Sunday, July 26, 2009


I sent my brave little girl off to music camp first thing this morning...I say 'brave' because she was the only year 7 girl going! She forms part of a guitar ensemble, and that's why she got to go.
I expected her to burst into tears when it was time to go, but she didn't and I'm really proud of her! (I got a bit teary when I jumped in the car though)
As a surprise, I whipped up this reversible head band out of scraps left over from the guitar case name tag and the music tote bag. She thought it was pretty cool and wore it with pride.
Have fun Bec, and see you in a few days...

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


For my Must Sew list, I made these pants up last night. A very easy pattern which took me about 2 hours to do...which was just as well as I didn't start until about 10.30pm!!

No zip (woo hoo) just a really wide band with 5cm wide elastic threaded through it. It's New Look 6354 View A without the splits at the hem...or bow. If you make these up, just watch out for the amount of ease. I made a size smaller than I should have according to the pattern envelope, and I reckon I could have gone an extra size smaller still! I bought the fabric (suiting) last year some time from Spotlight to make a dress with - I guess I'll have to buy some more now.

I do like the style, but I'm still searching for that perfect pants pattern. And the colour also reminds me of my Tom's school trousers (note to self: don't wear these pants to school!)

Anyhoo, I wore these today to a lunch that Linda hosted, and I finally got to meet the very lovely Susan from 'Stitch Scrap Sew' (who is a total expert on hand embroidery!) and also Janelle from 'Threads of Friendship' (who makes the nicest bags...and lots of them!). It was an enjoyable day - so thank you, Linda, and also for my lovely birthday presents. The clever thing made me some "artwork" for my sewing room and I got the nicest retro themed mugs. I will post photos later as it is pm, and not good light to take photos.

Bec made some delicious cupcakes to take to lunch today - I was a bad, bad mother and didn't take a photo of time.

Have a great week!