A little catch up…




Just popping in to share what I have been upto!

A little closer to the end for this bold and Stripy throw for my eldest daughter.  The grey band (at the top) is the last colour and as of last night I think I’m around 20ish rows from the end.  Hoping to finish soon so I can get on with some other knitting projects – perhaps finish my socks! This hasn’t been portable so have had to work on it in front of the tv.  I must admit I am not looking forward to weaving in all those ends! It has been a good stash buster project though.

These next two photos are little dresses I have made up out of hubbies old work pants.  The centre front and back seams are from the outside leg seams.  The Butterick pattern 4108 has a seam centre front and back so using the pant seam made these even quicker to put together once I made the time!

I now have the pant tops, the part from waist to crotch, to deconstruct.  If you have an idea on how to use those I’d like to know.  At this stage I think I will be just saving the haberdashery for other projects.

I think these are heading for a new home with a charity.  I used this pattern alot for my girls in all types of fabrics and there are no zips or buttons to fuss with. It was great to pair with tights/leggins and tshirts and jeans later on when the dress got a little short!

Some got a little brightened up with yoyos and buttons.

My aunt has requested some aprons for her grandchildren.  I hope she likes these when I catch up with her.

Again this is a pattern I have been making up for years.  It is from “My learn to sew book” I have had since I was a child in the 70’s.  My cover is looking a little worse for wear.

Hubby and my eldest daughter were away for 7 days in the recent school holidays so it was the perfect time to tidy up my craft space.  I moved furniture and re-organised my supplies.  So my space is reasonably tidy until the next postage delivery! I do have a rather large pile of NBUS and to finish off/re-do projects.

Until next time





Something to share…

If you are in Melbourne this week you may consider visiting the Sussex Street Neighbourhood House Artisan Market


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I have made a few Children’s aprons for the market.



I have also made a few other things which I will share later – some cards, tags, softies and bear clothes – haven’t uploaded pics of those yet!

I visited the market when it was last held in May and they had some beautiful handmade jewellery, candles and glass. Worth the visit.

This will be my first market.

This week has seen a few first. Today I finished my second day working – I have been a SAHM for a while now.

I still haven’t made Miss 16 (tomorrow 17)’s Birthday card. Must get a wriggle on.

Thanks for taking a peek.



Two more Birthdays

Miss 7 has two birthday parties this week. I have made the following card and gifts for them. I will also be adding some basic cooking supplies to their pressies so they have their own and don’t have to use Mum’s.

For M 1 

and for M 2

 I posted this earlier here https://frommycraftroom.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/shades-of-pink/

Both girls have soft bears that they can dress up. I made up the patterns myself  from outfits Miss 7 & Miss 12 already had. The trick is to leave a whole in the pants when sewing them up for the bears tail.

Had a great morning at Melbourne Zoo earlier. Then came home to cut out some of the girl’s dance costumes. Hope to make a start at sewing them sometime tomorrow.

Hope your week has got off to a great start. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.