Saturday, 18 November 2017

New sewing patterns

Always worth having a look at the craft section in Savers. Found these new ( uncut!) sewing patterns today for $1.99 each, always looking for new tshirt/ top patterns! Mind you it will be January before I have time to try any of them!

I had to laugh at the description of the picture on the Butterick pattern ( top in the photo above)  - all about top A,B,C D E and then " Purchased bottom" .... duh! It's a DRAWING!  And a drawing of only part of the legs!

The top pattern - simplicity- has shorts, pants & skirt WITH POCKETS!! Yay!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Upcoming craft & community events

School fete Sunday 19 Nov
Etsy market in Coburg 25 Nov

Coburg Makers & Shakers market 12 Nov
Coburg West school centenary.

And the Merlynston market is on Nov 26 10-3 Bain Reserve.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

October round up

Not much sewing/ crafting going on here lately, so here is a bit of a catch up of photos from recent weeks.
Lovely yellow roses from my Dad's backyard - even the fallen petals are pretty, they look like a potpurri mix!

I knitted this cowl a month or so back for my niece but gave it to her before I took a photo-
A sneak preview of my current project- hope to finish it later today maybe!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Somewhere over the rainbow...

It has been a week or two of rainbows lately! After making and wearing my first rainbow heart brooch, and making more for the market last week, I have had lots of comments & requests for more!
They are time consuming enough to make - picking up each bead with tweezers- let alone having to pick the yellow and orange beads out from the big multi mix jar of ikea beads! So I ended up ordering some more colours ( since Spotlight seem to sell only a handful of colours- they have had them on special twice now with virtually no stock on the shelves).

While making some more hearts, I had a play around with the multicoloured beads, and made a " granny square" brooch- 
Then on Saturday, there was  a rainbow/ grafitti colour cake!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sewing books Spotted at Savers

I was quite suprised to see these 2 "Marfy" design books- complete with pull out pattern sheets, at Savers last weekend-

And this book about Shibouri looked interesting-
I also found a book of sewing tips for  overlockers ( I bought that one!).

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Baking for "back to school"

Cheesy corn muffins, orange polenta biscuits, and blueberry muffins.
Lunchbox snacks sorted for the week!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Cutting strips

I sorted some of my fabrics recently and put a lot of pieces into a box marked " for a quilt"- mainly smallish prints & solid colour pieces. This week I have finally got around to sorting the colours and giving the rotary cutter and cutting mat a thorough work out!
As much as I love knitting blankets and giving them as gifts, they do take several months to knit! Whereas I figure if I already have a heap of strips  cut out, I can sew up a simple baby quilt or cushion cover in less than a week. That is the plan anyway!

Strips cut so far & sorted by colour- all bright rainbow colours! 

Working on the layout- bright colours in the middle, with green strips on the sides, inspired by the " staggering strips baby quilt" from the book " Sewing in a straight line".