Sunday, July 2, 2017

June Finishes

June flew past without me noticing. I'm not sure how I didn't notice, I had a birthday and it the school musical and end of term.

I managed a few sewing projects and made quite a good start on others.

This rainbow AHQ was fun to sew and very pretty while sitting on O-Me.

This rainbow theme Aussie Hero Quilt & Laundry bag were finished and sent to the recipient somewhere in the middle east (I think).

 I love it, it is happy and colourful with a little bit of Aussie thrown in for good measure.

The rainbow blocks were made by Aussie Hero Friends from across Australia & I designed, pieced and quilted the quilt.

June's other sewing was another 11 hearts for the 1000 Heart project.  These haven't found a home yet, but I'm sure they will soon.

See you again soon.  My first July finish is almost done.
Debra -Outback Crafter

Costume Finished, Musical Over

My last post was about the Sheriff costume for my son.

Well the musical is over, school is now on holidays and we are onto the next projects.

I promised a photo of the complete outfit, so here it is.

"All Shook Up" was a brilliant production and a credit to the students and teachers.

A special shout out to Broken Record from Redcliffe, Qld who custom made our thank you gifts for the teachers, she CNC Routed the production logo into records. The teachers loved them.

 My two handsome men after the production.
See you again soon.
Debra- Outback Crafter

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Costumes and Hearts

Sometimes, the pretty sewing has to be put aside for the 'important' or  "but Mum, I need it tomorrow"  sewing.
That is what this creation is.  A costume for the teenager for the school musical.  
His character is an American Sheriff, so I had to create a uniform for the sheriff.  

Epaulets and pocket triangles added to a fawn coloured shirt seemed to fit the bill.
It appears I forgot to photograph the finished shirt.  Oh well the production is on in the next couple of weeks, I'll try to remember then.

The Sheriff also needed a holster for his pistol.  You cant see it, but it is sewn.  Got to love having a craft cupboard of random fabrics. I knew the black vinyl would be handy eventually. LOL.

 My 'no stress' sewing lately has been felt pocket hearts for the 1000 Hearts Project.  These pretties were sent to an acquaintance who's had a tough time lately.  One for herself and others to share with her  local support crew.  If you are interested, pop over here to find out more about the 1000 Heart Project.

Catch you again soon.
Debra ~ Outback Crafter

Monday, May 29, 2017

An Unexpected Project

Sometimes projects just happen.
My youngest child has a banana pillow and every time we wash it it makes me gag.  No matter what I do it won't come clean. (No, I have no idea why we purchased a white pillow case).

So Saturday saw me digging out some long forgotten fabrics to create a couple of pillow cases that I can live with.

The old pillow case made the perfect pattern
 and we now have bright balloons
 and colourful crayons.
 These are fabrics that I'm not even sure why I had them.  I'm very glad they are now in a project.

So 2 more finishes for May OPAM and no feral pillowcase to have to look at.

Catch you soon.

Debra ~ Outback Crafter

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Its Show Time

The second Friday in May is always Roma Show.

Our Family love show time, we all enter exhibits and spend time as a family.  (We are not sure how much longer that will last, the boys are getting older.)

Our photography entries ready for the show.
My photos 
 Master Ts photos
 Hubby's belt for the Leather work section
 I was one of the handicrafts stewards for this year's show, so around work I was out at the pavilion to receive and display exhibits.  These photos were taken before the protective cages were put up.
Part of the quilt / patchwork section
 Some of the lovely, knitting, crochet & miscellaneous categories.

 Some of the many crochet rugs.  (That adorable elephant on the front corner is mine - not made by me but gifted to me.  He looks a bit forlorn on the display.)
 This Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs was knitted.  Each dwarf has real personality.
 The entertainment was Walter Whip  & The Flames.  He did many 'regular' whip tricks with flaming whips.  They made for great lighting effects.
 Master E and his art entries.  He did not place, but this was his first year entering art. There are some amazing artists in our community.
 Master T won two First Place ribbons. This is for his altered digital imagery.
 and this Fern is in the Novice Flora & Fauna.
 My apron came 1st in the apron section.
 Master E entered 2 Lego creations.  The Helicopter you can see over his right shoulder was awarded Highly Commended.
 and the excavator you can see in this photo was awarded Second place.
Master T's Claas Logging Tractor (on the top shelf) was awarded First Prize & Champion Junior Exhibit.  He is really excited as this is the last year he can enter as a junior.
 This hexagon wall hanging by Cecily Hamilton won 1st Prize Patchwork Wall hanging, Best Piece of Patchwork & Champion Handicrafts Exhibit.   It is all hand embroidered and hand stitched.  It is just lovely.
 These were some of the quilts on display.
 The table runners, my blue triangle mat was in this section.  
It did not place.
My cross-stitch ball of wool was awarded 1st place.  
That was an azazing surprise.
My "Red, Red Ribbons" Quilt was awarded 1st place and my Exploding Star was awarded 2nd place. They were both in the Quilt made by 1 person category.
That lovely blue trippy quilt was also in the same category as were 6 or 7 others.
 Then onto the rest of the show.
This Chicken Cake was amazing,  It looked real enough that it could have hung out in the chook pavilion with the live animals.
This real chicken reminded me of a powder puff.  It was more than happy to pose for a photo though.
We took time out to watch the Sheepdog Trials.
And of course the end of a good show is great fireworks.
I am always fascinated by the lights of sideshow alley with the fireworks.
Another great Roma Show.


Until next time.

Debra ~ Outback Crafter

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