Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I wasn't sure about the fabric on this one but I think it came out quite cool, I love the sprout caterpillars and the frayed edge gave it a bit of texture. The next one I am looking to do some embroidery on the bum, may as well get some practice for Brown Owls. I am still trying to decide whether I am best to make lots of the same outfits in different sizes or more one-offs. I would love to know what you think - I just love fabric so much that I keep finding combinations that I want to do.
I have still been trying to get in my walk even though the weather has not been my friend and mining through my sewing space.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well this week is not really my desk more the dark circle before hell. My storage, shown here,is under the stairs and I sew on the bum end of the dining table since I don't have a sewing space, though I am thinking of putting a tent in the yard for one of the kids so I can claim a beautiful space, I fear in the middle of Melbourne winter government departments may take issue. I am posting to shame myself into action to sort through it and try to make it as functional as possible. Yeah to Kootooyo for On My Desk.
I do have some pretties on my desk though from this fab Etsy store. I really love the Chloe's Imagination fabric, so beautiful and a bit of Park slope as well. There is a lily too from my Walk homework. The walk was a challenge today - it was cold and windy - I didn't want to do it. It was feeding time at our zoo and the natives were a bit restless - I didn't want to do it. BUT I did it, it appears I am onto the anger part of my new addiction moving up from denial yesterday. Ikea catalogue came too, great for addressing my storage issues.
I also discovered I have limits - who knew running. I was excited about the markets, but with only 3 weeks notice I do need some sleep 6am-2am everday takes it out of you so I had to leave it for a while. A bit bummed out.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I finally have something for the boys. These are a pair of pirate pants that I have wanted to do forever in green cord with skull details and tied bottoms. I think they came out cool, the legs just need to be a little wider but overall I really like them. I don't think my husband does though, so I would love to hear your thoughts - it is tough to figure out the right amount of embellishment on boy stuff.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
A hip hip to Three buttons for This is.. and a hooray to The bird bath for the theme and this lovely lady for this image.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I don't know how I am going to break it to my husband, but there is a new love in my life, the cape. I have had this idea floating around in my head for a while (so would most mothers that have been trying to get squirmy worm arms in to sleeves) it is a spring cape, reversible with felt flower button detail. I really love this one. When I was trying it on Poppy my husband started laughing and calling her Super-Poppy, so I am embracing the name - able to puke over tall buildings in a single bound.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I also got an acceptance from the market I was hoping to do, but they have only given me 3.5 weeks notice so I am feeling a little under the pump. It is a new one at NewQuay, Docklands area - I would love to hear what you think.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here is my brown owls mushroom pin cushion, unfortunately I forgot my camera so I don't have everyone else's lovely contribution (you can find some here). Mine is a little retro mushie, Caleb found it this morning and said "Mum this is the coolest rocket ship ever." Oh Dear. I had such a great time I am off again to the next one and enjoyed meeting all the lovely ladies - Kirsty, Kerry, Sharon, Paula, Drewzel and Curly Pops to name a few.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I have been nominated by the fabulous Meet Me at Mikes for the 6 Things that make me happy, which I am super excited as Pip is my blogging hero, but since I have already done it I am instead going to list something each day that makes me happy, today is cupcakes. These are some I have made for Brown Owls tonight, I couldn't go empty handed and they are extra special as Caleb helped me make them for the small fee of eating as many as he could fit in his mouth. I hope I have enough left!! Some of the best cupcake recipes ever here.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I am off to be a brown owl on Monday night for the first time and I am super pumped. We are making toadstool pincushions and I am taking some inspiration from this devine one, or at least pretty enough that a fairy might live under it. I am also looking forward to meeting some lovely people including Curly Pops, I love her blogging commitment and she is doing some great stuff and Box of Glory ( who seems like a real sweety). I think there are still some spots open so why not come along for some tea and craft and fun. YEAH!!! More Happiness (I think I will make it this weeks theme)
PS. I just love these felted birdies, but they go like hot cakes.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
As you can see my little model is back in commission, though still not overly excited about it, she is also having a wild hair day. I have used some simple red ticking for the body of the dress with little matryoshka doll heart detail at top and front pocket. I embroidered what I hope in Russian translates to My Darling (I don't speak the language, perhaps I should learn.) to the pocket as well.
I wish I had artistic talent, I just sit in awe of people like the talented miss Helen of Zukzuk. She is giving you a chance to win one of her gorgeous prints "Jelly bean Birds" so go over there before the 15th August and check out her shop since you're there - i love the peacocks and bears.