Moved to a new blog

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I have started a new blog about my life etc and thought I may as well put my sewing on that blog too to keep everything together.


Quilting you say?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Well.. seems I can quilt! A friend phoned me to say that the local church was holding a 4 week workshop on patchwork for beginners AND the cost was only $25 including materials. Why not!? I've wanted to make quilts for the boys and this was the perfect way to see if I could do it.

So far, I have been to 2 lessons and I've finished the top of the quilt. For the first week, I was the only one who turned up! Bit embarrassing at first, but it was kinda cool having a private lesson.

Have now go so many ideas to make my boys a quilt each. Just need to choose the materials... the hardest task!

Knitted blanket for my baby

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I got bitten by the knitting bug!! LOVE it! Have been knitting every night after the kids are in bed and it's so relaxing. Have knitted this blanket for my baby and it's now on his little cradle keeping him warm at night :)

Have wool. Made scarf.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sooooo, I've been wanting to do some sewing lately, but my sewing machine table is under a mountain of laundry that is waiting to be folded. It's our only table and I just couldn't be bothered clearing it off, so instead I decided I'd do some knitting!

Here's my first attempt at knitting a scarf for my 2 year old boy. Have finished, but couldn't remember how to cast off! Have googled and found some video instructions so will give it a go.

Stay tuned for pics of the scarf on my litle model :)

Downtown boy

Friday, July 17, 2009

This is a new pattern by Make it Perfect and I can't wait to give it a go. I want to make one for my 2 year old out of a plain fabric with a funky fabric for the inside of the hood.

Another project to add to my loooong list!

New fabric for boys!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I have been searching for lovely fabric for boys for AGES and have come across this new line by David Walker called Oh Boy!

Love it!!! I am picturing cute pants, motifs on white tshirts, wall art, cushion covers, blankets etc etc. Think I'll have to get some while I get creative in my head :)

Very happy

New pattern

Friday, April 17, 2009

I bought this new Amy Butler bag pattern. It's the birdie sling and bigger than the Frenchy bags I have been making. Just wanted to try something new! I have one more Frenchy bag to make for a friend for her birthday and then I'm going to tackle the birdie sling. Can't wait!

yet another bag!

I made this one for my SIL. It's the first one that I gave away and I was kinda nervous giving it away as I thought I could see mistakes :) She didn't think so and said she loved it! It's another Amy Butler frenchy bag

Amy Butler Frenchy Bag in Amy Butler fabric!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I have finally finished my Amy Butler Frenchy Bag in Amy Butler fabric and I love it!! I used interfacing this time (didn't with the first attempt) and it makes SUCH a huge difference! It's a proper bag :) Woo Hoo!!!

"Emily" - First attempt at a rag doll

Monday, December 8, 2008

This is my first attempt at a soft doll. I found the pattern online and roughly copied it. I just wanted to do the legs, arms and body to see how I would go. A properly finished one will have hair and a face! I'm actually pretty happy with the result. And have called her Emily!

The pants in action

Friday, November 28, 2008

Here they are on my model! I LOVE these pants and am so happy with the way they turned out.

Good thing the clothes basket distracted him so I could get a pic :)

He looks pretty happy with the pants on, huh! Here he is driving around on his little bike.

Army / crocodile pants

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I made yet another pair of pants for J today. They are just so easy and so quick that I'm addicted! I'm trying to get them a bit better each time. An overlocker would REALLY help to make the inside sems a lot neater. Oh well, until then I will just keep on going.

This fabric is really cute :) It's army print, but they are little crocodiles. Found it on the children's fabric table at Spotlight the other day and thought they'd look cute as little pants :)

Blue pjs

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Third attempt at little pants and they fit perfectly! Woot! They look great. The legs are the perfect width and the waist fits really well.

He has now worn them for 2 days in a row (including the daytime) as I'm loving watching him run around in pants I made! (And of course underneath the pants he is wearing nappies I made him :) )

Brown spotty pants

My second attempt at pants for my son. Oh I love them! They are so funky. But, they are too small :cry: The legs were fine, but I took them in all the way round and made the waist too small. Such a shame. I have more of this fabric so might give it another go if there is enough.

Wide leg children's pants

I found a free pattern for very simple children's pants online and thought I'd give it a go. It was so easy! The first pair I made are posted here. The legs are a bit wide, but they look pretty groovy and hippyish on my little boy! Next ones will be thinner leg, but these are still pretty cool :)


A lovely girl from a forum I visit sent me a headband that she made and it is so nice! Thought I could give it a go too. This is my first attempt. Happy with it, but it can definitely be improved. I made it as a gift and the person I gave it to has worn it and says she likes it. Woot!

The fabric is really gorgeous too. The person I made it for loves her pink so I selected this fabric from the pink fabrics at the local fabric store.

Cotton outside

Oh my! Oh MY! I LOVE this nappy. I saw on a forum that another girl was using cotton on the outside of her nappy. So I bought this gorgeous fabric (Michael Miller) and made this gorgeous nappy. It is soooo lovely.
BUT, the nappy doesn't really work too well :( It wicked!! Nooooo. It has PUL on the inside so dunno what was going on. Such a shame as it is beautiful *sigh*

Red doggy nappy

Made this AIO honeyboy nappy with dog flannelette and red microfleece. Very happy with the outcome!

Army nappy

Bought this fantastic blue army minky online and love it! Just used plain blue flannelette on the inside (and the inside really is a bit messy for my liking) but I do like the end product. Very cute on too

It's been aaaaagggggeeees

Gosh, I haven't been in here in yonks! I had a dry patch where I didn't do much sewing, but lately I have been biten by the bug and have been sewing up a storm :)