Saturday, April 25, 2009

a little bunny rattle for a little someone

this picture does not do this little bunny rattle any justice - I made this for a special friend who has just had her second daughter - I knew she would love it just as much as me - hope Lainey loves it too. I loved making her special tag (the picture was taken from a vintage golden book) and card, definately a favorite so far.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Lisa and I went to the stitches and craft fair in Melbourne, it was pouring rain and we were so excited to be there. We decided to make a run through the rain and head over to the craft lab. A class was about to begin - fabric canvas' with the lovely Cathy. Little did we know it was a kids class, we giggled for almost the entire class and I made this beautiful Babushka (of course) that now takes pride of place in Amelia's room. Lisa made a little birdie.

Introducing Mabel

I have been a little slack this week with my posts - I am going to try and post everything I make (good and bad alike), I made Mabel for my mum - she loves her!

I am also pretty happy with my stamp - I got it from here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I have been looking here and deciding what to get - I love her personalised stuff, and they ship to Australia. Aren't they great.

look what I found!

how lucky am I, I found these in a local thrift shop very cheap - I plan to keep some as they are in pristine condition, the rest I plan to cut up and make some vintage gift tags .....more of that later.

Monday, April 6, 2009


a little moopy bunny for my beautiful nephew for Easter - hope he likes him!


I think I am slowly getting the hang of this blogging............

A little something for number three

I went with lisa to Amitie on their 20% off day to get some fabric for Matthew's quilt, Lisa helped me choose it and this is where I am up to. His first birthday is fast approaching, I have a feeling I am not going to have it ready in time - lucky he has the cushion. I also made these little tags for him.

bunny rattle

well I had a little time on the weekend and I dragged my sister in law into help. Actually she made one as well. I have been wanting to make this for a little while. I thought it would make a beautiful baby gift with a rattle/bell in it. I am really happy with the end product.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

getting to now......

My sewing space

I love my Horn Sewing Cabinet - It was Jim's Aunty's, who passed away. I feel very lucky to have it and it makes it easy for me to sew!

the shelf above my sewing machine with some treasured bits and bobs.

Miss Polly for Amelia

A cushion for Amelia

A dolls house cushion for Amelia.

I am obsessed with babushka dolls - these ones especially - I have used some of Amelia's special clothes to make them. I just love looking at them and the vintage buttons too! I am still perfecting the pattern on these.

a cushion for Matthew's first birthday

A dolls quilt for Amelia -work in progress

A little Moopy bunny for Samuel - he loves this and has taken to a calling him Peter! I was inspired to make this for him after seeing my clever friend lisa make this. She constantly motivates and inspires me - she is a natural!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Humble Beginnings

Well, this is where it all started sort of - A special keepsake for my mum's 60th birthday. I choose the fabric carefully - a little bit of me and a whole lot of her. I hope this quilt stays in our family for a long time - I love it. Sometimes now I look at it and really can't believe I created it!

It took about 6 months to do and it's neally 3 years old now!

Well here I am..........

Oh dear, can you believe it - I am finally in blog land - I have been wanting to do this for some time now - a place to keep all my creative stuff. I have admired so many blogs over the past 12 months and now I get to play here too. Hope you enjoy the ride just as much as me.