Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa Sacks

Santa Sacks are all finished and ready for Christmas! The names are done with felt, the white line is piping, and the panels are appliqued on. I am really happy with how they have turned out!

Most of the sewing I have been doing recently has been for my new business Ebony Creations. I am at Hall market the first Sunday of each month, and my aprons and library bags can be found in the Little Monsta's store at Brand Depot.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Raglan Shift Dress

Miss Gulli modelling her new Raglan Shift Dress.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ooh, pretty fabric!

Lol Lol at 13 months :)

I have been so busy with my market sewing recently that I have had little time for more "fun" sewing. Now that I am pretty much ready for my first market (on Sunday) I thought it was about time to feel inspired again. I bought three dress PDF patterns last night (one is on back order!) and two shorts/pants and top pattern along with the following fabric this morning.

The two fabrics below will be the "Little Mod Dress" (picture further down). The fabric on the left is for the body and the cats on the right are for the yoke.

These next two will become "Raglan Shift Dresses" (with short cap sleeves, not the long sleeves pictured) for Miss Gulli because every little lady needs more dresses than she has time to wear!

How sweet are the birds!

A couple of patterns happened to "fall" into my possession too... I am really looking forward to trying the shorts pattern on the Oliver+s one.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Audrey Dress Modelled

Here is Gulli's Audrey Dress being modelled by a Gulli who cannot stay still!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Audrey Dress

I am so in love with this fabric, and the Audrey Dress is so simple to make. No buttons or zips, it just ties at the shoulders. I've made a size two which should last Miss Gulli for a good couple of summers. My model is asleep now, so will have to get her to try it on tomorrow.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Lol Lol at 10 months and finally crawling on all fours, after caterpiller crawling for the past 6 months. Now that he has found his knees, he is super fast and very inquisitive.

Gulli's hair before her haircut...

Gulli's hair after... Unfortunately it does look like the ringlets are gone, but there is still a soft curl which is very sweet.

Gulli has started to sing her favourite songs, including "Crinkle, crinkle little star", "headshoulerkneetoes", and "Bee bee bumba bee". With Bee bee we all tap our knees in time with the words, and Lol Lol has taken to tapping along with us. He has also started to wave, so cute!

It's taken me a while to get this fabric onto my blog, but finally here it is. My order from the US.

These are stretch knits...

And cords...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

O+S giveaway

The lovely Novy is giving away two Oliver +s patterns on her blog Little Munchkins. Head over there and leave a message to enter before early July!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's all about Lol Lol

My little boy is growing! He can now reach to play the piano without any help. Whilst it is so lovely to watch, it does make it a little more of a challenge when I sit down to play! Hmm, maybe a budding pianist in the making...?

Lol Lol has been on solids for a while now, but Gulli decided she needed to show us how it was done. She was really gentle with the spoon (mostly!) and Lol Lol took the food from her better than he takes it from us!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sherbet Bag and PJ's

I made my very first bag, the Melly & Me Sherbet Bag It was not as hard as I was expecting it to be, and even though it's far from perfect, I am really happy with it. It has a magnetic clasp closure, and is fully lined (though I forgot to photograph the inside!)

Another pair of PJ's for Gulli, and she has a matching pillowcase for her cot size pillow made out of the same flannelette material.  

Although they are not photographed yet, I have also made another pair of trackpants for Lol Lol. The fit of them is so much nicer than bought pants over his cloth nappy. 

Dave's parents are in town at the moment, and yesterday we all went down to Bredbo for lunch at the pancake cafe. Gulli loved her Banana and Chocolate pancake followed by a play on the playground. She may be just a tiny two year old, but she has no fear, climbing the largest ladders to go down huge slides! Lol Lol even had a turn on the baby swing which he seemed to really enjoy. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jacquie's gifts

I came home today to find a surprise in the mail. My Mum's friend Jacquie (who I've never had the opportunity to meet) sent this lovely parcel of goodies for Gulli and Lol Lol. 

The parcel included a picture book, two board books and a rabbit for each of them, the top set are Lol Lol's, and the bottom set were for Gulli. 

Gulli was so excited by everything, she immediately sat down to read the books, while Lol Lol thought sucking on the "words" book was the way to do it!

Jacquie has been so wonderful to both of my children, she has knitted dolls and dogs which get dragged around everywhere, and given them other books too. I can't thank her enough for her generosity and kindness, and I really hope that one day I will get the chance to meet her. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another gorgeous model!

Kimono PJ's

Gulli's firsts pair of Oliver & S Bedtime Story Pajamas are completed. I love this pattern, and the PJs seem so snuggly and warm for winter, and the Kimono style means I don't have to attempt a collar yet!

The hearts fabric is flannelette, and the stripy trim is a quilters cotton. After reading my sewing machines book, I've discovered an overlock stitch, so have used that to finish off the seams.  

I have fabric to make one more pair for Gulli, and two pairs for Lol Lol. Hopefully they will be quicker to make now that I won't need to read every instruction five times to work out exactly what to do!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I started Lol Lol's overalls on the weekend, and after a trip to the fabric shop this morning, they are now finished. Okay, so they're not perfect, but I have only been sewing for three weeks, and today is the first time I have ever done a button hole! There are two sets of buttons so that as Lol Lol grows the straps can be extended. The leg cuffs will also be turned up until he grows taller.  

I am happy with the outcome.

And with the leg cuffs turned up:

What a gorgeous model!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

And so it starts...

Due to Gulli's tiny waist and lack of a bum, I have given up the search for clothes which fit and am starting to make my own for her. Funnily enough, I enjoy it and have already branched out beyond the pants which she needs to skirts, toys and more. 

My sewing thus far...

A twirly skirt for Gulli which I designed myself. It's quite long so should fit for some time.

A pair of cords for Gulli

Some cords for Lol Lol to fit comfortably over his cloth bum

Track pants for Gulli

Miss Gulli modelling her new Twirly Skirt

A "Scwappy Wabbit" each for Gulli & Lol Lol

Trackpants for Gulli (thanks Michelle for the pattern)

More Trackpants for Gulli

Even more trackpants for Gulli

A skirt for Gulli (modelled above)

A flannelette pillowcase for Gulli's cot size pillow

A pair of cords for Gulli (thanks to my scrapbooking ribbon stash for the pick ribbon)

A Grab Ball for Gulli & Lol Lol to play with