay as well, I keep meaning to, but then keep forgetting!

Right here's the piccies.  Will have some other housey pics to show you next week, Paula's daughter, Bethany has made me some new signs, one for the shabby shop and one for Cove Cottage, which I will reveal next week.   I've had a sneak preview of them and they are absolutely gorgeous as usual.   That certainly is one talented family!

Anyway here are the pics of the mini ladies set and the newest mini quilt.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Cath Kidston Mini Patchwork

At the moment I seem to be obsessed with mini patchworks!  Completed another one this evening, made out of Cath Kidston fabrics, I do love her fabrics!

My poor fingers are sore now though lol, think I've done too many!  Even with a thimble I always seem to catch the skin, or more recently keep piercing my thumbnail lol. 

I'd really like to do a green theme patchwork next as I've not done green yet and have sorted out some green fabrics, but think my fingers are too sore and my eyes are too tired to do another one yet, we shall see tomorrow!

If I don't do another quilt think it will have to be some more mini knitting!  Not done any for a little while, so will make a change, then will have to go back to the nativity knitting.

Still waiting for some more things for Lobster bathroom, but they won't be coming till the end of next week now as the lady I ordered them from forget to tell me she was going on holiday for 2 weeks lol.

I shall have to find some projects to do for my own houses, just I seem to have run out of ideas!  Meanwhile I shall keep making things to sell so that when I do see something I like I can buy it!  Waiting for free listing on ebay but i've either missed them or there just haven't been any.  Got all these mini quilts to sell now lol, plus a few other bits and pieces and no doubt will be more mini knitting as well!  Come on ebay!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Lobster, Cove & Patchwork

My little wicker chair arrived this morning from Rose at Cute and Crafties, I have to say I absolutely love it!  Really is beautifully made and perfect in every way.  It has now found it's way into Lobster Pot Cottage bathroom.  I'm still waiting for some things for the bathroom to arrive, no sign of them yet, think I will have to enquire where they are, I'm getting impatient!

Finally got round to taking the pictures of the new Cove Cottage sign made for me by the talented Julie (cottagekitty), she really is so talented and I love her signs and they always look perfect on Julie Bennett's cottages as well.

Have taken a few pics of both Cove and Lobster as I have been adding things slowly but surely!

Also finished another blue mini quilt, not sure what I am doing with them all, or why I'm making them apart from the fact that I enjoy it.  Think they will all end up on ebay as I have far too many quilts and nowhere to put them lol.

Weather was nice this morning, but it's looking decidedly black up there again so reckon we are in for some more rain!

Anyway, here are the latest pics

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Is It Really July!

I can't believe it's July already!  Although weatherwise you'd have a hard job guessing it was Summer!  Today seems to be about the first day in months that we've had a sunny day, I've even managed to go out and cut the grass.

The Olympic torch came to town today as well, the boys had the day off school, and went down and watched although they couldn't see much lol.

Haven't really done much mini-ing, am waiting for a few bits from ebay and a wicker chair from Rose from Cute and Crafties, hopefully will all be here by the weekend and I shall be able to put some piccies on of Cove Cottage (along with it's new lovely sign made by Julie (cottage kitty)) and the few bits I've added to Cove and Lobster.  Poor Driftwood and Boathouse do seem to have been neglected recently!

Oh I seem to have a new resident of the Shabby Shop (still unamed), as you can see from this pic!

She seems to have taken up residence!

To follow on from my quilt tutorial, I finally got round to finishing the little quilt I started.  I seem to have been knitting nativity stuff for ages, I forgot how long the sets take to complete, but I wanted to get a head start ready for, dare I say it, Christmas!

So here's the new mini quilts, I seem to have quite a few sitting in the cupboard now, 4 in total I think, 3 of mine and 1 I bought from someone else but no longer use.  I must get them on ebay!   I am already thinking about the next one, I really do enjoy doing them, just deciding what to do next, either another Cath Kidston fabric one, or a blue one or a green one, or even a any colour goes one!  Shall have to have a look through my bag of materials and see what grabs me!

Anyway I'm waffling on again as per usual, here's the finished quilt