Wednesday 24 December 2014

Seasons greetin's.....

Molly Christmas
and a 
Nappy New Year!   

Monday 22 December 2014

1,2,3,4 and done!

Sorry this is a bit late, stressful time of year!  I  used the random thingy and did the draws, we have some winners!

First up, the mini charm packs go to Jan of Isisjem.

Next up we have the winner of the cushion, Helen aka Archie the wonderdog!

Now to the hoop....  which will be embroidered to say "not all who wander are lost', its Flo of Butterfly Quilting!

And last, but by no means least, the winner of the Fancy Moon gift voucher.....

goes to the lovely Katy of The Littlest Thistle!  Yay!  

Commisserations to the rest of you, thank you so much for all the comments xxx

Friday 5 December 2014

Four years / Day Four

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Welcome to day four of my four years four day giveaway!

If you are here for the first time today please have a nosey, a wee read at other posts, and hopefully a wee bitty of a giggle too.
Today I am so excited to bring you what is, in my opinion, an absolutely amazing giveaway!
I am so pleased to be able to celebrate my Four Years blogging in style.

Some of you I know will be familiar with this shop, and I'm hoping that if you weren't before, you'll enjoy a good browse today!

Fancy Moon Fabrics rock.
You know me, you know I love my fabric.  What I also love, is to find SOMETHING DIFFERENT! And there is no shortage of that here!

I'm loving these Dragons....

And who doesnt love Unicorns and Rainbows?!

And Kitties... such cute cute wee kitties...

And for the less sugary, how about one of the latest Ghastlie prints from Alexander Henry?  I am such a Ghastlies addict!

If anyone fancies making a tote for me that Home Sewing II is jsut screaming out to me... so loud it may yet reignite my long, long lost bag mojo...  Then again, I could just stretch some over a canvas when I get my new sewing room wall.... oooh now there's a plan.

The Golden Garden Oriental is just beautiful, I love the teal especially.

Ooooh and dressmakers, how about a 1950' circle skirt (did I mention they do sewing patterns?) in Paola Floral or Melody Millers Skates?

As well as a wonderful range of sewing patterns they also stock some quality notions and batting too.  Blimey where did the last hour go?!

Well now its your turn.  Fancy Moon are offering one lucky winner £50 to spend!  

The rules and regs.

All I ask is that you "Like" their facebook page, and or  "follow" them on Twitter @fancymoonfabrics.  Come back and leave me ONE comment telling me which you did.   I'd love to hear what you'd fancy putting in your basket too if you have the time!  (I'd totally be filling it with ALL of their Fabric Treasure Scrap Packs!)

Fancymoon fabrics have very generously agreed to ship worldwide, so this giveaway is open to one and all!
YOU MUST CHECK YOU ARE NOT A NO REPLY BLOGGER!  If I cannot contact you, you wont win.  My non sleeping no Molly time is limited, I'm not spending hours chasing you.  If you win and I dont get a response from you by christmas, I'll redraw.  Honestly, I'm that mean.  I've said this each giveaway and still I've had over a dozen no-reply entries.  It makes me feel bad...  Dont make me feel bad.....

Giveaway will run til December 18th.


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I'm aware many are having problems with facebook.  I am not, and neither is the shop owner, so we are unable to help :-(
If you cannot facebook or twitter, please still enter - just visit the shop and tell me what takes your fancy!

Thursday 4 December 2014

Four years / day three


Welcome to day three of my four years four days of giveaways!
 (this post contains bad language, NSFWorKids)

In my third year of blogging, I fulfilled my Spiderweb dream...  or at least I designed the block I wanted, did a tutorial and asked my bee mates to make it!  Lets just say it was met with mixed reception, but everyone did send me blocks, I even got a couple from friends outside of the bee.
Well, for a March 2013 start, we have a November 2014 finish!

Instead of signature blocks I stamped the name and blog name of each contributor on a strip in their blocks, and I love that, I can see right away all my friends names jumping out at me!
Its free motioned in the solid, and I did 2 or 3 rings of hand quilting in various bright perle cottons in each web.  And I bloomin love it!!!

But back to the free stuff!
For day three, I'd like to giveaway an embroidered hoop.

Yes, its empty just now, to win just tell me what you'd like it to say! Here's a wee reminder of some I've done already.

Again, giveaway is open to one and all, just make sure you are not a NO REPLY BLOGGER, I am not chasing you, I need to be able to contact you!  Giveaway will run til the 18th December.

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Four years / Day two

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Welcome to day two of my four years / four giveaways!

My second year of blogging had my Stained Quilt along amongst other things, and I still cant believe so many people wanted to make my quilt!  Freakin AMAZING!  But not quite as amazing as the first ever Fat Quarterly Retreat in London.  I met so many wonderful people.  I'm so lucky to be able to call so many of them dear friends!

It was also in my second year of blogging that I started a project with some stripey vintage sheets.  July, I think, was when it was first mentioned.  Well, it was finished last week!

Makes me think of Brighton, seaside, deckchairs and Mods and Rockers!  Quilted by the lovely Troodles.

But back to the giveaway...

When I got the mini charm packs for day one, I got an extra Happy Go Lucky pack.  I LOVE this line.  Its fabulously retro, I love the bright colours, its just gorgeous!

Today I would like to giveaway this cushion (pillow for USA!) , which I made with my mini charms.  Hope you like it!

Its nothing fancy, I kept it plain and simple to show off the prints and to show how quick and easy the charms can become something, I think, quite lovely.

Its quilted in crosshatch on the front and the reverse is a pillow closure in one of my favourite prints from the line, quilted in straight lines.  It takes an 18" insert.

Again, giveaway is open to all, but I'll not include the insert outside of UK for postage reasons, I hope you dont mind.
Leave a comment to win, make sure you are not a NO REPLY blogger, I'm not chasing after winners, I need to be able to contact you.
Giveaway open til December 18th.

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Four Years / Day one

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Welcome to day one!

Today we start small, and I have some Mini Charm Packs to give away.

The mini charms are so cute, and I was thinking you could mix the whole lot if you wanted to do something scrappy.  I love them for fitting so perfectly over 1 1/2" hexi papers...

I've been reminding myself what I did in my first year, and I'm shocked at how much I got done!  I'm proud of the Single Girl Quilt, that was some labour of love.

 I think my favourite make of the first year blogging has to be the Pob Doll.  A caricature of my brother in doll form...

To win the charms, just leave a comment!

Make sure you are not a NO REPLY BLOGGER as I'm not chasing winners, I need to be able to contact you.
Giveaway is open to all, and will run til 18th December.

Monday 1 December 2014

How long?

I started blogging four years ago.

My working life had come to a forced end, I was learning to deal with the reality of my limitations health wise, and you know what?  I was lonely.  Going from a job you absolutely love to suddenly staying at home on your own every day kinda sucks!  I was so relieved to rediscover my passion for sewing and crafting, and so excited to discover a whole online community who were as nuts (about it) as I am!

I found Blogs, I found flickr (sadly missed) and later Instagram, and its all so much fun.  I took part in Quilt alongs, Charm Swaps, I hosted my own Charm Swap, my own Quilt-along, I did an assortment of mini quilt and pillow swaps, the Finish-along, I really got stuck in!

(Tissues out) Quite honestly, my life has been made so much the richer for it all.  For all of you.

Thank you.  

In the back of my head I was always going to see if it lasted 5 years before I did the whole "lets celebrate" jazz hands, but really, the fact that I'm still managing to pop in the odd blog this year astounds me!  I mean, wowza.  Motherhood.  Did not think that was coming at all....  And here we are.  You cheer me on through it all, and I want you to know it's truly appreciated!

So, I've been plotting and planning, and I've come up with this.


Come back tomorrow for day one...