Wednesday 29 May 2013


just doing some 'blog-keeping' the winner of my giveaway never contacted me which means i get to draw again yippee skippee!!

and for the second time the winner is

number 35! 

kat! yay! 

right ok me and vick (vaporub) are going to bed, night night.

rachael x

Tuesday 28 May 2013

too-ra-loo-ra too-ra-loo-rye-ay

a chipped tooth. juice fights. all nighters. face plants. uncontrollable laughter. midnight hikes. far to many sweets. sleeping bags. the sweet thief. getting muddy. sunburnt noses. homesickness. wheelie suitcases.

all these things describe my weekend. yes! it was cub camp a whole weekend away with 50 cubs (aged 8-10) and it was just the most brilliant time!!

i always look forward to camp, it's a great excuse to act like a kid again and do all the super fun camp activities!!

{sleeping beauty}

this picture pretty much sums up my weekend, all tuckered out and asleep on a log in the glorious sunshine.

rachael x

Monday 20 May 2013

giraffes can't cough

i've only been awake for about 4 hours today! the craft fair was this past weekend so all of this last week was spent getting all the finishing touches ready and getting organized which is sooo hard cause i'm totally not an organized person!!

here is my colourful stall ain't it purdy? i absolutely loved the experience and its great to know that everybody who has ever lived in northern ireland is a truly exceptional quilter!! i really never knew there where so many quilters, it really is fascinating :)

i met some really lovely people and they are what made the whole experience so great! being my first craft fair it was a learning curve for me and i learnt so much thanks to lizzieB she truly is just so lovely and deborah at hampton blue (she has the cutest stuff i treated myself to a moomin purse) this weekend i learnt some real pearls of wisdom so all you quilters listen up

"any old fool can do it!"

while i didn't do particularly well, i met some really fantastic people and learnt alot, i've already started looking for my next fair to do because it really was fun minus just a few little bits :)
the best part was the mud, i'm not a girly-girl far from it so i absolutely loved the mucky fields and just getting all muddy!

rachael x

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Sunday 12 May 2013

drumroll please!!

its time to announce the winner of the sew mama sew giveaway! i was shocked, over 300 comments, thank you all so much!!

and the winner is...

kim stewart! well done, i'm emailing you now. thank you to everyone who entered it was fun :)

rachael x

Friday 10 May 2013

rachael stop eating buns!

i have to say i am shocked at how many people have entered my giveaway, i thought maybe like 10 people would, but wow! oh and thank you to my new followers i seriously giggle every time the number goes up :)

after finishing my last class with the very talented judith i just had to sign up for anoter one, this time foundation piecing so over the past 5 weeks i think i have finally got the hang of it after much time spent with my seam ripper.

here is my flying geeses pillow all foundation pieced by me! i'm so happy with it, i really didn't think i could do it

it's quite easy when you get the hang of it and figure out how to think backwards. ooh the dots, i love polka dots and the geese seem to suit them. along with foundation piecing i learnt something else as well, wanna see?

it has a zipped back!! i've been scared of zippers for eons, but not anymore, my fear is gone, im even going to try zippered pouches, yay!!

now to find the perfect spot so i can smile at it everyday.

rachael x

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Monday 6 May 2013

sew mama sew giveaway day!! *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*


if you're popping over from sew mama sew, stay have a look round and make yourself comfy :) i'll keep it short and straight to the point after all you're here for the giveaway right??

i'm giving away a boho charm pack, a marmalade mini charm pack and a  bag of scraps (cause they're taking over the 'sewing room')

to enter, tell me your favourite fabric line ever! mine would have to be ruby by bonnie and camille, i'm hoarding it for just the right project.

the giveaway will close on the 10th may at 5pm pst time (1 am gmt time) and the winner will be picked by mr. random :) (open worldwide)

have fun

rachael x


Friday 3 May 2013

heffalumps and woozles

what do you do when you've lost your seam ripper in the green sofa of doom?

you go searching for it and find bondaweb instead and completely forget about the seam ripper and just accept that it is gone forever!!

bondaweb is always fun to play with, but it first has to give me a headache trying to remember how to use it, i can't work backwards.

have you read the suitcase kid by jacqueline wilson? there was a toy rabbit called raddish in it and this was the inspiration for my cushion cover.

the border fabric is the new anna maria horner linen, its great to work with. i embroidered little clouds to add to the cuteness factor.

while the bondaweb was out i decided to make another and you can't go wrong with a 'home sweet home' cushion

sketchy applique is so fun i really like the 'primitive-ness' of it. so two more to add to the craft fair pile, which is fast approaching and i've still got loads to do, eek!!

rachael x

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