Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A little bit of sewing...

First off is this little fellow. He initially started life as a very different species, but when it came time to stuff him he looked a lot more like a bird than what he was meant to be! Alexis just adores him, tells everyone he is her birdie, and she gives him cuddles all the time :-)

Next is a little top I made when Tiana was a baby. I love the pattern, it's from one of Mum's TopKids magazines. It is described as a dress, but it always looked better as a little top;

And the last thing for this entry, a pic of a piece of fabric I have. This came from Mum's, and I think originally it came from my Grandmother's stash. I just love it, but have no idea at all what to do with it! It's a satin type fabric, only a small piece, but just devine (I really should have ironed it prior to the photo *blush*)

EB sewing group Mothers Day swap

Here's the lovely gift I received from Cass (I will work out one day how to put links in *blush*)
I was very spoiled by her, along with the gorgeous snail pin cushion (with magnetic sides, see pic), was a lovely apron, some magnets a few pieces of fabric & some pins - all bundled together in a draw string bag :-)

A very big THANKYOU to Cass :-)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mothers Day pin cushion swap

And here is the pincushion & needle holder thingo I made for Belinda.

I couldn't think of what to do pincushion wise, then remembered Belinda makes hats, so decided on making a hat for her.

It didn't turn out aswell as I hoped, I should have made a practice one, but with Nanny being so unwell & the house hunting etc I ran out of time :-(

Catch up post...

Finally I have a few moments to do a catch up post! (my birthday cake is being decorated & presents wrapped, so I have been sent to the computer until it is all ready :-D ) I am 31 years young today :-)
I have been busy lately, I managed to get my pincushion swap done, but feel like I have let my swapee (Belinda) down a bit. I didn't realise everyone else was adding so much more to the parcel, so Belinda only received a pincushion, a little needle holder thingo & some fabric :-( Hopefully she still likes it...

We are in the process of finding a rental property in Melbourne, making the move to the big smoke for work! My Nanny has been unwell, it has been very touch and go with her for awhile, but yesterday she was moved to rehab, so things are looking better for her :-)

Now for some photos;

Some shorties for Logan, knitted up by my Mum, so shouldn't really be in my craft blog, but I love them so wanted to show them off!

This little top & dolls outfit I made for the recipient of our April '06 babies first birthday swap;

Some eggs Tiana & Alexis painted for Easter :-)

And one of the nappies I made up for Logan using some old terry flats. I have used a pattern out of one of Mums olds "Top Kids" magazines. The pattern was for a nappy cover, I have altered it slightly to use it as a fitted nappy. The rise is a little short for Logan, so I have to tweak it a bit before I make too many more using this pattern. Otherwise it is a great nappy!