Hello again, itís almost spring here in Brisbane Australia, with longer days and much warmer throughout the day. I do love this time of year. All the plants and trees are starting to sprout their new green shoots. I have two port wine magnolias at the front of my house and their drooping with so many beautiful flowers with just the hint of pink on white. And the scent is quite overpowering. I havenít noticed a scent in the past, so Iím feeling particularly lucky this year.
Iíve been editing this website for nearly six years and as an editor it is expected that you will write an article every week for your readers. I have managed to do just that since October 2007, but last week I messed it up Ė quite unintentionally I might add. Somehow, I incorrectly entered the posting date and completely missed the deadline. At first I was devastated that I have wrecked my perfect record. But the sky hasnít fallen in, and the world continues to turn regardless, but all the same please accept my apology for my silly boo-boo.
The forum has been a little quiet, with a few more additions to the three best tips for quilters. Pop over to the forum and join us wonít you? Hereís the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
Onto my goodies for you this week. Iíll add a few extras this week!!
http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/12/animal-sewing-cards-free-pdf-we-love-color-giveaway/ I played with these as a child Ė Animal Sewing Cards Ė hours of fun
http://4rtgallery.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/porcelain-costumes-by-li-xiaofeng.html WOW, not quilting but takes my breath away just the same!
http://www.abarefootbride.com/2011/12/09/tutorial-taggie-puff-caterpillar/ a taggy caterpillar to make
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/movin-on-up.html a very unique pattern using a stitch and slash technique.
http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2013/03/gathered-round-basket-3-sizes.html cute little gathered fabric baskets to make in three different sizes
http://craftingagreenworld.com/2013/03/06/how-to-reclaimed-dog-toy-thats-semi-indestructible/2/ something cute for the pooch in your life
http://www.pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2006/07/10/whiplash-challenge-water-bottle-carrier/ we all need one of these I think
http://sewfrench.com/2012/05/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012/ hereís a good tutorial on an unusual pattern
http://www.punkprojects.com/2013/02/duffel-bag-diy.html love this duffle bag tutorial
http://www.genxquilters.com/2010/10/kissy-fish-quilt-tutorial-freshly.html hereís an unusual quilt pattern tutorial
http://www.13woodhouseroad.com/2012/10/inspiring-quilters-sandra-bruce.html#.UN02ZndPTBZ a great article on a self portrait by a quilt maker
http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-topsy-turvy-rag-doll-tutorial/ I made one of these for my daughter and she loved it till it fell to pieces!
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/08/sew-simple-star-pincushion.html#more a very different pincushion pattern
Well, thatís all from me this week. I do hope this email arrives at a convenient time and that you enjoy the little goodies I have for you. Iíll be back again next week.
Till then, take care and happy quilting
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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