Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I've often made xmas presents for my nieces, putting together braclets and necklaces are easy to do, but I have also made them skirts, headbands and of course shrugs..... my nephews in the past have been a little bit more awkward, but I have a few ideas this year, just got too see if it works first!
What do you make for xmas?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
My 7 yr old will be Yr 3 next year and will be make or break time for her acedemically as the jump from junior school to middle school is hard enough most kids but when you've got an intellectual disability it makes things so much harder, not that you will hear her complain she has lots of freinds so she doesn't worry about anything else! She is also very easy to buy for...... funky t-shirts and anything to do with horses and she is happy!
My 5 yr old well she is proving harder to buy for this year....... so I'll need to really get my thinking cap on, what do you get a fashion diva, brainiac and all round drama queen (ok she's no worse than many 5yr olds but still!!) oh and has to be cheap cheap! So far I've got cheap bracelets and hair ties......and she has plenty of dressup stuff....... must keep thinking!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On the Business front I have been busy making birthday presents, some new knitted items including bolero type shrugs and vests - which just need to be sewn up and photographed, and also I have been making another gift as Fairy Godmother -this time for my sons Teacher Aide. In addition to this I have also been listing Xmas Dress' for sale, so far in size 4 and size 1 with many more waiting to get to the sewing machine. I have also been doing a custom order for a friend for a NB and a size 3 xmas dress which are almost completed!
I am not doing any competitions this month, but are offering Custom Ordered Xmas Dress'/Waistcoats etc for Facebook Fans Only and I'm happy to post overseas.......so get in quick as I only have a limited supply of fabric at the moment (though I don't mind an excuse to visit spotlight to find more!!)
If anyone local to Mt Maunganui would be interested in having a stall or contributing to our Gala Day in another way please feel free to contact me. At this stage I'm just after interest so that I can put it forward as an Idea at the meeting next Wed. Our school has a very big junior school and many of these kids are the eldest in the family rather than the youngest, plus we seem to be having a bit of a baby boom too!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This term is another busy one for us with Junior School production; Christmas in the Feild at School and of course the Xmas work functions....which this year we should really go to - usually we can't make it because its hard to find babysitters, but not this year! I've recently been busy making birthday presents for both of my daughters friends, with two more parties this weekend to go to and one of them is fancy dress, so I have also been busy making a Fairy Costume as well....so far so good, its just about finished!
We have finally joined the twitter craze....the fact that I could link it to the facebook page was a bonus! Come follow us @LittleLizzies
Monday, September 28, 2009
This last week has been busy with organising/planning what to make for presents for the parties that the girls have been invited to. One is going to a 5yr old party and the other is going to a 7yr old party. The later party is also fancy dress, so a fairy costume must also be orgainised (sewn)! So far I've finished a top for the 5yr old birthday girl........ just need to make some accessories to go with it and I have started on a top (of sorts) for the 7yr old!
Well had better get back to the knitting and also keeping the kids from going to nutty on this very wet start to the holidays......please please let there be sun at some stage over the holidays!!
Oh and before I forget...I made my first sale through Little Kiwis Nest on Thursday night and will be posting a capelet across to a fellow Kiwi, based in........FRANCE!!!! Heehee it is so very exciting!
Monday, September 21, 2009
I intended to take photos this weekend, and so I did but instead of my clothing/knitwear, I ended up taking pictures on our walk around Mt Mauao instead. The Fashio Diva decided that it the wind was too cold to stand outside earlier in the afternoon on Sunday for photos (and it rained on the Saturday), but by late afternoon the wind had died down, but of course now the kids wanted to head down to the Mt because it was low tide, so they could find starfish and hermit crabs in the rockpools!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Have had a few entries in for the Launch Competition - What is your favourite thing about Spring? - on the fan page, competition ends on the 25th September (NZT), so you had better get in quick. The Prize pacakage has already been decided on and if you look at the photo album called Giveaways, you will see what it is!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
So if you want to check out my knitwear online (and available for purchase) then you need to come visit us at Little Kiwis Nest. They also have a blog where you can find out even more about the lovely girls who got Little Kiwis Nest up and running!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
While you are looking at my store, don't forget to take some time to checkout all the other cool items being made by other WAHMs right here in New Zealand, such as Made it Baby, Natural Star, Holland Designs, and so much more!
Also stay tuned for a Launch Competition......just working out the details!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Its almost launch time here at Little Lizzies and soon you will be able to buy our wonderfully unique and funky knitted accessories for you and your kids. A big thanks must go out to Suzan and Amy @ Little Kiwis Nest for providing a beautiful website for selling lots of lovely stuff…… its NZ’s answer to Etsy! So it wont be long now until instead of coming soon you will see LAUNCH LAUNCH…YAY!
Things are busy here at the moment trying to get new designs made and photographed plus trying to fit in coffees with friends before I get busy and not just with Little Lizzies. Next term we begin planning in earnest for our big School Gala Day next year and as its in early March we have to start planning soon……….. The Gala Day looks exciting with plans to get some piglets and have races, it should be lots of fun!!
Stay tuned for our launch…….will think of some interesting promos/contests/giveaways to coincide with it.
P.S check out the fan page for some more quirky designs and don’t forget our current giveaway…..there is only 11 days left in the month to reach 250 fans to win!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I enjoy being able to help out at school, whether it be on the fundraising committee, parent helping on trips or helping out with costumes at production time! Just recently I have helped out at the school sausage sizzle, money from which helps subsidise the end of year class trips and next term we are about to start planning our end of year Xmas Picnic and School Gala Day for next year…… which will hopefully be just as popular as last year, especially if we can get some piglets to race! But we also like to show the teachers and the rest of the school staff that we appreciate everything they do for our kids, and so this year we started the Fairy Godmother programme, where each week a teacher would be shown a random act of kindness, whether it be home cooked meal, baking, vouchers for a massage etc and the teachers are loving it, with many finding there ROAK, arrives when they really need it. I’m in the process of planning my gift for my ROAK, not so random really as its for my daughters Teacher Aide and I’ve been waiting for her name to come up. She has been with my daughter since she started school and does so much for her from buying birthday presents to providing rewards for her good behaviour at school… so now its our turn. I’m busy knitting up one of my ponchos for her (hopefully the pattern adapts ok) in lovely Storm Grey and Mauve colours……. Do you ever do anything random for your teachers at school, even just a thank you card or flowers from the garden, it might just make there day!
Don’t forget the August Giveaway on the Fan Page
Will one of your friends be our
Will we get there before the end of August?
A Second Random Draw will happen if we do
It might just be You!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
……and with it comes the summer wardrobe! What better to add to your children’s wardrobes this year than one of our funky knitted accessories!
This is one of my latest creations, perfect for sunny days over a sundress to keep the sun off the shoulders!
This one is a size 6–9yrs and is a Retro Style Cotton/Viscose blend yarn.
It is shown on a size 8/9 yrs (approx) tailors form, and will drape a little bit differently for a younger child. While the size states 6-9 yrs, it can be worn by an older child as long as they can still get it over their head….again it will drape slightly differently from how it is shown here, but this does allow for longer use of the garment!
……..All the birthday parties here are now finished for the year…yay!! My youngest has now been at school for a week and is loving it! I am having some very lovely me time and are slowly reorganising the house….starting with my girls room. So far I have sorted out their clothes and reorganised their books, the next task will be to sort out their toys!
………FAN PAGE GIVEAWAY!!!
Next fan page giveaway will be too our 250th fan and if we get there before the end of August I might just do a random draw as well!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My daughter has been enjoying here first few days at school and has settled in just as if she had always being going..... though I suppose with two older siblings it probably feels that way at times. The bonus is that she comes home and does here homework by herself without too much fuss.....now if she could only teach the older two how to do this and life would be soo much easier.
This weekend see's party number 2 happen....yep thats right I have kids with birthdays close together, 4 days between them to be precise. At least this party is way better organised, the 6/7yr old girls are going to be making badges, friendship bracelets and singing their little hearts ou with disney sing it..... think sing star but with all those trendy tweeny disney songs that are around at the moment., if you know who the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montanna and the kids from Camp Rock then you will understand! It might drive us insane but no doubt the girls will have a blast! The cake is baked just got to decorate it tomorrow with lots of glittery icing, to get that whole rockstar effect!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
At the moment I'm trying to be organised and have began putting ideas down for the next lot of competitons to be run through the Fan Page and also the Blog. So far I'm thinking of doing competitons/giveaways for the following things (just rememeber these are just ideas at the moment!):
- 250 Facebook Fans
- Xmas Giveaway (possible a dress/shrug or waistcoat/pants)
- The launch of Little Lizzies
- ........need more ideas!
Actually I need to tell my mind not to keep coming up with more ideas, its getting pretty crowded in their and need to concentrate!
I have been making or should that be creating more ponchos/capelets/accessories....somedays I don't know what to call some of them, as they seem to just be more organic in creation rather than by design, so if you something you like grab it, as I may not be able to create another one on demand......lol..... I just aim for something and sometimes it just doesn't lend itself towards the intial idea and morphs into something else, but its much more exciting that way!
I will post some photos of the new stuff soon, just got to get more batterries for the camera!
Don't forget if you see something on the fan page that you like say so..... some of it is even available to be sold, so just ask! Also don't forget to introduce your friends to the wonderful world of Little Lizzies!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
My youngest daughter starts school tomorrow and then begins some much needed me time, though knowing me, it wont be a lot of sitting around doing nothing.....I always need to be doing something. I have started thinking of all the things that I could do, like catch up on some reading, getting the vege garden ready, make some clothes for my kids rather than to sell and sort out my cupboards and if I get really bored I can always make a start on sorting out the garage......we'll see. No doubt the first few days I will either flounder round the house looking lost or will be out walking and looking around the shops and will probably spend sometime trying out all the cafes (especially if they have yummy cakes on offer).
Thursday, July 30, 2009
It was her last day at kindy today and I thought she might have wanted to make a bigger deal about it, but she treated it like any other day at kindy and when we arrived to pick her up she just got her bag and off we went........ She is looking forward to her first day of school on Tuesday, bu then to those who know her, know that this day hasn't come fast enough for here!
Fan numbers on the Little Lizzies Facebook page are continuing to rise, yippee!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thw winner of the 100 Fan Giveaway, was Louise Tanguay and she has chosen the Boy's Asymmetric Poncho. Congratulations Louise, it will be coming your way very shortly!
Our house at the moment is busy busy with the planning for my youngests 5th birthday and my older daughters 7th birthday party. They were very well planned and have only 4 days seperating their birthdays which means birthday parties two weekends in a row! With my youngest starting school I will be taking some time to enjoy my child free days before throwing myself headlong into getting everything up and going.................so the countdown is on!
Friday, July 24, 2009
One to go!
I have finished one of the two ponchos I have on offer for when my fan page hits 100 fans. I only have about 12 more to go to hit the magic number… Yay me!!
Here its the Asymmetric Poncho for girls……
In this Picture it is being shown on my 7 yr old daughter ( and despite the sunny day she wasn’t in the mood for playing model)
My Fashion Diva was much happier about playing model, but wouldn’t stand still so hopefully I have got some good pictures.
It would fit from 4yrs till 7yrs and is made from 100% NZ Wool.
Check My fan page for instructions and handy hints for caring for woollen garments!
Now all I have to is make up the Boys one, hit 100 fans and draw a winner!
The winner will get a choice of either the boys or girls poncho!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Three children…..Just kidding! But I am doing a Giveaway on my Facebook Fan Page. when I hit 100 fans I will Giveaway an Asymmetrical Poncho, which I am making especially for it. Actually I’m making two; one for a boy and one for a girl so that then the winner can choose which ever one suits them best! No point in giving away a pink one if the winner has boys!!
This is the wool that I have chosen. The Green and Blue balls obviously for a boy (or girl) and the Pink and Purples for a girl.
The Green/Blue balls are 100% Merino and the Pink?Purple is 100% NZ Wool.
I am busy getting them made up now, so hopefully I can get them finished before I hit 100 fans!
Winner will be drawn at random some how!
Monday, July 20, 2009
School Holidays are over here so I'm now trying to get back into the routine of sewing/knitting during the day.... though routine is only going to change again in two weeks as my baby turns five and starts school and I'll try and get in some 'Me' time....... cafe's here I come!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The yarn used for this Asymmetric Poncho is a mixture of Cotton and Rayon, in really funky retro green and orange shades. The good thing about the yarn was that it was knitted on larger needles, and so had more stretch… so I can show you how versatile the Asymmetric Poncho can be!
Here the green is more to the front, draped more like a traditional poncho and again with a cowl neckline…..
Notice how the neckline sits wider across her shoulders and again takes on a rolled neckline……
An Asymmetric Poncho can last your child for ages………..!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Some days I never seem to have a shortage of ideas of things I want to make/create, actually I often have too many ideas buzzing around in my head and struggle to get them all down. More often its while in the process of jotting down idea that another will come to me….. it makes it very hard to remain focused on the first idea and then of course I have to make a decision as to which idea to start first…… that is why around my house there are often lots of projects started but not necessarily finished, doesn’t help that I make my decision based upon whatever coloured thread I happen to have in my machine at the time………..
My latest project I have started
or a jacket to use it…
or come up with something completely different…..
Another Project that I have started is this Scarf,
Its made from Bamboo/Cotton Yarn, and has been puzzling me for weeks as it needed something but I wasn’t sure what.
I think I’ve figured it out… it needs a Stickpin Brooch to go with it, now I’ve just got to make one…(another idea)
But it only cost $2.50……. Bargain!!
School Holidays are almost finished, and before I know it my youngest will be at school……. then I can spend my days (well 9am – 3pm) at my sewing machine.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Its about all the kids will let me do….especially on rainy winter days when they want to watch TV. With that the case I have got a few more items knitted up….A Lavender Bamboo Shrug (Size 2-4), plus a matching a head band.
I have also made up another Asymmetric Poncho in a Cotton/Blend This would fit from a NB to at least an 18mnth old. Though the way it will sit on an older child will differ to that from a younger child..
In addition to looking for a Market to sell my stuff at I have also been investigating the different online options, especially when I have a very small budget to work with. There are the established places like Trade Me or Etsy or eBay, but was interested in finding something a little bit smaller in size so as not to get lost amongst the multitude of sellers and also something that had a NZ focus…. and I think I found it. Little Kiwis Nest is a NZ site for the selling of NZ products created for children and babies. Check it out, there are a lot of great products on their already it can only get bigger!
So that is one more thing I can check off my list……..
……When the Little Lizzies Fan Page hits 100 we will be doing a giveaway…….just got to decide what to giveaway!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We are heading into the last week of school holidays here and the countdown to my youngests 5th birthday....so not much work has been done. In saying that the needles have been going click clack a lot when I'm not complaining about how cold it is ( I thought it was usually warm in the winter her...not freezing cold). So far I have been playing around with a bamboo/cotton blend scarf...want to decorate it but not sure how or with what, also have finished knitting a lavender Bamboo ribbon shrug (just got to sew it up) and have started on a Cotton/Acrylic Blend Asymmetrical Poncho in pastel pink and purple colours....phots will be coming soon.
I would aslo like to thank all those lovely people who have started following my blog and also to those lovely people who have become fans of my facebook page.... we have almost hit 40 fans!!! It is very exciting to watch. Please remember I love to get feedback so please feel free to comment on all the things you like..etc!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Today was Dress Up day at my youngest daughters kindy…. it was all in the aid of raising money for ‘The Big Night In’ on the 8/9 August. Well it started well the planning for this dress up… first she wanted to be a princess, and then she wanted to be a bat and then she decided on being a fairy princess. I thought well that should be easy, we’ve got plenty of wings floating around the house and there was suppose to be a fairy type dress somewhere in the girls bedroom…..But no we couldn’t find the dress and then when we looked at the wings closer we realised that they really weren’t in a fit state to be seen outside the house……. So it was mum to the rescue, and while I didn’t have time to make a fairy dress, I di however make her some very funky wings….and guess what she won best fairy princess!! Yay me!!!
Hopefully she doesn’t expect too much for the Kindy disco next week……lol
Monday, July 6, 2009
So not much sewing will get done over the next couple of weeks, but I will probably get more knitting done...especially seeing I found an old knitting book in the op shop the other day and It had a few interesting patterns I would love to try and make and eventually adapt! The one that caught my attention was a knitted sleep sack... actually it had two different patterns so it should be fun playing around with them! At the moment though I have started knitting a creamy yellow shrug to go with my xmas dress', using a Bamboo/Merino blend Yarn and have also started a Lavender 100% Bamboo Shrug as well.
I have also checked out a new market that started in the Mount and will look at having a stall there come September.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Instead of sewing I went to see my daughter do her final session at RDA (Riding for the Disabled), which she was very excited about!! I went out with one of the other mums and stood outside, while the weather tried really hard to rain. Thankfully the rain waited until after my daughters session so we were able to see her and her horse go through their exercises! My daughter has had so much fun participating in this and it has improved her balance no end…… here is a picture I took of her on the horse. Don’t you lover her tartan pants!!!
Today I’m back at the sewing machine and have done some more on my sons trousers….they aren’t going too bad considering I haven’t done a Trouser Fly since I did my course over 6yrs ago…at least the fabrics was cheap so if it looks horrible it wont be a costly mistake…. lol …. but then again my son would probably still wear them just because I made them! Not much more to do on them….but I’ve been banned from the overlocker again by my fashion diva..so it might be the weekend before I get them finished!
Monday, June 29, 2009
In just over 4 weeks I will have two birthdays to celebrate…..my eldest daughter who turns 7 and my youngest daughter who turns 5…Yay!…that is until you remember that there is only 4 days separating their birthdays (yeah I know real good planning) so we always have on birthday party one weekend the and the second party the following weekend. I am also usually really organised for it, but not this year….lol. But in saying that I have now got my elder daughter two of her birthday presents ………
So firstly I would like to thank Steph at MooBear designs for doing a swap with me, one of her wonderful t-shirts for one of my shrugs.Isn’t just gorgeous! My daughter is very horse mad and is going to love finding this on her birthday!!
But that wasn’t all that was in the package from Steph…she sent it in this really nifty bag that she made from a placemat, included one of her fantastic scrappy broaches and a whole lot of crafty things…
You can find a picture of her daughter Bubbles wearing my shrug and a Pinafore that I also made here.
In addition to this I have also bought my daughter a new Sunhat for school….Ok I know a sunhat doesn’t sound like a very exciting birthday present, but for my daughter sunhats have always been a struggle as her head is quite small so most hats tend to fall off and then I found this wonderful business called Babybanz, through Skout and she has adjustable hats and so of course we ordered one on Wednesday and it arrived on Saturday and its brilliant. Seeing that its a birthday present I haven’t been able to actually try it on her yet, but I have tried it on my other daughter …so here it is….
Its just perfect for our needs and is so light that it will fit in her Chair bag at school with ease! Definitely well worth checking her site out as she also does neat sunglasses and for those whose kids don’t like a lot of noise, she is also now stocking a range of very funky earmuffs….
Monday, June 22, 2009
Well that what it feels like as I sit here struggling to unpick a buttonhole that decided to go a bit wonky. Button holes were never something I enjoyed doing, especially on my first sewing machine as it didn’t have an automatic buttonhole function, but my current machine does and while it is a blessing it makes the initial stitches so tiny, it can be a real struggle to see them when things go wrong. Today of course after doing 6 perfect button holes it decides that the next one could be a little bit crooked….too crooked for my liking and so now I’m trying to unpick it so that the machine can try again!
The weather has been pretty sunny here lately, which for winter is really nice and makes up for the very cold mornings. So over the weekend to make the most of the beautiful sun, we went exploring Tauranga a little bit more. We have lived here for just over two years now …well at the Mount any way…and still haven’t explored everywhere yet. Saturday morning we chucked the kids in the car and we went across to the suburb of Greerton (though if they are like us in Mount Maunganui, we don’t like to think of ourselves as a suburb!), and had we nosy around at the shopping centre there. Well I will be planning a trip back with friends sans the kids as they had quite a few Op Shops and discount type stores that really need to be explored/rummaged through more. We also found a delightful cafe that had quite nice selection of GF food…much to my youngest daughters delight…. her eyes almost bugged out when she realised that the yummy looking lamingtons in the cabinet were GF and according to her they were yummy!
I have just realised that I haven’t included any photos for a while….. naughty me, must get snapping again!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well in so far as that I have worked out what I want to do with my piece of Blue denim… I was thinking a nice tailored jacket for my almost 7 yr old, and of course it wont be just plain denim, i will work something a little bit funky into it some how! I have also decide on what I want to make for my friends little boy, but now I’ve just got to decide upon the fabric…. blue plaid or lime green cord..hmmm will have to decide soon if I want to get it finished in time for the birthday party next week.
Have had more news about the Market i was hoping to go to at xmas time…and so far it’s looking good! Yay hopefully more details on how if any changes to its structure/layout will affect me will be known soon…and then I can go mad getting things made up! In addition to this market I am planning to run a stall at my my kids school Gala Day next year…if I’m really organised i could turn it into a mini launch….but will have to see how organised I have been… but its a good goal to aim for! That means I’ll need to write up lists to ensure everything is covered and nothing forgotten…luckily I don’t mind writing up lists!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Not much of anything gets done, with my youngest having her first school visit today…boohoo…! She is very excited about it all and when the bell rang she gave me a kiss and waved good bye and ran to sit on the mat with her friends. So between the visit and then kindy this afternoon not much will be done….but once she goes to school i will be free to potter at the sewing machine without worrying about the noise and if I need to go and get more supplies I can just go get them!
Speaking of sewing I have cut out the brown denim for a pair of trousers for my son…might have to go and get some elastic to to give them an adjustable waist as the poor boy is very tall and skinny! I also need to sort out a pattern and fabric to make an outfit for a friend’s little boys first birthday…. I have a couple of ideas but there are only a couple of weeks to do it so I’ll have to make my mind up quick!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Last week I did score another really could find...picked up some really good fabric from the Op Shop really cheap. I got 150cms x 140cms of Blue Denim. 100cms x 120cms of light Brown Denim for $5 all up! Not sure what to do with the blue denim, it will either get turned into pinafores or funky cushions and the brown denim is destined to become trousers for my eldest......so now I also need brown thread on a bobbin..lol
Monday, June 15, 2009
Until my youngest starts school, it really isn’t long now – 7 weeks to be precise.and then I can spend all day at my sewing machine, but until then my days are spent trying to do a little bit each day in between the trips to kindy and of course now the very important school visits! Its definitely coming up real fast..and i must admit while I’m looking forward to her going to school I’m not very well prepared fro the birthday party and presents that go along with it!
This a Size 1 Pinafore in corduroy fabric and buttons up at the back…..
Right now its time to go get organised for lunch and then off to kindy!
Friday, June 12, 2009
A fellow blogger passed on the two very nice awards to me
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award
This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award
Thanks very much Stephanie from A Pocket Full of Buttons. She makes these very cool Rock Chick girls clothing…so please go check her out!
Now this is the first time I’ve taken part in this sort of thing so I do hope I do it right!
7 Things About Me
* I love to eat Chocolate
* Knows the words to Bob the Builder Songs
* I love all things Japanese
* I love sunny days at the beach
* I walk everywhere, even in the rain
* I can’t wait for my youngest to start school
* I am a Facebook Addict
And now I will pass these awards on to my friends and favourite blogs
I know its not 15 blogs….. but these are my favourite blogs to check up on!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
For once I actually did sewing in the weekend..its not something I would usually do but it was cold outside and the kids were happy watching movies and I had a few projects that I wanted to finish!
This was the first one I got finished and I’m ashamed to say that it has been sitting by sewing machine fore the last 4mnths just waiting for that last bit of bias to be put on….. This is for the end of year tourist market…the kiwifruit fabric was very deliberately chosen has the area I live in is known for its Kiwifruit exports!
This one is a Size 1 and I have a Size 2 waiting to be completed!
This one is another Xmas inspired outfit. It is not completely finished its just waiting for the buttons to be lovingly attached to the back!
It is also a Size 1 and I really love this fabric its got such a nice feel to it and the gold and the cream is just beautiful to look at. I really hope the photo’s do it justice.
Last but not least I have managed to complete some knitting recently as well and Have done a gorgeous shrug in Orange/Pink Bamboo yarn.
This has been done for Steph at MooBear Designs for her gorgeous daughter Bubbles! (I am so loving my camera, the colours look awesome!!)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
………….the overlocker, the silly thing goes and runs out of cotton! Oh well I’m pretty sure I have another one somewhere in amongst all my boxes of fabric, just might take all day to find it! Doesn’t matter much now as the weather is looking rather wintery and the kids are now busy watching movies on TV.
Friday, June 5, 2009
It would make life so much easier as then I wouldn’t have the kids telling me to stop all the time, because they can’t hear the TV. Well I suppose thats the downside of a smallish house, where your workspace takes over almost every part of the house…..today I’ve even commandeered the kitchen table as its getting all the sun and I need to match buttons to a dress……….Maybe I should Clean up the garage a bit more, no wait its winter and really cold in there, think I’ll stick with the status quo!
I am trying to be more organised this year and have started making up items to sell at the markets at Xmas time…hence the xmas inspired pinafore on the left! Last year it was October when I decided to share a friends stall and only had time to knit shrugs….this time i want more dress’ and pinafores as well!
I have included more classic colours of gold and cream as well the fun xmas inspired fabrics with xmas trees and angels on them. Just something a bit different to Red and Green!
Now I just need to make sure that each dress/pinafore has a at least one matching accessory!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesdays are Soup Day in our household, as the girls have netball practice after school until 5pm and it is so much easier just to through everything in the crockpot in the morning and forget about it until its tea time! Tonight its Potato and Leek and its smells yummy already.
First up is the Chiffon Polka Dot Top (sz 5-6). It definitely looks much better displayed on the dummy! An easy way to accessorise this would be to add a belt to nip in at the waist would look great paired up with denim shorts for the summer!
This as also been posted before but again, the dummy shows it off way better, and the new camera catches the detail on the dragonfly perfectly.
This skirt has been made using recycled fabrics and has a plaid pattern at the top and a very fine blue and red floral pattern on the bottom. It is a a size 7-8 yrs.
This photo also shows the drunken lean my dummy has ….which really doesn’t do much for the way the skirt hangs! I wonder if there is a Rehab centre for tailors dummies!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
And Queens Birthday weekend provided us with lovely weather (though very cold) for trying out all the settings on our new camera!
As promised I have taken photos of some of the clothes and accessories that I have made while i had no functioning camera! So here it goes.
This is my daughter molly and her new pair of trousers I made for her yesterday…actually I finished them first thing this morning as she decided she wanted to wear them to school! I just loved the fabric as it was so bright, and it being cordoury just made it even better. I’m such a sucker for texture and colour! And to make it even better it was all on special …gotta love spotlight specials, I got heaps of fabric there over the weekend so are going to be very busy!
Ok back to the photos, and I do have to apologise for the drunken posture of my dummy, she likes to drink! Not really, the kids pulled on the pole a bit too much when it arrived, to try and get it off the boxed and the bent the pole :)
This one of the pinafore’s I’m doing for Xmas Themed range this year…. Its a really neat pattern as its a simple wrap round design, with options of making it reversible. I have made heaps of these up for my daughters in the past, as they great for pulling on over a skivvy and tights in the winter or as it gets a bit shorter a pair of jeans, and in the summer it can be worn over swimming togs…… Because Xmas is during the summer here, it is lined with towelling…perfect for the beachside Xmas BBQ!
This lovely White Capelet, would be perfect for that special occasion. It is 100% Acrylic and uses two different textures of white yarn for contrast and has a simple button loop closure.
This one is a Sz 8-9
This another sz 8-9 capelet/poncho. Again this one is 100% Acrylic, so perfect for spring/summer months. It has a slight cowl neckline, to just make it a little bit different!
Right now I had better go make lunch for my fashion diva, before she has a diva size tantrum about being hungry and running late for kindy!!….will post more pictures tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Maybe I should tidy my workspace before I get too snap happy...... it kind of gets rather messy when I'm making stuff. My table is covered with fabric and half finished clothing, the floor around it has patterns everywhere and little bits of fabric, cotton and lace (and not to mention the odd pin or two)!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
These are very much the 'must have' item of the year!
To celebrate the launch of this new item to their collection, Lola & Ben are offering
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For the month of June
just enter DECAL at the checkout!
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