Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Actually Won Something!

I entered a funkyfabrix giveaway the other week as the fabric was cute and you can't win if you are not in it!
And..... I actually won!
It is the cutest range (I think it's aimed at boys but my girls like boy stuff and play with trains and dinosaurs and love thomas) and the animals in them are super cute.
So I was very excited to get an email telling me I'd won. I haven't been in a lot of blog giveaways, mainly because I usually don't discover them til they are finished!
Now to think of something great to make!
I've been playing around with transfers and t-shirts lately and have been going through the kids books for some cute pictures to put on them. Bambi is a favourite though the story is pretty terrible and the little golden books have proven to be good sources of cuteness.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some recent projects

These are a couple of things I have been working on lately that I thought I might post.
The first one is a skirt I made for Stace out of some super cute elephant material we got off the Stash Queen (a.k.a. Claire) and some red I had in the cupboard. I really love it and think it's great but she won't have a bar of it! She seems to be going through a stage of not liking anything new or unfamiliar and it's driving me batty! I hope she grows out of it soon as I really like making things for the girls.
The wall hanging in progress is something I've got planned for my M-I-L who has a birthday coming up. It took me a while to do the stitchery in the middle and now I've just got to finish some embroidery on the first border and slip stitch the binding on. I decided to do a sea dragon as we went on a trip to Underwater World last time we were down there visiting and she really loved them, so I thought I'd make a wall hanging to remember them.
And I have been playing around with iron on tranfer paper and came up with a cute bambi print (from a little golden book) and think I might do some more, it's really quick and easy and fun! I can picture some birthday pressies in my head.
Have also been busily sewing up chenille pants and have a pretty good stockpile now. I am keen to get back to making little things and working on whatever takes my fancy as I am now a bit sick of chenille! Am in a sewing kind of mood (not clothes sewing) so will have to see what happens.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Fish!

Littlest fish turned one yesterday and I can't believe a year has gone by already. She has such a great personality already, I can't wait to see how it develops in the next year. She is a ratbag one minute then cute as pie adorable the next. Happy Birthday Little Fish! Hope you have fun being one :)