Wednesday, December 9, 2009

To market... To market....

Well at the weekend Mum & I decided to try out a small local market which is held only 4 times a year at the start of each season. It was wonderful as it was only 5 minutes away & by a small pond so the setting was lovely. It had a wonderful community feel & to top it off we actually sold some things. Not huge amounts, but certainly enough to not feel disappointed. We will try & go regularly - I think I can handle keeping up stock for once every 3 months.
I know mum will cringe at this pic, but I didn't get a chance to get any others... It was a learning experience & I now need to work on presentation - getting decent racks / stands etc....

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Firstly apologies to the lovely Andrea from littleboozle for the delay in getting a picture up of her beautiful craftsmanship & generosity. This is the beautiful bag I won from her blog giveaway - it is so very me THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A recent order for a mum to be..

I am madly sewing at the moment trying to get some stock for a local small market so I have been neglecting my blog a little. i will try & get some photos of the bags, purses clothes etc that I have created for the market up soon.

This is a little bundle I finished a couple of weeks ago for a someone who is a mum to be. It is a mixture of things & a bag - which isn't a baby bag, but is large really handy sized bag which I love.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Culprit

Not the white one, but the black one - yep a bush turkey. He also removed the tie from the waist. They have been such a nuisance around here this year. They get into everything & rip up your plants, but these shorts were a first!!

Can you guess......

What did this to my little spunky boy's shorts??

I'll give you a hint -it wasn't a moth. I was gobsmacked when I saw what had happened & what had done it!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chenille pants...

It is funny - I thought earlier this year that I hadn't made many chenille pants for a while & was even contemplating downsizing my chenille stash, but of late they have been popular. These are 3 pairs I have just finished for an order. I was rather happy with them & Liam has already tried to claim them all, so will be making a few more I think for him.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I WON my First Blog Giveaway & I am SO SO SO Excited!!!

I am a little late announcing this as I won last week, but I won my first blog giveawy & am very excited. One very talented mama over at Little Boozle ( is going to make me a gorgeous bag - check out the colour schemes I had to choose from - it was a difficult choice.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



This is a little rabbit created from thrifted fur & vintage fabric body. No pattern, I was just in the mood to make a softie & Em claimed it straight away. I liked how it turned out - just a few tweaks needed, but I cut out 2 more last night so I will see if I get it perfected with them.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Because I finally got myself a SUNBEAM Mix Master. A vintage one mind you not a new one, but I think that is almost better! And the best bit is that it only set me back... wait for it....$5. And it works. And it has the large & small bowl still. I hadn't given it a clean up so I will hopefully have it sparkling & back to its former glory in no time!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage Sheet Quilt Top...

Finally I have made at least the quilt top with some of my vintage sheet stash. it is a simple 8" sqaure style with randomly placed pieces, but I am happy still with the way it has turned out. Now to get my act into gear & finsih it off - this is the bit I am hopeless at. I will no doubt back it with a vintage sheet. So hopefully I will get it done by christmas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Well although it is obvious I LOVE my vintage fabric, I also have a secret love of vintage pyrex & my stash of that is almost as big as my fabric one - well not really, but it is decent. The difference is though that I use my pyrex ALL the time - I love it. Here are 2 I picked up the other day to add to my collection. The rectangular one was perfect for a yummy potato bake which I made the night I got it. I must get pictures of the rest of my collection. Are there any other vintage pyrex lovers out there?????

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another thrifty find...

I really did not have any need for bookends, but when I saw these beautiful deer ones at only $3 for the pair how could I resist??? I am sure I can find some books which need proping up somewhere...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some recent thrifty finds...

I find wonderful things in the opshops or at markets & so often forget to post pics of my finds.

These are a couple of lovely vintage sheets I found the other week.......

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vintage sheet fat 1/4 swap...

I did the one with Meika last year & it was fabulous!! So head over & join in

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I think that is what one calls it when you take a skirt which is not your style, but made with quite nice linen fabric & in a moment of madness freestyle cut & recreate it into this bag with a little vintage fabric added for extra touch.
Despite the fact that I just madly cut without a pattern or even drawing a rough outline, the shape turned out better than I expected.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A little sewing to order....

The only sewing I have managed to do of late has been orders, but I am hopefully going to rectify that this weekend - I have a few bags & dresses I want to whip up so I will see how I go.

These are just a few pics of some requests I have made up.....

I made a larger order of these Sesame Street flares, but forgot to take a pic of them before I sent them off - but they were pretty much the same - just had Cookie Monster milking a cow instead - kinda cute really.

The chenille pants have really taken off again of late - i have made quite a few for people, it is funny really as I had not made any for so long & was thinking of destashing my chenille - I am glad I didn't now as it has been well used.

Who would have thought???

That this beautiful sweet baby would turn into a cheeky - yet still very beautiful - yes I am an extremely bias mother - 5 year old princess!

Thank you princess for the 5 years of joy you have given me as your Mummy. We love you to bits.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

BAGS - To sell or not to sell??

I have finally made some has been so long & I really love playing around with different styles & fabrics. These are just a few that I have finished - made out of new, vintage & recycled fabrics. Not too outrageous, but it was a start.

I have been thinking of selling them, but I am unsure of the best place to sell them - markets or online??

What do you think ?
Sorry, I don't think I am cut out to be a bag model :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Button Haul....

Obviously the title has given away what this photo is of, but I had an amazing button haul recently. Either a collector got rid of some of their stash (highly unlikely I am sure) or some dear old lady donated her sewing things to the local thrift & I was the benefactor of this lot & I even left some behind!!

I can't quite figure which are my favourites...
I am rather partial to the greens , but oh they are all so lovely. Now to be brave & use some
It is such a shame for others not to see them
They are ever so pretty....
Almost like pieces of treasure!
Which are your favourites???
Oh yes & I got some fabulous vintage buckles too...It really was my lucky day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monster Shirt & Generous Giveaway mention.....

After being inspired by the cute shirt my sil over at twolittlefishes gave to Liam for his birthday & Sam at Jettas Nest fantastic shirt appliques I made up this little monster one the other day. It got the thumbs up approval of both Em & Liam so I may have to make one in pink too!!
Also for a most fabulous giveaway head over to Little Munchkins where she has a double giveaway of a gorgeous pattern & some beautiful ribbon - thank you Novy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Remember the vintage sheets......

That I blogged pictures of a few weeks back? Well I randomly took a few from the blues & greens & in a mad sewing frenzy late one night decided to try a bit of rough - no measuring or using rotary cutter - too impatient for that - log cabin patchwork. I am at a loss whether to do more of these squares in different colour ways & make up a quilt or to make this into a cushion?? What do you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

One COOL Grandma!

Yep I think my kids are pretty lucky! I know Grandma Spunky would probably never forgive me for putting up this pic, but the kids thought it was pretty cool that Grandma could keep up with them (for a little while anyway :) )on the trampoline & so did I!! We love you Grandma Spunky!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

We LOVE Super Liam!!

Thank you so much to my talented SIL (from twolittlefishes) Liam loves his "Super Liam" the first thing he did after zooming him through the air was to take him for a ride in his truck (to make it there he MUST be special - it is a spot usually reserved for favourite trains & cars).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DRUM ROLL ..........

And according to the random number generator at the winner of my giveaway is comment no.2 which is Zofia. Congrats Zofia I will get your contact details & send you out the cute circus fabric!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Baby is 3