Wednesday, June 25, 2014

zakka style drawstring bag

This gorgeous bag was made by mum. She loves old Japanese fabrics especially in blues.  She does a lot of zakka style embroidery stitches to create a textured effect. She is also greatly inspired by jude hill.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Work in progress

I'm here in Australia so my blogging will be very sporadic over the next month or so! I apologise for that.

I have srarted some new whimsical projects using antique linens and trims combined with vintage trims. I'm not sure what they will become yet only time will tell!  Here's a sneak preview!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vintage shoulder bags


This is something I've been wanting to do for sometime now - use my vintage fabrics and embroideries to make across the shoulder bags! The strap is long enough that you can wear them across your body but it also ties on one side so could be made shorter so the bag could be used as a regular shoulder bag. It has 3 pockets internally to keep keys, phone etc. Available in my shop, more photos on flickr

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Could be anything quilt!!!

I made this pretty summer quilt the other day. It doesn't have any batting and is reversible. I hand quilted it with perle thread to hold the layers together. I used all of my favourite pretty girlie fabrics. It's very versatile as it can be used as a light cot quilt, throw, playmat, picnic blanket and the list goes on.




Growth chart for Harrison


I sent off this chart to Australia. It was to have a beach/sea theme with surf boards. I love the way it turned out and it's definitely one of my favourite themes to date!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Finally something for Lulu!

This is a little back pack I made for Lulu. It's made with antique linen and antique trims. She loves owls so I appliques an owl on a branch and them embroidered some pretty flowers here and there. The fabrics along thebottle of the bag are vintage.

cushions, cushions,cushions



More cushions made and shipped! These were bought for come kids to put in their playroom. Lucky them!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Bedroom Decorating Inspiration

I am on holidays soon for 3 weeks and I think that I am going to spend some time decorating my bedroom. So I have turned to my Pinterest boards for inspiration.The collages below are made up of images from my boards. They can all be found here and to link to their original sources, just find the image on my boards and click on them.
One thing that Pinterest has been great for, is finding my own style! I know what I like but don't always get it right!! By collecting a range of images over the past year and a half, I am now quite sure that when I renovate my place, I know exactly how I want it to look. 
My bedroom is reasonably large for a unit so there is space not only for normal bedroom furniture but also for a desk and craft area. It will be nice to have my sewing machine, permanently set up and a place to paint when I want to.
 As you can probably tell, I love white and lots of colour plus silver accents and the must have are pops on Neon Pink!! It will definitely be all girly, pretty and pink!! Rach is coming to Australia soon, so I am sure she can help.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Heirloom bunnies!


Last week I made this sweet heirloom bunny. It's made with vintage and antique fabrics and trims. To embellish it I appliqued a pretty flower cut from a Tanya Whelan fabric. I love the combination of navy, aqua and pink together.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Large euro sham pillow slips



Last week I had an order for some large euro sham pillow slips. I was so excited to make these as I've been wanting to do so for some time now! They measure 65x65 cm (26'x26'). I used a mix of fabrics and did a pretty applique (hopefully correctly) to my clients specifications. I love the way theyy turned out and just have to add them to the long list of things to make for Lulu! I apologise for my photos I found them difficult to photograph and should have given them an iron!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Catching up on some blogging!

Above are pretty party favour rings I made a while ago. They are made with felt and bright coloured buttons.


Cute baby rattles started a while back and only recently finished! They have a small bell inside and some lavender which is meant to be soothing.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Farmyard growth charts

A couple of farmyard growth charts I made, one for a boy and one for a girl. Very sweet!

This was for david.


This was for Ruby.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sweet animal softies


Finally I finished off these softies I must have started them a year ago. Hopeless! For one doggy I used a lot of scraps I have and sewed them together as a small patchwor. Very pretty. I will be putting all of them in my shop throughout the day.

Growth chart for Annabelle



I finished this sweet chart for Annnabelle she also had a giraffe on her's along with other animals. I particularly love the colours on this one.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Growth chart for Alana Joy



One of my favourite growth charts I've done recently was for Alana Joy, the thene was 'giraffes'. So cute!