Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Labels are here...

...and here is one (exactly as I imagined) on my latest bag, which is an order to become a gift for someone!

I got my labels through Apparel Labels, the same place as Lilly's school clothes labels which have been great. And can you see the cute tea cup hiding in the background, its new, did I need it?- no, but it was a bargain at $25 and I couldn't resist it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thanks Kelani!

Here is some very lovely mail I received today! From the fantastic Kelani Fabric Obsession's Elissa. Check out the Kelani link button to the right.

I recently won a comp just for submitting a photo to the inspiration gallery of something I had made after I had purchased fabric or patterns from Kelani. The prize was a $25 gift voucher. I got some more gorgeous Sandi Henderson Farmers Market and the Make It Perfect - Versatile Wrap pattern, which obviously came to more than $25 but you get that! I think the best thing about Kelani is the free postage together with the personal service and quickest delivery, the prices compare with anything available here in Australia at the moment. Thanks Elissa.

The vintage cherries fabric, on top in the pic, is going to be turned into a christmas dress for Miss Lill. I really wanted to do the Strappy Sundress like Novy's, but I won't have enough so I have to come up with something else...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

L O V E purple

I am not sure that many people are going to like this outfit (no particular reason, just not everyone's cup of tea)...but that's ok, cause I DO!!! And so does Kimmy (my second best friend, that is a joke by the way!) who hung out with me while I made it. We had heaps of fun and I made plenty of mistakes due to laughing so hard at Tonia Todman jokes and remembering our old days of making hairclips using hot glue guns to stick massive flowers to stuff. We are sure the glue fumes made us go troppo.
So this is a vintage tablecloth turned into a twirly size 5 Simplicity skirt like this one and a matching chesty bonds singlet in size 8 with LOVE appliqued on.
Luckily I decided to make a few things that are not in Lilly's size otherwise this one would definitely be going in her wardrobe. And during the fun of making this outfit, we came up with heaps of other ideas for cute singlets using simple words. So watch this space cause there are a heap more coming...

Sesame Street Shorts

These are for Charlie that match Ella's outfit. It's the same old Burda pattern that everyone (my sewing friends listed below that for some reason are not listed below anymore!) is loving at the moment. These ones are a size 4, I'd say they will be a little bit too big for Charlie.
I love this material, why can't they make stuff like this again these days!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ella's Outfit

My friend Wendy gave me this (Sesame Street) sheet, actually I took it! I said I'd make a pair of Sesame Street shorts for her son, which are cut ready to go. And with the bits left over I made this Simplicity skirt and matching ruffled singlet in size 6. She also handed me this doily which I added as an apron.The idea for the ruffled singlets came from my friend Bianca, who makes the most amazing stuff with Maria. The sheet was actually a Sheridan one and in perfect condition apart from being a little faded. I'd say there is enough left to make another skirt/singlet outfit or a small bag. I hope you like it Ella!

More Madeline

...not so sure about this one! The white apron looks better in normal light (not so shiny) though and I love the blue and green retro floral which I've used before.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Madeline Dress Meets Old Doily

Here is The Madeline Dress, yet again, in a size 7 using nothing fancy blue floral... ...with what seems to be my favourite red spot for the waistband and a gorgeous old doily for the apron! I didn't cut this doily at all when making the dress. It is just slipped under the waistband, so when little Miss outgrows it, I should be able to unpick and retrieve the doily intact. I am not too sure what the person who made it would say, seeing all those hours of work tacked onto a dress that will no doubt be well worn and loved! But then again, I wasn't the one who dumped it in the Op least it is getting a second chance at life!...and here is the really cute but tired little girl modelling it... thankyou my gorgeous girl!

Monday, October 13, 2008

See what a packet of Spring Flowering Seeds does...

For Mothers Day, amongst Worm Farms and Royal Albert tea cups I got a packet of seeds, which were purchased completely unsupervised at our school Mothers Day stall-so I think I did pretty well there. So they were scattered, actually dumped in one big clump over the top of the pansies and this is what happened.

Tags for my bags and other stuff, and a cute newly acquired tea cup and saucer (thankyou my bestest friend Kimmy) that just so happens to look perfect with this orphaned plate.

Remember this image...we are hoping it does actually grow into juicy corn, stay tuned for that one too.

Bag for My Mumma

This is a bag for my Mum, she got the very first official Glam Green Bag (thanks again Milly) and needs another! So she picked the material on a recent trip to Spotlight with me and tonight I made it for her. Love you Mum. I wish I had photos of the stuff my Mum used to make when I was little, she was so clever (would still be, but has no time for sewing these days...stay tuned for what she is sooo clever at now in a post to come).

Latest Glam Green Bags

Finally, I've made some more bags...
This Spotty Leopard is already sold! It seems to be a favourite. And in the background you can see my cool not-so-new dresser I've added to my sewing room. I am yet to tidy it up and display all my pretty stuff on it.

And this Retro Summer Chocolate Check (which I've done a couple of times before) is up for grabs. It's listed in my SHOP!