Monday, January 23, 2012

A+ Skirt

I finally made myself a skirt using a 'Make it Perfect'  A+ Skirt pattern that I'd had sitting in my sewing cupboard for months.  I also had the material sitting there waiting for all that time too - but had always had other projects that needed to be done first.  Anyway - I finally got around to making it - and I just love it!  The pattern was fantastic - easy to follow and easy to make.  The skirt is very comfy to wear and fits perfectly too. (Sorry - didn't get around to taking photos of it!)   So I decided to make up another one for my daughter.  She picked out this cute apple print fabric from my local patchwork shop (Riviera Patchwork)and I made it up for her today.  We had a little fun doing a fashion shoot once I finished it.

I didn't have to adjust the pattern very much as it goes from a 3x small size to 2x large size (8 sizes in total).  So I just made her the 3x small size and took a little off the length.  She loves it and so do I.  Will defiantly make us both more of these skirts and they can be made up in an afternoon too. 
I also made another library bag this morning for my friends daughter.  She is also starting school with my son this year and so now she has a pretty library bag to take to school with her.
Happy sewing!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Results

This is what I made for the Friday Night Sew In.  It's a library bag for my son for when he starts school in a couple of weeks.  Still can't believe my little boy is going to school this year!  Wow - time does fly by. 

The fabric is from spotlight and has pirates and pirate ships and pirate treasure on it.  Very boyish!  My son must think it alright too as he's been carrying it around with books in it today.  Click on this link to see what the others have been up to for Friday Night Sew In.  
Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Springtime Melody

This is something I made last week.  It's called 'Springtime Melody' by Natalie Ross.  This is one of her new small pattern ranges and so is half the price of a normal pattern too. 

I thought this cute little bag would be perfect for my daughter's friend's 7th birthday.  My daughter helped pick out the pattern and the fabric for it.  It has a cute little bird stitchery which I did while the kids did swimming lessons last week, and I made the bag up in an afternoon.  Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to make a cute little gift for someone of any age. 

It's Friday Night Sew In again this Friday too.  So join in this 'Sew In' with us and work on some of those projects you've been wanting to finish off!  'See' you there!

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kids Christmas Presents

I thought I would show you a couple of things I made for the kids for Christmas.  They both had asked a couple of months before Christmas if I could make them each another toy - but with all the Christmas madness I ended up leaving it to the last week before Christmas to make them!  But luckily I finished them off in time for Christmas day.  This is Tilly the doll that I made for my daughter. 

She is from the gorgeous book 'Sewn Toy Tales' by Melly & Me.  I made her from the new 'Woodland' fabrics by Natalie Lymer of  Cinderberry Stitches and my daughter just loves her. 
My son asked for another 'Little Ninga' so he could fight it against his other Little Ninga I had already made him.  He went with me to Spotlight and picked out the fabric himself.

This is also a Melly & Me pattern and one I have used quite a few times.  My son just loved it and immediately got out his other Ninga and had them fight together! 
Have a lovely day, and Happy Sewing!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A roundup of projects for 2011

I thought I would look back at all the projects I have done in 2011.  Wow - when I look back there are more than I thought!  So here's a little look at all the projects I have done last year. 

Some of these also include some projects that I helped my daughter & son make and also some projects that I did with the kindergarten & school kids.  I have participated in a few swaps this year which has been fun and also released my first patterns this year too.  So it has been quite a big year for me last year and I have really enjoyed it.  It was my son's last year of kindergarten - so he's going to be a big school boy this year.  So that is a little sad as I have been a kinder mum for the last 4 years.  I'm sure there will be a few tears shed when he starts school.  This year ahead will be a busy one but I hope a good one too. 
Happy 2012 everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful year too!
Happy sewing!