Would you throw a $10 note in the bin? No? Neither would I. Short on time and money on the weekend, we were faced with gift-wrapping and nothing suitable for twin Star Wars fans. So we made this fun gift wrap with newspaper. It was a challenge to find pages that weren’t confronting in some … More free, creative wrapping
I had such a wonderful day! To begin, my horoscope via Gaz Lowe said: “Aquarius: It feels to me that the destination is changing dear Aquarius and this is exactly what you need. Today you will come across a wake up call that will drive you into a whole new direction. It’s really time for … More destination is changing dear Aquarius
What do you think? Hrmmmm…. in a pic it doesn’t actually look so bad. It’s the fugliest knits I have though (that Pooh Bear fabric – ICK!). I am planning an op shop spree on Thursday as I have plans for some thrifted tees… maybe I’ll find something fuglier there!! :)
there’s a challenge on in the online art/design/sewing world, to turn ugly knits into something beautiful. Sounds like a lot of fun, so I’m in!! :) This is what Shari from Soren Lorensen Design came up with. I ADORE the embroidered fabric. haha…what is fugly to one, is not necessarily to another!! :) The Great … More Fugly :)
I’m so forgetful of this blog – I do find facebook a quick fix! If you aren’t already, please become a fan!! http://www.facebook.com/MonsoonsandMangoes ~ Anyway, have been having lots of fun in the sewing room!! Was approached by a friend of a friend to make some fun and flirty ladies skirts. I’ve already finished one, … More Bad blogger
I love how the dresses turned out. I have three to list, plus the little skirt. Suddenly soooo tired. I wanted to use the afternoon to take photos of Lily in the bigger dresses, but I’m very tempted to have a lay down. I’m not going to though – I’m better off heading out to … More Dresses done
My love of recycling fabric and repurposing clothing doesn’t end with what may be thrifted, or donated by my beloved friends and family. It also extends to MY OWN creations!! :) Before: During: as for after: well, that all depends on what sleeves I decide to give it :) In other exciting news, I received … More I love recycling!
before I even got into the sewing room today, we: ate breakfast tidied the house AGAIN walked to the shop stopped at the playground on the way back picked lots of flowers girls had a swim, I watered the garden and checked on seedlings made and ate lunch napped (rather, I tried to but was … More Patchwork
My sister has been making this glorious rag rug, from none other than the gorgeous EvieGreenPixie’s fabric scraps! She’s called it her Eegeepee rug :) Isn’t it beautiful!!!
Making one was going to be quicker than finding another bag. A green shopping bag just wouldn’t cut it, going to a 7th birthday pool party! I just love it – and how simple it was to make! Just half a pillow case with a ready-made strap! Easy peasy! :)
This is the pocket for one of them. I think it looks nice against the white broderie (which the pocket is lined with), but well…white and kids isn’t really practical, is it? I’d really like some tea-stained white linen, or maybe a nice chocolate linen, and put on a simple dress, or pair of pants. … More Skirts for Bec’s Lil