Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feb Challenge.... or leaving things to the last minute....

Okay, so yet again i left things until the last possible moment, there are several possible reasons for this...

1) knit fabrics terrify me
2) I didn't own any knit fabrics
3) i had no idea what i was going to make
4) my SD card is having a few issues....

Anyway enough excuses!

I don't know why knit fabrics make me feel this way, when i first started sewing knit fabics were the ones i used on a regular basis (and i guess if i had just taken an easy option i could have made a pretty simple jumper in less than an hour...) I think it might have to do with the wrap dress that i/mum (mainly mum) made last year... while it looked great in the end it was pain while in progress.

And the second excuse was solved early in the month when i made my first order from Sew baby (more about the order later) and selected to buy a fabric remnant grab bag, i was surprised to find several knit pieces included.

This then led to solving the next problem, what to make, since it was a remnant i was limited to something pretty small, and while reading through a blog one day (no ideas who). I found a link to this pattern and thought i would give it a go.

and this is the result:

And.... it's reversible...

I am pretty happy with it, and it gave me a chance to use my funky new tool (see studs... i made studs!!)

And now on to the March challenge, to make a softie. As i ove making softies, have heaps and heaps of patterns and i need to make the nursery look cute, I've decided to make a softie a day for the month... am i nuts?? well probably.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

my new bag

I bought a bag kit from Nicole Mallalieu Design, about 2 years ago with the intention of making a few funky clutch bags for my wedding... however i took a look at the instructions, got scared and promptly hid the kit in the studio.... fast forward two years, and i found the kit when i was unpacking and decided that i probably have more patience now than i did two years ago.

And you know what... the instructions weren't that scary after all! i think i was initially scared by the number of pages, but they were easy once i had cut the pattern pieces out.

and the results....

I love it! and it's inspired me to make more.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lil Mim

Just a quick post to tell you to get over to the handmaiden where Kelly is giving away a very cute little girl!

isn't she gorgeous?

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Seems like Valentines day is a big deal in the US, much more so than in Aust.

So in the spirit of the occasion, i made sugar cookies...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Labels

They arrived!!! I love them so much! they look so professional and perfect.... and as i have 600 of them i should really get off the computer and start sewing!