Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A tour of my sewing/computer room........

Ok this is my sewing/computer room........I just cleaned it up yesterday making way for my new overlocker.......Ok there is probley a little more cleaning to do but it will do for now, it is better than what is was LOL!!!!!!
As you first walk in the door straight ahead under the window is my Horn sewing cabinet with my Janome sewing machine and my Brother pooh bear embroidery machine (that I still have arguments with we aren't quite on speaking terms at the moment LOL) and where the green cutting mat is, that is where my new overlocker will be sitting when it comes home on Saturday!!! Yah for me!!!!!!! Where you see the brother machine on the edge of the cabinet, just to the right is a built in robe!!!!
Then I have my ironing board set up for ironing seams, interfacing etc.....But I don't iron clothes LOL!!!!!!!

Opposite my sewing cabinet, and behind the door is the computer cabinet...Ok it may need a little clean up and the pile of bills against the wall need to be filed.....

And the built in cupboard I have some material hanging and some in the shelves folded as I didn't have any more hanging room.......Down the bottom is my scrapbooking stuff and on the other side of the hanging area is shelves but is just storing Non-sewing junk..........

Monday, September 7, 2009

A presant for a sweet little boy!!!!

A friend of mine that live on the Gold Coast had a sweet little boy 3 weeks ago, and I made these little explorer overalls a while ago but just needed to get some self cover buttons to finish them (thanks Lincraft, if I had of got that order that was placed on the 20th July I would of been able to finish them!!!!!!) so yesterday I had to buy some more and finish these off.....(they look familiar you say??? Yes I made the exact same pair a while ago in a size bigger for a Christening presant!! I love the little explorer overalls, they are so cute.)
And the cards I made to go with the presants. The pink one is for the little boys big sister who turned 2. I made here this dress......
A close up of the embossing I done on the card...........

I hope they like it!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Amelia Top!!!

I decided it was time to make myself something so here is a top that I saw on Vik's blog and it looked so great I just had to make myself one!!!!!!!!
The fabric is Sandi Henderson vintage cherries, I received 1m free from Bella and Vintage for ordering 4 O+S patterns in there sale. So not bad for a free top!!!!!!
Me modelling the top!!!! The bottom piece is a little tight around my bum unfortuntly!!!!!!!
Also thanks Vik for the tip on using hair clips for the bias around the arm holes, it worked a treat!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Popover Sundress by Oliver + S

It's a friends little girls 2nd birthday on Monday.....And to be honest I had forgotten till yesterday when Mel was looking at making something for a two year old. Jen suggested the O+S popover sundress free pattern so I thought I would give it a go too.....Jen said it was an easy pattern to make and it was, but it took me a lot longer than everyone else to make it as I changed it a little.........

So the dress......I made it with a light weight denim and sunflower fabric I found hidden.....I have no little girl fabrics...........But I don't think it came out too bad at all, I am quite happy with my efforts for once........LOL!!!!!!!!
I added yellow ric rac to the yoke, and blue ric rac as a border around the bottom sunflower fabric........

A close up of the yoke and yellow ric rac...
And my labels arrived today just in time....Well I did have to do a little unpicking to put them on but oh well.....Doesn't it look so professional now!! LOL!!!!

I have had a few people ask where I got hte lables from so I thought I would add in a link here.
I got them from Charm woven lables.