Fun in my fabric world....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Housing...if only it was this easy!

Glutton for punishment that I am, I decided to continue with the Schnibbles group hosted by Sherri and Sinta again this year. I really enjoyed the projects last year- great for techniques and just playing around with colour and placement. I am ready with a nice supply of baby quilts for gifts when necessary! But I am going to make mine into cushions this year...everyone will get cushions this year for gifts....be warned!
As Schnibbles are nigh on impossible to obtain locally I have to order from OS...which made it quite hairy getting it here in time...just! So here is Full House....cushion sized and looking like summery Australian beach huts...fabric to match the ottoman for DS. I will pipe it in the red of the doors I think.
Now back to the housing...I am just waiting on the call to let me know the contracts have been exchanged for a home we have purchased...exciting times...we will be moving but not for about six months as it needs a major renovation. It could be described as a "unique, fixer-upper opportunity"! It may be madness, but it will be a pretty home when finished...just needs a whole lot of love really. I am excited, will be walking distance to my Mum's, shops, cafes and friends...even walking distance to a good patchwork shop! Perfect.
Let the madness begin!
Cardygirl xx

31 comments:

sunny said...

How awesome! I love the colors you used.

Anita said...

gotta love a good schnibble!!! Cute!
So glad you found a house,now you will be flat out organising all those renos but at least you will get what you want.Sounds like it is in a nice area.

Chookyblue...... said...

the houses will make a great cushion........goodluck for today........very exciting........oh now the decisions to make..........

Susan said...

Sounds like exciting times ahead -congratulations!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Love your little houses... hope you have a super time getting ready for your new real house!!

shez said...

How exciting Alison,taking a new road in your journey of life.
Love the colours you have choosen for your cushion,lucky son.xx

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Great colours, it certainly reminds me of the Brighton Bathhouses. Your going to be one busy lady for the next few months, but it really is rewarding when you see the finished result.

Cheryl said...

I love your houses...great fabric. I am so excited for you about your house. How fun you will have fixing it up.

Nedra said...

Happy little houses all around! Best of luck with the renovations and move in the next few months.

LuAnn said...

So glad you found a house close to your Mom and patchwork as well. I love your House pillow.

Theresa said...

Love your Schnibble cushion, the colours are great. Good luck with your house move, that sounds very exciting.

AnitaS said...

I love your houses, they are very pretty. How excited it is to renovate a house and bring it up to your taste.

Fiona said...

How exciting to be moving... and renovating... you are making houses in many ways this year....
Hugz

Cheryll said...

WooHoo... congrats are in order! :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh I love them... for future ref I'd like any colour thanks :)

Marg said...

Fantastic news, and how exciting.
Love your houses.

Lynda said...

What a great idea to make cushion sized Schnibbles. The red piping will look wonderful.

Anne Heidi said...

It looks great- really love your summer look on this one! What a great idea to make cushions!

Heather said...

Those houses are adorable. Good luck with the renovation and moving, exciting and tiring times ahead for you!

Jeni said...

LOve your houses they will look great in a cushion ....

Miriam said...

Very cute! Love those red doors!

Have fun with your renovation adventure!

Too many eggs said...

Love you houses, i love house designs, stitcheries whatever......

don't forget you got a friendly blogger to have coffee with

Julia said...

How exciting Alison..being that close to everything and family will be great..
Your little houses remind of the beach houses in Brighton Melb, now they cost as much as a big house if not more.
Julia ♥

Bird on the Border said...

Congrats on the house. Sounds like you have an opportunity to make some beautiful new decorator items.. if you have time once you begin the reno...good luck with it all

Stephanie said...

My favorite colors. Who wouldn't love these huts/houses for gifts?

Maree: said...

Love the Colours in your Beach Houses...
Congrats on your New Purchase..have Fun with the Reno's.
cheers

Shiralee Stitches said...

Oh fun...I love renovating (well organising others to actually do the work!!) You will be a busy bee....love the cushion top....

Carrie said...

The Beach Houses are gorgeous! I love everything about your pillow... all except for the part about it being yours and not mine! :)

Good luck with the house, move, rennovations, etc., and here's hoping that it all turns out as beautifully as your pillow.

Carrie said...

The Beach Houses are gorgeous! I love everything about your pillow... all except for the part about it being yours and not mine! :)

Good luck with the house, move, rennovations, etc., and here's hoping that it all turns out as beautifully as your pillow.

Michele said...

What a fun time you will have! So much excitement :-) your cushion is really cute! I love the colors.

suzitee said...

Arrrrghhhhhh...how exciting!