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