After the success of my first two cushions, I thought … why not make one for the whole family! My mission was to create suitable cushions for my brother and his wife, for their bedroom, but I didn’t want them to be too “girlie”.
This is what I came up with.
And this is how they look ..
I know it’s March already, but I’m just sitting and thinking how much fun Christmas 2014 was. I would have loved to have shared all the Christmas crafts I created at the time, but as they were gifts, posting pics may have spoiled the surprise! So here’s a bit of a run down …
My first Christmas project was a cushion for my niece’s bed. She’s mad on horses so naturally I chose a horse to adorn a denim pillow.
I was so happy with how it looked I decided to make one for my nephew as well. But not with a horse! He’s only five but already is crazy about anything “hunting and fishing”, which may have something to do with the work his father does.
So … it had to be a marlin! He loved it!
Next was something small and homemade for mum.
I stole the idea from a gift shop near Brisbane … thanks for the inspiration!
I went on to make a couple more cushions … now, to find the pics. Check out the next post for those.
While I may have gone quiet on the blog front, the sewing machine has been clanging away behind the scenes. And yes, I mean clanging. Let’s hope I can get it serviced this week! I’m attempting a homemade Christmas so will likely need to sew some more gifts as ideas come to mind.
In the meantime, these bibs should help tell apart newborn twins, Molly and Dulcie. Hope they like them!
When I started on the path of creating a Hungry Caterpillar-themed birthday party I just had to get out the sewing machine and come up with a little party dress. After failing at finding the “perfect” dress fabric I had to quickly learn to applique! It wasn’t that hard at all!
Thanks to Freshly Completed and their pattern download, which is a fabulous little dress and incredibly easy to sew. Perfect!
Hungry caterpillar dress and shoes for a first birthday bash
A “first” creation. Hungry caterpillar dress
Photography by Venessa Smart of Photo Stories Photography
Not long after becoming a mum I decided to dust off my sewing machine, buy an overlocker and delve into a multitude of creative projects. I spent hours on Google, You Tube and Pinterest learning how to overlock around curves and corners, do appliqué, and gathered all sorts of sewing and craft ideas. I came across many interesting sites and blogs, which were SO helpful. And I loved seeing what other people were creating and the ideas they were dreaming up. That’s when I decided it might be fun to start sharing my little projects too. So here I am. Let’s see what I can come up with over the months and hopefully years ahead.