Friday, November 21, 2008

more time

This little stash of AB goodness (except for the book) was given out at the Amy Butler evening last night . It was a nice night, hearing all about her life and inspiration....although it did feel a little bit like watching mornings with Kerri-Anne!

Market stall has been postponed, due to an over allocation of stalls and to be honest with you, I'm a little relieved. It's left me with time to make a colouring wallet by Jennifer Casa which I first spotted here. A great pattern...I think there will be a few friends receiving these over Christmas!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

mermaids and pirates

Ashley's friend is having a birthday party with a mermaids and pirates theme in a couple of months so we made up these little bags to see whether she would like to use them as lolly bags. They were sewn up with some cotton canvas and a little drawstring looped through the top. The fabrics were ironed on with heat'n'bond, an iron-on adhesive, and the little pirate face was hand sewn with some embroidery thread. Super quick and easy!

....and I couldn't resist these beauties from our local fruit shop!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

to market

A few friends and I are putting together a little market stall in a few weeks. We are making little things and putting them together to see if anyone would like them. I was excited about it a couple of months ago when we decided to do this but now I'm not so sure! I'm finding it difficult to sit at the sewing machine to make something for someone I don't know and progress has been slow. So far I have a stack of coasters and some little kids totes.......time to get sewing!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

little ghosts

It was our first Halloween trick or treating with the kids. They dressed up as a witch and wizard, their outfits and capes quickly sewn up the night before. Lolly bags prepared for the little ones and ghost meringues for the mums and dads. All sugared up before bedtime and had loads of fun.... Happy Halloween!