I am so excited to release (today hopefully!) the first of the lovely skirts I have made in collaboration with Shari. Here is a little sneak peek… I wonder if you can figure out what they’ll actually be? Hints: patchwork (of course!), exposed serging (of course!), bright and colourful (OF COURSE!) :) In … More M&M/SLD collaboration
I wish I was a better blogger. I also wish I had more of a routine with my work, blogging, book-keeping etc. I know. Repetitive, much? :) Aren’t my orchids beautiful? :) I’ve been spending some slow hours this morning with a pot of coffee and reading some blogs. So many wonderful people in this … More Ramblings…
The Walk for Autism this weekend. It’s being held at Jingili Water Gardens from 9am… There will be a mini-markets, so I have agreed to have a stall there! Last year was… interesting :) No sales, but lots of interest which is always great! This year, Autism NT have advertised “Mini-Markets”, so that might bring … More Recipe bag with patchwork strap?
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
I have been (im)patiently awaiting the arrival of these beautiful zips. I am so excited to finally indulge my newfound zipper fetish! My mind has been tumbling with all sorts of oddly shaped purses, so watch this space! yay! :)
I’m in a weird limbo period between one life and another. Girls start at new school next week, which leaves me with 30 child-free hours each week for my glorious, beloved hobby and business. How lucky am I?? I swear, if you had said even 5 years ago, that I’d be obsessing over zips in … More Friday night ramblings :)
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 :)
birthday card! Originally uploaded by monsoonsandmangoes I realise this is probably SO unoriginal, but the idea unfolded this morning when I realised I didn’t have a birthday card for the little girls party we were headed too. I not only stash and hoard fabric, but also keep all kinds of paper and card, even some … More handmade personalised birthday card!! :)
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
Seems it’s the done thing, so I’m giving away a baby dress, over at The Veater Family Blog :) I’ve already posted their tinybabygirl her brand new dress so she can pose for some special photos, and am offering a free “butterfly dress” up to girls size 6. How fun!! :) You really should check … More My first giveaway!
Not working my paid job again today – last day of over 4 weeks of school holidays – so I really should be sewing. Have 4 pairs of pants *almost* finished, and then a beautifully busy and social weekend interrupted the flow :) I am excited to finish them…esp a little pair of vintage fabric … More Worlds biggest procrastinator
the above picture is NOT here :) I’m reading and hearing lots about pots of soup simmering and winter layers coming out of storage. Here in the tropical Top End we have two seasons: the Wet and the Dry (though the Aboriginal calendar has a LOT more – remind me to post that someday). But … More Autumn