Sunday, 23 May 2010

Beetle Bug

Wow its been far too long between posts but nice to have a break so that I can concentrate on my health and spend time with my family.

A small bit of crafting has taken place. I whipped up this cute little bug from the Softies book for a little girl who turned 1 last week. It was a quick and easy craft project. Gotta love those ones!

(And yep its a crappy pic but I was in a hurry to wrap it and get it out the door to the party)

I am also just about to complete a 5 week camera course. I have been learning how to use my new baby properly. No more AUTO shooting for me. Here are some pics from Saturday's Field trip to the Botanical Gardens. I am loving my saturation button (perhaps a little too much!)

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Finally back from a small break over Easter and we are now on school holidays. I am so looking forward to not having to pack school lunches every morning and race out the door at 8.30 for two whole weeks. Yay.

I have been doing a little bit of sewing. The weather is turning and winter is on its way. I have been inspired to do some sewing for the little man., thanks to this lovely blog. I used my all time favourite Burda pants pattern and followed Dana's instructions for making flat fronted pockets. To add a little detail I used the wrong side of the fabric for the pockets.
Love them and he does too! The material was a remnant sent from my Grandma who is a seamstress.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

I Heart Corsage Tees

Its birthday season in this house and we seem to have a party on every weekend between now and Easter.

(My little model is still half asleep)

I was inspired by this wonderful blog (isn't she gorgeous. I just love her creations)..and decided to whip up some corsage tees. Quick, easy and super fun. I recycled some old stretch tights and t-shirts that were on their way to vinnies (oops sorry Vinnies). My knit stash is very lacking, so if someone can recommend a nice place to buy knits then I would love to hear it.?I checked out Spotlight on the weekend and they have absolutely nothing. Surprise surprise!

The birthday recipients loved them and thought that I had bought them...gotta love that! Well I did the tees..they are just the stretchy ones from Target. They wash really well and the ones I embellished for the girls last winter are still going strong.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Pirate Ned...

Another Lazy Day hat from Make it Perfect. Wow..I love this pattern. It makes up pretty fast and it also makes wonderful birthday pressies.

This one is for a special little boy who turned 3 last week and wants to be a pirate when he grows up...

Thank You for the Inspiration

Don't you just love the Internet for inspiration and those that share wonderful tutorials? I know I do.... THANK YOU

I have been doing a little bit of sewing, mainly just birthday pressies. I have also started back at work..teaching at TAFE and unfortunately I imagined that once the girls started school that I would have so much more time on my hands. Unfortunately this is not the case...

A birthday ruffle shirt. Inspired by the shirts Karen made for her girls.

A drawstring bag filled (I used this tutorial) with goodies from Smiggle and a blank notebook from Typo for the grand price of $5.

A Travelling Art Show Pack..courtesy of this wonderful tutorial, which I amended slightly to fit my stationery

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Busy Days...

Wow its been nearly 6 weeks since my last post. I am really out of the habit of blogging. I am still reading but finding that having 3 kids home on school holidays is just not conducive to blogging.
I busted out the sewing machine the other day and over two days, while the kids watched playschool I whipped up this Lazy Day Hat for the littlest man. He starts his first full day in care next week, when I return to work and I wanted something exciting that he could take to school. I used Ikea fabrics but I have to say that my top stitching, leaves a lot to be desired. What a great pattern. Next to make one for the girls.....

Friday, 8 January 2010

Christmas Pressies..just a little late!

I still haven't gotten around to posting some of the pressies I made family members for Christmas. How slack of me??

This was the brooch that I made my Nan for Christmas. Two small doilies gathered together, with two vintage buttons stitched into the centre. Easy Peasy..

This is the Charlie Tote that I made my little cousin for Christmas. Her request was that it be big enough to carry stuff for the beach and it not be pink. Done. Super quick and easy. It is reversible but I did a pretty ordinary job of attaching the binding on the inside. I think perhaps because I made the binding out of a light weight cord. and learn! I now need to make some of these for me.