Sunday, November 29, 2009

4 Shirred dresses!!!!!!!

Ever since I got my new machine almost 2 years ago, I haven't been able to shirr, I have scoured the net several times, but never got the answers I needed. The frustration was extreme! Anyway last week, I found Amber's blog after she left me a comment here. I scrolled down a bit and then BAM!! this post. This was my problem! I followed Amber's instructions to the letter, and  Ta-Da!!!

Four Shirred dresses!!, From left to right: Jocie in a little yellow sheer dress with a purple ribbon halter neck (which came out too small so will have to make another for her!), Imogene in a cotton voile cheater cloth, which used to be a maternity maxi dress of mine! Charlotte in a nice hot pink poplin (? I think?!) and Laura in another cut down maternity dress of mine, actually you can see the original of this one all the way back here.
The relief I feel at having figured out how to this, is actually quite funny! The dresses for the big girls have been on the cards for several months, Charlotte's has been through a few sessions of attempts, but finally, finally I can make Shirred Dresses!!! Thank you so much Amber!!

I love this photo, Its so rare that they are all smiling, and happy, and loving each other at the same time. The biggest two suggested that this one would be "good for the wall, mum!" And you know they are sooo right!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

And the Winner is........

Congratulations Liz!!  
 Liz said...
I love living in Perth, as we are about the middle way between my parents and my in-laws, and my sister lives over the road. I love also having a park with a river running through it, just down the road.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What's Hot & Not

  • Keyka Lou Patterns, I just can't help myself, they are addictive!!
  • Online Shopping, The lower stress levels are awesome!
  • All the interesting comments on my Giveaway post, There is still time to enter!
  • Packed to the Rafters, need I say more?
  • That my "Not's" are few and not serious.

  • Feeling off for the last 3 months, it sucks.
  • Dealing with icky kiddy phases that should of passed but haven't.
  • The state of my backyard, It is getting to the point of desperation.
Heaps more Hot & Not over at Loobylu

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Something for Mikaela......

Another Phone Case, this time for my little sister Mikaela's 15th birthday. The green polka dot is scraps from a school sewing project, I think she used it for a cushion.

And an Oval Envelope Clutch, completely reversible!

My attempt at a Kawaii style embroidery, Far from perfect, but cute all the same.

And the back. The fabric is black linen.

Pattern by Keyka Lou.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Phone Case's

One for my Mum.

Pattern by Keyka Lou

One for me!

I love the handy little pocket on the back perfect for my earphones!

Overall, just plain perfect for housing my brand new toy!!

I had to include this shot of Miss Jocie, (11 months!! how did that happen!!) She just had to get in on the photo shoot! She is walking everywhere now, and getting into everything!

I have some interesting things in the pipelines, more on that another time!! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! there is still one week to go!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Another puppy for Charlotte.....

This time of the 2D fabric breed.
It was my first go at doing anything like this I found the pattern at The quilted snail. I used a tutorial from Twiddletails for the freezer paper foundation piecing. This little fella, is destined for the back of Charlotte's quilt.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


In celebration of my 50th post, I thought I would give a little something away.
So here it is, 2 fat quarters of this very funky and bright "Spirographix by Benartex"
(The colours are most accurate in the above photo)

To enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post, telling me a little something about why you like living where you do. (no need to say exactly where)
International entries are welcome, Make sure I have a way to contact you, either by email or via your blog. I will leave entries open until 7 pm AEST on the 26th November.
Good Luck!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Very Superstitious........

My package from Helen of Stitcharooney arrived today! I managed to restrain myself and not rip it apart so I could take photos! I absolutely love everything she sent!, And I love the theme too! The four-leaf clover hair band is already in my hair, the black cat brooch is on my t-shirt, the rainbow hair clip with its "pot of gold" has already been claimed by Laura, and that bag, oh my that bag, Looks even more fabulous on my wrist then I thought it would!! And just look at how she used a hair clip to close the wrapping!! Thank you so much Helen!! Go and check out her blog and Etsy shop, Helen makes some fantastic things!!

Hmmm 49th post....... Look out for the next one!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


So a couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway on Dearfii, I was so happy to hear that I won!

My prize arrived yesterday, and I had finished this beautiful brooch by the time I went to bed last night! I love little kits like these! Thank you so much Fi!
I also won a giveaway from Helen at Sticheroony, I can't wait for it to arrive!
So as you can see, I'm having quite a good run, and this is my 48th post, I think a celebration for my 50th is in order! With my posting habits in mind, that will be in a week or so, so check back to see what I will have on offer!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Sewing Space.

Way back in March, I posted about the sewing/craft table that Mark was making for me. Well it was finished probably by early April, But It was never tidy or clean enough to show the completed project!
The other day when I took the photos for my last post, I realised that, this was as good as it gets!
So here it is then A Daddy Makes finish!