Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thanks Poppy Bill !

Oh I have 2 very happy spunkymonkies! Their Poppy from NSW came to visit last week & while he was here he made them this.....Gosh if I was a kid I would be jeaulous! It is a fort/ open cubby on top & underneath is a sand pit - just need to get some sand now :)
Thanks again Poppy Bill!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

One reason to keep your old clothes....

Well this is just one of many. I have this cotton polkadot dress which is lovely but too big. So just before I put it inot my bag for the thrift shop and idea blings into my mind & yep it makes that "bling" sound when it does!!I rummage through my vintage sheet stash to find one of my favourites - Raggedy Anne - did you love her as much as I did when you were a little girl?
Out come the scissors & onto the sewing machine & 30 minutes later - yep it was that easy - this little apron skirt is made. I am sorry I can't share the pattern as I didn't use one - I just freehanded it!! Thankfully it turned out.

Now to find some more dresses that no longer fit......

Sunday, May 17, 2009


This is a recent smock I made especially for Em - she loves fairies at the moment. It is a good one as I can reverse it to have the spots as well. For some reason she has been feeling the need to pose as a teapot in photos :)
This lovely softie was created by Grandma spunky - oh she really has a talent for putting together fabrics I think - I really love these colours!

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's about time..

Oh I am terribly bad blogger! I know it has been about 2 weeks since my last post, but I blame being sick twice & not having a husband around for a couple of weeks. Ok there my whinge is over!
I have actually been doing quite a bit of sewing, but you will have to wait for pics of most of it. There is a new baby & childrens market starting up on the coast & although it is mostly preloved stuff the lady was happy for me to have some of my handcrafted kids clothes, so I have been trying to finish some things for that.
I will give you a couple of pics, the first is of my littlest spunk with his new spaceman toy.
It is based on the devil cosmonaut in the first "Softies" book. He was easy to do. The second is the angel softie (tut on the net some where??) that grandma spunky made for Em - she is a much loved angel who is slept with almost every night!!

Thank you grandma spunky!! We love you!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

WOO HOO Willow & Moo

Oh I must say a HUGE thank you to Sara over at willowandmoo . We did a swap & Em was the lucky recipient of the most GORGEOUS rainbow stripe (yep hand dyed too by Sara) Paula pants. Now Em is usually a pink girl, but she didn't want to take these beautiful pants off - she asked to wear them to bed.If you want a beautifully crafted, unique & stunning quality creation for you little one you must pay Sara a visit - you won't regret it!!!