Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Get 'em while they're young....

Happy New Year everyone!

We have been enjoying renovation hell here at England Street, so I don't have much to report from the sewing room.  Over the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas we replaced our laundry, kitchen and the floors in our hallways and main living area.  I will post some before and after photos once they have been entirely finished (just for you Kris!)  At the moment we still need to replace some lighting, put the skirting boards back on and paint.  Then phase 1 will be over and we will be girding the loins for phase 2 in March.  

On a different note, I thought I'd share what my daughter has been up to.  I was indoctrinated at an early age into the world of craft and have carried on the tradition with Scarlett.  The beauty of the Pfaff is that you don't need to use a foot control, so we just dialed the sewing speed down to low and the littlest crafter was able to control everything with her pointy little finger.

 So without further ado, I give you Scarlett's first creation - a four-patch doll's quilt, pinned, pressed and quilted by me but sewn by her.

I decided to attempt some free hand quilting on Mum's longarm - I'm not much of a quilter I tell you!  I hadn't really touched the machine for 5 years and to say that I'm a bit rusty would be a gross understatement.  I pulled some pretty serious concentration faces while doing this and I'm fairly sure that my tongue was hanging out for most of the 20 minutes it took!

Now it just needs to be bound and it will be ready for a dolly to snuggle under.  Talk soon.


  1. Happy New Year to all your family! Wow Scarlett - what a little star you are! Brilliant! That's a beautiful job and a lovely quilt! I see Strawberry Fields?

    I'm so glad someone else does the tongue concentration thing! It always amuses my OH!

  2. Yup! Get them while they are young, you're right. My eldest (11) is amazing her DT teacher with what she can do. And I think once they have tackled one skill they are more open to trying other things as well. Can't wait to see the changes you have been doing to the house.

  3. Happy New Year Shontelle. You had better move over as she obviously has inherited the quilty genes. Clever girl.x

  4. Aww she did a great job! So wonderful to see the next generation! : )

  5. Happy New Year Shonny, how cute is that quilt. What a clever girl a chip of the old block.

  6. Well done to Scarlett! Very cute quilt. Hope we get to see more soon..... So pleased someone else does that tongue thing - I get such stick from my family!

  7. What a sweet little quilt! And what an excellent (and adorable) seamstress!!

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