Purchase…

Piece of fabric I brought at Patchwork on Central Park in East Malvern:

http://www.patchworkoncentralpark.com.au/

Might make a cushion!

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Green Parrot Fabric Collage

Crabman! from Tokyo flea market

Hello Kitty

What has Kitty been up to lately?

Napping on a chair …

or napping in a box…

But Minnie has been in a rowboat!

Japan

We loved Japan when we went there in November last year. I bought lots of fabric -Kimono, obi, pieces of antique fabric and new designs. Japan is the most beautiful place and the cultural traditions of fabric design are fascinating.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyandbillie/4142947877/in/set-72157622772273859/

Flea markets are the best place to see and buy fabric and clothing in Japan. We went to one in Kyoto at Tofu-Ji temple. It was spectacular. It’s best to go early because it got very very busy.

I made cushions from obi that I bought from this flea market (for AUD$10!). They had to be unpicked then pieced together. I should have unpicked them and taken out the lining before I packed them – it would have reduced the weight of our luggage a lot!

also brought some Japanese anime figures

More photos of fab Japanese stuff to follow!

Finished!

finished 3 quilts lately …

coin quilt

a cute baby quilt

and one for me – tulips with blue border

Christmas Craft

Kitty likes to sit under the tree in a pile of purple tinsel!

I made some doves and owls for the tree this year.

The cutest Kristmas Kitty!