Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mr Postman You Are Wonderful...

Well Mrs Postman in our case, because you delivered my purchase from Jetta's Nest . Em absolutely LOVES it , well so do I, but unfortunately it will not fit me. Although I can make this style of top, the applique detail & the fabric selection are just so WONDERFUL!! So for a gorgeous piece of kids clothing which is very well made & unique check out her blog which also has a link to her Etsy store - you won't regret it!!

Thanks so much again Xiola!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


And the winner is...JADE ! Congratulations.
I got Em to pick a number out of the hat for this one to make it random & no.3 came up!
All going well it will be in the post this week.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments.
I will certainly be doing some more giveaways in the future!

15 minutes and some felt....

Well Em had been at me to make some little toys with her for a while so finally this week we found the felt stash & made these 2 little animals for her - we now have a list of other animals we MUST make. They were both done free hand (which is probably rather obvious) and took about 15 min each to make....

Remember my giveaway is drawn tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy....

I have been so very busy of late - I think I am trying to sort things out before we move - goodness it only about 3 months away! I have to destash so much & don't want to, but Mr Spunky has given me the hard word! I have had no where near as much time to sew, but have managed to finish these 2..
First is another twirly skirt for Em, I really must get my act together & do up a tutorial for this skirt - it is mostly just remembering to take pics as I sew one up!

Second is a pair of pants I drafted up & made out of vintage sheets. They have not turned out exactly as I would have hoped, but Em seemed to love them & wanted to put them on straight away!

By the way, remember that my giveaway ends on Monday......

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Sorry my Princess, mummy is a couple of days late with this one.

You were the most precious thing mummy had ever been given, and boy how time has gone by so fast!

First one...

Then 2 and 3 years went by in what seemed like the bat of an eyelid..

Look at you now, 4 years old , but still as precious as ever to me. I love you princess & am so glad you had a wonderful 4th birthday!
God truely blessed me more than I could ever have imagined when he gave me you!

I can't wait to see what the next 4 years hold!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

SPUNKYMONKIES Sweet Little Girls Dress/ Long Top GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok I am doing my first GIVEAWAY. I have been meaning to do one for quite some time, but have just vnever got my act together! So I have one of my original "Spunkymonkies" peasant style dress/long tops to giveaway. I have not sold this one as the edges were finished with a zigzag stitch instead of overlocker, which really is only an aesthetic issue (and hey whoever sees the inside of the garment!
I love this little dress as it has longer sleeves approx elbow length. Elastic cased neckline. Made from recycled vintage cotton fabrics!
It will fit up to a size 4, but is probably best suited to a size 3 for the best fit!

All you need to do is leave a comment.

I will draw the lucky winner in 2 weeks time on the 27th October.

Not much sewing But...

Oh, more like absolutely no sewing done this weekend, but we did go on a church camp at a really beautiful spot on Tassie's east coast. The beach had such clean white sand & the water was so blue & clear - mind you coming from QLD there was no way I was going swimming!! Water down here is colder than QLD in winter! But still nice for the kids to have a little play.

Oh the pants Liam has on are some I finished up during the week - so I suppose some sewing is mentioned. They were made from a vintage sheet I almost didn't buy as i wasn't quite sure what I would do with it, but couldn't resist as I do love the green.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bits and Pieces

I am in major destash mode at the moment, so if you are after fabric I am your girl! As a result I have also been cutting out like mad & my UFO pile is ginormous! I have battled a pile & hopefully I will have some pics of soon. These are a couple of skirts I finished today that were in the pile....

They ahve been made from vintage recycled tablecloths. The first 2 pics are the same skirt, just back & front, made from 2 different seersucker tablecloths & the last is from a heavier weight cotton table cloth - it would have to be my favourite.

I also finished up these pants for Liam. I was trying to make a pattern for long shorts, but they turned out more like pants, which is fine as the weather down here still doesn't really allow for wearing shorts at the moment...roll on summer.....
This last picture is of Em in the most gorgeous vintage, very retro dress I picked up at the opshop - it was made for her - it fits perfectly! It cost $8 which is more than I would normally pay for clothing from the opshop, but I just had to have it - I would easily have paid more!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A twirly skirt...

I made this twirly skirt from scratch for Em yesterday - a bit longer than I originally wanted it, but will fit her for ages & next time I will just change the length. I will have to put up a tutorial one day when I get my act together as it really was simple to do....
A bit of twirling action!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A new bag....

I have been itching to make a bag for quite a while now & deciding just to freehand cut one out while watching the kids in the back yard yesterday. I have been meaning to use my tie stash for this particular purpose for a while & was glad how it turned out. I just adore green & am tempted to keep it, but I have too many bags. I would say it will walk into my etsy store rather soon.....

Oh & I received this lovely Amy Butler fabric in the mail yesterday - i got it for asteal & am planning on making a skirt for me!