Has it really been that long since I blogged?
I hope everyone had a fab Christmas. My niece and nephew got spoilt with a little of my sewing.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Has it really been that long since I blogged?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
So its December- it only took me to the 2nd to actually come to accept that it might be the final month of the year.
This months challenge is to sharpen your skills on one of the challenges that was presented this month.
I would really love to have another go at making a softy this month, but the reality is that I have 2 girls to sew for, a son whos birthday is the 26th of December and a neice and nephew to sew for for Christmas. Is it ok to say that the skills that are being sharpened at my house are time management?
Would love to hear what your December plans are.
My daughters are wanting (well I plan to make them) a ruffle patchwork skirt from Ottobre, as well as a Farbenmix Feliz
I should make my son a pair of denim shorts with the feature pocket.
My nephew needs a tee with mathicn shorts
and my neice, well she is fussy, I am thinking maybe she will get something I haven't sewn. Typical 2yo, she knows what she likes, but doesn't tell us.
Sign up below:
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I gained some paints from Crafty Mamas called Tee Juice. Very happy with them.
Painted on some handkerchiefs
And my father now has some very personal Christmas presents.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Last year the end of the year snuck up on me and unfortunately I didn't get the chance to spoil the people who had done alot of 'work' for us.
People such as teachers, kinder teachers, and others who had helped us on the journey of 2009. So this yea I have decided to spoil them!
Many of the same people have been in our lives this year, so it made it alot easier.
I have made a journal with an embroidered cover and ribbon, as well as a key fob for those who have really helped alot this year. The ribbons are Farbenmix, Spotlight and others from Crafty Mamas, Love Chirps embroidery from Huups, Flowers from JuJu.
For those who have given my children lifts from school, making it possible for me to work a little, and also given me a break from driving (with 2 kinder runs to different kinder and a school run it can be rather exhausting), the teacher/ assistant who is willing to have time for me at the drop of a hat. The kinder workers that have spent more time on 'us' than I will ever know. And of course then there are those who have just lent us support!
I might also buy some fresh cut soaps to go with some of these, as I am finding it hard to resist the need to share her art! (I just hope they are not thinking that I think they smell! Coz they don't!)
I must thank Sara (Willow and Moo) for showing me where to find the tools to make the key fobs. And also for getting the ball rolling with the journal covers. My sister also helped with her graphic design talent.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Its the end of November (either I am yelling to try and convince myself that it is actually here, or that I am trying not to cry as the time has flown!)
And its time to show off your Christmas craftying.
I have almost finished mine, just gotta iron them and pop it all together. Please hold me to it that I have to have it done before it reaches December!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I know I struggled with the idea, it looks rather daggy, although credit that they are colour co-ordinated!
Its so that you dont get sand in your pants when your playing in the sandpit!
Ahh- then great tips you learn from your kids!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
And she was also no 8! Congratulations, we cant wait to see what you make from this great pattern! Can you please contact me. carolynswebmail at gmail dot com
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
There has been quite a stir up on the CM forum, KeyFobs!
I thought I would share with you in case you thought they might be good presents for your Kindy teacher/ boss etc
There is a tutorial and hardware here
Monday, November 1, 2010
So the whole idea for November challenge is to start on that Christmas crafting. It might be a Christmas outfit for your darling boy, or it might be the present for his teacher. Whatever it is, November is the time to get started (or sooner). Either way, we would love to see what you are doing.
So sign up below, and come the last week of November you can add your link tot he new widget to show off what you have crafted.
Im not sure what I will do as yet, new dresses for the girls? Presents for the teachers? Maybe a softie for the tree? A knitted ornament? The sky is the limit really.
Well I successfully blogged nearly every day of October.
So to celebrate I want to giveaway something that I have.
I have 2 of the Ottobre 301 patterns- so who would like one for free?
Please leave a comment, and make sure that you have a way for me to contact you.
Also this pattern is only sizes 92-170, its not an adult pattern. So you have to have kids that you sew for to make use of this pattern. You will also have to be interested in sewing with knit.
So enjoy ;)
Sign up closes Saturday 13th November.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
I really like the drop waist ModKid pattern, so inspired but didn't want to purchase the pattern myself, and felt that I could alter an existing pattern:
So out popped the Ottobre 301, shortened it, made a waistband, then added a rectangle for a skirt.
Very happy with the results.
Next time I will make the sleeves a little more baggy, might even make them puffed sleaves, but apart from that, im very happy with the results.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
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Now I am sure that this works, if it is followed. But in the morning I am that rushed with "get dressed, eat your breakfast (you asked for cereal!) where is your school shoes, brush your teeth, why did you get undressed" madness that I'm struggling to learn to Fly.
Maybe if I make a label with this name it might inspire me to keep going.
Has anyone out there made the FlyLady work for you?