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 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?