Just call me Nigella

Taking it easy has never been so sweet...

I decided to use my down time on the weekend to explore the world of desserts.
And to my surprise I was quite successful.

I will add this one to the very short list of things I can cook!

Now on to something a little more crafty!

This is a planning photo. It is the beginning of my first quilt, a bit of a Gee's Bend that I thought would be a quick project, and it'd be whipped up in no time.

How wrong I was.
That photo was taken 2 years ago (maybe even longer)!

This quilt has been something I held close to my heart, then something I couldn't stand to look at but it has come full circle again (thank the lord). I love it's use of plains, and the big stitch quilting.
This photo was taken a week or so ago and although still not finished, it's pretty damn close and I am pretty damn proud! 
amitie girl

Eat, sleep, stitch... repeat!

So - Life has been a little lop sided since NYs. Well, actually longer than that...
After days at work spent yawning, and the usual evening routine being nap, dinner then early to bed. 
A few weekends where my sleeping pattern has been entertaining/worrying (one weekend managing to sleep for 24 hours straight, only to wake up and nap two hours later). I finally made it/was dragged to the doctor! I survived my blood test and discovered I have glandular fever.
Nothing to worry about - my bank account is singing after very little social activity and i have been using the much needed down time to further my love of craft and explore the world of paper piecing.
 White fabric on a white table ; not great for photos!

This lovely little thing will be small cot sized quilt; a shop sample for when we start to sell papers. It's been a really enjoyable and incredibly addictive project. Tips of fingers are looking a little dodgy (Thanks Mum for the new thimble) and anytime spent on the couch without a needle in my hand feels like a complete waste of time!

amitie girl!


A very special friend.

Deserves a very special gift.

Now, I just have to get it together in time for her very special birthday!

Quilt Pattern: Partarre.
Fabrics: Liberty, Cloth, and Printed Linen all available online or in store now!

amitie girl

So these aren't really relevant but there's some news down the bottom that is!!...

Hello all in blogland, sorry for the silence - had been a busy start to 2011!
Thought I would kick the year off with some great pictures that have caught my eye!
I can't knit and cats are not my animal of choice but how adorable are these guys!

For more of these little cuties click here.

Now for the relevant news


amitie girl