Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Skirts, Shorts & other sewing....

Well I actually finished some of the skirts I cut out. The first is on me - you can tell by the crushing that I have had it on all day - super easy to make & super comfy to wear. The paisley with polkadots I originally cut out for me, but I am unsure whether it is really my colour. It may end up in the etsy or madeit shop.

The pink with Amy Butler honeycomb is the opposite - I cut this one out to sell but it may end up sneaking into my wardrobe - I really love how it turned out.

This last one has been made from a vintage linen tablecloth & some thrifted linen for the back which i have put together. It is a reversible skirt in that you can wear either side at the front/back. This is headed for the shop. Must get my act together & do some listing now. Little man has also been growing out of his shorts so I whipped up a couple more pairs for him. The guitars match his hat really well & I just love the other 2 prints. The gnomes are just too cute - I would love to get some more of this range.
Do you love this little calico skirt with red stitching? Em loves sitting on my machine & playing around with the different stitching, which is what she did here today. She then decided that her doll (thanks so much Auntie Joely twolittlefishes ) needed a skirt. I can't wait until we can sew together - I really think (and am hoping) she has the crafty bug!

Monday, January 18, 2010

My cut out pile & some sewing.....

I have finally had a chance to do some cutting out of skirts for me & to make up & sell & this is today's pile of fabrics I have cut from. Nice & bright. Now hopefully I can actually complete all these projects & show you some pictures of the finished product soon.
I am really bad at starting projects & not completing them as I have so many other ideas & want to start them all. I really need to be tough on myself & not start more projects until others are finished. Is anyone else like this? I am so bad I am to embarassed to show a picture of my UFO pile - it is huge!!!

This is a cute little reversible bucket hat I made up just after Christmas for Liam. It is simple, but I was pretty happy how it turned out as it is the first hat I have ever made & it actually fits him. I just think I may try & tweak the brim next time to make it wider.

Lastly are some of the christmas present I made. The owl tops & simple little skirt sets were made for my gorgeous nieces who are sisters.

This cheeky little girl pushing my washing trolley is one of my gorgeous nieces who is wearing a mermaid skirt which I also made one of for all of the girls on my side of the family.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


And the winner is Karen of thereasonsisew . I used the site to pick a number fairly & it came up with no.5.
So CONGRATS Karen, all I need now are your postal details & some fabric will be on its way!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


As promised in my last post I am doing a giveaway.
There really are no rules to this giveaway except for you to leave a comment. You are welcome to leave a link on your blog, but it is not necessary.
The giveaway is some of this fantastic screen printed linen. I am unsure of the age, but a little while ago I was lucky enough to score a roll of it. It would be fantastic for cushions, bags, even a skirt. I love the green/brown mix & the retro floral print.
I will draw a winner in about a week - GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

150 Posts & my neglect!

I can't believe that this is post 150. I had every intention of making this one a blog giveaway, but as I am holidays & can't get into my stash to see what I would love to giveaway, I will have to wait till I get home...but another giveaway is coming - I promise!!
Apologies to anyone who has been checking in to see if I have managed to blog. I have been slack, but can I make the excuse that this time of year is just madness??
We had a wonderful Christmas, a little tricky trying to juggle between both sides of the family, but we made it!
The new year has begun - yikes! Both my babies are starting something new - Em in prep & Liam in kindy. I am not looking forward to that day - I think I am going to sob my heart out. The only good thing is that I may have a wee bit more time to try & craft this year.
Anyway this is a rather dull entry as it has no pics - sorry. But I do wish you all a most wonderful new year full of bountiful blessings, joy & lots of adventure!!!!