Saturday, July 28, 2007

new header

do you like the new header? it's inspired by this image which I created based on the embroidered bag on my flickr page.

speaking of being inspired, have you seen this ad?

update to this post: some blogs have linked to this post rather than the home page of my blog so for recent posts click on the header above or click here

Friday, July 27, 2007

eyespy another blogger

This morning I was waiting for my takeaway sfw when I spied a girl staring intently at the top of her cappuccino. She took out her camera and took an extreme close up of the frothy perfection. It made me wonder what she blogged about other than good coffee...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The lavendar is blooming

Lavendar, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I know, I know it's a pretty lame attempt at growing lavendar but I was happy to get it through its first week alive so now that it's finally blooming I'm thrilled.

Throw in progress

Throw in progress, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

Look out, it's another knitting work in progress. A throw for the couch, knitted with 3 different balls of yarn in garter stitch. Who knows how long this will take to finish!

A new skarf

Skarf, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

A gift for Mum I made earlier in the year.

Update on the tomatos

Tomatos, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

Three new tomatos this week. They look quite big here but they're about the size of a pea.

And one for me

Headband, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I'm loving these headbands, you can whip one up with a ball of wool and a couple of hours. So easy and so warm.

Pocket Tote

Pocket Tote, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

Another tote done. This one is based on 2 patterns from The Crafter's Companion. There's a large pocket on the inside which flips out and the netire bag can be folded up into the pocket. Great to have on hand when a shopping urge strikes.

Headband #2

Headband, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

The second headband is done.

Another Tote

P6220046, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I love this bag. I made it to sell but am thinking of giving it as a gift. It's lined on the inside with the red fabric and has little pockets inside too for a phone and keys. The embroidery on the front is based on an image from a fashion magazine.

The 10th knitting work in progress

Headband, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I have so many knitting projects on the go at the moment, I can't seem to finish one without starting another. This one will be a headband for my sister. I have 2 more orders for headbands and am hoping to make one for myself too. They keep your head really warm without having to hide all your hair under a beanie.

Loving shrink plastic

P6220068, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I discovered shrink plastic a while ago. It's really hard to find in Brisbane and I ended up findng an online quilting shop in Caboolture that stocks it. I used permanent ink markers so the drawings didn't rub off and made a series of brooches, you can check out more of them on my flickr page. The ink still rubs off a bit so I think I'll have to varnish them somehow.

Patchwork Coasters

Coasters, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

These coasters were a gift for Mum a while back. I made them from a tutorial I found earlier in the year but haven't been able to locate the linke for it again. There's six coasters and a little bag for them to live in.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


I made these dinosaurs for a beautiful baby boy. They're made with felt and the pattern can be found in Claire Garland's Toys to Sew book, ISBN 1 84340 351X. The blue egg shape thing is a zip up bag that the dinosaurs live in. Some of the pattern templates in the book were incorrect but other than that it's a great book for whipping up gifts for kids.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Patchwork Bag

Patchwork Bag, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

I made this bag for Mum for her birthday back in April. It was meant to be a fold up wallet thing but I got a bit carried away when I started sewing the fabric strips together. The little blue bird on the front is just a cut out from one of the fabrics, embroidered and appliqued.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The first harvest

Tomato plant, originally uploaded by rebeccacason.

There were 5 in total

It's a tomato

Plants, originally uploaded by rebeccacason.

About 3 months ago a small shoot came up in one of the plants. I thought it was a weed, turns out it was a cherry tomato plant.

Thursday, July 5, 2007