16 October, 2017

Handy Fold-up Pouch

A very quick, easy project perfect for scrap busting!

14 September, 2017

Where to buy knit, jersey & stretch fabric in Australia

Stretchy fabric perfect for trousers, tops, dresses and even undies but where do you buy it in Australia? 
Ahh, I've solved that problem for you and listed below are stores stocking stretchy/knit fabric.

07 September, 2017

Oh look, a bear jumper!

I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it and when I knitted it up, the kids loved it too and I've been toying with the idea of grading it up to an adult size of me or for my hubby!

04 September, 2017

Yarn lovey stuff and something a little bit, well, icky.

It's just finished a long cold, dreary winter here in Australia, so I thought I'd do a quick yarnie catch-up before we fall into a fun-filled spring!

24 August, 2017

slim pencil case

A quick sew, scrap busting project for keeping bits & bobs in my knitting bag.

21 August, 2017

Knitting backpack

A new backpack sewn up just for me instead of for the kiddies, this one is going to be for my knitting or crochet projects.

07 August, 2017

A Quiet Play book

A fun sewing project straight from my sewing machine, a book for 'quiet time' to give me a few moments of peace every now and then!

03 August, 2017

$20 worth of love

It's winter here in Australia and gosh, it's chilly!

31 July, 2017

A winter cardigan for me

Apparently, I'm on a roll with making stuff for myself!  I've just finished this cardi and I LOVE it!

27 July, 2017

a sample knit for Laney

I was testing out some sample dyed yarn that I made, it was a 200gm ball - fun to dye with but very labour intensive in process.

I like how it knitted up but I'm still unsure if I should dye to sell but that's how it goes, test & test again but hey, at least Laney likes it!

24 July, 2017

A skirt with a secret...

Don't faint of shock or anything but I actually made myself something (instead of something for kids). A  skirt but not just any skirt, this skirt has an actual hidden secret ........

17 July, 2017

an Organic dress for Laney

It's the middle of winter here in Australia and brrr, it's icy cold. So being cold means long sleeve dresses which of course Laney didn't have any, so that means I headed to the sewing machine!

15 July, 2017

A Fairy Crown

When you see something so cute, you just have to make it ....

10 July, 2017

A Making List

Things are getting a little chaotic for me, so it's time to review my current works in progress, look ahead to see what needs to be and start a 'Making Plan of Action'.

16 June, 2017

Art Caddy Tote

In an effort to stop a certain little 3year old from destroying her big brother's bedroom, I decided to make Laney her own Art Caddy Tote to store all her fun creative stuff in.  Gosh, she was so excited when I gave it to her!

30 May, 2017

Scrap busting: a mini bassinet for a doll


Would you believe that this little toy cot/bassinet is made from scraps? Yeah, it sure is and here's the photo to believe it!  

24 May, 2017

Taa daa: Crochet Embroidery Hygge shawl/wrap

It's a wrap!  Yep, corny pun but I've been waiting to use it ever since I started this wrap!  I finished it spot on time, within the last week of the CAL too, so I'm pretty impressed with myself as it's the first time that I've actually finised a CAL within the time frame!

24 April, 2017

fold & go

A cute little bowl that folds flat for easy use.
I only made the small size but isn't it just the cutest thing!
I plan to make some bigger with waxed fabric (or vinyl) because they'll be perfect for picnics!

Also, they are super easy to make and don't take much fabric or time, so go ahead and make a couple for yourself too!  Get the pattern here.

18 April, 2017

...it's bigger on the inside...

So what do you do when you discover your six year old, who is in grade 1, is the only kid in his class without a pencil case (because he never told you he needed one)??  You make him one of course! 

07 April, 2017

a bunny dress for my Laney

I'm super proud to show you one of the dresses that made recently and with Easter so close, I though it was the perfect time for it!

11 March, 2017

Holey Cowl!

What to do when your yarn colour reminds you of clouds....

07 March, 2017

Thinking craft, what are you doing?

What to do now, what to do in a hour and what should I do in the afternoon?
I have to admit, I'm always thinking craft.
Do I have a knitting project ready to go for the car? Do I have a 'no-think' crochet project to work along this 'think a lot' crochet project?
This is my current grab & work pile but it's not all of my current wips (works in progress) that I have at the moment.

02 March, 2017

Double Zip Gear Bag

A very proud show & tell for you because I'm super chuffed with this bag that I just finished!
Would you believe that it was so easy to make? Yes, it looks hard but the pattern was so well written that I breezed through making it!

08 February, 2017

Laney's little bag

We often have bad cases of FOMO in our house, you know .. Fear Of Missing Out .. so when Joe got a new bag for school, I had to make sure Laney had something just as special.

06 February, 2017

All the pretty yarn

A quick post to show you that I received my (very pretty) yarn pack today for the Hygge CAL (more info here).
The yarn is so squishy and scrummy.  I got the yarn from here and it only took 2 weeks from the UK to Tasmania Australia
.. meanwhile, I'm still awaiting a parcel that I ordered 2.5 weeks ago from Perth, Western Australia!!

04 February, 2017

Wide Open Backpack

Ever stood in one space day after day wishing there was a better solution to what you were watching, I have. Every school day, I stood there and patiently waited whilst Joe struggled to shove his stuff into his (store bought) school back pack as the openings were never wide enough for his 5 year old self to cope with. So this year, when it came to buy Joe a new backpack, I wanted something that opened up big & wide and this is what he ended up with and yes, I made it!

02 February, 2017

Making for me #2017VAL

Yes, it's that time of year again where I think about making something just for me as it's almost time for the #2017Val.
What is a VAL?  It's a Valentine-Along where you make/buy/do something just for you!

19 January, 2017

Rabbit in a hat

My sweet lil 3 year old Laney loves magic, in fact she can't actually say magic so I'm forever hearing her say "maggot, maggot... taa daa" .. so I had to make her something special for her magic tricks.

11 January, 2017

A stunning crochet & cross-stitch CAL, join in!

image via source
Ok, so I've just spotted a piccie of a crochet-along (CAL) that is starting in February and wow, it's amazeballs! 
Not only is it stunning but it's for a wrap AND it combines a beautiful mix of crochet and embroidery/cross stitch AND has helpful videos along the way so you won't get stuck. 

03 January, 2017

My very first quilt

Here it is, a big moment for me ... my very first full size quilt!  Oh yeah, I'm super proud of myself and you just have to check it out ...but don't go looking for perfection though!!