Wednesday, November 17, 2010

peonies and new stuff...




Just when I had cleared that dining table and thought I couldn't possible sew another thread after our big fete, along came a friend and now were cooking up a new venture so watch this space. And I couldn't help myself, my absolute all time favourite flowers are in season, don't you just love a peony rose...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Finally it's over!






Well, it has finally been and gone and our school fete turned out to be a fantastic day for all. A beautiful sunny Melbourne day with a big crowd and record fundraising which all translates to improvements to the school for our kids.
The craft stall was a great success and there was a lot of weary mums and dad's at the end of the day (and still tired just quietly) but all worth it as both the kids and our community soaked up the lovely atmosphere.
Job well done by all involved, now next year...

Monday, October 18, 2010

organized chaos...







As you can see from these pic's there are some things ready and packed to go and then there is just a whole other room full of stuff!!! This is also one of my favorite boys tee's that I've done for the fete.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What's this tops "fete"...


Made this for the fete and tried it on little miss but kind a liked it, guess I could make another but not likely!

Fete day fast approaches...







OK folks, I have not stepped away from the sewing machine except for Spotlight trips and desperate runs to the IGA for toot roll and I haven't really got time to be doing this so I'm just going to hit you all with a heap of photo's of stuff I have been making for the school fete in case you want a squiz or maybe you can drop in for a look. Next Sunday (24th) St Paul's in Bentleigh, VIC.












Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting back into it...








OK I've finally found the desire to begin this blog again as I was inspired by some new design's and my handsome boy looking stylish in a t/shirt made by mum and my little Pirate princess, just wonder how much longer I will be able to get them into "homemade" clothes.



Here in Bentleigh, we are preparing for our big school Fete in about 4 weeks and I have a lot of catching up to do! My very clever friend Paula from the beautiful "Nilly Designs" on Madeit and I are doing some funky t/shirts together and these are the boys ones...And girls too if you're like me and love girls in things other than pink!


Finally,I am not re-opening my Madeit store at this point but may in the new year but I would like to thank everyone for their support and kind thoughts over what has been a very hard 12 months... enough said!








Monday, June 21, 2010

Signing off for now....

I would just like to leave a short message regarding my obvious lack of content lately on my blog. An immediate family member has become very ill and I have put a stop to all endevours craft related to concentrate on getting them well again, I hope to be back again soon and appreciate everyones support...XXX

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Creative Space...







New fabric, new inspiration!
I'm hopeless when I find some new fabric to buy and it's like it burns a hole in my "stash" and I need to sew with it straight away...
So a new cushion and tote bag it is, started last night and finished off this morning, I'm calling this French chic meets Retro.
Head over to www.kootoyo.com to see other's cool creative stuff and join in too!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My creative space




Another day, another tutu...
Play along too at www.kootoyoo.com or just check out other peoples stuff!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birthday Catch ups...

This weekend, we had a lovely family get together with my husbands side of the family and it has been quite some time since we have done this for the simple fact that we are scattered all over Victoria. This also meant time to do the birthday catch up, you know remembering who you've not seen in the last few months and making up for the lack of pressie till now... so one was our neice who turned four, she got the green/pink button tote with a book inside and the other one was my sister in law, so a chocolate brown wool scarf it was. Might think about adding these to my Made it store although sewing all those buttons on did my head in! I have to admit that I struggled to think of something for my gorgeous 77 year old father in law and we all got together and put in for a BBQ! Sometimes, ya just got to go and buy stuff!!! Have a great week...

















Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Creative Space...







Yep, it's another coin purse, my daughter wants to get her hands on this one, I think my favorite so far too!
Of course continuing with my owl obsession and all things that "HOOT"...

It's all about the small stuff....




















I seem to be in this weird mood where I need instant gratification, no not the kind you're thinking of, the crafting kind! I have all these rather large idea's swimming in my head and even set out all over the floor but instead of making a start on them, I keep doing all these little things that take me about the time it would take me to make dinner if I wasn't too busy making little bits... Must be a full moon but I feel very restless sewing wise, torn between the imediate high of a quickie and the possible dividends of completing an elaborate peice that maybe I could sell to pay for all the fabric I am collecting! Am I the only one?

Here's the quickies from today... oh yeh and I'm going through a kind of coin purse phase!

PS Sorry, I can't sort out moving this text around the photo's properly, if only I had the time to work it OUT!














Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bit & Bobs...



I am starting to get a little collection together for items that we can sell at our craft fete in October this year as I am co-ordinating the stall for the first time. I'm starting with some samples of things and then will work from there. Here's a photo of what I am working on so far, door stops, key tags, pot holders, pin cusions ....


Good Lord, I'll be lucky to fill a card table with this lot!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wow, I've done it...





































Well you could have blown me over with a feather!!! It's only Monday and I have finished my "Creative Space Project" Not very original or exciting but on my to do list for years! This is my little mate's bedroom who is now actually 8 years old and probably past the cute bunting stage but am almost done with his room now in time for him to be needing something a bit more sophisticated. I did use a nice grey felt mixed in with the fabrics to try and make it a bit more grown up. Ah well, off the list even if it is a tad late but it also got me going to make him the "Owl" cushion on his bed which has been in my head for some time now. Two jobs in one day, I'm on a ROLL!!! (Except for the fact that it's 5pm at night and there's still breakfast dishes and nothing in the house for dinner)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

By the way...

Sorry, the last post was about a cool blog called "kootoyoo" which I have done once before and if I was really clever, you would click on and take you directly there, where you add your own project for the week as a "show & tell" lots of fun so google it and check it out! I saw someone today from I think Sweden so it's growing by the day, By the end of the year, crafters will have taken over the world and what a better place it would be!!! Have you ever noticed how happy, patient and polite people from the handmade society are, am yet to come across a cranky one.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My creative space...




I'm trying to be organized enough to join in on this fun website each week, so far it's the second time in about 6 weeks but as you can see, I managed to complete a heap of orders today, and thought I deserved a moment of fun and indulgence to do something that I have been wanting to for ages for my little mate... Will I get it done by the week...Not Bloody Likely but a girl can dream!






Sunday, April 25, 2010

Long weekend and so much to do....

It's the long weekend in Melbourne and sometimes you don't know where to start but I managed a little of everything!


A new pin cushion...




Some more pots and plants to go with our new grass...







Some orders from Madeit ready to go...





Now it's time for a bex and a lie down... I WISH!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hang the washing...


















On days like today, when the sun is shining, it's the perfect conditions to peg the skirts on the line and get the next photo! So here is my latest combo...

pale pink/chocolate brown

Now what next???

Yep, talk little miss into quick couple of photo's before the sun sets so I can load it up on Madeit!

Proper Job as my little man would say (If you have a son who loves "Scrap heap challenge" you'll know where I'm coming from...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Funky Fete's....



Some time ago last year, I was asked to consider co-ordinating our craft stall at the school fete for this year. I had made quite a number of items for them in 2009 and it is because of this that my little business was born! Although it's not till October, I really will have to plan ahead as this will be coming into a busy time at cha cha rose so last night I began with this little door stop out of scrapp material.... The aim being to use, upcycle and create something wonderful out of nothing as funds are very limited. I would love to hear any idea's you have seen or think would be a great addition for our stall. We still need to make our covered coathangers, but the mums at my school are a pretty cool bunch who I think would appreciate a bit of handmade edgyness!!! (Did I even spell that right?)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's tuff being a princess sometimes...


I took my little model out today to try and get a great shot of her in a tutu. It was windy as hell, overcast and threatening to rain, but my little madame kept her chin up at the promise of a new petshop (Is that even cheaper than child labour?) and soildered on like a true diva.
At the end of the day it was back to Nan's for a quick catch up and a well deserved break!
I didn't have the heart to tell her that I hadnt done such a great job of the photo's, may be able to get one or two out of all her hard work, but hey, she played petshop's till dinner time and went off to a blissful sleep none the wiser.
Leaving me to ponder, how can I one up on the pet shops next time???

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What do you think?










I have finally after Easter, had the chance to catch up on some orders as well as try and get some of the other winter colors made up.
This is a nude/coffee color that I've just done and don't know which outfit combo to go with. I have recently booked a teeny weeny ad space on MyChild incorporated in the "Made it" Ad and want to try and get a great Photo for the layout.
Bearing in mind that I need a new camera and will have to enlist a friend's, what outfit do you think will look better for this color skirt?
Would really love any feedback, I have a definite preference and just wondering if other people do to...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Not all creating is on the machine!


Well those plants I should have been putting in the other day finally went in the gound, YEH!!!
Now about that dirt.....