Monday, March 5, 2012

‘stache dress

My new dress made out of my favourite fabric possibly ever. Unfortunately my camera didn’t want to turn on so phone photos will have to do…

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Pattern and fabric. The pattern was really easy and the cut is flattering, the only decision I am toying with is length … whether to keep it at below knee or shorten it to above. There is a little left over fabric for some cute pockets for Caleb winter pants and an excellent suggestion from Mary for a hair tie with ‘stache.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Human Spirit

Did anyone see the Motor Neuron Disease segment on Channel 7’s Sunday Night? It featured my cousin and his truly amazing wife who are only in their 20’s and have been given so much to deal with. It meant a lot to Stacy to share her story.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Learn to sew?


I know you have seen the dress before, but after a lovely response I have decided to do a sewing class at Frankie and Swiss where you can leave with the perfect summer dress. It is a great beginners project with lots of confidence building and we will work through it in a small class step by step even if your current sewing ability is straight lines. I am tentatively thinking

Saturday 15th Oct 12:30 – 5ish for $60.

It is BYO fabric and you will need to purchase the pattern (let me know before you do though).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer Children at Play Quilt

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A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to go on a weekend away with some lovely crafty ladies. Of course I had such a lovely time that I managed to take no photos at all – thankfully Andi did a great job for the slackers like me, but did I manage any craft?

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Poppy doesn’t like sleeping under a sheet so with hopefully warmer weather coming a light summer quilt was in order. While the gorgeous Parade fabric was new, the rest was linen from the stash (whenever Lincraft have a 50% off fabric some seems to come home with me) and the backing a clearance at Spotlight forever ago. While a definite fan of pattern, the pared back look of this seems perfect for summer. Now it is patiently waiting for some plain pink binding …. and some warmer weather.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Frankie and Swiss


So last weeks bits turned into this. The super lovely Michelle (whose photo I stole .. umm borrowed) and her sister Jacqui have started up an amazingly exciting new business, Frankie and Swiss, where you can print your own designs on fabric right in Melbourne (Head spinningly good – there should be  health warning with this as it WILL keep you awake at night with amazing  AHA moments of possibilities!) There was a little call out on twitter for a sewing bee and after seeing this cute pattern by a Sydney designer ‘Pattern Runway’ last week, I thought it would be perfect combination for showing off fabric design and summer fun.

The fabric is based on Dawn Tan’s Lemon Spaghetti, and as I have no artistic ability, being able to work with an artist who is ace was even more fun (and a bit of a privilege!)

Even though this project was never going to be for me, it has been one of the most fun and inspiring projects of the year. Good luck to the Frankie and Swiss ladies and for letting us all join in with the brave - following a dream.