Sunday, July 26, 2009

A birthday brooch

Here's hoping my sister does not look at my blog before I see her today as I have made her this brooch as part of her present. I love colour, but would have to say green is my favourite & after finishing this brooch am tempted to make another for myself .
It is rather big, but is fine on a plain t & I think would look great on either a bag or a denim jacket.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my WONDERFUL big sister!! I love you to bits!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Sewing Gene

I am very excited - I think my little girl has the sewing gene...this is her little chain stitching machine which I have been informed isn't very good & she needs a sewing machine like mummies :) I will have to keep an eye out for one at the opshop.
Sorry about the post lunch mouth, but I think she has the pose right don't you & is a picture of concentration!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sorting out THE STASH (well some of it)

That is what I have been trying to do today in an effort to prove to Mr Spunky that I love him more than my fabric - I do honestly!!And I only remembered to take a photo after I had put some away & sadly I had not even got all my satsh out to sort it either, but hey it is a start & I now have a pile which is for selling. And that is Mum pinching from my stash - thankfully she has a good stash too so we have a bit of a "free to fossick at any time when you can't find it in your own stash policy"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A bag

I know a terribly boring title, but my imagination is not working today so I thought I would just state the obvious. I have made a bag & am showing it to you!!
I found the pattern as a freebie on Burdastyle & have embellished mine & also lined mine - I don't like unlined bags - awfully fussy aren't I :)

It has been created using a favourite piece of vintage recycled bed sheet & lined with some purple & white polkadot cotton. The photo of me holding it was taken by Em & she is a better photographer than me - which I must say is not hard - I have no talent in that area!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Smurfs & Holly Hobbie

Smurfs & Holly Hobbie together would have to be some of my favourite vintage childrens sheet characters - but I fear I am not alone - it is so hard to find!! I have been lucky though & have made these 2 size O sets which I will be putting into my etsy store soon - I really must make an effort with this store - or so I always tell myself!!
It was my first attempt at the smaller sized outfits, but was happy how they came up - the suits are just appliqued with blanket stitch around the edge.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


After a long break from sewing (not by choice, but as we have been away) I have finished a few dresses of late. I actually finished this first dress (Frida by MODKIDS) a couple of weeks ago & was really happy at how it went together -- very easy.

This second dress has been created from vintage linens - I think my favourite fabric to sew with. The floral section is one of my many favourite sheets & the top half is made from recycled seersucker placemats. I have to laugh at Em's teapot pose - I don't know why she does it, but it makes me giggle every time :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Passion for Paisley?

Do you love paisley as much as me? I am a sucker for it.
As my stash is just ginormous & I am going slowly through it in order to keep Mr Spunky happy & try & down size (fat chance really but I will try as I love him dearly), I thought I would share some with you.

These are just some of my paisley pieces and all these ones are vintage that I have been lucky enough to find.