Saturday, 3 December 2016

Decorating the Christmas tree

I had a rare " crafternoon" with my boys today, making some hama bead decorations for the Christmas tree.  We have gone  for a very non-traditional theme this year, inspired by finding a dented black bauble at the post Christmas sales last January - it just looked so much like a ready made Death Star!!!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Unpicking November

I don't know where this term has gone! I have barely done any sewing or craft at all.  There has been some op shopping of course- I thought I needed some wardrobe updates ( and haven't had time to sew!) and found some summery tops, including this sweet green crochet cardi.
  Except that there are several thousand tiny sparkly beads on it! I have a bit of unpicking still to do before I can wear it...

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Op Shop Fun

I think I have convinced the JediKid that op shopping is good.  Afterall, sometimes you find lego-


Or books we don't have yet-
And you sometimes find awesome DVD's-

And sometimes you might even re-enact a scene from "Sherlock" and crack yourselves up!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Sewing pattern bonanza!

Dropped in at Glenroy Salvos on my way past today and spotted a pile of Burda sewing pattern (actually I spotted another woman looking through the patterns, which alerted me to them!).  There were heaps, all brand new.  Plus a couple of other brands.  Quite a few " young" style and several vintage look patterns too. I may have bought a couple of them...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Halloween 2016 #1

Tigerboy spotted this awesome steampunk mask in a party shop recently, but I wasn't going to pay $40 for a bit of plastic that may only get used once! Luckily there was a craft shop just around the corner, where we found a plain white cardboard mask and a roll of plaster bandage for about $4 each. 

A rummage through the shed and my craft supplies yielded an assortment of interesting bits and pieces.  Gold glue gun glue ( I knew that would come in handy one day!), some black and gold paint and a couple of hours' creating - I think it looks as good as the bought one!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Market Bags

I have been sewing like crazy every spare minute this week - and three jobs,  two kids and everything else there are not that many minutes to.spare!
I have sewed up 12 bags for the Twilight Market tomorrow, just putting the finishing touches on now ie.trimming loose threads and sewing on the button. Even choosing the buttons took time!
The bags are made from denim and are decorated with vintage doilies from my op shop collection. Some bags feature hand dyed doilies. 
No two bags are the same!
All bags are fully lined, have an internal pocket ( some with a zip), a clip to hang keys on, and a button/ loop closure. Or at least they will when I finish sewing them on...

Friday, 7 October 2016

Things to do in Moreland this weekend and next...

Holy Trinity Church fete in Pascoe Vale tomorrow; Brunswick Secondary Twilight Market next Friday 14/10; St Margaret Mary's school fete Sat 15; St Albans church fete Sat 15; Coburg North PS "Make Noise " music festival also on Sat 15. Looks like fun! Hope the weather is good.