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I am a winner!!!

I am sooo excited! I haven't won any prizes in my life. Seriously.
I won this Twitter pattern from Melly and Me.
Aren't they the cutest!!!

I can't wait to give these cuties a go. One for each of my little ducklings.
Watch this space.

Freya Doll - our version

Say hello to Freya. Little Miss calls her Dolly.
It's my version of Freya from the wonderful Melly and Merange.

In the original version she is meant to have some fabric for her face, a smaller fringe and a different smile. I also omitted the wings.This is my version only because I am really just learning to embroider which is why her smile turned out a bit funny. I didn't have any material for her face so I left it as is. You can tell where it was meant to go by the faint pencil line which hopefully will fade.

It only took a day to create. So fast and fun.
Last night I finished her but I thought her head looked a bit strange.
This morning I figured it out, I had forgotten to put on the fringe so I did it this morning. She looks sooo much better now. Plus an added ribbon.

Little Miss really likes her so I hope she lasts.
She should last longer than the other Freya I made as I will make sure her brother doesn't use her as a teether. Gosh that was a sad first attempt. Hubby says thi…

Um... can you tell?

Today is Playgroup day. It's when a local group of mothers/fathers/care givers take their children and meet up with others and we have a big play together. Ours is located in the library in the community room. My daughter use to cling to me but now she loves to participate and do her own activities. Our facilitator is fabulous. She organises activity tables and themes for each week.

It has given my daughter more confidence when interacting with other children. My son loves to walk around and say hello to other children. He's not shy and particularly likes the girls. I love seeing the delight on his face as he plays with the others. He's very cheeky and likes to go into the kitchen and store room.

This week's theme is Green Day. Little Miss doesn't have anything green and silly me decided as a last minute resort that I would sew up a tunic for her. It shouldn't take long, right? Especially if I cut some corners? Baaaaad idea.... especially for one pregnant brain.

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Colours of Autumn/Spring

I only ordered these a few weeks ago from the U.S. and they're already here.
My sister, who is a few years older than me, has asked for an Amy Butler Sling bag like the one I made for my other sister.

She picked the one underneath.
This is MODA BASIC GREY SULTRY POSH FLORAL CITRON GREEN.


Below is:
CLOTHWORKS CREAM OMBRE DAISIES CHERRY BLOSSOM


Last but not least, this will be a bag for myself.
CLOTHWORKS TEAL BIRDS CHERRY BLOSSOM BY CHRIS CHUN
I love the bird design.


I can't seem to shake this tiredness so I don't know when I'll get the time and motivation to start. Taking the kids out with me to the shops is a harder task now than it use to be. Anyway, I'm sure the second trimester will prove to be more enjoyable and productive.
We're still enjoying the sunshine down here but mornings are much cooler. The kids seem to be entertaining each other while I take it easy for the next few weeks. I just really need it right now. Hope you're all taking some personal time for your…
I'm still deciding which project I want to start on.
There's the possibility of re-visiting the toddler tunic. Maybe a little girl's coat.
Maybe something should be made for the boy.

In the meantime, I settled on a pincushion. I can't remember where I found the tutorial.
It's just two circle pieces sewn together and then the embroidery floss to create the segments.
It's rather cute and easy peasy.

Ottobre Knit Pants

Meet Little Boys new knit pants (minus waist elastic cos I ran out). I made these a while ago when I was feeling up to sewing.

The pattern is from Ottobre and were really easy to make. This is size 80cms without any s.a.

They're the pattern with the one big pattern that you cut two fabric pieces. You sew the inner leg seams first then you place one inside the other, right sides facing each other and sew the crotch part from the top to the other end. That's my favourite type of shorts/pants pattern. My boxer shorts are the same sewing method. I get really confused when I have to sew up fronts and backs of pants.


Here is the first pair I made for him. It's a really cute giraffe, elephant and tiger knit from Spotlight.


The ribbed knit turned out a little loose. I think they were meant to be more fitting against the legs but they still work well. He looks really cute in them. Now to figure out if I need to make a matching knit top.


Just aside - I watched him while we were playing T…