Friday, August 15, 2008

Plastic covered bag

Very happy with this Tin Whistle bag. What a wonderful free tutorial! Was so much easier than I thought it would be! Its the same size as the green supermarket bags, just much prettier. Can see myself making many more of these as gifts. The photos really don't do it justice. Although the handles look kind of wierd in the photo they are actually perfect!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Flipsy skirt and top

I love this! So easy to sew. Its not sitting properly in this photo but my model wasn't up for a reshoot! Also excuse the hair as she had just got up. Sophie loves it and wants to wear it today - pity it is about 10 degress outside. So we have compromised and she is wearing the t-shirt (under a jumper!).

Monday, August 11, 2008

6 random things!

I have been tagged by Lisa I have to tell you 6 random things about myself that you may or may not already know!

1. Whilst in high school and uni I used to work as a checkout chick at Safeway. I was the Geelong Checkout Operator of the Year for about 3 years in a row and placed 4th in the Victorian State Checkout Operator of the Year one year and 3rd another year. Hey, don't laugh the prizes were $3000 travel voucher and $1500 travel voucher. The winner won a new Holden Barina!

2. I was engaged once (before Brett) and almost eloped. Thank God I came to my senses on that one!

3. Brett and I met at work when he did a 4 month intern placement on the surgical ward I was working on. I think we managed to keep that quiet for about 2 weeks!

4. We bought a house after being together for less than 6 months using a large deposit that was entirely mine (I sold the house I already had). He had NOTHING to his name. And we also put it soley in his name so we would get the extra $7000 first home buyers grant. I shudder now to think what could have happened if it all turned sour!

5. My brother Sam died in a motorcycle accident aged just 25, 4 days after our wedding. We were honeymooning in Palm Cove at the time and couldn't get a flight out until the following morning. He was on his way to his girlfriends house and was hit by a driver who had only had his licence for a week and failed to give way. Awful, awful time. The best and worst days of my life within 4 days of each other.

6. My mum discovered this site probably about a year ago. Amazingly we knew nothing of the message in the bottle until the finder wrote such a beautiful story about it. I will let you read the story yourselves. Message in a bottle

So there you go, 6 random things about myself. I am also supposed to tag 6 others but the only people I know that have blogs are the newbie sewers and I think they have already been tagged so I will have to skip that part.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

A bag for me!

This is a new bag I made last night from the book called Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts and I love it! It was so easy and was fun to make. I used some Robert Kaufman fabric from Spotlight and added interfacing. Easy! Next time I would probably do it all the same rather than 2 different fabrics. But I'm still really happy with it! It is lined in the same fabric as the top section.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fitted cot sheets

Another quick and easy project. Some fitted cot sheets for my soon to arrive nephew!
From this tutorial
Think I will have to run up some more. I love them. Now I just need to work out how to do a matching pillowcase. Any links anyone?