Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Polly's quilt

Polly arrived on 090909 - isn't she lucky!  She is the first little baby for my good friend Kate in Melbourne.  I am so excited for them, I'm sure they will be wonderful parents and she'll be a beautiful little girl! 

I'm so excited to have this finished and on it's way down to Polly!   It will arrive tomorrow, so I hope Kate likes it!

I really need to learn machine quilting though - this hand quilting takes SOOOO long!!!  It is beautiful though!

Sam x

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another day, another skirt! :)

It's great to have the world back to normal here in Sydney today... yesterday was quite strange!  I was busy sewing - a pair of shorts not yet finished and this little skirt for a 3 year old girl.

It's in my etsy & madeit shop.

Yo yo makers arrived yesterday and I can't wait to make some hair clips and other things....

Sam x

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another little skirt...

Another little A-line skirt for a 3 year old girl - this time with a little babushka doll feature.  I love this cotton denim, it's lovely lightweight and soft...

Again, available in my shops.

I've got some ideas for skirts that I'm going to try out.  I don't have a daughter to model but I'm hoping little girls will like what I've got in mind.  I really need to find myself a 3 year old to model my creations!  :)

I'm off to sew while Johnny sleeps...

Oh here's a shot of him at the park the other day.

Sam x

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One for the girls...

The weather is so lovely here in Sydney, it's great to be out and about in the sunshine with my little boy, he's growing every day and just love the park, especially the swing... I love seeing the joy in his face.  It makes me happy!  :)

A cute little A-line skirt for a 3 year old.... lovely lightweight cotton demin with a Japanese cotton lilac flower print gathered at the bottom edge.  Ahhh....

Available in my etsy shop and madeit.com.au shop....

Sam x

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


More shorts....  some people thought the 'traffic jam' shorts looked like pyjama pants so I hope these look more like shorts?  What do you think?  Personally, I like them.  I'm going to put them in my etsy shop.

Now, back to more sewing...

Sam x

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend sewing

fabric flowers are so cute and i saw some in a shop yesterday and decided to try my own... this is what I came up with...

they are covered buttons that I also did in the centres.  I've just placed those there to show, I'm yet to decide what buttons to put on each flower. 
I also made another pair of shorts, well last week, but I haven't posted them yet....
Many more to come.....
I'm off to sew while my Mum looks after Johnny!
Sam x

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Finished products

Very busy sewing this week... more shorts and yesterday finally finished the bags I started last week.  I'm really happy with the bags and I'm going to try to get some better photos and put them up on Etsy & Madeit.  Don't you think little girls would love them?  They're made with a very sturdy cotton canvas and lined with cotton.  The handles are webbed cotton. 
After playing around with patterns for shorts I've finished some more, and there's some fabric on the way to Oz from America and I can't wait to sew some more.   The top ones have skull & cross bones on them and they're ankle biter length (which I'm not sure about), the traffic jam ones are mid calf length (perfect I think) and I'm thinking of adding pockets to the side....