Sunday, January 17, 2010

On a diet...

A fabric diet! Oooh it's hard to say out loud but it's true. Planning a wedding does not come cheaply and we're hoping to get married later this year... so I have put myself on a fabric diet to try to save as much as possible for our wedding. I am allowing myself a few exceptions including Verna and Hunky Dory which I am eagerly awaiting the release of early this year. And maybe this too... isn't it the cutest?! I think I've accepted that my little Gus won't be getting his cross stitch Christmas stocking in time this year, so I thought I might make both the boys a stocking out of these prints! That little penguin is my favourite!

A few guilty quilty pleasures I ordered a couple of weeks ago arrived in the post last week. A small bundle of Figgy Pudding FQ's and a Honey Bun of Figgy Pudding. I intend to use them to make a couple of Christmas Tree Skirt's this year for the MIL and Nana to match the Figgy Pudding gifts from last year. I love Figgy Pudding. A lot.

I haven't done much sewing this week. Life has been busy. Work. Boys. Cooking. Cleaning. We went away last weekend to the Hawkes Bay (where I grew up) and so this week we've been recovering. I did however whip this little block out yesterday for Dana from the Old Red Barn Co quilt along group on Flickr. Dana is kindly putting together as many quilts as blocks will allow for a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. This is my block made using this tutorial. It needs a good iron and then it'll be in the post.

So here's my stash busting this week...

•Purchased this week: 1 Honey Bun and 9 FQ's
•Used this week: a few little bits and bobs...
Have you had a good week? What have you been doing? I've spent A LOT of time perusing stores on Etsy getting ideas for our wedding. Hopefully I'll spend some more time sewing this week!


  1. Good luck with the diet Lara! I guess a wedding is a pretty good incentive. Love the 'Hunky Dory' and 'Verna' fabric collections too. Not sure whether to thank you for pointing those out to us though:)

  2. Fabric diet. I like that. I think I need to start a craft diet. I pick up too much stuff that I don't have any idea what I will use it for. But I can't resist the bargains and 75% off. Can't wait to see what ideas you have for the wedding.


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