Wednesday, February 20, 2008

And another one...

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

Another bag

And here is a bag I made last night after Jack & Zoe went to bed, luckily they fell asleep at 7pm!
I just love this fabric and think I will be making lots and lots of things out of it.

The bag was quite simple to make after I drew up the pattern from another bag that I have.

I have sewn in a zippered pocket and a mobile phone pocket in the same fabric as the outside.

The button and loop detail

A skirt for Zoe

I just love making things for my little girl, this skirt was made using my own pattern that I copied from a skirt she had as a baby, very very simple and so quick, it only took 1/2 hour to whip up, would be even quicker if I didn't put the applique flower on it.

Busy Busy

Have had a wonderful weekend sewing, I miss him, but gosh it's great when the husband goes away and I can just potter around, it also helps that the kids have decided to be perfect angels and are happily playing away, today they have made a cubby out of boxes and one of them is a dog, very cute.

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

A little pin cushion

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

My toothless terror

My little man Jack got his two front teeth out this week due to an accident he had when he was a baby. He was so great in hospital and was the bravest boy ever. Now I just have to make a little pouch to put his teeth in for the tooth fairy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Shorts for Zo

I was itching to use my new sewing room so I ended up whipping up some little shorts for Zoe last night in the gorgeous pink & white animal print, she was so excited to see them this morning exclaiming with flapping hands "Are they for meeeeee" she just had to wear them to daycare this morning. I used a boys shorts pattern as I only had a nice girls one in Size 3 and she ain't that big yet.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My next project

I ordered these patterns today from the states, I just love them and can't wait to make the apron. My sister wants the baby carrier, it looks awesome to use and I think it will be fairly easy to make. How gorgeous is that apron!

I got them from here

uh oh

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.

How could could I not buy this? How gorgeous is this fabric! My sister has put an order a pair of shorts for her new baby boy, so cute!

Zoe spotted this one and had to have it, ok well I HAD to have it, she only wanted it cause it is pink lol I ended up with 2 metres as it was only $8 reduced from $19.99!
Not sure what I will do with it yet, it will look good in my stash for a while.
I'm thinking some funky shorts for Miss Z, she will love them.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I've got a sewing room!

All my dreams have come true :) I have wanted my own space forever, not once in my life have I ever had my own room, and now I do!

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!

A very productive Friday night

Jack & Zoe fell asleep early and Adrian went out for a band jam, which left me lots of time to sew!

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

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.