Friday, August 29, 2008

Vintage sheet fat quarter swap

I am terrible at remembering to take pictures of things & forgot to take a pic of the vintage sheet fat quarters I sent off for the swap that Meika has organised. But I have gone through my fabrics & think that some of them were in this lot - I think I sent off nine. Truely I have a memory like a sieve these days!!

I have been rather busy of late trying to sort through our things, getting rid of too small clothes, etc as I am having a stall at the local trash & treasure market. Hopefully it will help to pay to send back to QLD a load of my fabric stash so that I don't have to get rid of it before we move!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Slowly getting there.....

Well I have just added these girls to my Etsy shop & have plenty more creations to add, but I am slowly getting there. They are made predominantly from vintage recycled fabrics.

I am not sure how well it will go, but I thought it was worth the try. I haven't found ebay too successful as people tend to be after a bargain & once ebay fees etc are paid you really don't make too much, but maybe I just didn't give it a good go- what does everyone else think?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I was so spoilt!!

Well it was my birthday last week & I was very spoilt! So many lovely things & among them was these....
These first three pics are just some of the gorgeous fabrics that I received from my brother & sister in law. I am guessing she had her mum send them over from Japan. In my box was also some checks, stripes, denim, loads of trims etc - VERY SPOILT!!!
Then my other sister in law sent me this softies book & the gorgeous fabric behind it. I have been eyeing this book off for a while so was extremely excited to receive it. And as for the fabric Joely knows my taste very well - THANK YOU!!
I received so many other gorgeous gifts - I actually meant to take a pic of a fantastic pin cushion my mum made & thenm spoilt me on top of that with a spotlight voucher (naughty mum!!). I received so many other things & wonderful wishes for my birthday too - thank you to everyone who remembered me (even though I was happy to forget this birthday - I am no longer in my twenties!).
I also thought I would share this gorgeous gingham smocked trim I picked up on etsy. It is so beautiful & I couldn't really get a good picture of it. So look out for creations in the future using it - I can't wait!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

Nantucket Weekend GIVEAWAY!!!!

These are just gorgeous - check them out!!!

I'm back...

Well after a lovely week away at a girlfriends I am back on my blog again.
Unfortunately not alot of crafting has been done. I did finish Em's ladybug costume for the party. Here is a picture of both the kids in their outfits at the dress-up party...
It is absolutely freezing & wet & miserable weather here at the moment. It actually snowed overnight & some roads were even cut. But the kids had fun in the snow this mornign before it was melted away by more rain....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Well we are off to a dress up birthday party on the weekend & although I had plenty for Em, I had nothing for Liam, so I decided I would use only my stash & see what I could come up with instead of spending about $30 on some sort of dress up at the shops. And this is what we ended up with.....

I based the cowboy jacket around this vintage pattern & the pants I just winged it. The photo unfortunately isn't the best, but it is made out of brown & orange vintage chenille bedspreads. Will have to try & get some good action shots on the weekend!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

2 more gifts finished

Well I finally finished the bag which was also going to the little girl I made the bunny for....

And ended up making a satchel for the little boy who's party we are going to next weekend...

Not much else on the sewing front although I have almost completed a cowboy vest & pants for Liam, will hopefully have them completed in time for the fancy dress b'day party at the weekend!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Opshopping Loot!

I decided to head in to Hobart today with the kids as one of the opshops was having a sale. I didn't stay too long as one usually can't with kids, but I scored really well - this is just some of my loot......

These first 2 are obviously linen/fabric, but I also scored myself this crochet cardi - a tad daggy, but that is me all over! (Although some may argue a little more than a "tad").

I managed to get a denim & velvet jacket too & a couple of patterns & diolies. Unfortunately there really wasn't anything for the kids - will just have to keep going on the machine!

Oh I also forgot I got a lovely package in the mail yesterday. I won a comp at craftymamas & received this knitting book - which I have already earmarked a few basic patterns for me (the more basic the better!!). I purchased the latest Ottobre which is just full of gorgeous patterns as always. I made up the top which is next to the devine brown Euro fabric I also purchased. Now that I know it works I will make it up with the brown fabric. It is the last pic - blue floral.

Welcome to the world my new beautiful niece!!

I became an Aunty again this morning - I am so very excited, I just wish I didn't live so far away. I haven't seen a picture yet, but if she is anything like her Mama she will be just beautiful!!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD MOST PRECIOUS "ZAHLI JADE" . I am unsure of spelling as I forgot to ask the sleep deprived daddy!