Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bringing the bumbag back

So as uncool or daggy they are I have come up with the need for a bumbag.
I however am planning on from now on calling it a hip purse.
I am not too sure why they are classified as daggy, perhaps it was the way they were worn on the 80's. but they are actually rather useful and as I mentioned I am in need of a useful hip purse, So I made myself one.
It is far from perfect but for now it will do the job and for a 1st with no pattern it turned oiut pretty close to plan.
Ignore the poor quality photo's they were taken with my phone and it is dark so lighting wasn't the best.
 The stripes are actually really bright orange, pink and yellow.
The front

The inside.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kids A Craftin

4 Proud girls with their fantastic cushions.
I have been thinking about starting a kids craft group in the summer holidays, But I was not sure about how to go about it or if it would work, So I used these holidays as a trial.
I put it out there to friends on Facebook for the 1st week of the holidays and was so pleased with the response.
I limited it to 4 kids over 7 as I didn't want it to become overwhelming as I was prepared to have the kids without their parents staying and I still had my 2 kids.
I chose to start with no sew fleece cushions.
I had 3 10 year old girls come on the day and Ainsley joined in too.
I pre cut the large squares of their chosen fabric then gave them instructions on measuring and cutting,followed by tying many many knots.
All the girls did a fantastic job,I even had one of the mums join in and make a little one.
They were proud of their efforts and I have heard they have been using them with one of the girls making herself another one at home the following day.
Because the 1st one was so successful 2 of the girls came back this week and joined another girl to make PJ's.
They chose their fabric and I had it pre cut for them and bought some singlets to applique.
All 3 girls loved using the machine and picked it up quickly after we sewed some ruled lines for practice.
The girls really enjoyed designing their singlet  even ironing the pieces on before sewing them,
 each seam was sewn by the girls  and they were thrilled when the shorts came together, Marveling at each stage.

Proud Girls in their Awesome handmade PJ's




The sweetest shorts

 I found this Pattern through Pinterest and knew instantly that I wanted to make a pile of them for Ainsley for the summer.
They are just so cute.
I made 2 pairs and then decided I would try to make them reversible and it worked, I did struggle turning them right side out, So Ken had to help but I did it and how cute are they?
The 1st pair,with matching belt
Reversible.white with red
red with flowers