Tuesday, 16 September 2008

How we love Fridays....

On Fridays Master A and I drop the girls at playschool and head off to the fresh food markets to get our bags of fresh fruit & veg for the coming week. I love Fridays as it means the weekend is near and we get to take in the sights and sounds of the market, while sitting in the sun and enjoying our morning coffee! If Master A is in a good mood after the markets we often head to the op shop. Their is an op shop near the market - a Salvos Warehouse and I often do well. Well last Friday was no exception and we got this fantastic haul of fabric......

From the top, a knitted jumper for Master A for next winter, grey wide wale cord about 3m, brown denim about 3m, a gorgeous aqua blue vintage sheet that I can see making the girls some summer pj's and a single bed vintage smurf sheet..all for $9.50
There will be no op shopping or sitting in the sun this Friday as we are driving north to spend some special time with my family and help Great Nanna Shirley celebrate her 80th Birthday.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Spring time Pants

I finally finished these pants during the week. They are perfect for our spring time weather. I used a CREAM Japanese linen and the girls picked a favourite material for the cuffs. The linen is gorgeous but just not very practical for climbing tress and playing in the dirt!! But I love them. Simple, quick and we had a lot of comments from our playgroup friends when we wore them on Thursday.

Birthday Sewing...

The girls turned 4 today so I have been busy with some birthday sewing.

Hobby horses which have been named Peoples & Billy. I used this pattern here with just a few slight variations as my hand sewing is terrible. As a result everything was done on the machine. The horses were a big hit with the girls.

And birthday Kimonos from the habitual pattern once again but I made the binding wider, lengthened the sleeves and shortened the width on the front panels as the girls are quiet small across the chest. I am really happy with how they turned out.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Polka Dot Blouse

More Ottobre....this time the polka dot blouse from Spring 1/2008. I love it. It is a great fit. Its the perfect blouse for Canberra spring weather. The girls wanted to wear them today and of course its freezing. So we just layered with a long sleeved t-shirt underneath. I might make up a summer version and shorten the sleeves to just above the elbow. And rather than make the embellishment I added buttons. I have a thing for buttons at the moment....

Rainy Sunday = Habitual Kimono

A bit slow posting these photos. Sunday was cold, wet and miserable..perfect for some sewing. While Daddy napped on the lounge and the kids played..I whipped this kimono up for Master A. The pattern can be found over here at Habitual .

The pattern is very easy and I have two more cut out for the girls. This is my all time favourite fabric - Peas & Carrots by America Jane. I think it will make a great Christmas top with a pair of denim shorts. My model wasn't really in the mood. Too busy playing with his toys. I think I will finish the top off with a couple of little buttons. I hope this won't look too girly??