Saturday, February 28, 2009

Look What I Made!

With the horrible horrible bushfires here in Vic in Feb, sewing became a lower priority than usual. But I did manage to get these spunky overalls made in time for DS's first birthday. I rushed them, I didn't measure DS, so they are big in the top and a bit small for his cloth bum. But they are SO cute! I absolutely love them :)

They are the Little Explorer pattern (doh! can't get link to work properly, bbl). I will definitely be making more of these.

Habby Swap

I feel so bad that it has taken me so long to post about this. Over on EB I recently participated in my first swap. The idea was to buy a bunch of haberdashery for your recipient.

I was so excited to receive my parcel in the post. My DH hid it from me to remove any temptation. I had had a really rough week and I must say that opening the parcel was pretty much the only highlight. You could say it came at the right time for me. Anyway, what did I get? Here are a couple of pics:

I love the little organiser, I would have been happy to get that and the mag! But the organiser (in my favourite colour, no less) was full of goodies. There were buttons, piping, elastic, strap adjusters for when I make my first bag, thread, safety pins and more. The mag is great, I never buy them so I keep pouring over this one. It has got so many inspiring photos in it. I have decided to make the memory card game for DS's next birthday. I figure if I start now, I may get it done in time!

Oh, and there was also a bunch of fabrics, including some from the Very Hungry Caterpillar. These will make great feature pockets on some pants for DS. I am yet to buy designer fabrics, so another luxury for me :) Thank you so much to Estherp ( for this lovely gift. I will be back for more swaps.

Oh, and I nearly forgot. I sent off a little package to Ingrid (you can see pics here: I must say I was nervous as she creates amazing things and I so didn't know what to get her. I decided on using my fave fabric as a bit of a theme and built it up from there. Ingrid says she liked it, so I am very glad.

It's been a while...

I haven't posted on here for a long time. I've been waiting for the right time but I don't think that's going to happen for a while yet. So I'm going to post while I can. I think I will do a bunch of separate posts for all the things I've missed since I posted last in early Feb.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Do you like this?

I got this material a while ago in a bag of stuff from Freecycle. What do you think? I am trying to decide whether it would work as some item of clothing for me. It is a stretch knit - i think - like a t-shirt.

Thoughts anyone?