Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Another warm day

It is nearly not winter any more and here is proof with another warm day. I don't mind the in between weather but I hate summer. I feel like I have to quickly made quilts and knit because I won't feel like it when the heat hits. Today though, we are enjoying our grass outside without slippers, tights, sock etc.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

I was inspired by these lovely log cabins over here and here. I decided I needed to makes some, but as I was sewing them up I realised the fabric didn't want to be log cabins so I just made it into something. I used my goldfish in plastic bags fabric and love how it's turning out. Ah, sewing! Oh, and my sweet little boy brought me flowers!

Friday, 27 August 2010

A dress

Sewing for little girls is such fun! I was making this dress at the same time as the pinafore and they are the same basic pattern with little changes. It was quite quick to make up and fun too, so there may be a few more dresses to come. The next lot of clothes I will be concentrating on will be for my boy though. Not the same as dresses but still fun.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sewing for my girl

It has been cold, windy and raining at our house the past week which is lovely! It's the sort of weather that makes me want to knit, quilt and sew. And there has been lots of hot soup and hot milo at our house too. I have just finished a pinafore for my little girl made from my own pattern. It wasn't working at first but after unpicking a couple of times is looking nice. Hooray for contrast bias binding!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Progress . . .

It is the end of my second week of sewing for Christmas and so far I haven't accomplished this weeks goal. I am getting close though so not to worry. I think I have just had a slow week. I get to the end of the day with both kids in bed (sewing time) and just feel flat with no energy or motivation. What I manage most nights is a dvd and some knitting. I borrowed a bunch of dvds from my mum and just finished watching Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, which I loved.

I am knitting me a vest and I think it will be summer by the time I finish it!

And some new fabric waiting to be turned into clothes for my kids.

Monday, 16 August 2010

First finishes!

Love letters and a troll are finished! I have four quilts on my handmade Christmas list and will be making the first one this week. They are all only lap sized so not too challenging. I might attempt some more little things for variety.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Fabric fortune cookies!

I am getting all excited about making Christmas gifts and wanted to make a few different small thing I could give to friends. These fortune cookies are the first I've made and I think they turned out really well!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Secondhand shopping

Fabric and books - my two favourite things! And of course another typewriter. It is a bit fancy and has lovely type! Hmm, I see myself writing a lot of lists and such.

This is just lovely

This little lady and getting to hold her all day. I love being her mum!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Handmade Christmas!

I think these small quilts are good for me! My machine quilting is improving quite a bit. And starting and finishing something quickly is very good for my ego. I feel like I can do anything now! And to prove it I have decided to have a fully handmade Christmas. August is the perfect time I think to start thinking about Christmas, especially if you want to make presents and decorations! I have a list of what I need to accomplish and to get it all done by Christmas I need to finish a couple of things a week. A little scary but do-able I think.

A new camera

I am no longer camera-less! I never used to need a camera but now I can't live without one.

Friday, 6 August 2010

My camera died

It is sad. I was so enjoying taking photos of my kids and taking photos for blogging, but now nothing. Hopefully I will get a new camera tomorrow.

I made this quilt for heart babies at RCH in Victoria. It's only small so was quick to make and because it has a purpose I was very motivated to make it. I have another top ready to go and I will hopefully quilt it tonight!