Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Popping In

To say hi to anyone who is out there. I am so sorry I am not very good at blogging anymore. I have tried to sew a little , but working has taken up so much of my time now. Most of what I have sewn has gone out to the Eumundi Markets & I so often forget to take pics before I take it out.
These are some little singlets that i have appliqued recently. I call this therapeutic sewing - simple, quick & quite effective. No stress invovlved at all!

These 2 little sets went to 2 little men who aren't very old. New siblings to Em's school mates.

Although not at all exciting & super simple, here is a pillowcase style top I made for Em for summer. I am also in the process of trying to make Em some summer vintage jumpsuits, so here's hoping in another month (as that seems to be how regular I blog now) I may have some pics.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I am alive!

I am alive and well - although a wee bit busy.

I had quite a long break from sewing - not by choice, but life was crazy & I really had lost my sew jo. But it has returned & I have just sewn up a load of items for a lady who is now stocking my "spunkymonkies" creations at her stall at Eumundi Markets - ekkk - very exciting actually!

So if you are at the Eumundi markets search out for the "Yellow Canary". It is at the back permanent section of the markets. I forgot to take pics of the stock before I took it out there, but did get some pics of Del in the store & she is even wearing one of my halter tops made from vintage fabrics.

Together with this I have just started a new job, so this blog may become only a monthly thing (more often if I can) as I am going to be one busy mama from now on.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Yikes a month...

Has gone by since I have last posted. I really am slack!
In that time Mr Spunky was away for 4 weeks in Vietnam - lucky duck! I managed to have 2 market stalls - one just with bags & the other with all my crafty creations. Great days - if ever you get up to Montville - they have a lovely farmers Market in the hall once a month.

I have also moved my mum - so life has been a wee bit hectic.
This is the only pic I have to show - it is of my new favourite craft book. Loads of great patterns.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Some Treasures Found!

One which I thought was lost & the other a lovely surprise at my local op shop.

This Noddy book along with a Raggedy Ann book were my favourites as a little girl. I knew Mum still had the Raggedy Ann one, but I though that this Noddy Book was long gone. So I was so very excited when going through some boxes under her house I found it!!

This fabric is a table cloth which I found at my local thrift store - it is lovely heavy drill & most likely destined to become a bag or two. It made my day & this type of fabric is as rare as hens teeth around here!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just because I don't have anything else to write..

I tend to be a brown thumb, but these guys are blooming beautifully at the moment (most likely because my mum always waters them for me when she come over).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Is truely what I have just had. Mum & I flew down to Melbourne for the weekend. No Husband or Children!!! Which in itself was a treat, but to add to that the Stitches & Craft Show was on. I had never been to one before so I had lots of fun.

Super cute hedgehogs kit which was purchased from the lovely Jodie of ricrac . I am planning to have these made for Em for her birthday - I have at least till October to get this done!

The kaftan is a pattern I have been wanting to get for me - It looks super comfy & hopefully easy to make!
The Elephant was just too cute to resist, even though I have another elephant pattern I thought this one would be cute to try in chenille.
(Sorry the pic is sideways - not sure what happened there - had to be the computers fault - surely not mine ;) )
And well no excuse needed for cute fabrics like this - Although I am planning to use the russian dolls for self covered buttons which I will make into hair ties I think.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sew long since blogging, but I have done a little sewing

Oh do find you blog in dribs & drabs sometimes??
Thats me - I tend to blog regularly then stop all together, until I feel terribly slack & start over again.
I don't have much of an excuse - we have been away, but that only took about a week.
I have being sewing quite a lot & teaching a friend to sew too. Unfortunately I forget to photograph our finished products before she takes them home. I am really enjoying it though - not only the good company, but sharing a passion with someone who is so eager to learn & who understands my love of fabric. She agrees that she could spend a whole afternoon just looking & touching lovely fabric. Ahh a girl after my own heart there!
These however are a few items I have finished recently.

The 2 skirts are based around a pattern from a Japanese sewing book my lovley sister in law Noriko brought back from Japan for me. The pattern is quite simple, but oh so pretty - I will certainly make more of these.

The 3 bags are ones I just whipped up because I was in the mood. The blue one I am certainly keeping - it was made from a vintage tablecloth which I loved - I have lined it with some vintage cotton sheet fabric. The other 2 are made from vintage fabrics also.