Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Creative Space

quilt 001 quilt 003 With all the drama trying to find a school that worked for Caleb his current teacher is such a lovely lady that I really wanted to make something a bit special for her Christmas / Thank you present. I don’t really enjoy making bags so a lap quilt it is. The majority is scraps with my new found love of solids (quite a bit of Kona solid has been purchased thanks to the AUD) in her requested colour palette of blue and green and tufted tweets for the backing. To be honest, it took forever to decide on a pattern and there was going to be much more detail in the blocks but time isn’t my friend so hope it is still interesting enough.

More creative wonders over at Kirsty’s.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Simply Spring

Skirt 001  Inspired by the lovely Kate and her tutorial these appeared in 2 hours last night. You have to love that, from half a yard of fabric no less so 2 very cute skirts for around $5. I used 5 inches for the top and 10 inches for the bottom to fit Poppy. The flowers are an Alexander Henry and the pink is a really nice cross weave. I was expecting it to be like a shot cotton, which it isn’t at all but has a gorgeous texture to it. The hem detailing is one of the fancy stitches on my machine that never get used.Skirt 002

I was lucky enough last night to make it into Pip’s book launch (even if it was with both the kidlets who were thankfully pretty well behaved) for Sew La Tea Do, and it is a really lovely book. There are plans – like there needed to be more – of hats and embroidered pillow slips and other lovely things that you expect from the lovely lady herself. (bad blogger who took no photos)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Yay Sunshine!

Beach 001Beach 025 Poppy and I were so excited for the arrival of some sunshine yesterday we hit the beach. She is wearing her yellow jacket from My Creative Space a few  weeks ago, because seriously if you have a bright yellow jacket – it NEEDS embroidered bumble bees.Beach 019

Friday, October 22, 2010

Short Cut

1287439295_keira-knightley-4141287503266_ashlee-simpson-468I am not sure if it is the first really lovely spring day but I have toying with the idea of a new short do. Apparently it is the Hollywood trend. I do like these starlet’s new locks. Images from here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Creative Space

001 This week some new swimmers for Caleb. The blue camo print from the lovely Mel and the plan is a little shark appliqué action. I am going to ditch the velcro fly for just an elastic waist, not sure how that experiment is going to go? The dress for Poppy is one of the patterns from the Japanese pattern book and nearly finished.

I am waiting on some fabric to arrive to get into more of those Christmas presents and despite telling myself different have yet to make myself a dress for summer. Hopefully I can get into it soon! More creative goodness at Kirst’s.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Too Busy to …. Blog

poppy 001 I have been sewing lots and finished up a skirt for me but haven’t had time to photograph it. I seem to of fallen out of the photo taking habit which I am trying to get back into. 2 new pants for Poppy as they both have managed to grow out of their pants by an inch a month before they wont need them anymore. Gees even this post has been sitting in drafts for a week.001

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Creative Space

creative space 002I have about 300 WIP at the moment which isn’t my natural state at all, I much prefer to start and finish so I am trying madly to maintain order. Over the school holidays we had a train trip to the city so I ‘happened’ to make our wanderings pass Tesutti. I have wanted to make Poppy a yellow coat all winter but couldn’t find any wool so settled for a linen spring coat (until next winter anyway).  It is from the same Japanese pattern book as the winter coats from earlier in the year and with the strong AUD this other summer pattern book has come to live with us too.

More peeps at Kirst’s, the light to the creative moth types.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Creative Space

002The quilt is finally finished so now thoughts are already turning to Christmas. At Poppy’s child care she has up to 8 carers, and this simple scarf tutorial is the answer. All the strips are cut and ready. I really want to make a homemade Christmas this year so hoping if I give myself enough time that I can achieve it this year.

004006And another pair of pants that fall into “love a little more than I should” category. It is the Oliver + S pattern with the pockets and front panel left out, it is also full length not 3/4 with a linen trim on the bottom. After searching for some suitable fabric for the dino obsessed boy, I decided to do a little triceratops sketch and embroider it on the back linen pocket.

More creative peeps over at the lovely Kirst’s.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Japanese Summer shorts

014Occasionally I make stuff that I love a little more then perhaps I should - these definitely fall into that category. A standard elastic waist pant that I made a little longer and  curved the bottom and finished with white binding. Really easy and only half a yard of fabric  from here. Lots of summer sewing at the moment and am really loving the quick projects!pants 002