Monday, November 28, 2011


Here's another softie I finished just yesterday.  Her name is Clucky and she is a Melly & Me design. 

I do love her is these bright fabrics.  I think they really suit her.  I think the lawn needs cutting though - I could loose her chicks in there it's that long!  We've had so much rain lately that the grass has gone mad.  You cut it and it seems to grow overnight - it's hard to keep up with it. 

Here are a few other things I've made recently.  These lolly bags are a great idea and so I just had to make up a few.  I thought I'd make some more for our Christmas Stall at school.  They make great little gifts for those little and not so little people!  Also would make great party bags for kids parties.  They are a designed by Monica Solorio-Snow from Happy Zombie.  You can find the pattern HERE.

These are some more of my Christmas Birds I made too.  They are great Christmas decorations and are quick and easy to make.  Also make great little gifts too.  I made a tutorial for these last year - so if you want the pattern and steps on how to make it you can find the link on the right hand side of this page.  

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FNSI Results

Well I didn't get alot done for the Friday Night Sew In last night.  I was helping with the shearing of my parents Alpacas yesterday so was pretty tired last night.  It was also a really hot day yesterday which didn't help either.  But we got all the Alpacas finished and so they will all now be alot cooler for Summer. 
So we ended up getting Fish & Chips for tea, and then once the kids went to bed I sat down in front of the TV with my stitchery project.  I have shown you this one before and I haven't really done alot on it since.  So I managed to get another fairy nearly finished - just needs her face & hair done and some detail on her dress.

This is a Cinderberry Stitches design and it is free from the Lecien website.  It's called Flower Sugar Woodland Faeries. 
Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

It's Friday Night Sew In again tomorrow night. 

So join the sew in with us on Friday night and work on some of your unfinished projects.  I know I've still got a few I'm going to be working on!  'See' you then!
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A very busy weekend!

Well I thought I would share another couple of things with you as it has been a very busy weekend!  My son actually shares his birthday with his dad (he still says that when Max was born it was the best birthday present he ever got!).  So we also celebrated my wonderful husband's birthday too over the weekend.  So here he is with both the kids about to blow out his candles. 
 Also we added a new member to our little family over the weekend - and her name is Mittens. 

I surprised the kids and we picked her up at lunchtime on Sunday (they thought we weren't going to get her for another couple of days) and we brought her home.  She is everything that a kitten should be - full of beans and very naughty but also just adorable.  She is 3 months old and we adopted her from the pound.  It has been about 7 years since I last had a cat and now that she is with us I am just loving every minute of it!  I really missed not having a cat around the house.  I have been sewing this morning and she has been 'helping' me with the fabrics and treads and has been very curious about everything I have been doing.  She certainly does bring a smile to my face. 
Happy sewing!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Drafty Junior

I have had a few requests to make a 'Drafty' Junior.  This is from my original 'Drafty the Door Sausage Dog' pattern.  So I finally got around to making Drafty Junior.  His is not as long as the original Drafty and doesn't have the weighted pellets or rice in him as he is intended to be used as a toy only.  Anyone that has purchased the 'Drafty the Door Sausage Dog' pattern can make this.  You just need to simply remove the two middle sections in the pieced middle (which on the pattern I removed pieces C & D and changed piece E to measure 2").  This then makes Drafty Junior a nice fit to put across the end of the bed.  I then didn't add the weighted pellets to his paws and also did not use a weighted bag in the middle.  I simply stuffed him with polyester toy stuffing but not too firmly. 
So meet 'Drafty Junior'. 

And here he is lying across the end of my son' s bed.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My little boy turned 5!

My little boy turned 5 over the weekend!  Still can't believe he'll be going to school next year!  He asked for a Lego party so we invited some of his kinder friends over and we sent out Lego invitations and I made a Lego cake for him.  We also included Lego minifigurines in the party bags and had a Lego prize for Pass the Parcel.  It was a really hot day so we got the water pistols out and the kids had heaps of fun running around and shooting at each other with them, some of them ending up very wet indeed!  They all seemed to really enjoy themselves and my son had a wonderful birthday and seemed to love every minute of it.  Here he is first thing in the morning opening one of his birthday presents.

And here is the Lego cake I made him. 

It was a great day and a great birthday party and worth all the effort.  Happy birthday little man!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Keeper Swap

I can now show you what I sent my swap partner in 'The Keeper Swap' that Sandy held over at Cookies & Cream Craft.  The idea was to make a Scissor Keeper to exchange with your swap partner.  I hadn't made a scissor keeper before so I thought it was a great chance to make something like that.   The lovely Cate was my partner in the swap and so this is what I sent her.

I used a free design by Lynette Anderson for the scissor keeper but added my own embroidery bird on the front.  I then used a pattern from an issue of Homespun magazine for the needle keeper.  And I made them using Rosalie Quinlans Sweet broderie fabric range - which is one of my favourites. 
I was then very lucky indeed to receive this gorgeous parcel in the mail from my swap partner Cate.  Look what she sent me! 

Aren't I lucky!  I love it!  Thankyou Cate!  This swap was fun.  Thanks Sandy for a great swap!
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Show & Tell

Lisa has just emailed me with some beautiful photos of Marina the Mermaid that she has made using my pattern.  I love seeing what other people have made with my designs - it makes it all so worthwhile!  So I thought I would share these pictures with you as they are just adorable.  Lisa made two different versions of Marina - and they both look fantastic and she has done such a lovely job making them.  Thankyou Lisa for sharing and sending me these photos!

Happy sewing!