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Summer holidays

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Life has been busy, chaotic and loads of fun so far these Summer Holidays.  With 4 beautiful children life is NEVER dull, and NEVER predictable !!  sewnbyleanne_summerholidays_children

These 4 kids are having a BLAST, and we have done a lot of firsts these holidays as our youngest is now 4 1/2.  We have gone for bush walks and seen small waterfalls and been to the beach without Daddy.  I have always been reluctant to do either of these things by myself with the kids “just in case”, but the older two are older and are stronger swimmers.  They are also the cautious ones (thankfully!).  Also, the youngest is now capable of walking further and less likely to run into the ocean with NO fear !

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The Beach was so much fun – however I took the cautious approach and went to a Bay beach – very small waves – even ripples some would call them !!  I thought this way the kids would build up there confidence with the sand, shells and I could keep track of the 4.  They built sandcastles, jumped waves, had ice-cream and just generally had a BALL !!

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Quilting tends to take a backseat over January.  I sneak it in at night or when the kids have settled to watch a movie occasionally.  However I have managed to start/ finish some projects along the way.  Somewhere in the world this week or the next, a lovely lady in the US will receive a parcel from me !!  This photo just gives you a sneak peek at the colours contained.  I love Emma Jean Jansen’s Terra Australia range and when it come to internationally swaps I love to send a little with them – as a little piece of Australia too !

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I have almost completed my first commissioned Quilt for the 2016.  This gorgeous Quilt top and the Anne Krelle Fun Robots as the backing will look stunning in little boys nursery <3.

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And of course January here, brings with it another birthday and being spoilt by my family xx

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Thank you everyone for your constant support and I am so looking forward to the blessings that 2016 will bring xx

Leanne 🙂

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New Nursery Decor for a Special Little Boy…..

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A beautiful new nursery decor for a special little boy…

Chrissie chose new beautiful ranges of fabric before Master P was born – this stunning Backyard Baby Range from Michael Miller and the pink Wee Wanderer also from Michael Miller. We didn’t know what gender their new addition was going to be – so creating could not start before Master P arrived.

The order was :  fitted sheet, flat sheet, bunting and 2 cushion covers.
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So the week master P arrived I ordered this gorgeous fabric range, and when it arrived – it is even more gorgeous in person <3.  The fabric has a beautiful soft feel to it.

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The first cushion cover is square, and just lent itself to some fussy cutting beside the polka dots.  Chrissie had sent me a text during the week, and used Paddy instead of Patrick – so I decided to machine embroider this gorgeous “pet” name to the cushion.  ON the second cushion I found this teal ribbon with polka dots at Spotlight while going through fabric – and thought it would be a perfect match and it was !!.

The fitted sheet and flat sheet were made from the polka dots – giving the nursery decor lots of colour for a sweet little boy.

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The bunting has 15 flags and is double sided.  I used an Ash Blue for Patrick’s name and machine applique’d the name to the front flag !  It looks so good in his room all together.

With the spare fabric – I created a cot sized pillowcase for when he is older.

I feel very honoured to have been entrusted with this creation.  Bringing a newborn baby home to their new nursery that you have spent HOURS contemplating and designing  is such a special time for all parents…

Enjoy <3 <3

This is just one example of how Sewn by Leanne creates Nursery Decor to suit your needs.

Have a great day.

Leanne

 

 

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A Whale of a Time for two beautiful boys

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I created “Whale Of a Time” last month for a very special arrival in my extended family.  We weren’t sure whether he would be a he or a she – so Elizabeth Hartman’s Preppy the Whale pattern seemed ideal !  I had completed the top of the quilt a couple of weeks earlier but was awaiting the arrival of this gorgeous baby to choose the backing – as I have to confess if Master P was not a boy the backing would have been pink !!

These rainbow whales just make me smile every time I look at them – a great quilt for tummy time.

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For the Quilting I used swirls but included on each whale the splash of water coming from their blow holes – it looks really effective .

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Last week, my cousins sent me a photo of their gorgeous boys enjoying their arrival gifts !!

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Isn’t Master P so cute ??  So little when they are a week old !  The Size of the Quilt 60×45″ is an ideal size for a play mat or a cot quilt, or both.

Now for Master H who is just about to turn 2 – I thought how do I make him feel special too – so I created this double sided super hero cape – on one side it has the Batman logo and the other Super Big Brother.  Apparently he was Super Big Brother for days – fantastic !!

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Being a Mum of four – it is always that fine line, giving them the attention while everyone “goo and gahs” over the new arrival.  Im glad the cape made Master H feel brave and super !!

Congratulations T & C on your beautiful boys.

With lots of love

Leanne

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Collaborate for a Cause 2015

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Collaborate for a Cause 2015 is almost here !!

It is an Online Charity Auction on the 24-26th July 2015 on Facebook.

The Online Handmade Community collaborate once a year, to produce an amazing Online Auction with Fabulous items from your favourite Small Businesses. Each collaboration is able to choose the Charity that ALL proceeds from the Auction are given to. We have chosen the Melanoma Institute Australia – in Sydney. They use their amazing skills to research the treatment and cure of Melanoma.  A Cancer that has touched most families here in Australia.

This year Sewn by Leanne has teamed up with The Oz Material Girls, and are creating a beautiful Little Girls Nursery Set :  Sorbet Dreams !!

Combining A stunning 50″ Square Cot Quilt, Bunting and a Stunning 20″ Cushion Cover to match.

The Fabric we have chosen is Petit Fleur by Fabric Freedom – gorgeous pinks, yellows, greys and teals……

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The Quilt Design is based on the Traditional “Bird in the Air” block.  I have Quilted in Swirls to soften all the pointy triangles !  And of Course it will be bound  with Stripes !! (My Favourite).

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To match this Quilt, I have made a stunning Heart Cushion (20″ square).  The front of the Cushion has been Pieced and Quilted using gorgeous Aurifil thread (white, yellow, grey, teal and pink!).  The bunting will make make a lovely accent on a nursery wall in the same fabric, using 9 flags !

This Collaboration will be available to bid on the 24th July !!  Mark the date in your diary – as there are sooooo many participants this year – there is bound to be something to bid on, while helping others in need at the same time !

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See you there, and Im sure you will hear loads more about this great event beforehand !!

Leanne x

 

 

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Preschool Sheet sets

These Preschool sheet sets have been popular over the last two months.

The standard sets include a cot sized pillowcase, fitted sheet and bag to store these in.  With each set I personalise the bag and the pillowcase.  Your child will always know which mattress is theirs with these lovely sheet sets.

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As you can see I appliqué your child’s name to the pillowcase and the bag.  This set includes a cot sized Doona cover (120x100cms) as Harry isn’t quite ready for day care yet.  I have used the les monsiuers Michael Miller Fabric which is beautiful and soft.  The Doona cover is closed with a zip at the base for ease of use and versatility.  I love this fabric as it includes solo many vehicles for the boys – rockets, racing cars and planes,  but unfortunately it is getting quite hard to find in Australia :-(.

I have made many preschool sheet sets for the girls, but this latest one is one of my favourites.  Also made from one of my favourite fabric designers Tanya Whelan.

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Again this set includes a fitted sheet, personalised pillowcase and drawstring bag.  In addition my customer asked for a flat sheet to match.  Pink and Hearts (what more could we need on Valentine’s day).

These Preschool sheet sets are versatile and practical, but Beautiful and Unique as well.  If you would like additions to your set just message or email me and let me know !!

A standard Preschool sheet set includes:

  • Cot sized Fitted Sheet
  • Cot sized pillowcase – personalised
  • Drawstring carry bag – personalised

Also Available :

  • Matching Flat sheet
  • Cot Doona cover (120x100cm) with zipper closure.

These sets are designed and Created by myself, so just let me know if you would like any other additions or alterations and I will let you know if these are possible.

These and all other Sewn by Leanne Products are available at www.sewnbyleanne.com.au and www.sewnbyleanne.etsy.com.

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