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/
All these cushions were hand embroidered and would take ages to make, it was fun while it lasted though and I made a little bit of money from it.
I love cooking, sewing, painting and have just taken up photography, so there will be lots of different stuff to look at.