Sunday, November 28, 2010

christmas tree skirt

I made a skirt for the Christmas tree. I found this cute fabric at Spotlight, 1m. I used an old flannel cot sheet to have on the underside. I laid the fabric down in half and traced corners with a large dinner plate. Then I cut a split down the middle and sewed either side to wrap around the tree base. It looks really nice! When the Christmas fabric goes on sale I will get some more and make a few more things for next year. This is the first year we've had a proper tree - we are pretty excited!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

another birdie sling bag

this was another birdie sling (amy butler) bag - the inside is that lovely batik fabric i found at the spring fair. this one is full size, with a few personal adjustments - i like the colors. i love fabric!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Summer handbag

This is the latest bag I have made. I think it may be my favorite to date! It has a zipper pocket inside which I must say was so easy to do. I am no longer afraid of sewing zippers!

I made it in class to make sure I did it correctly but it is a very simple pattern to follow. There is a bigger version as well which I will do next. The buttons are vintage from an op shop - so lucky I had 4. I would like to keep this one but it is a Christmas present.

antique bed stool finished

This is the antique foot/bed stool I found at a Salvos - I finally got around to re-upholstering the top. I started to remove the original one but the padding was so deteriorated that I couldn't remove it without it becoming a health hazard! It was seriously so messy and made me sneeze profusely. So I made the top piece and then fit it over the original top. It looks lovely.

We got the fabric on special at spotlight for $8/m but it was buy one metre get one free! I love when that happens!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quincy's new mat

We looked at the pet shop the other day for a new mat/bed for Quincy and almost passed out with how expensive they were. Then I came across our hardly ever used port-a-cot mattress and had an idea......

I folded it over and then stitched it in a few places using a big, fat embroidery needle. I then made a cover for it using the great fabric I got from a school's Spring Fair. I lined it with one of the kid's old flannel, cot sheets. I put some velcro on the side so that I can wash it. Quincy doesn't love it yet, it smells too clean I think! I was so proud of myself I even managed to match up the lines! It looks much nicer than the old, very well worn mat he had.

first set of xmas decorations

The kids were sick last week so we did a lot of baking and assorted projects. These are cut out of wool felt and then decorated with glitter glue. Can't wait for the tree!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mr. Spider

I had to make something for Jack too..... so I made Mr. Spider off the cuff, used a dinner plate to trace an outline for his body, and a smaller bowl for his head. Jack named him - Jo! He is made from wool felt.