Friday, October 28, 2011

Girl's Tank Top Dress

I am making some of these Tank Top dress for little girl's as Christmas Presents.  If you are interested click on link below and it will take you there.  Tea Rose Home has a very understandable tutorial there.
Thank you Sachiko!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tute Tuesday

Little Birdie Blog has a Tute Tuesday, click on the button on the side bar and it will take you to her blog.
Linky Guidelines:
  1. Please feel free to link up as many projects as you would like!
  2. Please link directly to your project post, it makes them much easier for everyone to find.
  3. Please no etsy shops, or generic blog links. Specific posts links only.
  4. Visit someone else's link and share the bloggy love!
  5. Grab yourself a button and post it in your project post or on your blog. Optional of course, but the more we share the party, the more people see your posts! :)
  6. Have fun!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Store wide Discount until Friday 28th October 2011

This is from Designs by Fee.
"To say thank-you for being so patient this week I am offering a 10% Off Storewide Discount - All you have to do is type in the promotional code - LOYALTY and the discount will be applied at checkout. That brings Moda Fat Eigth Bundles down to just $54 and Fat Quarter Bundles down to $112.50."
Here is a sewing tip that is so simple I wonder why it hasn't been thought of ages ago.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Viki Tueck from Pickledish Patch

I have posted a button for Viki from Pickledish Patch.  It will take you straight to her etsy site.

Crosses of Ryan and Tara

This a lovely B.O.M. put out by Little Ladybug's Creations.  They are a series of Stitchery Blocks and each one is beautiful.  Click on her button on my blog and it will take you there to have a look.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Apron and ruffle.


I think I told quite a while ago that I had totally gone off doing anything crafty for about 6 months or so.  Well on the weekend, I went into my craft room and cut out 2 Cottage Aprons with some of the money I got for my Birthday, frills, pockets, ties everything.  That took about 4 hours or so.  Then I thought, that is enough for today so I closed the door and left.  On Tuesday I went in again and started sewing.  I sewed the darts, then sewed on the piping.  Then, I practised with my new Ruffler Foot (after watching a video to make sure I knew what I was doing), and it turned out really well.  So then I used it for the ruffling on the bottom of the apron (see photo) one before attaching, one attached, and I am so happy with it.  Haven't got back to it yet as I had Bible Study yesterday had lots of other places to go while in town, and today my friend who has just got back from a holiday on Norfolk Island came for a visit and she stayed for lunch and only just left.
The other photo is the last present I bought with my birthday money.  It is a panel with 4 different birds.  Aussie ladies,have you heard about Van Cooten's at Howard?  It is a shop that still has stuff from years and years ago, as well as dress material and quilting material and all sorts of stuff, all crushed into one tiny little shop, you have to walk sideways to get down the aisles.  I just loved that material when I saw it.  Not sure what I am going to make with it, the lady in the shop cut it into four and made 4 cushion covers, but I am not that into cushions.   Maybe will make a wall hanging, or something, any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Progress on Amy's House

As I told you back in January with those terrible floods, my daughter Amy's house was totally gutted with the flood water going over the roof of their house.  This happened to quite a large part of their suburb.  Their insurance would not honour the contract, so they and many, many others had to rely on the kind donations of people all around Australia and even overseas.  The got enough to rebuild the inside of their house, and replace the contents.  At the moment the Gyprock walls on the inside are all up, and the ceilings.  The cliplock flooring had been completed in the bathrooms and the walk in robe.
I am sorry I have been so lax in writing up my blog, but will attempt to try to put something in at least every month.