I am blessed that both of my younger brothers married lovely ladies. I grew up as the only girl in my family and it is lovely to have these ladies in my family. Yesterday we had a family lunch as my sister in law and her little girl were visiting from Perth. Neither of my brothers could make it, one was writing an assignment and the other was on the other side of the country. My girls LOVED playing with their cousin. They often ask for another baby so this was very exciting for them. Little Lucette kept us all entertained and I managed to get a few photos of the day. I can only imagine the adventures these 4 girls will have together as they grow up…along with more cousins that I am sure will be added along the way!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Oh I do love a rainbow! If you do too you really must check out the showcase happening at the moment at Jodulbug Creations. It is chock full of handmade Rainbow goodies!
The Pinny is sold already but I still have earrings available so pop over and check it out!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
My needles have been very quiet the past 6 months or so. Partly because of all the sewing I have been doing but also the warmer weather has made me a little less excited to get them out. I am usually one of those crazy knitters who knit ALL the time and a hot day wouldn't stop that but my sewing machines call was very persuasive this summer!
With the weather cooling down I have been thinking about what I would like to knit this winter and my list is long…very long!
I think the first thing on my needles will be a Gwendolyn for Eve…just need to choose the yarn!
Maybe some Mosaic Moon?
Oh and in a few weeks I will be off on girls weekend away with my knitting friends! A whole weekend knitting in front of the fire without my lovely little girls to distract me!
Friday, April 26, 2013
So have you heard of BOO! designs before? She is an Aussie designer who designs amazing patterns where you can ‘design you own skirt/overalls/pinny etc’. I have used her Shirred dress pattern, her Twirly Skirt pattern and most recently her Pinny pattern. I love them all!
I must say that the pinny has been my go to pattern for showcases as they seem to get a good response and they are fun to sew!
This is my favourite so far. It was for a showcase but it didn’t sell so I kept it for Eve! She is yet to wear it as I need to buy some items to layer it with as it is way too cold here now!
Isn’t this Echino print just perfect for it!
Pattern- Design you own Pinny by BOO! Designs
Fabric- Echino border print (aprox 1 meter)
Notions- a small amount of elastic
Saturday, April 13, 2013
That is how I would describe things at the moment.
We sold the house! Finally! It had been on the market for a year and a half and to be honest I don’t think it has really sunk in yet. Maybe when we actually move out it will! I really must get onto that packing though. So far I have sorted my yarn and packed up most of the books in the bookcase.
Most of my time has been spent getting some orders done so I can pack away all my sewing things ready for the move. Well I probably won’t pack everything away just yet but I don’t want to be sewing orders a few days before we move!
And because no blog post is complete without photos here are a few of my favourite items I have sewn lately…I will post again soon with details of pattern and fabrics.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I started knitting this cardigan in the middle of last year but last year was not really a great year for knitting for me. I was trying to get my Wee Threads store stocked and finish off all my custom orders and all that sewing left little time for knitting.
I want to knit more this year and even knit a few items for myself. I have lots of yarn set aside for myself so I just need to get knitting!
I am so glad I decided to pick this one up again! I love everything about it! The pattern was great, not surprising since it is another Tikki one! The yarn just gorgeous(Red Riding Hood Yarns)! It is perfect on Isla…and Eve too!
Yarn: Red Riding Hood Yarn – Hope
Monday, January 14, 2013
There are 3 ways to enter and you can do 1 or all 3. Like the Sunshine and Raindrops FB page, comment on this blog post with your fave pair from the FB album and share this giveaway on FB, twitter or your blog (this 1 is worth 2 entries!)
You have 1 week to enter…go for it!