Sunday, July 19, 2009


Especially the hand made variety!
Thank you Linda for my lovely crochet dishcloths that you made.....I have been using them and they are fantastic, and also for my retro-style mugs!

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art"
Leonardo da Vinci

Linda also made me this framed dressform for my sewing room. It is truly beautiful and sits nicely in my fabric cupboard.
I've done a little sewing this week - with a holiday down south at Busselton and school holidays and sleepovers and movies and playovers and....well, I haven't done a lot of sewing this past fortnight!

I made this from black corduroy and animal print scraps. It's New Look 6391 View B I won't talk about the pocket that I forgot to add to the inside! This is a very easy pattern and you can whip one up in a night. I have my eye on the View A as well.
School holidays are now over and school starts tomorrow, so I'll be ironing and preparing the kids for their new week.....and getting some sewing done - Yee ha!
Have a great week.


  1. Glad to see you back. Do you really like the dishcloths? As i said Andrew hates them but i quite like them. Now the bag looks gorgeous, whip one up in a night? yeah, I like the black one at the top. Not that i am hinting.I have a pattern here waiting for me to make. :)
    Am not inspired to do much lately. :(
    Say hi to the kids for me
    xx Linda

  2. I've been wanting some crocheted dishcloths. I've heard that they work really well. I think I may learn to crochet just so I have some.

    Great purse. I love your fabric choices. We have that pattern, and my teenage daughter sewed up a bunch of those a few years ago and sold them to some ladies at church.

  3. Gorgeous pics of your pressies! I am loving the dishcloth too...I like that they are washable and they work well too.
    Your bag is great. I know what you mean about the holidays...I've haven't done much crafting either :( but today starts a new week! Get back to that sewing machine!!! LOL

  4. Hi Jenni
    Your new bag looks fabulous - you can never have too many!!! I am also looking forward to school going back, for the sake of creativity of course.

  5. Hello! I've just arrived here, and love that bag!