Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I got one pannel of this material for my birthday yesterday, and went and bought another today to make this bedspread. It is velvet and kind of lace like?

Pink Ruffle Tank

I made this ruffle tank a few weeks ago and finally got round to posting about it!
I didn't use a pattern just made it up as I went along.... Sorry about the photos, they are pretty bad! But do show how frustrating it can be having your husband take photos for you :P for that reason they are quite funny photos.... also, note to self, don't wear a dark singlet under a light one/.... if you can excuse those two things, here are the pics.

Gran's Shawl Part Two

Remember my first post about my gran's shawl? Probably not because it was AGES ago! But thats ok. I finally got around to finishing this in time for my Gran's birthday (ok maybe a few days late....) It is pure silk and reversible.... I bound two of the raw edges and left two as they were.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Oriental Bag

 I made this oriental bag for my Stepmum's birthday. I'm not sure what the material is but it has an oriental pattern. The lining is a blue sateen. Sorry about the terrible photos, the bag is actually white with blue flowers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ruffle Top

This ruffle top is a black merino singlet with purple merino ruffle. I have been wanting to do a ruffle top for ages and I am really happy with how this turned out. I think its really cute.
To make the ruffle I just cut 2 long strips of the purple merino and sewed down the middle on my longest stitch. Tie a knot in the threads with one end, keeping the other end long. Pull the bottom (bobbin) thread (on the end that you didn't tie a knot) with one hand and push the ruffle down with your other hand.

Spa Wrap

I made this spa wrap for the gym for the sauna etc. I used terry cloth and 3cm wide elastic. It is secured with velcro.


I have finally finished my labels... so exited! I printed them out on iron on transfer paper using this tutorial.
I ironed them onto cotton tape. I'm really happy with how they turned out :) Here are the pics.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cross Back Merino Singlet

This is my first ever total own creation item of clothing that I have made! Its a black merino tank with a tied cross back and a zipper rosette with a button in the center. I am so so excited as I did not use a pattern for this and I just made it how I pictured it in my head. I have always wanted to create my own clothing line, maybe this is piece number one!  I've even got the materials to make my own labels, just got to get around to doing it! Well here are the photos, as always let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo Problems

I have been made aware that there are problems with the photos on all posts from the nikoro bag and before, I am working on this sorry! Just have to upload the photos again... what a drag!

Nursery Rhyme Book

This cute book is a present for a friends new born baby. I've had the panel for ages and finally got around to making it :)

Preschool Cushions

I was asked to make some cushion covers for preschool and found these two cute cotton prints.
Here is the final product, I love them...

Kwik Sew 3667 B

I liked view A of this pattern so much I decided to try view b, and I like this one even better.
I used a white stretch knit with pretty blue flowers, and a matching navy stretch knit for the waistband.
Let me know what you think...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tea Rose Home Giveaway!!!

As you all know I love bags!!! and Tea Rose Home (one of my regular reads... go check it out!!!) Is giving away a kit for her newest bag and I just have to be in that draw!!! Click here to check it out! Make sure you enter yourself too... or maybe you shouldn't so I have more chance :P just kidding, go do it!!!
You can see her blog at http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/
Here is a sneak peak.... but go go go to her website to see more for yourself... (pic from her tutorial at UCreate)

Kwik Sew 3667

I have just finished my second ever clothing garment, well maybe I've made a few more than that but not in recent years.... it is Kwik Sew 3667, very easy pattern, I used a light weight stretch knit, I wouldn't recommend this, it really calls for something heavier... I am going to try it with sweatshirting, which I imagine will look much better. Anyway here's some photos...

Sorry about the formatting, its being a bit of a pain tonight.
Let me know what you think!