Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Horse of course

For book week Ainsley decided she wanted to be a "horse girl" not a cow girl, not a jillaroo but a horse girl.
I asked her which book she was going to be a character out of and of course "The saddle club" was the book even though she can't actually read these books.
So easy no worries there, we can do a horse girl easy.
At least I thought until she decided it wasnt the rider she wanted to be but the "horse" and a white one too.

hmm Ainsley your mum may not be that clever.
But guess what I proved myself wrong, I am in fact that clever.
Look at what i created today, not only does it fit the bill but it goes above and beyond as it is in fact a towel.
I am feeling all proud now, lets hope it is ok to wear a towel to school on Thursday hahahah.
I will take photo's of it on Ainsley on Thursday, for now the chair is enjoying being a pony heheheheh
Not sure why she doesn't look happy, She was.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Supplies are ready.

After making Eliza's blanket my niece Aisha sent me a spare pillow case and has asked if i  could make her a bigger blanket.
I can't make Aisha one without making her brother Brayden  one so I took myself  to spotlight today to get supplies.

Whilst there are so many colours in the pillowcase i found it hard to find coordinating fabrics that were not just plain, I really like the mottled purple and think that should be enough to set the butterflies off.

I may steel some of the grey and black from Brayden's, but I wont know that until I am cutting heheheh
I had some camo in my stash and also the army fabric, I thought these were a good start for Brayden.
I wanted some colour so it wasn't drab and i couldn't resist the stripes, the fabric is a soft soft cotton.
I didn't get a photo of it but i got polar fleece for the back, As they are in the cold region I got the good stuff, really thick arctic style, Mmm warm and toasty.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mini carry all

I have had this idea in mind for a while.
I actually want to do a cushion with this type of inlay, but thought it would look nice in little wallets and bags so here is a little pouch I just created.
After making my dad a little camera bag similar to this one for his birthday I decided to add a strap to the zip pouches I normally make.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy birthday Pa.

For my dads birthday  i stole this idea from Mel, Thanks Mel.
we took the kids down to the water and ended up not using any of the water shots, typical.
it is so hard to take a photo of a photo in a frame

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Eliza's blanket

My sister rang and asked me if I could make a special birthday blanket for a young friend of their family.
the brief was.
 She is turning 15
She loves dancing 
Can it be approx single bed size.
 Can it please fold into a pillow.
Oh and did I mention it needs to be warm? the live in Armidale N.S.W, where it gets to minus temperatures.
I had bought some cheap t shirts in the last summer clothing clearance and had the perfect one to suit.
I grabbed some fabrics including the softest coral fleece, some dance inspired silver.
This is the final blanket, I have left the fluff on the front to show just a little bit of what my house was covered in, not to mention what was all over me by the end.

The front
yes I am aware it could do with an iron.

As a pillow

The back

The T.shirt

On a bed to show the size