01 July, 2019

Hello Gnome!


I knitted this gnome for my Mum but I had a hard time parting with him - he's just so cute!

The pattern is this one and it's a great stash buster.  Instead of using the weighted stuffing as the pattern suggested, I use a natural product (this one) and wrapped it in an old kitchen plastic bag so it didn't escape.

Do you think he's a cutie too?  My kids both want one for themselves and maybe I should make myself one but hmm, what colour should I do the body, stripey perhaps?

26 June, 2019

Kiwime mitts

Great as a stash busting project, a quick easy knit, I knit these last summer ready for this winter!
Grab the pattern here.
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn
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19 June, 2019

Poncho love

I knitted this poncho last year but I'd been waiting for the cold weather to wear it.
It's now winter and brr, this poncho is coming in handy for those chilly days!
Pattern is this one.
Yarn is this one and it contains possum ...it's so freaking soft, I can't believe I waited this long to try possum yarn!  Have you ever knit, used or seen possum yarn?
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17 June, 2019

The easiest tote that I've ever made!

The title says it all, this is the easiest tote that I've ever made!
It didn't even take an hour to make, truly easy.
Fabric is from my stash. Handles are webbing strap stuff that I had in my stash that actually matched the colour in the fabric.
Pattern is this tote, go on and grab it for yourself now.

Honestly, this was so freakin' easy that I'll be making more as gifts and showing my 8yo son, Joe, how to make it too.
Have you made this pattern or do you think you will now?
Oh, a quick question ... if you were to receive this bag as a gift (either for a birthday or Christmas), would the bag in itself be enough as a gift or would I have to fill it with something like chocolate, toys or maybe even something else handmade?


mail for sticker lovers.
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06 June, 2019

Tula Pink Teachers Gift

What do you make a teacher whose colour is blue and loves owls? ...hmm, there was only one fabric that came to mind, Tula Pink of course!
But what to make with that gorgeous owl fabric?  We thought & thought and came up with a water bottle carrier and a clipboard - the teacher had a very plain & boring clipboard, so we thought she'd appreciate an upgrade!
We used the same method & tutorial that we used for these ones but by this time, we were a pro at making the covers!
 
The clipboard, well we winged that!  I used a basic clipboard like this one, used a rectangle of fabric for a pen holder and then stuck it all down with Odicoat and then covered it in several layers to make ith more durable.

I think the clipboard looks awesome!
Funny thing, when we gifted it to the teacher, she just thought the water bottle cozy was the gift, didn't notice the clipboard .. when she did finally notice it, she almost cried tears of joy!
It was super simple to make one, go ahead and make one for the teacher in your life!



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Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

03 June, 2019

Teachers Gifts

 
When Laney finished kindy (last year!!) I wanted to give the teacher & teacher's aide a handmade gift that was useful and something that they'd use.
After accompanying them on multiple class trips, I noticed that they didn't use a water bottle carrier ... so bingo, that's what we'd make them and yes, include a new water bottle to fit perfectly!
Laney searched through my stash to find the perfect fabric for each person and then we used this easy video to make them up.
They were super easy to make and I cheated by adding strapping for the handle and if you're wondering where you get the cord lock thingies, try getting them here.
...oh & yes, it was actually December last year that I gave (as that's the end of our schooling year) but hey, life goes on and time slips by!


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Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

27 May, 2019

Rainbow Twirl Skirt


I recently found a project in my cupboard that I'd cut out ready to sew from three years ago!   Do you know how much a kid can grow in three years... heaps!  So instead of a dress like it originally was, I turned it into a skirt.
   

  
The skirt is a hit, she loves it!

Fabric: it was originally a 'cut & sew' panel from here.
I got the gorgeously sparkly elastic from here

It also gave me a chance to use all the cute stitches on my sewing machine!
..and now onto the next unfinished project!

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15 May, 2019

Toronto Tee


Something fun for my wardrobe today.
This top was a super quick sew and it was a free pattern too!
I adjusted the sleeve/bicep according to the pattern and did an FBA (full bust adjustment) using the skills that I'd learnt from here.

I love it, it's so comfy! The fabric is from my stash, it's a bamboo jersey and it's so soft & swingy and I'm hoping to make up some more in it or maybe this cute design in the a different weight jersey.
Pattern is the Toronto Tee  and it's a FREEBIE, so go grab it for yourself!


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06 May, 2019

2 wallets for two kids!

Two super cute wallets, for my two super cute kids!

The pattern was easier than I thought it would be and I finished these two wallets in a weekend!  I actually could have finished them sooner but I was doing one sewing step at a time then I'd do something else etc.
I'd actually cut these out last year, ready to make them for Christmas but time got away from me. I gave them to kids and they love them!

Pattern was this one and it comes with a video tutorial so it really does make things easier for you!
The super hero masked animals fabric was from here and the unicorn fabric was from my stash.
Oh, I added a coat of Odicoat to the outside to help keep them clean.
I think I need to make myself one too ... hubby actually needs a new wallet but declined me making him one .. the spoilsport!!


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Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop