I'm madly sewing for Christmas, and with almost a month to go, there's every possibility that I may accomplish everything on my list. Here's my latest finish... Superhero Capes, modelled by Raggedy Ann.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Monday 25 November 2013
Sunday 24 November 2013
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Monday 18 November 2013
The kids have been using our old t-shirts to protect their clothes while painting. The adult t-shirts do the job, but they're not a good fit, even though I adjusted them. The t-shirt sleeves are loose and drape across the paint, which doesn't worry the kids in the slightest, but I thought it was time to make some that fit properly.
Saturday 16 November 2013
Friday 15 November 2013
I've been lucky enough to receive two awards from fellow bloggers, but I've been totally slack in telling you about them. The first was way back in March of this year... eight months ago. Better late than never. I hope you agree, Amy??? Thank you, Amy, for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award. If you are into sewing for tweens, little ones or American Girl dolls, then you'll want to pop over and say Hi to Amy at Sews N Bows. You'll be glad you did! Almost all of Amy's posts have a twist that bring a smile to my face or, in many cases, bring on outright laughter.
The second award was only two months ago, so I don't feel quite so guilty about that one. Thank you, Danya, for passing on the Sunshine Award; a blogger-to-blogger award for blogs that inspire and bring sunshine into people's lives. Danya is a fellow Aussie, who blogs about parenting, art and craft with kids, cooking, sewing and photography. I have pinned lots of Danya's creative arts and crafts activities, for the little people in my life. If you have young children, add Danya Banya to your blog roll.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Now I know that for many of you, it's definitely not shorts wearing weather at the moment. Here in Australia, however, the temperatures are climbing and we're headed into Summer. It's been unseasonably hot during Spring and the kids have been wearing shorts for some time now.
Monday 11 November 2013
Sometimes I need an extra large tote to carry things from one place to another. Nothing fancy, no need for pockets, just a bag that will let me carry largish items easily. Today I'll show you how I made my No Frills Extra Large Tote. It's a super quick and easy make.
Saturday 9 November 2013
Friday 8 November 2013
Margie, from Nanny Notes 2U, is running a sew-along, in support of Pillowcases for Oncology Kids, a charity I've supported in the past. I often sew pillowcases, both for charity and as gifts, so, as well as showing some of my latest creations, I thought I'd do a round up of free pillowcases tutorials I've found online.
Thursday 7 November 2013
|The Seasonal Sewing Series, hosted by Deby, from So Sew Easy, has started. There will be a new giveaway every day, Monday to Friday, for the whole month of November and a grand prize giveaway 27th November.|
I'm pleased to be contributing to the series today, with lots of EASY ideas for Gift Wrapping.
You won't want to miss today's giveaway... 4 PDF bag patterns of your choice from ChrisW Designs.
Wednesday 6 November 2013
Monday 4 November 2013
A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in November...
|Deby, from So Sew Easy is hosting the Seasonal Sewing Series. The series will be jam packed with sewing tips and projects, with a giveaway every Monday to Friday throughout November. I'll be guest posting 7th November.|
|Softies for Mirabel, is an annual handmade toy drive, helping kids who are affected by parental substance abuse. Toys can be knitted, crocheted or sewn. More details over at Meet Me At Mikes. I missed out last year, but I've asked Erin to make sure I don't forget this year.|
Sunday 3 November 2013
Friday 1 November 2013
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman!
We have a little member of the family who is obsessed with Batman, so I thought I'd indulge him and make some Batman themed presents.