Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some beautiful illustrations ....

These are just a couple of illustrations from the book in the previous post. I have been tempted to cut it up & make into cards, but I can't bring myself to do it - I might just scan the pics & do it that way...

It has an inscription for someones birthday & the date 1956. As much as I love to find books not written in, it is rather lovely to get a book that was given a long time ago with love.

Are these Spunky or what????

How spunky is this mens pants pattern?? I think it is more the paisley print on the pants that makes this pattern - Mr Spunky is rather conservative with his dressing & would never in a million years wear these pants - but I just couldn't resist the pattern - they look just so funky - I love them!!

At the same time I picked up this lovely vintage size 5 (perfect for Em) pattern, which I will hopefully get around to making. Terrible really I am supposed to be decreasing my stash drastically, but it isn't .....hmmmmmm, I wonder why?????
I also picked up the kids these gorgeous vintage books - 2 Enid Blyton, which surprisingly only cost 50c & $1 & 'The 3 Friends' book which is rather old & has the most beautiful illustrations. I will have to take a couple of pictures later.
Oh & the little plaque - I just couldn't resist - the little girl & boy are just lovely - this will hang in Ems room when we get back to QLD.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Postman Was My Bestfriend Yesterday......

Because look what he bought!

These came from the gorgeous Pink Fig Fabrics (blog site - vintagechic ) on Etsy. Chelsea is also very talented & has the most beautiful patterns for little girls - which is what some of this fabric is going to be used for! You can also buy some her patterns from craftymamas if you are after some in a hurry!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Well shorts are my sewing machines favourite item at the moment. I am making quite a few in an effort to get the kids summer wardrobes a bit more together & also as I am making some for my sisters kids & also a few orders.
These first pair are made from fabulous vintage recycled pirate theme fabric. Em wanted to play pirates & hunt for treasure when she modelled these so for a good hour I had to hide different toys inthe back yard for her to find!
These next couple of pictures are of some part made ones & my favourites - Raggedy Ann - it was one of my favourite books as a little girl. I would wear a pair of these in my size I think!
And these 2 piles are just SOME of the fabric I have found when rummaging through my stash to make, yes, more shorts!! I will no doubt list some in my Etsy store when I get my act together too!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hotch Potch Dress & some Little Skirts......

I have really had the sewing bug of late & made up a pattern for a little girls dress that I am rather happy about - I call it the "Hotch Potch" dress - this one was made up of gorgeous recycled vintage fabrics & has already been reserved for someone on Etsy - I think I will be making up a few more of these - Em modelled it for me & she didn't want to take it off! (Sorry bit of a windy day so the dress isn't sitting too well!)
These 3 skirts are in an effort to get Em a bit of a summer wardrobe happeneing before it is actually summer time - she has just grown so much of late!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meet "FUNDY"

I know a rather odd name, but Em named him. This was just a quick whip up this morning - Em did the stuffing (her favourite part) with a little help from mummy. It was our first attempt & he needs a bit of tweaking (and much neater sewing), but he is dearly loved already.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

What a great day!!

We had such a lovely day for Liams birthday yesterday!
I even managed to make a last minute birthday outfit, which thankfully fit, even if we needed to put a longsleeve under the shirt. I just love this guitars fabric & so did he - he loves trying to play daddy's guitar!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday My Gorgeous Boy!!!

Wow I can't believe my baby boy is now 2 already!

It has been an absolute pleasure being your mama.....

Sharing each milestone with you.....

And watching you grow into the gorgeous......


Little boy that you are.....

Happy 2nd birthday Spunky Boy!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Here are 2 pics of the skirts I mentioned in the last post, I am pretty sure I will list them on Etsy. The first is made from new cotton/linen & some vintage fabrics around the bottom. The second is made from vintage recycled fabric & a sweet vintage doiley...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bits and Pieces....

Although I have been missing from blogland for a few days, I have been doing a bit of sewing. Here are just a few pics of things completed in the last few days
These shorts will more than likely end up in my Etsy shop & the bag & pants wer part of an order.

I have also made upa couple of skirts which need to make it to my Etsy store & also a couple of skirts for Em! Am very much in a sewing mood :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

A dress for Em...

Yesterdays finished sewing project was a dress for Em. With summer soon upon us I wanted to try & get some things made for the kids beforehand. This is great dress (cross between a pillowcase dress pattern and one in the Ottobre Spring 1/2008) as she can wear it now over a longsleeve - still rather nippy down here in Tas, but will be perfect in summer on its own - esp when we head back to Queensland.

The first picture, although it is the back of the dress, is actually the front - she had it on backtofront & wouldn't take it off (at least she likes it!!).

Hopefully tonight I will finish off some boys shorts & maybe if I am lucky a skirt or 2!

Hope you are all haveing a lovely weekend - although cool the sun is out & is beautiful!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Yesterdays sewing...

Still trying to keep up the finishing at least one sewing project a day & yesterday I managed to complete an order. Some sweet chenille pants & a matching singlet top... here is a sneak peak at them.

The singlet applique looks a little puckered, but it needed to be slightly looser when unstretched so that it would move with the fabric (bonds singlet).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ok so I missed one day.....

Ok so I missed completing a sewing project for one day. I did however do a bit of sewing & I don't know if it counts but I did finish making these hair clips for Em...

These other pics are of the skirts I have finished on. Thanks to the photography of my 3 year old!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Day 2 - Finished products....

I knew I would regret saying I was going to try & complete a sewing project each day this week, but it is good motivation. I have completed another skirt & also a top (well all except the bottom hem line)

The skirt is reversible & is differet at each sides. It fits me well, but I am tossing up whether to sell it on Etsy or keep it for me... decisions, decisions - life is tough with these sort of things don't you think :) !!

Sorry - the loose threads are not part of the design :) !!

The top was just trying out a pattern & am rather happy with the fit - it is one of those tops which hides a multitude of sins - like the packet of timtams I ate ALL by myself - no I honestly didn't eat them ALL !!