Tuesday, 1 February 2011


This lovely lady was created by my own two hands (and a sewing machine of course).  Isn't she sweet?!  I bought this pattern and two of the fabrics from Hot Possum.  They create beautiful, modern and fun patchwork and applique designs.  I knew this one would be perfect for my dear friend Maria, who is of Polish ancestry.  This photo is Babushka in her new home on the family sofa.  :)  This is the first sewing I have done since High School (not saying how long that's been!) and I am so happy with her.  She is very happy in her new home!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that I now return to writing my blog. I have been going through some difficulties and, unfortunately, my blog had to take a back seat. I would like to thank my wonderful husband and my beautiful friends and family who have held me together over these months. You are truly my favourite things in the world!

Lots of love,


Monday, 21 September 2009

HooHoo! (my first competition)

photo by selmaoglinea (Flickr)

Oh goodness me! These fabrics are too cute for words (especially the owls). If any of you ever spot this owl fabric, please pick it up for me. It is just gorgeous! Hmmm...maybe I could set up a competition...

Okay, whoever finds the "cutest fabric" wins some of my "world famous" handmade bath salts (your choice of scent). This may be hard to judge, but I am up for the task. Send me a photo of your find, I will post it and we can see who gets the most comments. [Hint: You get bonus points if the print involves birds or owls.]

Please get your photos in to me by 7th October...

Good luck!

Shannon :)

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Thrifted Fabric Stack

Thrifted Fabric Stack
Originally uploaded by fullofbliss
I can't believe all these beautiful fabrics came from and Op Shop! Just divine!

I going away today, and will be away until late Wednesday and I will be without the Net. Oh my! I have decided to extend this theme for another week as there is so much to share! See you in a few days...


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Pretty Pink Cabinet

I would love to have a pretty pink cabinet like this one! I love how this lady has organised them into a beautiful rainbow of colours...just beautiful!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009


(photos below)
I first caught a glimpse of this idea on my lovely friend Toni's blog, Little Suitcase. I highly recommend that you check it out (one of my faves!). I am searching my home for an appropriate spot for such a wonderful display! I think this is a great way to enjoy beautiful fabrics that are waiting for the perfect project. All you do is cut your fabric to size and place them in different sizes of embroidery hoops. So simple! Please send pics if you do your own, I would love to see them...

Liberty of London Swatch Portraits (love the birds!)

Fabric Swatch Portraits (Purl Bee project)

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Pretty Little Dress

photo by iheartlinen (Flickr)

Oh my, what a pretty little dress! I love this fabric and I love this simple pattern. God please give me a little girl to create one for... :) By the way, this is an Alexander Henry fabric (love!).

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Theme of the Week - Fabrics!

photo by liliferret (Flickr)

I Y fabrics!

Similar to my birds, I can't really explain this addiction (yes, it is truly an addiction). I must say though, there is so much you can do with fabric. Everything from clothing and pillows to canvases and buttons (as above). Vintage fabrics are definitely my faves, but there are some wonderful current designs at the moment. Alexander Henry and Amy Butler are two of the best designers (in my humble opinion!). This week I will share with you some gorgeous fabrics of mine and some that I hope will be mine very soon!

PS-I am so happy to be back on my blog, I have missed it! We have had a rough couple of months, so thank you for your patience. God bless...