07 August 2007

Patchwork is my PASSION!!

Greetings everyone, feeling fit as a fiddle again. Great gym session this morning, happy children at school & lots of Posie parcels of love shipped out to excited customers in the mail. Great feeling.
On Thursday, Peggy-Jean herself popped by with this beautiful bunch of flowers, which was such a lovely treat. Please have a look at her blog, which is all innocent & new, listed on the right. Melissa is her real name & she's just as lovely as these flowers. She also brought over a whole new range of stunning cards for shops & the markets.
Our son went to his first girlfriend's birthday party on the weekend. It was really sweet & he was the only boy invited. I made this patchwork cushion for a very pretty little 3y.o. Irish girl, with princessy double satin ribbon side ties as her gift. The little man chose all the fabrics himself, in red and pink Vintage children's prints, mixed in with a dose of Cath Kidston.
I thought a little keepsake of initials on the back would complete the gift, with the Heart to Heart print meaning 'loves'. Sewing is my passion, but it's also my profession, so while i put lots of love into my customer gifts, i get so much pleasure from knowing who i am sewing for. Patchwork is my favourite medium.
I'll just add the images & get back to some more sewing, the night is young . . . enjoy, love Posie

17 comments:

Peggy-Jean said...

So gorgeous, You and the cushion!!!Does Roar look like the cat that got the cream?
Love Liss xx

Jenny said...

What a lovely idea. Your son looks gorgeous-who wouldn't love to receive a present from him!
Have fun :)

Betty Jo said...

Thanks for your comment. When ever my Darwin residing sister visits us in Melbourne, she op shops like a woman possessed. (but gets frustrated that she can only buy small stuff to fit in the luggage)I recall visiting a bid tin shed op shop when I was in Darwin, but struggled to find anything.It was amusing to see so many winter woolies- probably discards from ex-pat southerners who didn't expect the Darwin climate!

angelique said...

Love those fabrics. If only I could find them here!!!!

kwoozy said...

hello jenny, looks like you are having fun!

thank you so much for your comment! so glad when ppl get why i need to take a long break! (I half admire and half wonder whether those ppl who can keep working at the same job in the office for years are real or not).

dizzyjadey said...

That cushion is so pretty! And very impressive of your boy to have picked such lovely great fabrics.....guess its already rubbed off from you. He looks adorable and I'm sure his girlfriend will love the pressie, too.

Liss said...

thank you for your kind words and comment. Im enjoying blogging and there are some many nice/creative/inspiring people in the Australian crafting community.
Wooden Toy is available through online purchase at their website. Im looking forward to the Female Illustrators edition! have you seen the curvy book? I think I will blog about that too.

~Liss xox

Anna said...

I finally remembered to check your blog (after the email to check another blog). That cushion for the little girl is gorgeous. It's nice to get keepsake b'day pressies like that .. something that doesn't get 'old' or they grow out of and lastly, something to remind them of their transient friends.
xx Anna

Peggy-Jean said...

Ha, Didn't you realise I'm actually becoming your clone? That's why I'm working with you to take over your life and shopping with your hubby is just the start!! The children think we're all cousins so I'm on my way (cackle cackle cackle)

Kylie said...

What a lovely gift - and a clever mum you are. Your little man will be getting invites to all of the girls parties now so they can get a pretty present! Love it!

Sheeps Clothing said...

Your son is such a handsome boy! Poster boy indeed!!

Linda said...

such a gorgeous cushion Jennie! :) xxx

posiepatchwork said...

Thanks everyone, i have to admit, when one of my children misses out on an invitation, i do think "well that party girl is missing out on a new cute satchel". THEN i get the invitations which arrive like this "can i go to this party mum, please, & she said she'd like something in fabric 400 Carousel in pink, as she likes horses". Hello!! Not only does this party girl state a theme for potential Posie present, the fabric is named & NUMBERED for my reference. Oh well, saves time choosing & i nail the best gift at the party. Children are beyond computer literate & internet savvy these days, they seriously know what they want. Love Posie

Fairlie said...

What a gorgeous cushion! Thanks for stopping by my blog and outing yourself as a fancy-dressing legend!

kootoyoo said...

Hi Posie

Thanks for popping in. My sister lives in Darwin. I want her to come home but I don't think she will. The Darwin life suits her style. I am still friends with a few kinder pals but you know how life is some people are sticky (the best kind) and others drift in and out.

Kirsty

three buttons said...

How super, super cute and gorgeous! Everything you make just beams love!! Your son must be very proud.

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