Fraser Island usually we would camp but being 26 weeks pregnant it was not to be so we stayed at Kingfisher Bay Resort, was great but I've come to realise we are not a resort family and really missed camping! Nuts I know.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here is a new bag I made for myself after a trip to spotlight where I found this fabric that I completely fell in love with.
And a dress for Zoe made in the same fabrics as the skirt I made a few months ago.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Actually today I felt like I might get my sewing mojo back soon when I spotted a fantastic nappy bag that I could easily sew myself, am thinking that might be my next project because for those of you who don't know, I'm having baby #3! very excited, even moreso now that my morning sickness has somewhat slowed down, it is no longer all day sickness, thank god, I was not coping too well at all.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Decided to jazz this one up a bit with some lace that I have had for ages, turned out great!
Oh and here is a pic of the girl herself, she was in a modelling mood the other day when I had my camera out.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The colours in the photo didn't turn out quite right, what looks like red is actually hot pink.
I got the pattern from here http://craftychristina.blogspot.com/2007/11/soley-granny-squares-hat-pattern.html
Friday, May 23, 2008
I'm still working, but I have decided I can't live without my craft, so I am making nights free to do what I love best!
In the past 2 weeks I have made 3 bags, 2 of which were gifts for my Mum and MIL for Mothers Day and ANOTHER bag for myself, will post pics later.
And I've refound my love of crochet, I'm in the process of making a beanie for Zoe and I made myself one last week.
Andddd I have developed a softie addiction and created these two cute guys, Harold and Hilda this week, can't wait to add more to the family.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Adrian is starting to call me the bag lady, am becoming a bit obsessed with making them.
Here is another one out of the same fabric as the last one, a little zippered tote. It measures 26x26x6cm deep.
I want to come up with some great designs so I can start selling them to make some money to fund my 'habit' :)
Watch this space for my new business.....
Now I have a question, does anyone know how to put lining in when you have a zip? Is the only way to handstitch it? For the life of me I can not work it out.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The button and loop detail
Anyway, here is a little 'purse' I have made out of a bit of pink felt, very easy to put together and great to do whilst sitting in front of the telly.
It measures 8cm x 7.5cm finished, a perfect place to keep your 'girlie' things :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Now that I have been ordered to laze about due to my broken tailbone and extremly sore back I get to make these cute little cushions....there has to be something good coming out of this, sitting in front of the telly and embroidering, what could be better? Maybe sitting in front of the telly embroidering without a sore butt! lol
Had so much fun making this, and of course because it had pink on it Zoe thought it was for her, she thought it was a pillow for her little baby, maybe the next one can be for that, I am not giving this one up!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I got them from here http://www.montessoribyhand.net/patterns.html
There goes my pact, I promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore fabric until I used up all that I have, and then silly me goes to Spotlight 'just because I was driving past' and ended up coming home with this stash!
Everything was either $5 or $8 per metre, who could resist? I could have bought more except Zoe decided to turn into a brat and I couldn't look properly which was a bugger as there was so much nice stuff.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I moved all my gear into the new room today, lots still to do, like painting, but I was too impatient to wait for that, around here things don't happen too quickly.
This is our old tv cabinet from upstairs, it usually has doors on it, but I think I might leave them off, I like to see all my stuff and I figure I might keep it tidier if I have to look at it all the time.
All my things used to be in the linen cupboard, so not only do I get a sewing room, I get my linen cupboard back :) Oh the painting is a work in progress, no where near finished, oneday I will get to that.
My sewing table, the corner will eventually have some shelving, and I will get a wall storage system from Ikea to go across the wall to put all my bits and bobs in.
I've also got a cutting table coming and will eventually get a sofa bed so it can be used as a spare room too.
Think I better start selling some of my stuff so I can pay the room off!
I made 3 cute little singlets for Zo, she loves them and can't decide which one to wear today and I made 3 of the little boxy pouches, the tutorial is here http://threebears.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/little-boxy-pouch-tutorial/
I think I could get addicted to making these, so easy and quick. I've found the stiffer the fabric the better they turn out, I made a couple more but seem far to floppy.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
My sister is getting married in April and this is the paper that we have chosen for her invites. Her colours are chocolate brown, green & cream..... I really love these colours together!
Doing something a little different, she loved all 3 papers so we are using all 3! One person might get the flower one, another might get the circle one and another the fern one. This will all tie in together at the reception when all the placecards are different too.
Also, instead of doing a regular invite with all the details on one page, I am doing a little booklet style and tying it at the top with a chocolate brown ribbon.
Here are the papers, I've got the guest list so will start this weekend, can't wait, love making invites :)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I have made a pact with myself, I'm not allowed to buy anymore material until I have used up all that I already have, a whole 6 crates full!
I found a pattern for a very easy quilt, I've never done one before and this looks really simple, it's out of this months Better Homes & Gardens.
The materials I have put together match ok, I wouldn't have chosen these if I had of gone to the shop to buy it, but as I said, I'm using up what I have.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
It's a messenger style with built in pockets inside. I cut the straps off an old bag and used the buckles from that.
The interior pockets and fabric lining
The strap and buckles I stole of an old bag
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I'm not sure where to start, I guess getting off the computer would be a good start huh, I have become addicted to checking out other people sewing blogs, so inspirational!
Can't wait for my sewing room to be finished, it's such a pain sewing on the kitchen table and then having to pack it all up.
Think I might go to bed and read instead! Am reading Mao's Last Dancer at the moment, it's so good!
Monday, January 21, 2008
It's the Amy Butler Diaper Bag pattern. It's a really great size and has 6 pockets inside.
Next time I will use lighter interfacing as it was a little bit on the heavy side to sew.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
These paintings were done at Go Arty in Maroochydore, a fabulous place to learn different techniques. You go and choose what size canvas you want, the style you like, then they help you put it all together and teach you how, fantastic fun! http://goarty.com.au/