Thursday, 3 March 2016

a quiet week

It has been a quiet week here as far as sewing has been but I have some secret sewing that has arrived at it's destination that I can show...
A few weeks ago I had great fun finishing these stitcheries into an apron and two tea towels.  Great stitcheries from Urban threads and they download for a super price.

After sending Hub out to get me some more bunnies from Bed bath and table the other week.....and a quick visit to Gisborne on Saturday to see the girls getting together there was a little retail therapy to buy some fabric for the pin cushions.
On Sunday these babies came together..

The fifth little bunny hopped away to stay at Susan's (thimblestitch) and I forgot to take a picture of him...
I just think they are so cute. Some will be gifted I'm sure but not sure which ones I will be able to part with lol
Today I was reunited with Sweet William thanks to mum picking him up from Jemima's where the top was beautifully basted. Can't wait to start quilting
..............especially as these pretties arrived yesterday in the mail.
Seems like I have a few things to crow about.
I had a hard time finding these templates in Australia so had to order from the US.
The Stencil Company is where I sourced them. The prices were great, postage as reasonable as could be expected and the service quicksmart! They arrived here in less than a week. That's great.
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Once some cooler weather graces us I will be keen as mustard to start quilting.
Hope you are having a great week, not long till the weekend now.
Can't wait!
cheers
Marina

ps a quick message for Tanya Hughes..... would love to reply to your email about the doilies but you are a no reply blogger. If you email me I am happy to send a couple of doilies as I have some extras in my stash.

24 comments:

Jo said...

Oh I just love those bunnies.
Pity they aren't called soft toys.. They could have done for the next swap...
They are so cute too.

cucki said...

Wow it's so beautiful
Love the bunnies
Sweet stitches x

shez said...

Hi Marina what beautiful gifts you have made for Fiona and your bunnies are so cute,i also love love your quilt xx

sunny said...

Cute little stitcheries, and I love the bunny pin cushions! Can't wait to see your quilt after you've added the magic touch.

Melody said...

Adore those bunnies, just beautiful

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitcheries you have done on the towels and apron Marina....I love looking around Urban threads! The bunnies are so cute!!! I can feel pincushion envy coming on again!! Love how you have fussy cut the fabrics you have used. Sweet William looks amazing..can't wait to see the quilting you do...love the templates. Enjoy the weekend, one day to go!!

Marina Brito de Campos said...

I love your Bunny's! They are adorable!

Cheryll said...

It was lovely to drop by for a visit again. LoVe all your projects, especially those cute bunnies. Have a great weekend... xox

Karen S said...

The tea towels and apron are great fun. Love those sayings!
And the bunny family is so gorgeous. They are lovely gifts.
Good luck with all your quilting plans.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Those bunnies are so cute! I love your Sweet William....beautiful. I too am hanging out for cooler weather to get the quilting hoop out x

Cheryl said...

Love those gorgeous bunnies Marina. And your tea towels and apron are just gorgeous

Ondrea said...

Oh my! Your bunnies are gorgeous! Fantastic idea. That basket quilt is looking lovely. Stencils will be fun to use. Hope you get to stitch and quilt soon.

Helen said...

Love your bunnies, look forward to seeing your quilting :)

Lin said...

Your bunnie pin cushions are so gorgeous! I love the stencils - they are going to be perfect for the quilting on Sweet William. xx

Raewyn said...

Delicious post Marina :-) Love those sticheries on the kitchen towels - I've found some neat designs at Urban Threads too. And those bunnies are far too cute for words!! Oh exciting to have Sweet William back home to quilt. What a beautiful quilt it will be!

Susan said...

Your quiet week looks quite productive! Your bunnies are so cute, I love mine. They look particularly nice grouped together. Enjoy planning the quilting, another beauty on the way.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

I love the tea towels, stupid dishes! Those bunnies certainly are breeding, they make the perfect pin cushion. Great to see you got the stencils, they were around many years ago but seem to have gone off the radar in shops, I guess because a lot of people send their quilts off to be quilted. Enjoy your hand quilting.

Happy days.
Bev.

Anthea said...

oMG how cute are the bunnies... good luck with the quilting of SW

Elyte said...

You are like the Easter bunny sending gifts to different parts of the continent. The little bunnies are very cute and look beautifully decorated with those pretty fabrics. I hope you enjoy quilting Sweet William and those stencils should help the process. Missed you on Saturday.

Fiona said...

those stitcheries are a hoot and I love the ones that came to live at my house.... I must keep an eye on that seller as I have seen her work done by you before and it's great. How fun to have SW back for quilting and great templates - you will use them often I'm sure
Hugz

elliek said...

Love the bunny pin cushions, and your sewing and quilt are as always gorgeous. Clever bunny you.

barb's creations said...

Marina, I'm interested in purchasing a couple of patterns from the urban web site but unsure how much you paid for each pdf as it's an American site could you email me when you can and tell me how much per pattern you paid in Aussie dollars :) Barb.

Sisbabestitches said...

Wonderful teatowels! Such sweet bunnies, I'm not surprised you can't pick which to keep ;) Outsourcing quilt basting, brilliant, much more time for the fun part for you :) Those templates are going to be fab!

Marie said...

Those bunny pincushions are adorable - I'd seen a sneak peek on Susan's blog but seeing a group of them together is wonderful! So Spring!