Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby Quilts Ready For SALE!

After a busy couple of weeks a soft and cuddly bunch of baby quilts have emerged!
They are made up with the gorgeous fabric I found at Patchwork On Central Park.
I seem to be drawn to Lecien fabric...there is quite a bit of it here.

Here is the first one...

This quilt is all boy!

The top central fabric is 100% Organic Cotton by birchfabrics, "Storyboek".
Borders are by Lecien, Atelier & Akiko.
Backing is so soft!..'nani IRO', Naomi Ito, POCHO knit.
Wadding is 100% Cotton.
Measures 25x28 inches.

The whole effect is irresistibly cuddly.
This quilt would make a great cot top, buggy quilt, travel quilt and even a wall hanging.

Price = US$65.00 

I am happy to post anywhere in the world.

Payment through Paypal.

Please contact me through the comment form if you are interested in purchasing this quilt.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hooray It's Spring

Sorry it has been ages since I posted here. 

 I have been busy over at my website

There are some fun videos that I have made, about a new Mystery Quilt; "That Square Quilt" designed by
 The Gourmet Quilter.

Lori at Stitches N' Giggles has been so kind in supplying me with some of her gorgeous new range "Amelia" by Me and My Sister.  If you like the look of the emerging quilt, you can pop over to Lori and order your fabric there.

As I have just finished the sewing on Month 2 of this Mystery Quilt, the pieces are reminding me of Licorice Allsorts.  Quite fitting as it is one of the Gourmet Quilter's downloadable patterns.

Not too late to join in!!  

More photos to come.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Facecloths For Therapy Tables

One of the things I have been doing over many years now is making fun cotton facecloths for Chiropractic tables.

Clients really enjoy selecting their favourite color and theme of the moment to use for their adjustment/entrainment during their visit to the Chiropractor.

No more sticky paper towels on your face!  If you think this is a good idea, and your Chiropractor or therapist of any sort for that matter hasn’t made the move to more eco-friendly cotton facecloths…let alone comfy and fun….please share this post with them.

In fact my facecloths are now to be found in very distant parts of the world, and they are are part of the healing process for not only chiropractic clients but those of osteopaths, massage therapists and energy healers.

Some Practice members even buy their own facecloth, have it in their handbags, and bring it to their session…just like your own yoga mat for your yoga class!

Enjoy, Salsy.

Here are a few pics of the latest bunch.....

This latest bunch of cotton facecloths has found a new home in an Osteopathic Practice.

One of the most fun parts of the process is choosing the fabric.  I have enjoyed using some Jennifer Pudney designs here, along with some of those of Jane Sassaman.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cute Tulips Inspired by Sarah Fiekle of The Last Piece Blogpost

I'm enjoying using some of my In The Beginning fabrics for my first tulips.
I made up my own you can too, and decide which you like best.
I'm also showing one of my little helpers which is a magnetised "Bear" which holds my pins.  So handy and easy to use.  I have two pin holders like this....the other is a "heart".

Last night I got even more inspired and constructed four blocks around the larger tulips.  Pictures to come.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Anna's Alice Quilt"

I made a cute video with pictures of my latest quilt...a continuation of the  Alice in Wonderland theme.
Please go through to my website if you would like to see it.
Meanwhile here are a few pics......

I am meanwhile warming up to finish the teacups project and have another Alice quilt taking shape in my mind.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quilting Adventures in Melbourne

A Great Place to Get Some Strength Up Before Heading Out to Patchwork on Central Park

So after a very pleasant vanilla slice and green tea I headed out on a tram to Patchwork on Central Park.
It was a cool day and as I slipped in to the warm shop I was greeted by another customer coughing largely in the small space.  It seemed that wherever I went there she was.  I should come back later...I thought, but didn't really have time so braved on with enjoying the delicious range of fabrics there.
I do like to take my time and enjoy the process.
Note to self: 'remember to bring earplugs next time'  Edith Piaff's strident tone was just too much!
'Also, face mask would have been handy'.

I was nearly ready to present my choices to the helpful lady there and as I approached the counter another woman with daughter in tow said loudly to her.."Is the other lady who works here here today??"
The helpful lady and I exchanged looks and bonded instantly as the rude tone continued...
How could that rude woman have known that the "helpful one" didn't have a degree in All Things In Fabric Wonderland"?
Fortunately she sulked off,..did I mention 'rude'?... and I continued to have my new stash stacked up and headed off.
Just around the corner there was a lovely cafe and the reception so warm and caring that I almost burst in to tears.  Sometimes these expeditions are more stressful than one imagines in anticipation.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tea Cups in an Attic Window

How do you like my fabric stash ready for class last week at Kapiti Coast Bernina.  Diana patiently led me through the first attic window/ cupboard construction.

By the end of the day I had the quilt top made.  Now I'm awaiting the shop sale for the back and a few other items next week.
I'll post a photo of the finished article once it is done.
So please check back.
In the meantime...leave me a comment...what do you think??

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Only a Small Amount To Show For a Lot of Background Work

This week has been the week where I finally tackled a bit more of my technophobia and uploaded the Wordpress e-Commerce plugin to my website, configured it and uploaded my first products to my Products Page.
Sounds like I know what I am doing as I read this, but I can tell you there has been a lot of brain-strain and trial and error.
The first four products for sale are now online...yummy blue upcycled wool blanket cushions.  These are a great compliment to any favorite quilt.

Once I get over the initial excitement I have a few aprons to show you, and two of the quilts already shown in previous posts.
I've even got a few ideas for some free giveaways...So Watch This Space.

Check out the new products on

Do leave me a message.

Thanks from Salsy

Friday, April 22, 2011

In The Mood For a Few Upcycled Wool Blanket Cushions

Over the last couple of days I have felt like creating a few cushions.  From a recycled, rewashed and sundried blue blanket I have had fun creating these.
Don't you just love the happy blue colour.  My lovely partner picked one up and snuggled in to it and said..."Can we keep these ones?".

They are in fact for sale!

Please visit the Products Page at



Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Hearts for Christchurch

AS there continue to be more earthquakes in Christchurch I have posted off a few more hearts to Evie.  Check out her site for an international gathering of hearts sending love to the people of Christchurch.
The southerly blaster, straight from Antarctica has hit can't be much fun down there.
Thanks to Evie,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hearts For Christchurch

Last week I came across a blog called and am inspired to send a few hearts off myself.  Evie Harris is collecting them, sharing the photographs and then will organise fro them to reach Christchurch.  The hearts are gathering from all over the world.  A lovely thing to be part of....Thank you Evie.
I will post these off to you tomorrow!
I do hope they find homes in Christchurch and add a bit of cheer as the winter sets in.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mini Quilts Are Fun!

Inspired by the colourful mini quilts by Red Pepper Quilts and The Gourmet Quilter...I have made my first mini.  My fabric pieces were cut into 2"by 4" rectangles before I started to trim them down to fit together. I used something old and something new in my fabric stash.
What has developed would make a lovely wall hanging or a top for a bedside cabinet for a girl.
I love the "Wish It"  "Dream It" wording on the mauve fabric.
This quilt measures 15"x15".  It is 100% cotton top, batting and backing.
I did enjoy making it and may go even smaller with my pieces next time.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Happy Days" Quilt Emerges

I just love the fabric range that came together in this quilt.  It is by Kumiko Sudo for In The Beginning fabrics.  The quilt is 100% cotton, top, batting and backing.  It is backed with very fresh spots on white, yellow and pink.
Hope you Enjoy it...Salsy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Days

Just a few images to share..hope you enjoy them!
We are enjoying our new kittens...Bear and Nigella!

New Clean Lines to my Blog

Today's job is to clean up the lines of my blog and have a play with the settings.  I like the clearer look...what do you think?

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Pause In The Flow

Perhaps I should say a "Paws" in the flow.  Not a lot of quilting activity has been going on here in the last couple of weeks as we are being "Kittened".  Yes, Nigella now has  a buddy...  he is so handsome...Bear is his name.  He is all boy energy!
I did take few moments yesterday to check through my stash and sort out a few ideas for fabric for my first quilt class of the year...starting Wed am.  I am doing a huge applique quilt...the class goes for the whole year..once a month.  Can't wait!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nigella Arrives and a Quilt is Finished

Our family added a new member yesterday and she is settling in well!!
meet Nigella...
She slept quietly beside me as I finished this quilt.  (She had been playing for hours this morning....I am quite exhausted)

Oh, and a pink cushion too!!