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July 13, 2019
Christmas For Two: Anytime, Anywhere. from Clever Chameleon

Christmas for Two Drawstring Bag, Christmas crackers, Christmas coasters and morning tea at Clever Chameleon. Free Tutorials included!

The Chameleon’s got Christmas in the Bag!

It’s Christmas in July season, and that means it’s time to re-visit and perhaps even re-invent some Christmas-y projects either for fun or future expediency (or both). </p>
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July 9, 2019
Artsy Fartsy Self-Portrait: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Clever Chameleon Threads color board at Clever Chameleon

Another 15 seconds of Fame for the Chameleon

Last Tuesday I was battling to find Artsy Fartsy inspiration for July. I was tired from neighbourly construction noise, end of term-itis, and from madly preparing quilts for showing. Tiredness is definitely not good for creativity. Thank you to all the lovely people who reached out with sentiments of empathy.

The good news is that the kids are now on hols, the quilt show was a resounding success and the demolishing is finished. I can cope with construction noise on just one side of our house! But before any of these resolutions ...

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June 14, 2019
Forest Fairy Crafts ebook giveaway from Clever Chameleon

Forest Fairy creations by Clever Chameleon, inspired by the Forest Fairy Crafts book.

Welcome to our Forest Fairy Crafts book giveaway day!

Hiya! As promised last Sunday, I am back today to show you all the things my daughter and I made from Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie’s latest book, “Forest Fairy Crafts through the Seasons”. It is the sequel to Forest Fairy Crafts published in 2013.

Forest Fairy Crafts book, affiliate link

Forest Fairy Crafts through the Seasons is a cute book that leads you far enough down the garden path to complete any of the projects as shown – but also leaves you plenty of scope to adapt them to your own crafting style. BYO personal tastes ...

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June 9, 2019
How Fairy Exciting. Forest Fairy Crafts ahoy! from Clever Chameleon

Fairy made of felt and thread

Let’s do something a little bit different today, just for fun!

This week I took a break from quilting to do some other crafting. Although it’s not unheard of to find random craft projects on Clever Chameleon, I admit I haven’t done any non-quilty crafting for the blog for ages. It felt good to detour for a day or two!

Forest Fairy Crafts book cover

A while back, I was invited by C&T Publishing to join Lenka Vodicka-Paredes and Asia Currie on a blog hop for their book “Magical Forest Fairy Crafts Through the Seasons”. Well, I couldn’t resist. The ...

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September 25, 2018
Wishing Star: Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Link Party from Clever Chameleon

Wishing Star colour scheme by Clever Chameleon

How the blazes did it get to Tuesday again?

No matter. That just means it’s time to party again! Woo hoo, I love this time I set aside each week  to really delve into what others have been up to.

On my side of the fence…… there has been much quilty activity in my sewing room. Sadly, most of it can’t be revealed to you just yet. But I did make a bookmark we can talk about. </p>
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September 7, 2018
Show and Tell Friday from Clever Chameleon

Royal Adelaide Show handicrafts

Show and Tell Day! Lots of show-standard handicraft eye-candy, the winners from my Island Batik blog hop contest revealed and a quilted postcard all in one glorious crafty post today!

I haven’t had any sewing time this week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been super busy with lots of things quilt and craft related. Join me today in congratulating the clever winners who named my dragonfly quilt on my stop of the Island Batik Great Outdoors blog hop. See the postcard mini-quilt I sent Jeanette for her win from our Teddy Bear’s Picnic. And also ...

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August 7, 2018
Dragonfly Dance – Colour Inspiration Tuesday and Link Party from Clever Chameleon

Dragonfly Dance color scheme by Clever Chameleon

Oh Happy Day (oh happy day….), Oh Happy Day (oh happy day)…..

……when my ScanNCut (when my ScanNCut)….. cut my work away…. oh happy day….!

So, you know I have a new toy, right?…. the ScanNCut CM900 I purchased a few weeks ago. Of course you know…. the blasted thing keeps popping up in my blog. Well, I waaaaas going to stop going on about it after the snow globe project. But…..

I was in the shower the other morning, musing over the technicalities of my current quilt, as I so often do, and a light bulb went on.  Not ...

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July 30, 2018
Sew Early 4 Christmas – Snow Globe Coaster Tutorial and Give-Away from Clever Chameleon

Snow Globe Coaster (Mug Rug) Tutorial from Clever Chameleon

Welcome to the last stop on the 2018 Sew Early 4 Christmas blog hop

It’s finally my turn to host the Sew Early 4 Christmas tutorial series organised by the lovely Joy at Days Filled with Joy. Over the last three Mondays we have been gifting you quick sewing project tutorials that you can sew now and put away for December. So that you can have the last laugh when Christmas tries to  sneak up on you yet again…… I’m assuming it is not just me who sometimes gets surprised by that stealthy ninja of a date!

Sew Early 4 Christmas

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July 24, 2018
White Christmas in July meets Colour Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

White Christmas quilt color scheme by Clever Chameleon

Welcome to my stop on the Christmas in July blog hop. And, since it’s Tuesday, its also our weekly Colour Inspiration Tuesday link up party. Merry Christmas-in-July!

Island Batik challenge July Today I can show you my new Christmas quilt in full! This quilt is also my Island Batik Ambassador project for July. I do hope you’ll like it, it is going to be a very welcome addition to our family’s Christmas decor this year. I’ll finish telling you its story today as well , after having to leave you hanging a bit yesterday.

And I know all this Christmas excitement ...

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April 16, 2018
Craft Room Destash Challenge – Scrappy Shadow Appliqué Pillow Cover from Clever Chameleon

Another project for the fabric scrap lovers…..

Are you a hardcore fabric scrap hoarder? I mean, do you keep all your scraps, even All the Little Bits? I’ll admit, I am and I do. I have them in large tubs, sorted roughly into colour groups. But, in my defence, I also know a technique that makes good use of those small fabric scraps. So that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. </p>
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April 7, 2018
Postcard Swap Parade with Elm Street Quilts from Clever Chameleon

Postcard Swap with Elm Street Quilts and a free Virtual Quilted Postcard for you!

What feels like a very loooooong time ago, Patty of Elm Street Quilts decided to organise something that I thought would be a very fun idea….. a postcard swap. A little voice said…. “You’re too busy. You have enough projects for now.” I said “Shush, party pooper voice” and signed up anyway!

Fast forward a couple of months and I have made and sent my postcard. I have received a postcard in the mail. And now it is time for the big reveal! 

I’m ...

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February 19, 2018
Craft Room Destash Challenge – Project 70273 from Clever Chameleon

Project 70273 middling quilt

From the Sewing Room – Project 70273 and a Destash Challenge

Second month into 2108, and I’m still committed to destashing some of my fabrics. </p>
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February 12, 2018
Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Happy Galentine’s Day from Clever Chameleon

Galentine's Day color scheme by Clever Chameleon

Happy Galentine’s Day! Colour Inspiration Tuesday meets Island Batik Ambassador project theme… Crazy about My BFF!

Galentines Day mug rug quilt

island Batik logoAfter Local Quilt Shop Day, the next theme on the Island Batik calendar is 13th February – Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day?! Yes. GAL-antine’s Day, for celebrating Gal-friends, ie your best girl pals, BFFs.

To celebrate Galentine’s Day, the Island Batik Ambassadors are creating mug rugs or quilted postcards or similar in a Galentine’s theme. For reasons that will become clear in a moment, my Galentine is created with crayon not batiks. My Galentine is also a little tongue in ...

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