A Little Diversion

I’ve had a little diversion in my sewing this week testing a lovely little pattern for Teri at http://www.climbingthewillow.com. It was one of my granddaughters’ birthday this week, she turned 4, so this came at an opportune time to make her the lovely Izzy top.  I used a lovely cotton that I got from http://www.kelanifabric.com.au, “Toyland Twinkle”Continue reading “A Little Diversion”

Xmas Dress Project Complete!

You may recall that I mentioned how keen I was to do more shirring.  Well I’ve now finished the 5 shirred Xmas dresses and am very happy with the results.  Of all the tutorials I came across during my research for this project I found the one on Jorth’s blog was the best for working out volumesContinue reading “Xmas Dress Project Complete!”

Moving onto the Next Project

Ok I have now finished the 3 rompers and the 3 Eva dresses.  Each of the little girls like them and I’m happy with the results.  The problem with making things as a surprise is that you don’t get to try on before you finish.  While the dresses fit very well, I’ve noticed that theContinue reading “Moving onto the Next Project”

It’s Really Only Spring

With the way the weather has been and the awful fires continuing to burn across New South Wales, you could be forgiven for thinking that summer had arrived a couple of months early. But this weekend was just beautiful spring weather here in Canberra. I love days just like the one we had today.We wentContinue reading “It’s Really Only Spring”

Don’t You Just Love It?

The first of the granddaughter dresses is finished!! Feeling very pleased as it worked out beautifully.  This is my first reversible dress and my first effort at shirring: both worked out very well.  Onto the next one 🙂 The Eva Dress is a PDF pattern for a reversible dress that I bought from Angel Lea Designs – http://www.angelleadesigns.com. Continue reading “Don’t You Just Love It?”

Don’t You Love a Productive Weekend

After several evenings of hand stitching and some tired eyes, I have finally finished my #1 grandson’s quilt. The end result is very pleasing; the pattern looks good, the quilt is square and the machine quilting isn’t too bad. It now needs a wash before I give it to him and I can enjoy itContinue reading “Don’t You Love a Productive Weekend”