Showing posts with label swaps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swaps. Show all posts

31 December 2013

The Good Stuff 2013

Here's some of the good stuff from 2013!
First of all our little monkey turned 1 and discovered his love of cake!  That's my boy.

I joined in some swaps - a sweet pouch swap organised by Ros at Sew Delicious & a little pincushion swap organised by Lisa at Sweet Little Pretties
Sweet pouch


Little pin cushion

 I finally made some time to sew something for me and I love it.  Its the Jamie Dress by Sis Boom.  I picked up this fabric from a Spotlight sale for $3 a metre, BARGAIN!

Jamie Dress

I tried out some new bags using Melly & Me's patterns and loved the results

Raspberry Ripple Bag


Fat Quarter Bag
I also went to one of Nicole Mallalieu's classes and learnt so much, even though I was a little star struck (she's one of my favourite bag designers).  Totally loved it and worth every cent.  It was one on zippers, lots of zips in this tote so I thought I should keep it!
Large Tote/Satchel

This year we added some clutches to our bag range in 3 different sizes.  (the 150mm frame using Nicole Mallalieu's pattern, the others based on this)
Fleurette Clutch

I also put my hand to some quilting but only for me & family.  This is certainly more of a challenge than making a bag.

And not long before Christmas I did my first market for the year.  I hope to be back at Maribyrnong Makers Market next year.  It was a great day.
And the most exciting news was finding out we were pregnant again!  
Happy New Years Eve,

'A new year is on the way and the possibilities are endless'

28 March 2013

Little Pin Cushion Swap

A big thankyou to Lisa from Sweet Little Pretties for organising this swap. It's my second for the year and I think I'm addicted. There is just something exciting about receiving goodies in the mail!

I'd never made a pin cushion so I trawled through pinterest and asked around my sewing friends as to what they liked.  I ended up making the Pinnie Pin Cushion by Details by Des.

How it started off:

How it ended up:

My swap partner liked aqua, white and silver and spots, stripes, chevron and solids.  I searched through my stash and found these fabrics which were perfect.  It should be received any day now.  
I hope she likes it...

Happy sewing