Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I soooo love this dress. I think if I made one similar for little miss' birthday she would just look too adorable in it.
Then again, if I just won this one I wouldn't have to make her a party dress!!! Fingers crossed.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Happy Birthday Sis!!! We were as thick as thieves as children together and I hope your 30th is really fantastic. You deserve it.
I finished the bag today. It was so much faster than my first bag and I really love this one. The fabric is a Japanese cotton: Seven Berry Trees. My sister is a gardener and I worry each time I see her pulling out her mobile and keys from her pockets. This bag is the perfect size to fit purse, camera, mobile and keys. Plus a bit of room for snacks or small scarf.
I have taken pics of the method in this madness and I'll post it soon as a tutorial.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Okay, so I had some trouble with the bias. Firstly, I made the bias myself. This was a task in itself. I'd sit and stare at the graphs for a day calculating how big to make my square, how many inches of bias it would make, how big did I want my bias to be? I had no idea! It was my first time and truthfully, it wasn't as fun as just going out to buy some but it was more satisfying and it did look sooo much better... don't you think.
I sat in bed last night pinning in the Pellon Craft Fuse (stabiliser) to the handles as I wanted it to be sturdier. I am not sure if I regret using it on the body of the bag as I did have some bubbles and it doesn't drape as nicely with the gathering buuuut ... it will do and as it's my first bag I can get away with it.
I will be making more of these as I really love the design but I won't be using the craft fuse next time. It was so simple and I will make a smaller version for my sister who turns 31 on the 15th.
Oooh I better get cracking cos as you know it takes me a few weeks to get anything done around here.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
so here goes...
1. I have 7 sisters and 2 brothers
2. I really want to have white teeth
3. My pet hate are people who whinge about nothing important and forget there's people in far worse situations in life
4. I love my sleep and despite this I want 4 kids or more, hee hee
5. I can drive manual
6. I love watching Gilmore Girls
Cool. So how was that?
I spent some time this morning sewing up my hand bag. I learnt a few things like you should sew in your pocket before you sew up your lining. I still need to sew up the handles with bias tape. I'm going to have a go at making my own from a tutorial I found from Sew Mama Sew. I really love that site. Here are some pics of how my project is going...
Anyway, I have to go as my 7mth old is crying as he's cutting a second tooth and my daughter really should be having her nap instead of playing with Playdoh.