Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wedding Invites

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

A quilt for Zoe

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

A top for me

Have just cut out a top for myself, Simplicity 4589, I am making the sleeveless square neckline version out of some white broderie anglaise that I had here. I wasn't sure if I should make a 10 or a 12, so have decided on the 12, if it's too big I can always give it to my Mum and will know to make the 10 next time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I made a bag!

Well I did ditch work, and let my sewing bug go wild.... I made myself a new bag today from scratch, no pattern, just saw a couple of pics online and went for it, basically it's a heap of different sized rectangles. The best thing is I used up leftover fabrics from other projects I have done.

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

Think I might ditch work today!

I just feel like creating today! I think I might use the excuse of my little boy being home to step away from working and go and do some sewing instead! He could even help me and spend some quality time together before he starts big school next week, omg my baby is going to school!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What to do

I have a list a mile long of things I want to make.

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

Nappy bag for my sister

Spent yesterday afternoon making this great bag for my sister who has just had a new baby boy, Oliver. Am thinking I might make one for myself now, would be excellent to use as a beach bag.

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.

The inside lining and pockets, I probably would have chosen a different colour lining than white but that's all I had at home and was impatient and wanted to make it there and then.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Christmas Table

I was very proud of my table this year, it turned out beautifully. We had all of Adrian's family over for a Christmas Eve feast. Here are some pics. I just wish I had of taken some photos of the food, it looked like a Donna Hay spread! I used silver wrapping paper for my table runner and made napkin rings out of felt.

Santa Sacks

These are the santa sacks I made for my nephews Cooper & Oliver. Thinking I might make a heap next year to sell on ebay. new passion

I've only been painting for about 12 months and gosh I love it. I'm learning new things all the time and can't wait to do more.

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!

Zoe's Room

This is my first painting, oneday I just picked up a paint brush and started painting and this is how it turned out. I made the triangle flag bunting not long ago, because we don't have any cupboard doors, I wanted to make her cupboard a little bit prettier!

More Cushions

These cushions were alot more fun to make as they didn't take as much time. The letters are cut from felt and machine stitched on.


This was a little business I had going for a while, I made so many that if I don't see another cushion in my life I would be happy!
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.

Zoe used to sleep all day when she was a baby so I was able to spend all my time doing it.

So Many Hobbies....Not enough time....

Here I am, I have finally decided to do a blog of all the bits and pieces I make. Alot of these were made within the last few years, it will be nice to have it all in one place!

I love cooking, sewing, painting and have just taken up photography, so there will be lots of different stuff to look at.