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I am a mum of two girls. I love to cook, sew and do lots of crafts. I also love to use my Thermomix called Thelma. She is a life saver in my kitchen and I can create lots of different creations.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Newly aquired Material

Funky Flannel!!  $6.99/mt It is so cute, I am making some Pj's for myself. This will only make some pants, still deciding if I should go back and get some more for the top too! Hmmmm
















New Romance Voile. $3/mts yep you have seen that right! Cheap! I got 5mts to make the Maxi dress that I have been wanting to make for a long time. It will be nice and light for spring/summer can't wait!



















Floral Dobby Poppy! $5/mt bought 2mts. I just loved this material. Don't know what I will make with it yet but it was too cute to pass up.


Now for the finished products!

This was the first project I started just before the school holidays. I made one for Hannah and her cousin Sarah. Very cute! It was also the first time that I had done box pleats.









Hannah's cord dress also had some box pleats in it but as I had already made the above skirt twice already it didn't seem as hard. The bodice though had 7 panels to it, but overall a great dress. It will look great with tights and boots!

These two tops below I finished yesterday! It was a very simple pattern, the only thing is the sleeves were a bit time consuming. Overall I like how they turned out and now have some more tops to wear (with sleeves).



















Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sorry it has been a while

Well the school holidays are almost over. We don't go back till Wednesday so a couple more days! I have been real busy over the holidays not a lot of sewing but I have managed to get a few things sewn. I will have to post the pictures later as we finally got that new camera battery yay!!!
I have done tow box pleat skirts one for Hannah and her cousin Sarah. A cute winter cord dress for Hannah and have nearly finished two tops for me. More from me later

Thursday, June 16, 2011

my new and up and coming projects!

I call this "All For Hannah". Yep all this is going to make some clothes for my big girl.


This first one is a red/rusty corduroy. So I will be making a very trendy dress for her to wear with a nice pair of black tights. I think she will like this one.
$6.74/mt










This cute little check teddy bear fabric has been sitting in my stash for a bit and had no idea what to do with it. Then my friend had a great pattern so I am going to do the pleated skirt on the top. Very cute!










I also got some Indigo denim to make the pants on this pattern. It was $6/mt. A huge bargain.











These last 2 pieces of fabric the pink one is for a top and was $3/mt and the other I am still deciding between a top and a skirt it was $6/mt and it is a cotton drill. It would also make a great pair of pants. Hmmmmm.










So these were my spotlight buys this week. Very pleased cause they had 25% sale this week. I will defiantly be posting the results of these fabrics, as well as how Hannah has like each item.

 Thanks every one.

A Very Busy Week!

True to my word, I tided my sewing nook and started and finished nearly everything that I had started or left to mend.
Bethany's Pj's were actually very easy to sew as I had already sewn some for Hannah. The neck line was still a little tricky but over all I would do it again! She absolutely loves her sparkly star PJ's.

There were 4 toddlers Hats, which I had cut out years ago they are very cute just never got around to making them. I fixed up a pink shirred dress that was fraying every where. And the pink bag I also finished. All of these items (in the picture below) are for sale one small hat, (teddy bear small 48cm) $6, and the other 3 are medium 51cm $8. The bag is and the dress are $15. The dress should fit a big 3year old up to a small 5year old.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Project a Week!

OK, I have been thinking that I will start a project a week so that I can continuously have a blog post at least once to twice a week. (unless there is something of importance that I must tell you).
I have been trying to work out what I was going to do this week to make as my project for the week. So I started to tidy up my sewing corner to try and get some sort of inspiration. And NOTHING! (it didn't help that I had my chatter box next to me). But as I was going through my stuff it occurred to me that I should finish my unfinished projects and mending and start a fresh next week with new stuff.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The "When I lose 5kg's Dress"!!!

Ok, I was able to breath life into the camera battery for a few shots before it died again. Have to get that new camera battery soon!!!!
Anyway I almost finished my dress and called it my when I lose 5kg dress, because I know when that happens this dress will look fab. All it will need is a pair of black boots and black opaque stockings!!!! And the all essential zipper! Out of the million zips I have, there is no black 18cm ones :( and I have not been able to go and get one at the moment!




Fabric: satin $1.99 Eastcoast fabrics
Pattern: new look6949
Notions: 18 cm zip (still to get)

The fabric was quite slippery to work with. I also made a few modifications. Because it was so slippery, I just put a few darts in the sleves instead of gathering them. I also ha not done the cuff and gather on thend of the sleeve again because of the slipperiness. It also had a row of stitching to do around the neckline which if it was cotton or linen I would most likely do it.