hello to you all from rainy Brisbane! today was the perfect "day at home" kind of day. i have been battling a fluey cold all week, which kinda got the better of me over night. with the tissue box as my best friend and not much voice, i decided to spend the morning in the kitchen by the warmth of the stove melting soy wax and pouring it into vintage containers of all sorts.
here is a gorgeous "made in France" jar soy wax candle. Baby powder fragrance. oh so yummy! 'Le Parfait Super' scribed across the front.
remember the cute little cups i found at the markets? i polished them up and here's one made into a candle!
pretty English rose china
German cup on blue floral saucer
more fine bone china on an unmarked saucer exactly the same as the one above
cute glass jug candle
silver plate baby cup with matching spoon candle!
such a warm relaxing activity to do on such a rainy day! our house is currently filled with rose and baby powder fragrances! these soy wax candles are all for sale on my Lilies for Kate Facebook page the perfect reusable/refillable Mother's Day gift :) Kate x show and tell Friday
over the weekend, i finished my raggy quilt. here it is on the spare bed in the study.
i started it back in October last year and would've had it completed within a few days, but i ran out of wadding! the wadding had been purchased years ago, so of course Spotlight didn't stock it anymore! i couldn't find anything similar to the wadding i had already used, so i packed it all away. i carried a sample of the wadding with me everywhere trying to find a match but to no avail :(
a couple of weeks ago i ended up buying some wadding because i just couldn't bear the quilt sitting unfinished! the wadding isn't as soft, but once all put together you can't really tell the difference.
so here's where it all began! i got out all my larger fabric pieces and folded my favourites into squares to work out what looked best together.
it wasn't long before doilies entered the plan
here are the fabrics i decided to go with. mostly vintage, but a few are from Spotlight.
wadding squares ready to go
i used an old flannelette paisley patterened sheet for the back.
here are a few squares laid out after being sewn together
i didn't have many small white doilies, so most doilies used were cut.
now it's coming together! 1st two rows are attatched
a few months later, almost at the end!! here i'm about to join both halves of the quilt and can you see the tiny scrap of cotton left on the reel??!! ARG!
then about 2 hours of snipping all the edges to get the raggy effect going and wha la!! complete :)
i started running out of fabric towards the end so had to cut up a few linen hand towels- this pretty embroidered one was a fav.
it has ended up being a generous double sized quilt.
i sooo enjoyed making it and hope to make more in the future. next sewing project- a patchwork tablecloth! if it looks any good, i'll be back to show it off to you! Kate x