Monday, March 23, 2009

A Stationery wrap

I made this stationery wrap as a birthday present for my MIL. It is pretty much based on the Gratitude Wrap tutorial from soulemama.

I filled it with some notecards, a pen and a notebook. As my MIL lives in the UK I even included some UK postage stamps

The outside and pockets are made from a fat quarter of Flutterby fabric by Tula Pink and the interior is just plain canvas and I trimmed it with some binding that once belonged to my Great Nan.

I hope she likes it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Finishing off...

I started making this dress for Maddie months ago and this baby quilt when I was just pregnant with Sam and had just begun my sewing adventures. I managed to finish both on the weekend. Fortunately I made the dress in a size 3 so it will still fit Maddie next summer (hopefully). She has called it her rainbow dress. The quilt is far from prfect but it will be going to a friend who is due to have a baby girl in June.

Stitches and Craft show...

I went to the Melbourne Stitches and Craft show on Saturday with some girlfriends and Sam (Maddie was at Sound Relief with hubby).

I had a lovely time and met some fab people on the many, many wonderful stalls. Amazingly I managed to stick to my self-imposed budget and came back with the following gorgeous goodies...

So then, what's inside the bag...

The kinder doll pattern, a mushie and gnome kit and selvedge keyring from Jodie at ricrac. I have been admiring her dolls for quite a while and am really excited about making one of my own for Maddie.

A fat quarter from Kristen Doran. I have also fallen in love with her robot fabric but she had run out at the show. I'll definitely be purchasing once she restocks her online shop.

Some lovely fabric and a Make it Perfect pattern from Kelani. Some more fabric and purse snaps from Amitie. And some pretty purple beads.

There were some lovely quilts on display too and I was also rather taken by these super cute fabric bird houses. I have no idea who made any of them so unfortunately cannot add a credit here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vintage pjs

Here are the pjs that I mentioned in an earlier post. A set for Maddie made from an op-shop vintage Snow White bedsheet and a shop-bought tshirt appliqued with a sleepy dwarf. I also made a matching pair of pj pants for hubby. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out for something so simple and am on the lookout for more vintage sheets!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Goodies for me!

I've just subscribed to Mixtapezine and received my first issue yesterday. I've only had a quick flick through so far but it's such a gorgeous magazine and I love the cover artwork. I also got a free embroidery pattern included from Sublime Stitching, which is so cute and I can't wait to use it on something.

I'm trying to convince hubby that I need a subscription to Ottobre magazine but that might have to wait until next month seeing as I'm planning a trip to the Stitches and Craft show next week and will need lots of things there too!!!

Other exciting news is that a friend and I have started discussing the possibility of having a stall at the Williamstown craft market one month. It probably won't be until the Spring so watch this space for news about that!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Drum roll please....and the winner(s) are.....


and then because I have quite a lot of these little scraps I chose 2 more lucky people too:

and Brisssmith

Please send me your postal details to and I'll pop some in the post to you early next week. I'd love to see what you make them into.

I've managed to get a bit of sewing done, inbetween the relentless job of unpacking. I made a pair of pjs for Maddie and a matching pair of pj bottoms for hubby too from a vintage disney bedsheet (I'll blog a pic later when I get them off the camera). I had been hankering after making hubby some pj pants for ages as he really needed some news ones but he kept saying that he could buy them cheaper in Target!! Anyway, seeing as I got the sheet from an op shop for about 50c I think I won that argument!

I'm very excited to be going to the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne next Saturday. I need to sit down and work out a budget so that I don't go mad and spend the mortgage! Is anyone else planning on going?