Thursday, June 10, 2010

Featured Crafter - Pigeon Pair

Today, we are stting down with the lovely Christie from Pigeon Pair.

FQ: Tell us a little bit about your creative journey? When did it start? Where you inspired by any paticular person? 
My mum is a big inspiration, I grew up with her sewing & knitting for my sister & myself. Mum could make anything & I loved being able to do a drawing of what I wanted & having her make it for me. I also have fond memories of visits to our local fabric shop, we went there alot!

I didn't really get into sewing until I was pregnant with my second child. I wanted to be able to sew her some clothes so I borrowed my mums sewing machine, went to a sewing class & got bitten by the bug!

FQ: What do you like to make when sewing?
Anything & everything! I really enjoy hand sewing & embroidery, I like making softies & toys & sewing clothes, especially for my kids & I like making quilts too.

FQ: Is there any paticular item you have made that is a favourite? Can you tell us why?
There is a tiny rain cloud quilt that I made & I'm quite fond of. I had it framed & it now hangs in my daughter's bedroom. I think my most favorite things to make are the least practical, the ones that I do just for pure enjoyment & indulgence.

 FQ: Are there any new creative skills that you would like to try in the future?
At the moment I am trying to master the art of hand piecing in an attempt to make a full sized quilt & next on the list to learn is pattern making, I would love to be able to confidently draft my own clothes patterns.

FQ: How long have you been blogging for and why did you start?
I have been blogging for just over 3 years. I started my blog to document our first overseas trip with our kids, but once our holiday was over the blogging continued & I began to focus on sewing & craft.


  1. Christie's work is so amazing!
    Her cross stitch so perfect, her ideas so fresh and original.
    I'm a fan!!

  2. love the blue and white quilt

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