Friday, November 30, 2007

One bag down....2 more to go

I ordered this gorgeous fabric with the vision to make 3 bags, one for each of my sisters, one to London and one to Japan, and one for a Kris Kingle present for Keiran's side of the family. The lovely Cass sent me the pattern for the bag she made in the bag swap. I am so impressed as she drafted the pattern herself and it is perfect.

I am just fighting with the magnetic clasps and then just need to topstitch around the top and I am done. I just wanted to make one first to be sure it was what I was after.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Finally the new hat is finished

I was so sad when my mum lost this hat I made Ellyse, it was one of the first things I made her when I started sewing again.(she looks so little in that photo - and chubby!)

It was made from a thrifted sheet, but I just loved it. Unfortunately I threw the sheet out so couldn't replicate it, but finally I have made her another hat and I am in love!

I started this hat about 2 months ago and completely mucked up the brim, I got back to it today and finished it in about 20 minutes! It is a bit small for her now, will have to get another pattern, but she should get this summer out of it.

I just love the fabric which is by Heather Baily. I couldn't get a great photo but I have made it reversable.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cowpoke Drawing Case

I am really happy with how these turned out. Not too many decapitated cowboys! I love the check with it, eventhough Keiran told me I needed a solid coulour as the initial didn't stand out enough! I tended to agree but love the look of it on the inside!

Monday, November 05, 2007

The little blue car

I just love it when the little blue car pulls up outside our house, and the lady with the bleach blonde hair so happily walks up our garden stairs and calls out "mail!" This is what happened today and I was so excited! She must love her job, seeing people so pleased to be recieving things they have been waiting for, or better still being suprised with.

I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of some fabric I ordered from the humming mini, some very cute cowboy fabric destined to become more little artists drawing cases. I was pleasently suprised to find some freddo frogs in there for Ellyse and a big package wrapped for me. Helen had sent her raggedy edged quilt as a loving gift for Ashton. Thank you Helen, the blanket Cass made us gets a work out every day so now we can alternate! The colours are so bright and cheerful.

Here are both kids loving the quilt!

And lastly just a little Happy 85th Birthday wish to my Granny, you are an inspiration, we are lucky to have you as a Grandma and Ellyse and Ashton are so blessed to havea Great Grandma. This photo was taken at my cousin's wedding on Saturday.