The winner of the cat giveaway is Jo from Craft Yourself. Please email me your address and I'll post the cat off to you asap.
I had a nice long weekend in Rotorua catching up with family and doing some crafting with my Mum. We tried out a new-to-us super-quick "loop pieced" method for making a patchwork quilt. My youngest brother and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in October so Mum and I were trying out the method in advance so she can make the baby a playmat. It is really simple and quick and could be adapted easily for other shapes or sizes. You can find the instructions here.
Today I was at home with a head-cold but managed to finish off a baby gift for Alex's step-brother and his partner. I made their little girl a couple of pairs of baby shoes and some matching bibs. I redrafted the Bend-the-Rules Sewing bib pattern so that it fastens to one side (a request from another friend I made some bibs for) and I'm pleased with how it turned out.