20 March, 2018

"must reach ankles"

Ok, so when Laney walked up to me the other day and quite firmly told me that she doesn't have a dress that reaches her ankles and Mumma needed to make her a new dress now... well, yes I did drop everything and make that girl a dress!

She very clearly stated that the dress must reach her ankles and be shaped like her purple Elsa top. Here is a photo of her trying the dress on for size, showing me the ruffles that needed to go on and oh, not forgetting the very 'clear & precise' pattern that she drew for me.

Here is the finished product. I got it right. I got kisses, squeals and then she twirled and twirled.

07 March, 2018

The 'NO mystery' mystery knit project.

If you scratch your heads a bit & think back to this old post where I was telling you about a disappointing knitting project, well, I finally finished it. Kind of.

28 February, 2018

The Circle Cardi

When I came across the pattern for this sewn cardigan top, I knew I had to make it as it was so much like the ones that I keep buying from the shop...and it's turns out, that it is even more comfortable to wear!

17 February, 2018

Bunting - so easy to make!

A super quick project to lift my sewing spirits. 
This easy sewing project used some of my vintage sheet fat quarters and scraps from my ribbon collection. I'm super chuffed with myself and totally glad I made it.
I'm thinking Joe & Laney need their own bunting now, don't you?!!
Get the FREE pattern here......  

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14 February, 2018

Knitted hearts.

Happy Valentines Day to you!   Here, lemme give you a heart ..ooh, I can't squeeze it thru the computer screen, so let me tell you about them instead!

13 February, 2018

Making for me: #VALalong2018

Ahh, it's time to think about a Val, a Valentine-along where you make/do/buy something just.for.you.

12 February, 2018

Book & Tool Folio

Hot from the ironing board is my latest finish, the Book & Tool Folio.  

01 February, 2018

Eco-dyed Tshirt

Eco Dyeing with CraftyRie:
a fun experiment to turn plain white fabric into something unique!
I'm feeling totally proud of this show & tell today, not only did I sew this tshirt but I also I dyed it with rose petals.   So here it is, my first attempt at Eco Dyeing! 

26 January, 2018

Pretty Tape Measures

Something fun, cute & super easy and a great scrap stash buster!
In fact, it was so easy that I made two and was going to make more but I can't find the rest of my stash of tape measures!

22 January, 2018

Mini Blankets

What do you do when your 7yo son asks you for a 'blankie' to help him to not to 'turn into a bad person'??   You drop everything & sit there and make him a small blanket to surprise him in the morning.

15 January, 2018

Hanging Pretty

Just a super quick show & tell of a crochet coat hanger that I made recently from scrap yarn. I think it turned out super pretty and the extra pompom was for the wrapping paper.
Gifted and loved, awesome.

09 January, 2018

How to add WATERMARKS to your photos

The question on every blogger or social media user is "how do I add a watermark to my photo?"
Well, here is the easy 1, 2, 3 step guide to doing so!

05 January, 2018

Ok, wow .. it was a crafty year!

As we have now said good bye to 2017,  I thought I'd do a quick recap on the stuff that I had made ...what I wasn't expecting was the amount of stuff that I had made!  I found photos of stuff that I'd make and had totally slipped my mind!  So to review it all, I've divided it up into groups: Bags, Yarn stuff & (other) sewing stuff.