Thursday, November 3, 2011

5 Years Old

My little girl is now 5 years old! We've had a party, in fact we've had 3! We like to party and she has got lots of friends (Mothers Group, kinder, family)! Here is a pic of her 'castle cake'!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Courthouse Steps

Emma has advised me that the quilting is a variation of log cabin called Court house Steps. All the fabric strips were 1 1/2 inch width and I would sew them either side of the block and cut their length as I went along. 1/4 inch seams.

I am actually a little stuck as to how to convert this to a cushion without losing my width on the very outer border. I have a feeling I should have cut 2 inch (or more) strips for that final border.

As promised, I am including a picture of the pendant I am making while following the annekata tutorial:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Log Cabin cushion

I choose the following fabrics..

And starting making a cushion top for a cushion for my daughter (or me if she doesn't want it!!). This is only half way through.. I've done even more strips!

Apologies to my quilter friends - I don't think this is a log cabin design but I do not know what else to call it..

Inspiration and sewing

My inspiration of late has included this piccie:

First Birthday Inspiration Board
I am seriously thinking about those gorgeous little rainbow cupcakes for DD's 5th birthday which is coming up very, very fast! Jesyka also has a fantastic idea for making the party bags which I'd love to try as well.

I have started to put together a cushion for DD. Its not log cabin but very similar.. the name eludes me right now. It was lots of fun to throw all the colours together and although it was slow going, I really enjoyed it. I will rummage for a photo..

I absolutely love this pendant that vlijtig has made and have followed annekata's tutorial to make one of my own.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Carry All Bag

I love this style of bag - I just throw in my magazines, my Sudoku puzzle, snacks, a drink bottle and maybe some sticker books for the kids and I'm ready to take off and amuse myself (not often in mummy-land). I've just made one of these bags to give to a friend as she's going to have a lot of appointments to go to and hopefully this bag is as handy for her as its been for me. I made a special trip to the fabric shop to find some coordinating fabrics to make this bag. I wound up getting the Amy Butler Lotus fabric for the main panel and a spotty fabric for the inside lining. I would have gotten coordinating AB fabrics but the shop only seemed to have the one fabric in this range - boohoo.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One grey elephant balancing..

"One grey elephant balancing, step by step on a piece of string.."

Following the SewHip elephant tutorial, I made 5 of the little brooches and got to try out a few different accent fabrics!

The following one is the one that went to my friend.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Something is happening here!

I am trying to source my sewing mojo and get back into the sewing world. I'm planning a small felt brooch project to start with. Here is piccie of my work in progress - yes, something is happening here!!

I'm following instructions from the June 2011 issue of Sew Hip magazine.. so if you've got a copy of this mag you might be able to work out which project I'm doing. Otherwise I cannot say anymore as it is a present for a friend so you will have to wait until after they receive it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pretty dresses

I joined a sewing class last term and had lots of laughs with a lovely bunch of ladies. There's nothing better then spending time with a group of like minded people. This is the dress that I made for Sarah. Its got pleating in the front and ric rac accents on the sleeves and across the dress.

Spotty Dreaming

Its amazing how a very cute spotty cup can help lift your mood!