Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Fingers crossed that I win something and if you'd like a chance to win over here at my little 'ol blog head here and leave me a comment. Somehow I got left off the master list on the Sew Mama Sew website until I headed over to start commenting myself, it's all fixed now, but I hope no one missed me!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Invites are done...
Finished The Princess and the Pea set to go with her new book. I was going to make a doll for the set, but we have SOO many around here I thought it was a bit of a waste so Jemima is the Princess.
And a pillow to match the Sandi Henderson quilt I made her for Christmas. (Thank you Hoppo Bumpo! I won the pattern for the pillow from her blog).
Just the party favours and decisions on cakes and I think we're ready with 3 weeks to spare. I'm feeling organised peeps.
Then she dictated to me what we should write. I figured I better write it because they did need to get into the post before 2012. We headed to the shops and picked out a little animal pencil from Smiggle, some more stickers and a postcard with a picture of Cronulla where we live.
She can't wait to get a letter from the other kids. It's such a brilliant idea, thank you Pigeon Pair.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day is on again. Last year I took part and had a fantastic time, I found some wonderful blogs that I still read, inspiration for many projects and even managed to win myself something.
I jumped at the chance to take part again this year, and as always with giveaways trying to pick something to offer has been hard. I couldn't narrow it down to one thing, so instead, there are 3 goodies.
A blue bi-fold purse with 12 card spaces, a spot for notes and an attached zippered pouch for coins and other bits and pieces.
This clutch that I made from the Meet Me at Mikes book. I made it for myself to take a wedding and now it's up for grabs
One of my Itti Pouches featuring Amy Butler's Belle fabric, perfect sized for loyalty cards and receipts.
To be in the running, please leave your comment before Sunday 31st May 9am US Eastern time (11pm Australian Eastern time) and I will draw 3 names. I will ship internationally so everyone is welcome to enter.
Have a fantastic Giveaway Day and good luck to everyone. I'm off to see if I can win something too.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sounds exciting right? So blogs everywhere are offering giveaways to celebrate and I thought I'd join in and offer a patchwork scarf I made.
The website will have just about everything you can think of that you would want online as a sewer. There are forums, online advice from industry experts, conversion charts, colour wheels, free patterns and class listings.
There will be interviews with all your favourite designers, quilters, patterns makers and authors. There will be tutorials with me and with other sewers from here and overseas, podcasts and coverage from shows and articles about all maner of exciting things.
Best of all, there are great unique gadgets - Fabricmatcher, which is an online tool which lets you match patterns to fabrics and see what your project will look like without sewing a stitch, and Find Fabric, which is the niftiest thing that will find the fabric you are looking for without you having to search for it for hours on the internet. It's so clever it even searches shops in your vacinity first to save you on international postage. How cool is that?
Plus there will be an online buy and sell area called SEWiNg, which is where you can sell the stuff you sew to the people out there who don't sew - and some of the ones who do :)
The fabric is from Moda called Recess and the scarf is backed with a cream cordoroy and it measures 56" long.
To be in the chance to win, just leave me a comment before 8pm AEST on Monday June 8th on this post. I will ship internationally so everyone is welcome to join in.
I can't wait to see the new website!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway will be posted for comments to start on Tuesday and is drawn on Sunday
Sewen Giveaway I will post tomorrow to start comments and runs until June 8th.
Let me know if you are having a giveaway on your own blog, I'd love to come and try win something!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Baby should be nice and warm don't you think?
The liner is backed in lambswool that my Spotlight has started stocking so it's reversible and the blanket is backed in a faux fur and is super soft.
For the back I used a vintage pillowcase that I got from Meika last year.
A scarf for Liam with dark blue wool blend fabric and robots for the front and Michel Miller dots for the back.
My new cushion with the Kristen Doran fabric panel I got from the market
and denim with a strip of Kristen's Mollybirds on the back. I placed a zipper on the side.
Towelling backed Monkey bib for a surprise gift for a little boy.
All done in only a few hours last night while the babes were sleeping. I love the instant sewing gratification of quick projects.