Here's a few things that I have been up to apart from all the usual mundane things like washing, ironing, cleaning, supervising children, and going mad!
The first photos is still a WIP but I have only few more blocks to quilt. I am really loving this quilt, the colours are so lovely and fresh. The blocks are really quite big too which shows the fabric off really well. This is one for my latest nephew who was born in November, so I think I am doing pretty well getting it done before he is 6 months old. I will be really sad to see this quilt go, as I am really am attached to it.
A couple of weeks ago we held a dinner party at our house (not my idea) and as usual if I have an idea in my mind about the food or table decoration or whatever, I have to go through with it.
You might recall at the Living Creatively stand at the Stitches & Craft Show in Melbourne, Jenny and Fi made gorgeous fabric flowers from Liberty fabric. I just loved them, so I thought it would be really nice if I made some for the female guests to take home as a memento of the evening. There were a couple from the States and another couple visiting from interstate. So I made about 8 of them and I turned them into a brooch for them. I used them to make up the floral centrepiece for the table.
Jenny taught me a really easy way how to make them and so did Fi. I stuck a swarovski crystal in the middle of them just to add a bit of a sparkle from the candle light.
Then of course, I thought, maybe we should have something for the guys, so I made a batch of nougat - NOTE: please don't ever try making this without a Kitchenaid or Kenwood. So I made that (which is quite temperamental) and wrapped it up in cellophane and ribbons and they became the place card settings.
So here are some photos of the result. I spent so much time planning all of this, I really didn't have much time to think about the menu, but it did all come together - my husband is a wonderful cook and a fantastic cleaner upperer in the kitchen. He did a fantastic job. I think we make a really good team together. I didn't here any complaints from the guests.
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