Monday, May 18, 2015

Good Monday.....

I wanted to show you a picture of the birthday cake my daughter made for Widget..... I think it's just lovely... you can see he does too!!


On Friday I joined a group of other ladies sewing some bags.. these will be for children who arrive at Domestic Violence shelters with their mums... aren't they lovely..... drawstring bags and then filled with some toiletry items....


As with all groups, you have the few that sit and chat and stage themselves for photographs.... Sue is boss (far left with the blue cowl on) and she designed the drawstring bag....


.. this is where the work was really happening!!! ....


Kris didn't make it into these happy snaps but she was there too.... and between us and help from Steph and Marion at The Quilters Angel we got 28 bags done.... good work ladies...

If anyone is keen to make a bag I can send a pattern, and address where to post it to (I am happy to collect them and pass them on to Sue) ... and if anyone is keen to send fabric all it needs is two 10" by 12" pieces in kiddy fabric and the same size in lining fabric... so they don't take much.

These cooler evenings have been great for getting a start on the binding for this quilt ... should be ready to post in the next couple of days....


... something else I have been playing with are these origami butterflies.... they are just little but I love them and as usual prepped up a whole lot using scraps I had.... these are the first few


I used this tutorial HERE from a bloggy friend .... she has lots of lovely quilts to look at....

Righto, Gotto Go... Good Monday is calling ......

24 comments:

Melody said...

Gorgeous yummy looking cake and I'd be very happy to make some bags so I'd love the details.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona,wow that cake is awesome and i can see by widget that its yummy too,lol.Well done ladies making these bags for such a good cause,and i love your butterflies my clever friend xx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

What a great idea to help the children, I use to volunteer teaching craft at our local refuge years ago. I know they will love the bags and the love that comes with them. That cake is amazing, such a great photo of the Birthday boy.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jane Galley said...

oh, I love those butterflies and you did well on the bags, I love drawstring bags

Jennifer said...

Luscious cake! The bags are a great idea, I shall speak to my sewing group about them - we have a refuge here. Such sweet butterflies, you could make enough for a hanging mobile!

KERYN B said...

Bless him he is really tucking in (I would too). Well done on getting all those bags done.

helbel19 said...

Love the cake. The butterflies are cute and very clever, love them. I can see that you are the only one working hard.... lol....great drawstring bag too.

marina said...

what a super looking cake!
You look very industrious sewing for your cause, well done.
very sweet butterflies

Karen S said...

The cake does look delightful and delicious!
Great work on the toiletry bags. What a wonderful idea.
Lots of stitching happening at your place.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful idea with the toiletry bags Fiona. That birthday cake looks divine

Dasha said...

Hello Fiona, stopping by because Christine had a link on her blog to yours. :-)
Love the idea of the toiletry bags. And also the little butterfly - one of my bloggy friends sent me one of those in a give away earlier this year. They are so cute.

Janice said...

I'd have been happy with that cake too. So colourful. Well done with the bags. They should be well received. I love the butterflies. I may have to try some. I've just been playing with origami Xmas decorations, so would be great to try this too. Thanks for the link.

Sheila said...

Oh yumm , I just had breakfast but that cake sure looks yummy . What a great sew in and lots accomplished for a wonderful cause , congrats to all participating ! Your butterflies look interesting ,fun way to use scraps :-) hugs Sheila

sunny said...

I want some of that cake! Looks Delish. Those butterflies look very interesting. I'll have to go check them out.

Sue SA said...

That cake looks good! You have been busy with quilting quilts and making bags. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the quilt you were binding....finished my binding last night, so I can get it in the post....are you doing the doll quilt swap? I have the two long borders to quilt on my Dugong quilt - god knows why but i used a stencil, worst idea ever as the pattern keeps rubbing off.

Christine M said...

That is some cake! Great little bags, Fiona. I love your butterflies.

Jeanette said...

Fabulous cake. Love those butterflies. Great idea about those bags & lots accomplished at your sew in. Hugs,xx

Maria said...

Oh Widget what a delicious cake.
What a fabulous idea to make those bags . I would love the pattern, thank you.
Happy quilting.

Susan said...

Great effort all round! Love the cake - maybe a bit of food colouring in that??
When I get over the work hump I'll see what I can do about some bags for you....and a wonderful quilting effort for chookyblue too

Anthea said...

Cake, yum! the butterflies are so cute, must go check out the link
x

Lin said...

What a great idea to make those toiletry bags for kids - would help if I was a bit closer lol. Thanks for reminding me about those butterflys - I loved them when I first saw them and meant to make a note of how to find them. xx

Teresa said...

LOVE the cake. Yum! I am happy to make some bags Fiona so please send me the details. Also I'd like to thank you SOOOOO much for the butterfly link. I made 4 tonight and I just love them. Thank you xxxx

Allie said...

28 bags wow, you ladies were busy! Love those butterflies.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fabulous cake!!! Love to see a fellow cake appreciator LOL! Fantastic effort on the bags xx

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