Thursday, November 30, 2006

Flapper-inspired dress

This is a picture of the *flop* jumpsuit - it is just too short in the length. I will have to make note not to try anything adventurous for Jay when she is not around to be measured. I think I will pass it along to a friend.
The light here this morning is orange...really weird, so an inside photo it is. Bodice is my own draft - the bottom part was inspired a little by a picture that I have in my inspirations folder (the original was a skirt and the technique, from what I can see, is a lot different to how I made my flaps). I think I may need to make some white pants for underneath - should be nice and breezy for our record high temps.
41 yesterday - that is a record high for November. Today is predicted at 29, so much nicer.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The other purses

The other three were done production line style, so they only took a few minutes each. I have all these ideas now for making wallets for everthing, but I need to build up my scrap stash first. Or maybe I just need to bite the bullet and cut into some FQs that I am hoarding.

Monday, November 27, 2006

A wedding photo + a teeny project

Cindy came around to scan some photos to show Mick...pity I could only work out the borrowed scanner today. We ended up taking a photo of the photo but I thought I would post this picture for Sam to look at. BTW she made her top and skirt and it looked fabbo.

This is the first of a few coin purses that I want to make for my nieces. I changed the pattern this morning so that the part folding down lines up properly with the rest.

Friday, November 24, 2006

What do you do with porridge?

You rub it into your hair and face of course. I have promised to make Jay some playdough so she doesn't have to play with her food. She is really testing my patience as of late.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Peacock bag finished

I wonder if it is just me, but why do two images come up when I only did one?
Anyway, I finally got around to finishing the peacok bag that I started so long ago...all it needed was some handles. I decided not to line it - truthfully I could not be bothered to measure the original to find out the demensions.
Note to self - do not try to skimp on fabric for end up using more when you discover the thinner handles are out of proportion with the rest of the bag.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Really comfy capris

I wore these part of the day when they were on partially finished. I used a cotton elastane, so they are comfortable like jammies but look much better than that. Same Burda pattern, this time with cuffs.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Cotton beige capris

When it comes to clothes for myself, simplicity is the key. I was going to add mother of pearl buttons vertically near the side seams close to the hem but I realised that it would look for *flash* for me to wear at work.

Here is one pair of capris that I have been working on...the other is waiting for a thread change on the overlocker. My favourite yoke style, side zippered pants, this time in capri length.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What to do

What is the best thing to do when stuck in a sewing rut? Not that I am really, since I have been working on the teepee. I just don't feel like creating and designing new appliques etc and have no idea when I will not feel like this.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Matchy matchy

I have this old advertisement ripped from a magazine in my sewing room that I based this photo on...the original had an old man and his wife dressed in outfits from the same material standing next to a fence at the updated version shows a father and daughter matchy matchy.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some FQs I bought

Santa disco dots, Holiday ball, Holiday forest and Holiday ornaments. Love them...they may be used this Christmas...who knows.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Yesterday my long-time friend Cindy married her American beau Mick. We had the best rain we have had in a very long time, which started again right when we started taking photos outside.

Lets see, we travelled in old FJ Holdens to the church in the pouring rain, only stopping the once when a windscreen washer fell off! (At least it wasn't a flat tire). I made it done the aisle carrying a beautifl, if heavy, bunch of native flowers, all without tripping or laughing.

By the end of the cemermony, it had stopped raining and we made our way to Peppers where the photos were to be taken. The bride got a bit annoyed at the guests who followed the wedding party and watched over the photo session. Peppers was an ideal choice for photos though, as it overlooked a beautiful valley with a river, winding road and various farms.

It was absolutely freezing though, and I nearly fell into the rock pool twice, as my heels got caught in the many holes in the wooden planks. The canapes were delicious, the speeches very good. I was really happy that people laughed at my speech lots. There were lots of good and fun songs to dance to and I had a chance to dance with Wayne to the lovey-dovey ones and with Anna and some others to the fun ones...felt like I was back at high school at a dance.

I was extremely sad when I rang up to say goodnight to Jay and she had already gone to sleep...first time away overnight and I found it very hard. It was also hard when Cindy and Mick were saying goodbye - I cried again. It was the best wedding I have ever been to.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Kwik Sew top

I love the fabric that this is made from, a lovely soft rayon elastane. I think it turned out pretty good.

We had a great night last night (Cindy's hens night). We gorged ourselves on food (but we never got to the main course for some reason), played some games, opened presents. When Jay went down to sleep, a few of us decided to go out and suprise the groom who was at the outback spectacular with this family and friends.

Mick decided to play a trick on his friends and walked in holding Anna's hand and they were all shocked. It turned out to be a fun coupla hours. We requested a song to be played but they mixed it up and sang a song from Dirty Dancing...after they made them play an adult version of heads, shoulders, knees and toes!

The band also thought that we were all from the USA, so he kept singing all these Australian songs...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Update and Christmas orders

I have updated the store - a few different things (overalls, peasant tops and a dress are or should be on sale).

I am going to offer to do Christmas bloomers, white with your choice of Christmas image (tree, angel, star etc) for $13 a pop...just let me know if you are interested. These are great for under all those Christmas outfits.

Please note that we will be on holidays from Friday 22/012/06 to 8/01/07, so the store will be closed. You may continue to browse, but any orders placed during that period will not be process until after that time. Custom orders for Christmas will need to be placed before Friday, November 17th at the latest. This will allow us ample time to source materials and make the garments for you.