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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas past

Hello and Merry Christmas, though it is now Christmas past!
We had a wonderful Christmas day here, filled with family, friends, food, laughter and of course, presents. The day was gorgeous and sunny, perfect for swimming and relaxing on the patio.
My oldest daughter organised all four kids to have some photos taken and then framed them and gave them to my husband and I and also the grandparents for Christmas. The photo's are beautiful and it was such a thoughtful, special gift.

How beautiful are my children? I am not biased in the slightest, of course!
I am enjoying four days off work (my part time job at Target) and the opportunity to get some sewing done. I have several things in the pipeline at the moment, stay tuned.
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and is relaxed and refreshed for the New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Baby Goth

Although it's not yet completely finished, I couldn't wait to add a photo of my latest work, a custom outfit for Candice's baby girl.

I just need to add some shoulder straps in the black and white dots and it will be done.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mr Noodlehead

After finding a wonderful site called Spoonflower, I designed some fabric last night which I can't wait to use! I designed it using a picture my 7 year old son drew, a picture I absolutely love. Mr Noodlehead (as we called him!) was the basis of the pattern, then I added the stars, bunny and the broken heart. The pattern will be repeated over the entire fabric in a half-drop format.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday and still no pics!!

Don't you hate those days when you just can't get it together and the whole day just flashes by with nothing achieved? I've had several like that lately. So the outfit is still unfinished and of course, there are no pics. :(

On the upside, I have a couple of orders for baby outfits! Both are for brand new babies - one for a baby girl and the other yet to be born.

On the downside, I am taking a car load of junk to the local Rotary car boot sale tomorrow morning, so I will probably get nothing done tomorrow either.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Shortbread cookies and click beetles!!

Well, it's 11.30pm (Qld time) and I'm sitting here watching a click beetle flip around the kitchen whilst waiting for the batch of shortbread cookies I just whipped up to finish cooking. I realised at about 10.30 that I didn't have a present organised for the kids to give to their teachers tomorrow. So here I am!

I've nearly finished my latest outfit, pics tomorrow. Off to bed for me now.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stockinged feet

Well, after a very hectic day - and more still to come! - I've finally taken photos of my latest Christmas set. Check out my Facebook page for details.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Check out Handmade Kids for a fantastic competition by Lovestamp. You could make someone very happy this Christmas if they woke to find one of these gorgeous bracelets under the tree.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jungle bub.

I finished these pants today also, I'm making a set for a friend who is giving them to another friend as a baby present. I'm going to add a singlet with a paw print on the front in the same fabric as the pants. Too cute.

I bought some gorgeous fabrics today (couldn't help myself!) and I can't wait to use them. I'd only just walked in the door with them and Miss 10 started harassing me to make her something. I'm hoping to make her a dress for Christmas. Shhhh, it's a surprise. ;)

I also bought a new pattern that I'm dying to try out. I want to try gathering. I love the little sundresses with the elaastic gathering. I've never tried it before. I love new challenges.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I love this time of year, stress and all!! I love the colours, the glitter, the excitement from the kids. I love pouring over the junk mail that arrives daily in the letterbox. I love visiting Santa in the shopping centre and watching the kids faces as they climb up to tell him what they wish for. I love the rush and bustle and the harried mothers. I'm not so keen on rude customers, but we won't go there!

I've just added two cute little Christmas outfits into my Madeit store. I'm really thrilled with the way they turned out. I couldn't resist the polar bear fabric when I saw it. It was a one off Fat Quarter that I dug out of the bottom of the rack at the local Big W. I think a few customers thought I was a little loopy, scrabbling away in the back of the racks, hoping that I'd find another piece, lol. Anyway, I'm pleased with the results.