Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have decided to get all festive this year and have the girls all frocked up in christmas outfits so that I can make up some gorgeous Christmas cards for all my friends and family that live interstate..boo hoo..move home you lot we ALL miss you so much!!!
Anyhow today I finished Lexies and have Abbey's half done. I also have another 2 I will complete before the day is through. I also have another 3 orders, lucky I really enjoy making these and it makes a nice change from bags.
Still not sure if i will make Chelsea a skirt or shorts as she really doesn't dig skirts at the moment.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Abbey was mumbling this morning that I never make her anything...Ever! Pfffft..anyhow I thought I would make her some new Pj's as a suprise. I made some shorts from a soft cordrouy and appliqued "love" onto a plain white Tshirt.
Can't wait for her to find them tonight under her pillow after her bath, hope they fit.
With Christmas coming up I have started to make up some Christmas skirts for my girls and a few for a friend. I am hoping to have the sets all finished by the weekend so I can get some photo's for Christmas cards. I think the skirts look gorgeous and are very twirly when on, a bit of a hit with the girls.
I have been wanting to sew something using a stretch fabric for a while but I have been a tad cautious. Anyhow I decided to bite the bullet and attempt a dress for Lexie I have had my eye on for a while. I used a pink jersey fabric and the cutest cupcake fabric...very cute!
It was a lot easier than I thought and this dress only took over just an hour to complete, It's not perfect but it is ok for a first attempt, I made it from Simplicity pattern 4252.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today Lexie asked me if I could make her a new dress, well of course I couldn't let her down could I?
I needed to make something quick and easy and remembered seeing a "pillowcase dress tutorial" on the net a few weeks back so went searching and found it.
I didnt have any pillowcases that I could bring myself to cut up but had plenty of fabric..of course! So I let her choose some and she picked a pretty blue and red floral fabric.
I am pretty happy with the final result although I will be replacing the ribbon straps with a skinnier ribbon tomorrow as all I had on hand at the time was the wider ribbon but I think it's a bit too much and comes undone much to easy.
Also today Lexie recieved a special suprise in the mail from a lady on EB who's little girl "Lexie" had outgrown . It is a grogeous hat with "Lexie" embroided on it, needless to say she has been wearing it all day and I don't see it coming off anytime soon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Being Monday I spent the morning re-organizing the house and doing a zillion loads of washing, I also look after my nephew on a Monday so I have a house full of kids aswell.
Ben my nephew is toilet training at the moment and had a little accident, he was very embarrased poor little bugger. That's when I remembered I had a small offcut of camoflauge(sp?) dinosaur fabric I got in a remnant bag, just enough for a little pair of shorts. I used a pair of his shorts as a pattern and just made them with an elastic waist. He was pretty happy with them and there were no more accidents..YAY for me!
While I was at it I made another pair for Abbey in a gorgeous summer print and also whipped up a new apron for Abbey,I have adapted it from a tea towel and she loves it and is now bugging me to let her cook something. Now this is somthing I really struggle at as I have no patience when it comes to cooking with the kids...think I might send her over to Lou-Lou's to get her cooking fix.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I love Fridays, knowing the weekend is only a sleep away and its time to kick back and destress. Fridays are also liked in this house as it is my sewing day..ok I sneak the odd hour or two in during the week but Friday is the day I set aside to sew as I dont need to pick Abbey up from art classes until 5pm leaving me a good 4 hours in the afternoon to get stuck into it. I have added a photo of my sewing area so you can see where I hang out, it is in the corner of the games room.
So today I made another beach bag but improved it by adding edging around the top and a clasp to the front pocket, I love it! I really loved my original bag but this one is SO much better again!
I then made a "funky bag" in some black and white fabric by Micheal Miller, I used a sparkly denim as the lining, it looks great.
I am thinking of setting up a little blog shop to sell some things that I make that dont have homes already such as the two bags I made today, might be a job for me tonight.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Something strange happened today, I was at home ALONE!! No one else was about and the silence was deafening. I couldnt handle the peace anymore so needed to come up with a way to break the silence...ahh the machine in the corner bekoned me over, what a perfect way to make some noise and chill out at the same time!
So then I had to work out what to sew, so through my rather large stash I searched for inspiration only to come across some Xmas fabric perfect for a little Christmas outfit that I promised someone special that I would make for their gorgeous daughter.
I am hoping it fits but if it's too big I suppose there is always next christmas...
Mummy and Priness Combo bags...the Princess bag is a fair bit smaller than the Mummy bag but when I photographed them they look the same size.
It is so cold and windy here today that a day spent home sewing sounded like a fabulous option. So after I cleaned up from the mess and destruction my girls manage every morning before school I got busy sewing.
A friend ordered a bag for herself and wanted a smaller matching one for her daughter, the most important thing being that the bag had Pink on it.
I found the cutest fabric for the lining, it's very chic and something that I am sure any pink loving 2 year old will love. They turned out great and now all three of my girls want matching ones too.
I have a few bags to make but think I might take some time out to use some gorgeous pink dinosaur fabric I found yesterday at Spotlight. Chelsea loves it so I am thinking I might make up some shorts as she has decided skirts are not for her. I have a wardrobe full of skirts and dresses that she refuses to wear...and all the cute little skirts and tops I have made her might need to find new homes as she wont have a bar of them..*sigh*.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I have a few bags on order that I need to finish before I can do any other sewing. I made these two bags for two friends that requested the fabrics, I think they look great.
I also got Stace to bring home a heap of Shade cloth today so I can make up some Beach Bags...but not until all my orders are completed.