BOM January 2016 – Victorian Tiles

I designed my own block Victorian Tiles and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. I learnt a few lessons along the way.
Firstly, you need insane math skills. It actually took me longer to do the math than to do the sewing.

Secondly, fabric weight and colour really do matter. Although I’m happy with the end result I’ll take more time on the fabric selection for February.



Work in progress


2016 is BOM year – January 2016

I’ve always loved simple geometric sampler quilts so this year I’ve decided to do at least 1 x 12 inch block per month and I’ll be keeping this quilt for me.

January 2016

I call this block ‘ Victorian Tiles’. I’ve always loved them on the verandahs of victorian houses.


The 1-1-1-1 Crepes

I’ve come across the easiest crepe recipe.

1 cup 00 flour
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 pinch salt

Combine all ingredients with a whisk. You can further water down the mix by adding about 1/4 cup of water. Cook 1/4 cup (about a soup ladle full) per crepe on a medium heated crepe or fry pan.

Serves approx 8

Ocean Jewels

I was inspired based on the colours of the peyote stitched base. I was going to do a full peyote bracelet using a freeform geometric pattern but just was no longer feeling it if you know what I mean. It’s the chunkiest beaded item I’ve done in a while. I’d definitely call it a statement piece. I no longer wanted to see my semi-precious beads sitting on a shelf. They deserve to be seen.

A new skill learnt

With 2016 I promised myself I wouldn’t just roll through the days with the excuse that it’s too hard because the boys are too young. It’s time to get back out there and live a little and follow more of my dreams.

So to kick things off I signed up for a chalk paint class at a small shop, Shiner Old & New. I loved it. I now have the confidence to go ahead and splash a ridiculous amount of colour in my craftroom.

You can check out their facebook page Shiner Old & New here