24 November, 2020

A gorgeous Christmas decoration

I just finished making this gorgeous Christmas decoration, do you like it?

It looks really hard but after you've made a few smaller pieces for it, it all comes together really nicely.
And the big plus factor is that it's a great stash scrap busting project too.

Now that I've made one (for a gift), I think I'll make myself one and leave it hanging up in the loungeroom all year long.

If you want to see a small video of it spinning around, then click the video here...

It also comes as a kit too.


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18 October, 2020

Octoberness

 Hello!

It's just turned spring here in Tassie and wow, I'm loving being able to go outside again!

Have you been making stuff, I have. I never stop! Sometimes I even finish stuff too!

Here's some stuff that I've been doing:

I've been making this super awesome 3d paper pieced ornament and I'm loving it! I have another kit to use after I finish this one and I think I might make the next one from denim scraps! I've popped a clickable photo up on the 'zon here.... (yes, it's an aff link) so you can grab a kit for yourself too (& have as much fun as I do stitching it all together).

I made hubby a bunch of boxers for his birthday and it turns out that I got the sizing perfect & they're super comfy ...so guess who'll be getting a bunch more for Christmas! Pattern is from here...... 

If you're after suggestions on where to buy knit/stretch fabric, check out my blog post about it here...

I picked up an old embroidery project and decided to try & finish it. I just simply adore it, the simplicity of the one colour is just stunning but what will I do with it when finished? Embroidery pattern from here.....

I've been doing more but that's all I can think of right now - I just did my income tax and my brain is fried! I think I need a rest, maybe pick up some knitting but I'd love to hear what you've been doing!

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01 October, 2020

Yellow bottoms!

                    

My recent sewing makes are these two legger trousers.
The stripey ones are leggings, made from old stashed fabric as they were a test piece as I was confused by the sizing. It turns out they fit perfect, so I'll be making more.
The lighter yellow pair are called Yoggers and well, they were so easy to make & look so good on my son, that I'll definitively be making more of these!

The leggings pattern is a FREE pattern, get it here...

The Yoggers pattern is available here & is FREE and totally fabulous!

If you're after suggestions on where to buy knit/stretch fabric, check out my blog post about it here...

For extra crafty inspiration, then check out all the supplies available here...

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16 September, 2020

Crochet Cats in Sweaters

 


A couple of cute crochet kitties in sweaters!

Yes, I'm getting started early on my Christmas gifts this year so I'm super happy to actually have these started, finished and super cute ready to hide in the gift cupboard.

The cats were supposed to be a bit bigger but the fluffy yarn was just not working with the small stitches, increases & working in the round, so I did the best I could but I still think they look ok compared to the pattern - don't they? 

The crochet pattern is this one.

The gorgeous fluffy yarn is this yarn.

Have you started your present making yet? Have you finished it? Have you even thought about it yet?

Get more fab crafty inspo at this link...............

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08 September, 2020

Kids lounger pants aka pj's

I sewed the cutest romper for Joe! 
It was supposed to be for outside/day play but due to the print and the options we chose (long sleeves, dropped crotch) we decided that they'd be best for pj's. He loves them as pjs, absolutely loves them!
He's requested another pair in a bolder print with a higher crotch & no sleeves for day wear. 

The pattern is this one.
The type of fabric is this type.



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27 August, 2020

Twirly patchwork dress

I made Laney a patchwork dress as I wanted to use up a bunch of precut fabric.
I had previously spent a day going through my fabric stash and finding all the fabric that I didn't really like anymore or I didn't have enough to make something big with and cut them all up into squares using my cutter
...Well, actually, to be totally honest, I handed the fabric to my 9yo son and he put them through the cutter as he loves using it!

The pattern was really easy to use, I loved the bodice as it came together so easily and gave the dress a nice finish.  Pattern is from here and bonus, it comes as adult sizes too.
I love the dress so much that we're planning a second one for Laney and I'm thinking of making myself a patchwork skirt! 

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03 August, 2020

So simple skirts!

I bought the glitter elastic from here and I also grabbed the fabric from there too, it was super cheap!
Each entire skirt only cost me less than $5 to make and that include extra fabric left over to make something else!


If you have any ideas on what I should use the excess fabric for, I'd love to hear them! ...or alternatively, if you'd love the fabric for something, then please let me know.

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29 July, 2020

Another tshirt basket


I finished a second tshirt basket, this one is bigger and it's perfect to use as a fruit basket at it's nice & wide to hold all the apples that my family goes through in a week!
I had fun making it and it looks really good sitting on my kitchen table.
Have you made a tshirt basket before?
To make one, it's pretty easy : you just need a basket base and some tshirt yarn then experiment away!

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24 July, 2020

Teds for two


I finally got around to finishing the kids pressies that I made & gave them for Christmas! I started knitting these bears and outfits for them but then I had a bad sinus infection and only managed to complete the bears. I wrapped the bears up for them & gave them to them with a promise to finish a bunch of outfits for them when I was feeling better. So then I was feeling better but then Covid19 happened and well, life got a little weird. I 'slow' knitted' these things for a couple of months, a row or so a day until finally, all done!


I also sewed a couple of simple (no pattern) drawstring bags to pop the bears & their clothes in and handed them to them one day after school. They absolutely adored all the clothes, they had so much fun playing with them.

A couple of dresses and a rectangular skirt aka a kilt that Joe wanted for his doll.
Some of the gorgeous yarn I used was this yarn for the teddies and this yarn for most of the clothes - it's so gorgeous, I'll definitely be buying more of this brand.
This kids absolutely adore them!

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23 July, 2020

Masks

Ok, so we've been pretty lucky where I live and we've not had to wear a mask due to Covid19 currently being under control in the state where I live BUT unfortunately, there are a couple of states in Australia that aren't so lucky and the people of Melbourne now have to wear a mask.
So I decided to sew some up, they are the recommended 3 layer masks. There are 2 cotton layers and a jersey layer (for wicking).
The masks are super comfortable to wear and I've purposely not tied the elastics just so you can tie them to the perfect length/size for you.

So go grab them from my Etsy store here and I can pop them into the post to you today.

Stay safe people!

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