Tuesday, May 17, 2011

what i've been up to

due to my brother in law moving in and stealing my beloved sewing room I have had to move into a new space, it used to be the store room and I wish I had of taken a before photo, it was scary. my new sewing room/study area/office is nearly complete, I was planning on painting the shelves white but I've decided I like the raw look of the timber, plus who has time to paint all those shelves, not me thats for sure.

I'm actually quite happy here in my new space, the old one was much 'nicer' but this one has alot more shelving space, I love to see my fabric stash all stacked up nice and neatly.

Sadly I am not getting any sewing done at the moment, and am not able to take on any orders for a couple of weeks yet due to a heavy uni work load and me not grasping algebra (see below), it's depressing me.

the study area where I am spending most of my time lately

this algebra stuff is really getting to me, I am spending way too much time on it and am waiting for the light bulb to click. Maths has never been my forte but I have to do this so I can do my Home Ec teaching degree, I really really want it, so am NOT giving up!

a little herb garden, I thought it was about time I got my herbs growing again, I really hate spending money on herbs when you never use the whole bunch, so far so good.

a photo wall I have been planning on doing for a very long time, i needed some time out to be creative, feels good to finally have it done.

Monday, May 9, 2011

the family rules

i decided we needed some 'rules' for our family, i didn't feel like paying the $$$ to get one of the busroll thingys made so i made my own, kind of one :) we all sat down together and figured out what to put on it. love it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a room to call her own....

finally after 6 and a half years our zoe has her own pretty room :) i cannot wait for her to get home from school to see (i should be doing my algebra assignment but this was WAY more fun)

the fabrics used are from the beautiful Riley Blake Sugar & Spice The Quilted Fish range, we just love it, zoe picked all the fabrics herself and i was so happy because turquoise and red are my favourite colour combination.

i made the book sling from this tutorial at Penny Carnival
the fabric wall decals were made by me :) i'm so happy how they turned out, if anyone wants to know how i did it please leave a comment and i will do a little tutorial for you :)

1 hour to go and there will be excitement plus

Monday, April 25, 2011

sewing for fun, but what should I make?

should i make this very cute lunch bag or.....

do i sew myself a new bag? i bought this pattern a few weeks ago and am dying to make it or.....

do i make this fab book sling for the boys bedroom?

maybe if i hurry i can get all three made on this lovely lazy rainy Anzac Day :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

it's official, i need a break....

juggling everything has taken it's toll the past couple of weeks and i really need to chill out for a few weeks, it's hard for me to admit that, i usually do so well at keeping up.

when i say chill out, i mean not doing 100 things all at the same time, i'm going to have a little Little Star break, get my house in order, concentrate on my studies, and maybe try and sew something for fun for a change. this morning jack come to me and stated that "i make stuff for everyone else, but not for him" and sadly, that is true, i haven't made one single thing for him in over a year.

so for the month of may i am going to try very hard to get organised and learn to say no.

i will be having a Little Star sale over at my facebook page in the next couple of weeks, one of my tasks is to clean out my sewing room and you guys will reap the benefits of that! so stay tuned :)

thanks :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BIG success....

the weather was perfect, so lucky as it had been raining all week!

so many great finds

inside the 2nd hand hall

My little hero has the funkiest capes and superhero gear out there! Check them out here in their Made It store I'm in love with Cotton Caboose and their beautiful range of cute clothing, the fabric combos are just gorgeous, find them here on etsy more Cotton Caboose i loved the Little Ripple stall, it was Nic's very first market and she did such a great job, if you are after the most gorgeous photo cards and invitations head over to Little Ripple beautiful handmade softies by bekahdu , everything is so perfectly made and has their own little personality, check them out here on their facebook page
we are so lucky here on the Sunshine Coast, there are so many fantastic and creative people. it was fantastic to showcase so many of them on Sunday. sadly I couldn't get photos of every stall and forgot to get one of my own! so looking forward to doing this market again next year at the Coolum State School.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

there's a first time for everything

tomorrow i am holding my first market, oh my gosh i am nervous! last week i was nervous that i didn't have enough stallholders and now i'm nervous that i have too many, in the past 5 days the numbers have risen to 70 stalls

anyway it's going to be great, it's a fundraiser for my children's school and i'm so proud to have done it, now i just have to pull it off! please be kind to me weather, we have had already had to move to the undercover areas because the oval was too wet, i don't need rain tomorrow.

it has to be perfect!

Friday, April 8, 2011

sneak peek

here's a sneak peek of a very simple tummy time quilt i'm working on....my lovely customer requested the colours torquoise, lime green, red and white. what do you think? i LOVE the fabric combos. a mixture of michael miller and riley blake, beautiful!

there will be matching bunting

and a couple of scatter cushions too what a beautiful little girls room it will be
hopefully i will have it finished by the end of today!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

i wish...

i wish i was doing this.....

instead of this.....
equations really are not very fun! but laying in a hammock, well that would be quite nice right now. drawing by zoe (6)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

the van, so far....

I really must come up with a better name for 'the van' instead of calling her 'the van' all the time, maybe once we have finished making her perfect and have actually had a little holiday in her it will come to us. I've decided on Amy Butler's Lotus collection for jazzing her up a bit, luckily the original owners had the sense to use a nice blue fabric instead of the usual brown, yellow and green interiors you usually see in vans circa 1980. Lotus is great, it adds a retro feel without being too girly for the boys in the family. This is what I have done so far :) What do you think?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

caravan love ♡

how fantastic are these gorgeous retro vans! oneday when we finally get our dream acreage i would love to do up an old van for my sewing room, how cool! I've become a little obsessed with caravans lately, probably because we have bought an old one to do up for our holidays, it's not as cute as this, but it will look great when I am finished with it :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

my dream....oneday

Oneday, hopefully in the not too far future I want a house just like this one. I imagine painting it white, sitting out on the porch and watching the kids run around with the chooks and playing under the beautiful big fig tree out front... please please let my dream come true (this house exists not to far from where I live now, but sadly it's already under contract :(

Friday, March 25, 2011


It's been a great week here in Little Star world, lots of great orders have come in, I love it when my customers get creative! I had to make this great engagement cushion, I wonder how they will like it? I know they certainly won't be receiving another one of these, what an orignal gift!

I've also got a great project on the go, we recently bought ourselves an old poptop caravan that we are doing up, the husband is fixing up the structural stuff and of course I am making it pretty :) Stay tuned to see how it all turns out!

Friday, March 11, 2011

crazy busy

Has it really been this long since I have posted on my poor neglected blog? December! that is shocking:(
It is crazy busy here at Little Star central....I have been making bags, cushions, bags and more cushions! Did I mention I have started uni?? Told you, crazy busy.

I'm on my way to becoming a Home Economics teacher and am terribly excited, I have wanted this for so long and now it's finally happening! I'm currently doing a wonderful program called STEPS which is run through Central Qld Uni (CQU) which basically gets you ready for university.

Little Star is still going strong, here are a few of the things I have been up to