31 December, 2016

Shruggy show off and some tips to make it.

I've just sewn in the ends for this shrug, my last finish for 2016.   A shrug for my Laney ...but she refuses to model it, not that I blame her as it is summer here!
I'm also adding a couple of tips on how to make this shrug as I found the pattern to be slightly confusing and wanted to help out others with these two handy tips.

26 December, 2016

tis the season to save!

Here in Australia, the big sales happen on Boxing day ... which is right now!  There are so many great deals on everything, including fabric, yarn and of course, patterns that I've listed the best of the best sales below. Note that this list will be constantly updated over the next couple of days when I come more sales to add!

18 December, 2016

My Gift To You!


As my gift to you this Christmas, you have the chance to win ANY pattern of YOUR choice on Ravelry.
Just head over to my group on Ravelry to enter.
Good luck!

13 December, 2016

Making a Makers Case

 
"Can I borrow your special textas Mumma" and "can I colour in your special colouring book Mumma" is something that I hear weekly from Joe.

03 December, 2016

A 5 year old Granny.

This was a quick-ish granny to make ...as I'd already started & found it abandoned in my wip pile! (oops).

30 November, 2016

Carrot Boy

 A carrot boy for my boy because what boy doesn't like carrot toys??!!

22 November, 2016

because everybody loves a sale

I get a little giddy when I see a good sale on and I want to share the awesome ones that I've come across this week with you but you'd best hurry as you don't want to miss out on the discounts!

10 November, 2016

Mr Cactus

 
Every now and then, I come across a pattern that I have to have just because it's so unusual (and totally cute too!).

07 November, 2016

A blanket fit for a princess!

So what is this rolled up blanket and how could it be fit for a princess?
Well, let's unroll it and find out!

22 October, 2016

Sorry but I'm just not that into you

I looked forward to meeting you and not-so patiently anticipated your arrival when at last it was time to meet but alas, my expectations are falling short.

13 October, 2016

four before the two

Guess what? 
...it's my birthday today and because I've gotten so old, I've decided to give you a present!

10 October, 2016

A vintage super hero

A super-cute retro Super Hero cape.

04 October, 2016

A baby for my baby


 A cute little baby in a bassinet with an itty bitty granny square blanket, made especially for my baby girl.

30 September, 2016

A school jumper... kinda

A couple of weeks ago, I had this thing where I wanted to make one of the pdf patterns that I already had -- make it & move on, so the money I had spent on the pattern wasn't wasted ... do you know what I mean?

27 September, 2016

a needle wallet

Every now and then, I make something and really impress myself. That is what happened when I made this awesome wallet.

23 September, 2016

Triangle Purse

 
 I made this little triangle purse, for no other reason that because it was cute!

17 September, 2016

Making a making list ...& checking it twice

The clock is ticking... it's the middle of September and Christmas (as well as Joe's birthday) is on it's way, so it's time to set a plan into action for all the handmade gifts I'm planning to make!

16 September, 2016

Fabric bowl/pouch

How totally ace is this fabric bowl?!  It's a bowl & a pouch as it zips up to hold everything secure then opens out to this wonderful bowl-shape with a flat bottom.

06 September, 2016

Topsy Turvy

My lil Laney turns 3 this weekend and I wanted to make her another doll but not just any doll but a doll with a secret!
..what is the secret?  She is a Topsy-Turvy doll!

17 August, 2016

A pressie for my Mum

A big happy birthday to my Mum ...but what to make someone who has lots of stuff? Hmm...

12 August, 2016

Rainbow Blanket

I've finished this super cute rainbow blanket and yes, I'm really chuffed with the result!

07 August, 2016

buying less to make more

I've been feeling overwhelmed with everything lately, I think it's because I keep buying stuff and planning on making things but never seeing any gains from it.

27 July, 2016

In making

 
I've been trying to "make" a lot this week but I get distracted by creating so the making keeps slowing down.

25 July, 2016

Pants for two


It seems that Joe & I are developing a habit that every school holidays, we head to town and buy fabric that we then turn into either shorts or trousers. Well, this school holidays was no different, except this time I actually used a pattern!

19 July, 2016

200grams of crazy colour


I had a sudden urge to experiment with changing my dyeing technique during the week and produced these massive balls of crazy colours.

11 July, 2016

Sometimes when I get it right, I get it right.

Ok, so do you remember that I made a dress and I kinda stuffed it up but it was still ok? This time I sat down, made it right and let me tell you, it is good.

07 July, 2016

Angry knitting

I don't know what you think of this project but every time I pick it up, I feel angry.

30 June, 2016

Hey look, I made mistake!

This is a show & tell where I show you a dress and you say wow but then I'll point out the mistakes...because I made a big mistake but liked the finished dress to much to not fix it!

28 June, 2016

In making and messing...

This is me sewing, it's also me 'surviving' 2yo tantrums... it's a been a week of tantrums, I need a lot of patience and sewing is calming (sometimes).

23 June, 2016

Welcome Mr Jacket Pillow

So, what to do when a favourite jumper of your child becomes too small?  You turn it into a cushion!

21 June, 2016

A cute way to store my iron

I hate ironing, totally hate it.
In fact, I don't even iron hubby's business shirts, nope they get a good flick when they come out of the washing machine and then are hang straight to dry so no ironing is needed but with all this crazy sewing I've been doing lately, my iron is out a lot! ..yeah, ironic
The iron was forever sitting on the kitchen bench waiting to cool down so I could put it away and hubby was getting annoyed that I would then forget to put it away and he would move it to some weird spot that took me forever to find. I needed to find a way to put my iron away whilst it was still hot.. and I found the solution.

15 June, 2016

Planning a week in craft...

I'm trying to set some tentative goals, so I can make and be happy instead of just looking of piles of things to be done.

14 June, 2016

Bunny slippers, I'm in love!

I have to share my latest finished project with you, these adorable bunny slippers!

07 June, 2016

Things I'm doing (or not doing!)

It's just turned winter here so you'd think I'd be snuggled up inside with a hot cup of tea and some crafts....well, no! 

06 June, 2016

Pattern Review: The Bionic Gear Bag

An honest, unbiased pattern review of the BGB pattern.

01 June, 2016

Do you love my new basket?

I'm a little chuffed with myself at the moment because I made this super cute basket!

30 May, 2016

Keeping teacher warm.

 
My son, Joe is 5 and totally adores his Prep teacher at school, so much so that he wanted her to "never get sick" and made her hat!

27 May, 2016

The Great Debate: pompoms

Forget the upcoming Federal election, the debate in our house at the moment is .. can a pompom be too big?

23 May, 2016

Another knitted vest turned into a ....drest!


I recently finished knitting Laney a vest that I turned into a dress, so I call it a drest!

16 May, 2016

My new toy, the Accuquilt Go!

Hating to admit a fault but I am terrible at cutting a straight line. Scissors & patience are not my best friend which is a problem when you want to start quilting but I have found a solution to it!

09 May, 2016

New plans and a new face...kinda!


I've been making lists and I've been making some changes to me.

30 April, 2016

Weekend fun

I feel creativity coming on for this weekend, maybe it's because I'm sitting in a sun-dappled chair listening to my children laugh as they play with their Dad!

28 April, 2016

Mother's Day gift ideas

Don't freak out but Mother's Day is just around the corner.. eek!  So rather than falling back on the usual box of chocolates or bunch of flowers, I thought I'd put together a selection of fun things for the Mum in your life!

21 April, 2016

Listening to the rain

Today is a lovely day.... which basically means that it's raining outside, the house is warm, the kiddies are happily watching dvds, there is plenty of food, therefore I can relax and craft. Lovely.

14 April, 2016

A blokey bag!

Ok, time for some show & tell!
I made this bag for my brother's birthday and the colours were pre-approved by the fella in my family to being (& I quote) "Blokey Colours".

07 April, 2016

Makers Tote

I've done it... I've finally impressed myself with my sewing skills!  (It's only taken 30 years!)

05 April, 2016

New things and a Giveaway

 
 A quick shop update and details of an awesome Giveaway via Instagram.

04 April, 2016

Makey, makey on a Monday

Hello! 
I feel like we've been chatting lots lately but then I realised that only I could hear the voice in my head that was planning the blog posts ..oops! 

30 March, 2016

Dress Challenge


 Ahh, a challenge!  Sew a dress in a new fabric line in a few days (that includes ordering the fabric) --- DONE!

29 March, 2016

A birthday bag

 So what do you make someone who can make everything?

28 March, 2016

Tote supplies.


I thought I'd bombard you with yet more piccies of the tote bag I made AND provide the details of where I got some of the supplies from because I just know you want to make the bag too!