Friday, September 21

New Project

This is a exciting new project. I'm custom making a throw for a double bed for my clients daughter who will be 14 by the end of October.
They are updating her room & want a modern twist with bright fresh colours. Favourite hues: orange; green & turquoise and she loves flowers & birds.
There are some fabulous fabrics around in really fresh spring colours of oranges & green.
Hope you've had creative week in your world!
Have a great weekend:)

Tuesday, September 18

Happier times

Hooray, after a shocking few weeks of my two middle children been very ill, good health and happy smiling children can again be heard in my house!

The weekend was spent outside with paint brushes & paint to create rocket ships:-

Indoors Cheeky was getting the royal treatment of a ride in her baby pram
helped by her idol (big brother):-

and for parcel of yummy fabrics for my next project...more details to follow!

With school holidays here in a few days, happy days are here.

Hope your week has started off well:)


Friday, September 14

Project complete

My latest custom made quilt called "FleaMarket" is now in the hands of it's owner, so I'm pleased I can post some photo's:-

This quilt was created for a very special little baby girl who was born a month ago. Her proud Aunty wanted a unqiue gift that baby Lauren will cherish for ever. My client loved "Happy Red Mushroom" quilt in red & white. As "Cheeky Charley designs" never creates any two quilts the same, so I tweaked it and incorporated some slightly girly fabrics ie: The FleaMarket designs and sweet little red fairies plus the backing fabric which I think
is so pretty.
The brief also was to create a larger than cot size quilt, so can be used for tummy time & floor play whilst Lauren is young but as she grows can be used as a large lap blanket
to snuggle up in!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!

Tuesday, September 11


My little escape wasn't quiet what I was expecting, but it was nice to get away from my house; pets & domestic chores.

I really did cherish some quality time with my two little ones to care for & enjoy the simple things without time frames & school runs to worry about:-

  • playing on the floor with them
  • leisurely bath with bubbles & toys
  • reading books
  • admiring our beautiful view & watching the sunset over the city skyline
  • encouraging my climber to reach the top of the space net, he was so proud & so was his little sis proudly watching on
  • even achieved some quiet sewing

The down side was daughter # 2, got very sick as of Friday and still is unwell now. I'm grateful for my little escape & feel a bit refreshed to face week ahead!

Wishing you all a happy week:)


Thursday, September 6


Exhausted and desperately seeking a little respite.

I'm feeling a little frazzled and need a bit of time out from daily routine and domestic life. My mother is currently in Bali and she has a lovely apartment over looking the river with fabulous city views. So whilst she is away I'm taking advantage of her apartment & hiding out for a couple of days with my two gorgeous little people.

My little man is so excited and keeps telling his sisters we are off on holidays to the city!

My current commissioned quilt is all packed, I'm hoping to get a bit of quiet sewing done whilst the little ones are napping!

See you in a few days, once I've recharged my batteries!

Hope you are all having a good week in your part of the world:)


Tuesday, September 4

Snuggle Blankey

Finally have got around to posting images of new line, which is a mini quilt. 

This scrappy mini quilt is the perfect size for new borns, great for a bassinet, pram, in the car or tummy time. As the child grows older it can be used for creative play:- teddy bears picnic or to help make indoor cubby house.
It was fun to use up some scraps of fabric sitting in my stash of remnants from previous projects and also fabrics I purchased and only ordered some quantities of.

I've named it the"snuggle blankey":-


As always Little Miss Cheeky managed to get in the photo shoot!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 3


Sunday was spent pampering the big guy in the family:-
We gave him a sleep in, till 8am, that's a sleep-in isn't once you become a parent?
Presents were presented to him in bed. Lots of handmade cards; posters; drawings & chocolate balls. All beautifully gift wrapped.
Then daughter #1 cooked an amazing breakfast. She planned it all her self including a menu card.

She made "Arabian buttered eggs with mint and lemon" found on, her favourite cooking site. I must say they were fabulous. So good I thought I would share the recipe:-

Arabian buttered eggs with mint and lemon :-

Ingredients (serves 6)
·         1 loaf Turkish bread, halved horizontally
           70ml extra virgin olive oil
      1 large red onion, halved, thinly sliced

·           2 lemons, juiced
          150g butter, chopped
      6 eggs
      350g (1 1/4 cups) Greek-style yogurt
      1 clove garlic, crushed
      1 tsp ground cumin
      1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
     1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked, small leaves reserved, large leaves roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 200C. Place bread halves, cut-side up, on an oven tray. Drizzle with 2 tbs oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and toasted.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 1/2 tbs oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over low–medium heat. Add onion and 1/2 tsp salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until soft. Add 2 tsp lemon juice, stir to combine, then transfer to a bowl. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

3   Line a large tray or work surface with a sheet of baking paper. Heat 15g butter in reserved pan over low–medium heat. Crack in 2 eggs and fry for 2 minutes or until whites are set but yolks are still runny. Using a spatula, carefully transfer eggs to prepared tray. Repeat twice more with butter and remaining eggs.
Place toasted bread halves on a large platter or chopping board, spoon 3 mounds of yogurt at intervals along each piece, then divide onions among mounds. Place eggs near each mound.

Return frying pan to medium heat. Add remaining 105g butter, garlic and cumin, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add remaining lemon juice, season with salt, then cook for 1 minute or until sizzling.

6   Drizzle butter mixture over eggs, then scatter with chili flakes and mint. Cut bread half into thirds and serve immediately.
     Highly recommended!
In the afternoon we visited our local park & played croquet in the gorgeous Spring sunshine.
That night I made my husbands favourite dish "Green Chicken Curry", followed by "Little lemon dessert cakes", which was again created by daughter #1 & they also were rather amazing. 
Hope you enjoyed your weekend & the beginning of Spring:)