Monday, 28 November 2011

Weekend Blouse

I made this for myself for my Birthday in October. It look about half a day. Working around two kids. No overlocking (serging) but came out great and I wore it that night.
This one is a little long but i was in a hurry. I will definitely make it again, I already have fabric picked out.

Upcycled Dress

My Mum gave me a bag of clothes to give to church and I rescued this beautiful buttercup yellow linen mix shirt to make Paige a dress. I had this, from Prudent Baby, on my list of "to dos" so here is my version of the Snappy Toddler Dress.

It looks very cute and breezy on her. And she Loves the pocket!
Thanks Prudentbaby

Little Bakers

I have been trawling the internet gathering ideas on how to make an oilcloth apron and bakers hat for my two children, who love to empty out my tupperware drawer and pretend to bake. I dont mind a bit. It actually beats trying to do "real" baking with four extra hands.

Christmas Day Dress

Ooh, its been far too long and sooo many people to thank for ideas. But I just have to put up a photo of the dress I just made for my little girl for Christmas Day. She currently has a huge bump on her head so I wont be getting her to model it for me.
 I have had this idea from here in my head for ages and finally teamed it up with some super cute apple fabric.

The biggest booboo I made was that I forgot that I had the actual pattern pieces so I made my own and it was a bit short. I just added a couple of rows of apples onto the hem and its perfect. Then I thought that the flower headband is so cute that i had to give that a go too. It was nearing 11pm last night and i was fighting with the fabric flower so I just made a basic gathered one that looks fine.

Also, no outfit is complete without a nappy cover from Dana at

Outfit complete. Now just to get her to keep it clean long enough to get some photos!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Square wrist Pincushion

The funny thing is, I hesitated when deciding to make this pincushion. And its one of the best things I have ever sewn. It even came out a little wonky but it doesn't matter. It is attached to my wrist most of the time. I just have to remember to take it off when putting my daughter to bed as it holds great fascination for her.
this is the photo my son took of it sitting on our kitchen bench

Easter Bunnies

My kids are only three and 18 months and are not really that into chocolate so while looking for something to make for Easter I came across this great free downloadable pattern for Jack Rabbit Softie. Thanks to
I made one for each and they absolutely love them to bits. They each hold a special place on the kids beds and get lots of cuddles.
I haven't made anything like this before and I was so proud when my son took his bunny to kindy for "news" and told everyone that the Easter Bunny had made it and left it for him Easter morning.


I made the kids some Jarmies. I only had a little of each fabric so i made a simple pant and just cut an applique of the same fabric and sewed them onto some cheap long sleeve tops.
I used this awesome product called Craft Smart Applique and Embroidery Positioning spray. I bought it from Spotlight in Henderson, Auckland. It keeps the applique in place while sewing it on then washes off in the first wash. I bought it for little singlets i sewed doilies onto and am surprised how many times Ive used it since.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Peasant Top

thanks to for this great versatile pattern. I have used it for three different patterns. One, a short sleeve with elastic waist. The second a longer version with flower attached. And a third with 3/4 length bell sleeves.

This is the dress, with a lace and flower trim

And this is the top with elastic in the waist.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

toddler pullover

Im really happy with how this came out. Even though I put in a little garter strip of my own by accident. I obviously wasnt paying any attention so the strip doesnt even go the whole way!
This site has a few of these great patterns.
 I may even get brave enough to try the girl version but next time i will make it a little longer.
I knitted a flower to cover the accident. thanks for the flower

So here is my next effort. Much better fit. I used pure wool and it came out great.
My daughter has worn this lots and it has become one of my favourites.


I found this adorable little top on Ravelry. This was my first knit using circular needles and I LOVED IT! It is so much fun. I especially loved the fact that there is hardly any purling. Not my favourite thing to do.
Thanks so much for the great easy pattern

Seems like a good idea

Well, Im not entirely sure why I even have a blog. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. It has grown from the fact that I want to post photos of some of the great projects I have made using other peoples free patterns and tutorials. I thought it was about time to give credit!
So basicly thats what I indend to do with this blog.
That and post photos of my own projects. Even if it just inspires other just a little bit.