Monday, 27 October 2014

School fete craft sewing

There are about 139 days til our school fete next year, so we need to start sewing for the craft stall! Here are some of the popular items we have made for past fetes. Wallets, wrist cuffs and Critters. I have designed a new range of critters for a couple of twilight markets and fetes now, and we make about 3-4 designs each year.
Might be time to start recycling some previous designs! They are very popular and always sell out - some kids keep coming back to buy the whole set! I provide a finished critter, cut out felt shapes, embroidery thread and buttons to make up about 10 of each critter. Let me know if you would like to make some for school, I am planning on cutting them out & starting to put the kits together at the Menders & Makers craft group at Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood house craft group, next Wednesday night 7-9pm.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Last week's mega crafting effort

Last week the sewing machine and overlocker were running rather hot, sewing up a storm for the market stall at the high school. I made 10 calico bags and stencilled pictures on them with freezer paper-

And I made a few more rope bowls-

There were a couple of other colours, but in the mad rush to get everything done (ie. still printing bags at 4 pm when the market started at 4:30!) I forgot to take photos of the new ones, and two of them sold at the market! I sold one more at work today, and have an order for another rainbow one, but will need to buy another roll of rainbow thread first!
Hoping to cut some more t shirts out soon and get back to making clothes again!

Ps looking for something to do this weekend, checkout the Garage Sale Trail, esp. the Frankie and friends sale in Brunswick, on tomorrow

Also, Moonee Ponds Central school have there Spring Fete on this Sunday, and of course the Stitches and Craft Show started today too!

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

360 sewing

I said I would try and remember to take some photos next time I made some rope bowls. I think these 2 shots give you an idea, it really is 360 degree sewing...

I have made a couple more in different colours, ready for a market stall at Brunswick Secondary after school this Friday - 4:30-7:30. The market is a project organized by the VCAL students, a few stalls, bbq and music from the school bands. Come along and say hi!

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Free sewing patterns

Just had a quick read through my blog list, and on Sewn By Elizabeth I read about a great free pattern deal over at - free PDF patterns til this Friday only. There is a leggings pattern, yay! I have been wanting one of those, will print it out ASAP!

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Dr Who in stitches

I haven't done cross stitch for about...maybe twenty years! But there was a birthday party on the weekend for a Dr Who fan, and as it was a " special" birthday, I figured a special gift was required. So I searched on line for ideas, took a screen shot of a cross stitch someone else had made ( also for a birthday gift I think), enlarged the pic, tinkered around with some graph paper and coloured pencils, and started stitching!
But as is often the case when making a gift, it was finished at the last minute, quickly wrapped and ready to go - I and forgot to take a photo of it finished and framed!

***Menders and makers craft group is on this Wednesday night at RRNH, Made'n' Thornbury Craft market this Friday 4-9pm.
This Saturday is the St Albans church fete, Reynard St Coburg.

Finders keepers craft market is at the Royal Exhibition Building 17-18 October.

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