Thursday, October 16, 2008

My quilts

Two of my sewing buddies, Lisa and Ellie are both making quilts and were eager to see photo's of some of mine so here they are! The first is my all time favorite - My Japanese Quilt. This was made pre-kids and it's huge. Brett actually received an all expenses paid invitation to run in a marathon in Japan which he did and mum and I tagged along. We also got to meet up again with an exchange student who had stayed with us years before. So that was the basis for this quilt. It was simple to make but I think the end result is very effective. I had it professionally quilted and have included a close-up of the beautiful job that they did of it. It hangs over the back of my couch and gives the room a real cosy/homely feel. I love it.

The 2nd one is an "I spy" quilt. This one was also easy but loads of fun. You collect as many novelty type prints eg butterflies, bugs, faries as you like and then once its made up you play "I spy" or a version of it if they are little - eg who can find a butterfly? Its so much fun. Sophie has it on her bed at night as she is a cold frog like me and then it also gets dragged out when watching dvds etc in winter. Much loved! This was made way back when Sophie was a baby (so almost 4 years ago)!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Madeline dress

Here is the Madeline dress and I love it. I used Tula Pink fabric which I just adore. It is actually for my niece Phoebe but I was eager to blog it and not sure when I would be able to get a photo of Phoebe in it so Sophie will have to do for now! I will definately make another of these! I also made a matching little hair tie. Very cute.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Meeting my sewing friends!

Last week I was lucky enough to meet 2 great friends, Lisa and Rachel in Ballarat for lunch. We had a great time chatting away over lunch and then doing a little shopping afterwards. Here is something I made them to thank them for their inspiration and encouragement! Its a thread catcher/pincushion. Its great to have just beside you as you are sewing and all the threads just get thrown straight in. Keeps the whole area tidy. I find it really handy. Hope they do too!

The tutorial is here

Sam gets birthday mail!

Wow, we are so lucky. Last week was Sam's 2nd birthday and we were so suprised when we recieved a parcel from Lisa. Inside was a gorgeous robot, hand sewn onto a cute bonds t-shirt. Perfect fit and he loves it! Thanks Lisa, you are so generous.

Speaking of Lisa, we also received one of her fantastic art bags. Sophie is always asking to go to a cafe so she can use her art bag. Not sure why she can't use it at home?????????????

Another sweet top

Another sweet top. This time for Sophie. I love this pattern. So easy, yet so effective. Love it!

Some shorts for Sam

I love these shorts. The pattern is burda 9793. I love the little pockets in them. Couldn't get Sam to model them for me (I can't blame him - too cold for shorts)! I think I will make another pair tonight - there are a couple of things I need to perfect! Feels good to make something for my little boy for a change!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sweet little top

Finally, I have something to show! Yesterday I made this cute little top. After seeing my friend Lisa make this gorgeous top, I decided to give it a go. It is actually for my niece Phoebe and reluctantly modelled by Sophie. It was very easy and I love it. I was going to add a ruffle to the bottom but decided to leave it. Added a little tie to the front though. Got half way through a 2nd one and my machine decided to be un-coperative. Will have to get someone to look at it today.