Halloween!! Rachaeldaisy style

Halloween!! Rachaeldaisy style

I thought I'd do my "Flowery First of the Month" a day early in honour of Halloween, and to stretch it further I'm not using flowers but just some simple leaves...  and a pumpkin.  No, I'm not making a carriage for Cinderella. I'm making ... scary, creepy, spooky and very kooky JACK- O- LEAF YS!!  There's no need for carving tools, and there's no pumpkin guts mess to clean up..  Just grab some leaves, trim them with scissors and stick them onto the pumpkin with glue, or do as I did and use BluTak. Its so easy to stick on and peel off to make changes. I love how simple shapes can create features and bring new characters to life. Here's Mr Big Mouth with his glowing eyes. Have you ever noticed there are more Jack O's but never any Jills ? I thought I'd try a lovely lady with pretty eyelashes and big kissy lips.  She got a fright when she met the next scary character Old Grumpy Gre

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Oi Emu! - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Oi Emu! - Bloggers Quilt Festival

Here's is one of my very favourite quilts,  an oldie but a goldie.  Oi Emu! was created when LeeAnn from Nifty Quilts encouraged us to celebrate Corduroy Day, 11/11 in the auspicious year 2011. I got a bag of corduroy pants from the op-shop and pulled out a Emu panel by Sydney screen printers  Cloth  that I'd gotten not long before. To add some more Aussie talent I threw in some  Prints Charming . As for the design I simply played with shapes and had fun with liberated piecing. The quilt just grew from there. When I felt it needed more colour and pattern I added some pieces of old upholstery samples and some coloured linen I'd bought in a scrap bag.  The result is a really earthy quilt that for me has Australian bush look to it.  It measures about 80inches across with a drop of 45inches  Oi Emu! is my second entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I think it was easier before when we didn't have to classify our quilt into different categories, when

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Happy As A Clam - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Happy As A Clam - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Woohoo! It's Bloggers Quilt Festival time again !! Thanks to Amy of  Amy's Creative Side  for hosting the Festival, it's always such a fun event with lots of quilts to see and new blogs to discover.  To all those who have seen my Happy as a Clam quilt before I hope you don't mind seeing it again. It's the most adventurous quilt I have made to date so I thought it deserved a showing at the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  The story of this quilt began when I challenged myself to make a clamshell quilt using recycled denim. At first I thought I would just embellish a couple of the clamshells but once I started I just kept making more... and more.   It was a great opportunity to try different applique techniques, raw edge, wool felt, needle turn and I even used some groovy iron-on patches. My aim for this quilt was to have fun, and for it to be fun for its observers! I ended up making 111 clam shells which is the perfect number for such a whimsi

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A Few Days Away.

A Few Days Away.

Last Wednesday Mr Daisy and I packed the car with too many things and headed out west.  As we reached the upper Blue Mountains everything was covered in a white carpet of snow.... Snow?!?! It's well and truly spring here in Australia and snow at this time of year is very unusual. In fact it was this time last year that bush fires were raging throughout the Blue Mountains.  The snow was a sight to see! A sparking, white, winter wonderland. I half expected to see Santa Claus go whizzing by on his sled pulled by reindeer. Snowmen had popped up everywhere!! I thought this one was particularly handsome with his straw hair and black buttons. We weren't dressed for snow so we soon hopped back in the car and headed on our way. After a while the snowy, cold weather faded away and it became a warm blue-sky afternoon.  When we planned our holiday I'd hoped the timing would be right to see some canola fields in flower. My wish came true!! As someone who

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