Alternatively titled “What I did on my forced internet-free break”.
So moving house never runs smoothly. No worries with the furniture going on: fortunately got that in one day before the tail end of an ex tropical cyclone hit my area with torrential rain. For days. The problems started with the phone connection and the internet connection. Let’s just say it’s been a bit of a hassle but I am glad it is now sorted and I’m back online.
Meanwhile without the distraction of the internet, reading blogs, Wombat chats, Pinterest and emails… I got some sewing done (oh yeah and some unpacking but that’s boring. Back to the fun sewing stuff).
First up – my Sew Retro oven for Marieka for her month for Wombat Stew!
I used my beloved Colour Weave in red for the stove itself, with some gorgeous Vintage Modern wallpaper. Had a bit of fun with some fussy cutting too for the little details.
Some selvedge for the stove knobs - changed the pattern as I didn’t think my sanity would stand up to all those teeny tiny pieces. Whoops photo bombed by a stray thread. Edit that out in your head please. :)
Some fussy cutting from a kitchen called “Everything Nice” worked beautifully for the stove dial and the oven front.
Thrilled with how it turned out! This pattern will be going in the shop soon as well as the rest of the Sew Retro patterns which my fabulous testers are busily working on!
I also pieced a Polaroid camera block for Fiona’s Bee month. She’s using this one along with a bunch of Polaroid blocks for a donation quilt for those affected by bushfires (and now severe flooding – Australia, land of the extremes. And animals that will kill you).
You can see my favourite Colour Weave fabric made an appearance here too – this time in orange. Seriously, such an awesome line of fabric. I think I have it in all the colours of the rainbow, and then some. The pattern for this one is available in my Craftsy shop and I am loving seeing a few of these pop up around the interwebs.
I also worked on my February And Sew On block which I posted about it yesterday.
Want to make one of these yourself? The pattern’s free for February – come join in the BoM!
So it turns out without internet, I’m quite productive. It also turns out that without internet, I’m very bored. But hey, look, I’m almost up to date with Bee Blocks. So there is that. I will finish with saying… YAY INTERNET, I missed you!