Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I have finally made myself a wallet. It is far from perfect but it is the first one I have made. Will have to make more for the practice........

The topstitching on the strap is not all the way around as I couldn't get around because of the magnetic clip. Will have to think of a different way for next time

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The inside before I put all my cards in!!!

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And with all my cards in. The pockets aren't straight really need to work on cutting out all my pieces straight!!!!!
Also the cards on one side are really tight When I sewed the centre line to make the fold I must of done it further on one side!!!!!!!

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Ok I can finially add the pictures of my trial bag for the EB swap, I didn't add them before as I didn't want to give the style away even though the fabric is totally different........

Monday, June 22, 2009

EB Bag Swap Sneak Peak!

OK here it is finally my bag swap sneak peak!
I am taking part in the EB bag swap, gotta love swaps, and here is my sneak peak.

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The bag, but I won't tell you which part of the bag........

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And the lable I spent AGES on trying to get it just right (and many choice words too) my embroidery machine kept jamming up on me.  Any way it less then perfect but I done it 4 times so I gave up and this is the best one out of all of them...........I think just that little lable took longer than the whole bag to do!!!!!!!

I just hope my swap partner likes her bag (and lable too)

Stay tuned for the big reveal...........

Nappy Cake!

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Someone my SIL works with asked me to make them a nappy cake, and I said I would if they purchased all the things needed plus $30 for my time, I hadn't heard anything so I assumed they thought I was asking too much.  But my SIL turned up last night with everything, so  have been busy this morning putting it all together, and here it is.

Tell me what you think honestly, I haven't wraped it in cello yet so can change it!!!!

The bottom Winnie the Pooh thing is a pram toy and the top one is a teether and the duck right on top is a bath thermometer, and then bibs on the bottom and some wipes at the back.  I didn't know what else to do with the bibs!!!!!!

This is the first time I have made one of these so I am pretty happy with myself!!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oliver & S Giveaway!!!!

I have been getting told by the girls on EB in the sewing section how good the Oliver & S patterns are, but I am yet to buy one.  I am looking at one at the moment to buy but am supposed to be saving money...........

 Novy is doing a giveaway (that paris-stella told me about from the begginer sewers group) of TWO Oliver & S patterns, one for girls one for boys, so I will enter and hopefully win and then I can see for myself how good these patterns are and then I too will be addicted to buying them.

To enter just visit her  blog  and leave a comment.

Thank you Novy!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My new fabric stash!!!!

I would like to say a HUGE HUGE thankyou to bubblegumma  (from EB) for offering to do a trip to Spotlight for me and stock up on fabric and post it to  me!!!!  Thank you so so much for that I really appricate it so much.  It was funny she was sending me pics via SMS and was thinking wonder what people in spotlight thought!!!!!!!!

Anyway this is my new stash of fabric!



Little digger fabric!


Brown Dogs!


Bikes! This is on a pale blue background it looks white in the picture though.






Blue and Green Dots!


Puppy Dog Drill!


And some cheap fabric she picked up from another fabric store.


Thank you so much for all this fabric, can't wait to get into it and sew, sew, sew........

Now what to make with it all, I had better get my thinking cap on!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Second pair of Little Explorer Overalls!!!

This is my second pair of little explorer overalls.  I must say I am not as happy with these ones, I made so many muck ups and had to unpick so much.  Also the straps are half as thick as they should be because I ran out of the material.


This is the first time I had done applique and I don't like it I think it looks messy.  Don't know if it is cause I used navy cotton, maybe I should of used a light cotton???????