Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet bunny drawstring bags

Last week I made these sweet drawstring bags. I have containers of small leftover pieces of fabric and really need to use some of them! I randomly stitched pieves together until I had the right size for the bunny. Then I traced it and hand applique it onto the front of the bag. One patch I loved so much I just turned it into a bag directly. These bags are great Easter gifts but also great as a baby shower gift filled with goodies! They are available in my shop

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet fabric memory games

I had fun this weekend making some gorgeous linen memory sets. It's something I've been wanting to do for such a long time and finally I got around to it. Each set has 10 cards, so 5 pairs and follow a theme. They could, however, be mised as well. They make a unique gift for a baby shower or birthday, the kids can enjoy hours of fun and mum can throw them in the wash when they are dirty!!! Available in my shop .

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Large kantha bag

Finally, finally, finally i found time and energy to start making up some ideas I've had for a while. I've been wanting to make some large bags for some time with my kantha quilts I have. Here is my first one, a large bag great for so many purposes. It can be used as a beach bag, yoga bag, diaper bag, overnight bag or as a shopping bag. The list goes on! Even my 9 year old said she wants one! Available in my shop.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Business card holders

The other day I strayed a little and made some covers for these business card holders. They are so handy I have one in my bag with all my shop fidelity cards that way my wallet is less bulky. Couldn't stop myself from adding a little vintage applique embroidery and doily as well! They are available in my shop

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lulu's Carnival outfit

It's canrnival here in Italy. Lulu had to dress up for a birthday party last weekend. She wanted to wear a pretty girlie, long flowing dress so I told her I had some masks I could paint. We had a look on pinterest at the gorgeous Venetian outfits for inspiration. Lulu did some drawings and then I interpreted them. Of course we couldn't stop at the mask and I just had to make her a matching fru fru hat! Then I had a piece left with some lace and trim and thought perfect for a cuff with some flowers and feathers attached! I can't believe how quickly I finished it all (about 2 1/2 hours) of I had boss Lulu watching closely directing and making sure I didn't dare take any breaks!!!!!

Hand embroidered vintage Easter Totes

I've a small vintage embroidered tablecloth for sometime now, thinking I must do something with that! Finally I cute it up and have started to create with it. I just love the vintage embroidery, so special! I had to put 2 pieces aside for Lulu as she just loved them and I still have a few nore to play with! These are both available in my shop

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cute softies

I love these softies. I made them before Christmas and love the soft colours. Some are available in my shop, some are already in new homes!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Growth charts for the boys

I have been absent from the blog for a few weeks now, just too much going on. Thankfully Sas broke the blogging drought yesterday with her gorgeous hearts. One is coming my way, can't wait to receive it!

Here are some charts I made for the boys over the last month or so.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Hearts for a Valentine's Swap

So I was asked to take part in a Valentine's Swap on Flickr this year. There are 25 girls in the group and the idea was to make some type of Valentine's Card out of paper or fabric, e.t.c. I love paper but am not much of a card maker so decided to stick with what I know best, which is fabric and sewing. 
I used lots of vintage things, including fabric, French lace, buttons, string and doilies, mixed with some new things.They are flat.... my initial thought was to fill them with some lavender but I know that Australian customs confiscate that so didn't want to risk it.
When I was searching for inspiration I always look to one of my favourites- Pam Garrison. That girl just oozes with the most amazing creativity and has created some beautiful hearts.
Another source of inspiration was Hens Teeth. She does amazing mixed media, fabric, sewing, embroidery.... things! I loved her hearts which really got my ideas flowing. Finally Pinterest is always great for inspiration. I have a board where I like to pin all things Valentine.
I also made some heart confetti with an old copy of Pride and Prejudice, gold glitter paper and neon pink paper. I just love this combination. I sprinkled a bit of confetti in each envelope. I also decorated the envelopes but forgot to take some photos.
I know that some of the girls have already opened some of their Happy Valentine's Mail but I am waiting until 14th February!!! I have a little pile of envelopes that is gradually building up.
I  hope they like them????

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kantha love continues

My Kantha love continues! I have places a couple of quilts in my shop as i bought them to repurpose but they are too beautiful to cut. We already have 4 that we are keeping and use on our beds and on the couch so I felt I should sell a couple otherwise it's just being too greedy! 


I managed to make a couple more pouches and a large bag over Christmas. Any other ideas will have to wait as I have several orders to work through!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lovely pencil cases

 Before Christmas I made these sweet pouches. I used some fabrics I've had for some time but have never used as they were hidden away beneath other fabrics and I forgot about them!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Pouches pouches

As you can maybe tell I love making pouches! You can never have too many!!!

Friday, January 02, 2015

More Kantha makings

I forgot to mention in my previous post that these bags are so versatile you can use them as lingerie bags, cosmetic bags, hair accessories bags, sewing bags, knitting bags and even in the kitchen to store plastic shopping bags, potatoes, bread and so on.

This bag was made with strips of different fabrics woven together.

Above are a patchwork drawstring and zipper pouch made with kantha remnants.

Finally I also made a few cushions, some are already sold.


Drawstring bag love

Lately I've been enjoying making drawstring bags. They are so useful and so much fun to make. The latest are made with vintage kantha quilts and are going in my shop.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Super cute drawstring bags

I made these for a client before Christmas. They were so much fun to make and such pretty colours. They great gifts especially for baby showers!