Showing posts from February, 2010

I've been a sewing.....

pettiskirts! And yes, everything you've heard about making them is true. They are very labour intensive, time consuming and fiddly. Add in a ruffler that just won't do it's thing, so enter stage right - shirring elastic (how I love thee). You ruffle some nylon chiffon. Then some more. Then yet more. Hours and hours and hours of ruffling. *headbutt desk repeatedly* The results are pretty cool though. But please don't ask me to make you one....seriously, don't :P I have quilts and bags to make - you know, instant gratification stuff? *giggle* These ones are winging their way over the border, embarrassingly late birth and birthday presents, for my 6 week old and 1 year old nieces :)

Another giveaway!

Right here at Sunny Street Designs! Awesome stuff!

Ooohh! Cherub's Kiss giveaway!

Awesome! A giveaway by the incredibly talented Lesley :) Her nappies are most definitely TDF ;) Details are here on the Cherub's Kiss blog.

Happy birthday Bri!

Wow, has it ever been a long time between posts! I haven't exactly been idle, but between Christmas, school holidays and a very nasty bout of illness for poor little Jackson, I've been, quite frankly, stretched a little thin. Hence, the blogging absence ;) I'm feeling the return of some crafting mojo though - woot! I've been playing with my new drum carder, spinning up some squishy soft alpaca, preparing to experience the joy that is sewing pettiskirts and also getting ready to make some new bags :) I've been playing with crochet and doing some piecing on Jack jack's quilt. Oh - lets not forget cake decorating.......very impromptu, I have absolutely no instructions or decorating utensils, cake needs to be done by this afternoon kind of decorating. It was......surprisingly fun. The birthday girl (11 today!) adores Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, so I found a picture of the cute little alien, baked a couple of chocolate cakes and....winged it. It's choc…