Sunday, 20 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
I realised on Friday that we are on the down hill slide to Christmas and the girls had nothing special to wear for our upcoming concerts - Angelina Ballerina and The Wiggles, preschool graduation and Christmas parties. Their wardrobe is bursting at the seams but its nice to spoil them...
3 hours at the machine, including cutting and making my own bias binding and we have two little duck skirts. Prefect for twirling our way through the festive season. The white material is from an Egyptian Cotton Sheet that my sister left behind when she moved OS this year and the aprons, which are attached to the front and back are from Lizzy House's range..Red Letter Day. They looked super cute at the Angelina concert yesterday and I got stopped by two women and asked where could they buy them from...
Thursday, 19 November 2009
On one of my op shop visits I happened across two lovely men's shirt - Country Road & Abercrombie & Fitch....they came home with me and are now...
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
And in other exciting news....I won this giveaway over at Amanda's blog. I bought the other two prints to go with the series as we are decorating the little man's room in a transport theme. Oh my they are so lovely. My photos don't do them any justice. Thanks Amanda I am thrilled to bits..now to find some white frames and we can hang them on the wall
I am planning to share the giveaway love very soon...with something special!
Monday, 28 September 2009
And now we have two beautiful, caring, independent (and at times stubborn) little individuals
You are best friends
You are like little sponges, soaking up new information everyday and learning in leaps and bounds
We are so proud of you both
Happy 5th Birthday
We love you bottle tops...to the moon and back XOXO
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Having just returned from a week on the beautiful Gold Coast I was feeling pretty unmotivated to sew or do much. But I gathered my strength and dived into my stash. I am loving what I came up with. A double layered twirly skirt, with vintage sheeting on the bottom layer and lovely cupcakes on the top.
We added a treasure pocket (this is what the girls have called them as they are perfect for collecting all sorts of treasures, like shells, sticks and bottle tops!). It came together nicely and I can see myself making some more of these in the near future. I did make the pocket a little on the large size (it was gaping open) but I managed to fix this by adding a button and buttonhole to the pocket. Prefect for Canberra spring weather with a little pair of leggings underneath.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
And here is a sneak peek at some lounge pants I made for my sisters birthday. Vintage sheets and a lovely vintage linen tablecloth used for the cuffs..mmm comfy. I hope she likes them. The jewellery is from Zaruff in Sydney. You can buy it online. I have one of their hand crafted bracelets, made from semi-precious stones and venetian glass beads. Its chunky but I love it. They often have some great sales and you can pick up some of the jewellery at half price!
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
I just thought I would share some of my fabric bargains that I have managed to score over the last month. Now its time to start planning some summer sewing.......
Cottons from my parents local Spotlight..all for $2 a metre.
My spotlight never has anything this good. I just wish I had gotten more!
And some fabric from my local fabric store. They had a sale last month with 25% off quilting cottons for members.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
For Bianca, I made the Hostess Apron from this pattern . It was my first attempt at an apron and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it came together. I will be definitely making this one again. And a flower brooch, using some of my all time fav fabric and the Prints Charming Pattern I got at the craft show in Sydney. Lots of fun. Thanks to Stacey for all her hard work in organising the swap.