Sunday, April 25, 2010

monster bag

My inlaws are going to the Uk to visit family friends in a few days, Whenever these friends visit us here in Australia they have brought over gifts for my kids.
My mother in law yesterday said she would like to get something for their grandson who is 2.
So i told her i had the perfect thing.
Burnt orange and Australian animals seemed to match my idea perfectly.
to go with this tote is a little pencil case out of the lining fabric, crayons, colour in book and an aussie t shirt.
isnt he just the cutest lil monster.

The love of fairies

I bought the panel of Michael Miller Autumn fairies a few months ago but didnt have in mind exactly what i wanted to do with it.
That all changed when i went shopping with Nat and Found Fairies for quillows for her twin girls.
So i made a quilt/duvet/doona cover.
It took a while to draw and plan how it would eventually end up but didnt take too long to actually assemble and sew.
I am pleased with how it looks even though i did manage to do the closure wrong, but hey details details.
I am planning a pillow case tomorrow.
Let me know what you think.
please click on the photo to enlarge it so you can see the fairies better

A couple of the fairies my favourite and Ainsley's favourite

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Byrons Baseball Top

Made Byron a Baseball shirt.
Really pleased with the way it turned out.
I made it by using the t shirt pattern i used for the pj's and a raglan top he had , made the pattern by sitting one on the other heheh.
Then i went to add his name with the embroidery machine but it started NOT where i was expecting it to so looks a tad lost almost under his arm pit hahah.
He likes it but wants a number on the back, typical huh?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pj's for my Niece and Nephew

After seeing the Pj's i made the kids my sister asked for personalised ones for her kids

Here is Remi's ones just awaiting me to hem them as she is very little and i need measurements or they will be very long
So Naomi is this what you had in mind?
And the sooner i get those measurements the sooner you get these.

Here are Zane's, i am really pleased with how these ones turned out.

what do you think Omi?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chocolate from the bunny

Here are a few photo's from easter morning.

Easter Bunny Paw prints in the bedroom.

Ainsley with an egghead.

Byron took the paw print and the photo of Ainsley

fast craft and recycled craft

I grabbed the Hot glue gun today and made Ainsley and the girl neighbours a few hair clips.
love these buttons so cute, also had a few beads that fit just perfect.

last week i was thinking about making lunch wraps, i had given them a go before using PUL but wasnt happy with them, these i used the plastic bag from cereal and sewed it to some fabric i had in my stash.
it is a tad big as i didnt do measurements just sewed next to the glued edge.
works great as a wrap and placemat in one.

i left a sandwich in one for about 5 days to see how it went and it didnt go hard at all, the mould had just started to grow but i would expect that in any bag.i am planning on making a few more a bit smaller,already got some cereal bags waiting and think it will be agreat craft to do with the recycling group at my sons school so i think next term i will have to see the teachers about it.
Also came to the realisation that i had never thought to reuse those bags---don't know why they are great being nice and thick,would be great for rolls.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter time--photo heavy

Today we Did some Easter craft.

There was ceramic eggs and their cartons to be painted,
wooden boxes to be painted for gifts,

and the tv cabinet was to be decorated according to the kids, they have even planned on putting their easter baskets there for the bunny to fill.

will get a better photo with full baskets on sunday i think.

we then baked some cookies from the school fundraiser (these became lunch oops).
Then we made chocolate nests with birdseggs in them, i used shredded wheat and melted chocolate and then sat the eggs on top oh so easy, the only thing is i only had dark choc(the good stuff) so they are a tad rich.