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Showing posts from April, 2011

Pomegranate Top

Yesterday I took to the sewing machine. I let the kids run wild (they actually weren't that bad) while my littlest slept. I was thinking about thrifting some big mens shirts but I tried that the other day and it just didn't work out. So I went through my stash and found this lovely knit I got from Spotlight a while ago which was waiting for me to make up my mind and cut it up. I had a metre of it and I remember it was on sale. I'm not really into red/coral colours but once I tried it on I really love it on me. You can't see the white detail properly but it really adds a great detail to it and doesn't have any over-powering coral colour.

What I really wanted was to make a top that I could still wear post-natal, therefore breastfeeding friendly. I chose Simplicity's New Look 6697 because it's perfect for knits and I figured I could wing it on the belly and back piece. I will end up making a Spring dress later on.

I used the bodice pieces (view C) for this and i…


I love walking into my bathroom and seeing these roses from our front garden.
Father in law had pruned them a while ago and now they are coming back so beautifully.
They were just from Bunnings and I think I picked a good variety.
There's an exquisite yellow one with red along the edges. It's actually fallen over in the vase but I have since taped it back up. It also has the sweetest perfume.

So there I am with my almost 33wk belly and counting down the weeks.
Soon I hope to count down days and pull out the winter gear for this baby.
I've never had a winter baby before so it will definately be one of my many challenges.
I still can't believe I am carrying a baby again and everyone says they forget I am pregnant. I guess they are use to me just getting through each day as though it were a breeze. Truly, I tell you, it is not.

I'm better at planning though so when some of the kids are asleep (esp. the youngest) I can pull out the mop and clean my kitchen and bathroom. When…

One hour skirt

After reading the post on MADE about super simple skirts for little girls I knew it was something I could do in the short amount of time I had available.
I even found this remnant in my stash from the baby quilt I made last year.
The primary colours were just perfect and I feel so happy when I see it.

So I took to work on my rectangular piece. I used the full width of the material which was 112cm and chopped the length to 60cms. I even dragged out the iron and ironed my seams! Wowzah!

Here she is the next morning adorning it for preschool.
It does look slightly long but that's fine, she will wear it through Autumn and still fit into it 6mths from now (our summer). I love that it will go with just about any colour top as well.

I think post baby I will even make one for myself!

My Space

Ever since I saw the desk on Grosgrain I knew that I had to have that desk. Co-incidentally a week later I was in the vicinity of Ikea during a surprise birthday lunch and seconded my youngest sister to help me grab that desk. Luckily I bought the 1.5mtr Vika Amon desk because it just fit in the back of my car with it sticking over the top of one of the toddler seats in the second row. I was actually considering getting the 2metre length desktop which I would not have been able to take home with me. I was so anxious to get this desk together that I decided to do it myself with the cordless drill. I knew I was either going to stuff it up or at least try to get it done and it was actually easier than I thought. Those Ikea people are clever I tell you. I was more than thrilled when I turned it the right way up and adored the huge desk space for my sewing/crafting/anything! I have been doing some knitting as well. This is the Heirloom Baby Hat from The Purl Bee. I didn't have a pro…