Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Wishes...

Taking some time for a quick post in amongst the festivities to wish everyone out there in blogland a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year!

I hope your day is filled with fun, laughter, joy and the company of wonderful family and friends..


Sunday, December 11, 2011


I know i know, its been a while! The good news is that my lack of posting is not due to lack of crafting - more to do with lack of time.

Every year just before christmas when my list of christmas sewing is still WAAAAAy longer than it should be, i swear i will start my christmas sewing earlier (like in January perhaps?!) but alas here i am with 2 weeks till Christmas and still with presents to sew.

So this is a little of what has been happening:

1. Hen's night invites
2. Wedding invites - it is Wedding season!
3. A framed gift for one of my best ladies..
4. A lamp and bunting set for a special little one year old!
5. A lamp/bag set as a christmas gift.

....and thats only one ones i actually remembered to take photos of!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

KCWC Day 4

Manged to squeeze in a little project for the littlest miss - couldn't go past this pattern for ruffled bloomers!

I found the leg holes tough to get right, but practice makes perfect i guess!

Sitting down tonight to thread in the elastic and cut out some pieces out to sew, sew, sew tomorrow!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

KCWC day 3

4 years ago today we welcomed our this little princess into the world

Its amazing how time flies

She's still every bit a princess. Happy birthday princess!

Sitting down now after birthday festivities to do some sewing - these are the other skirts from yesterday...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KCWC Day 2

Day 2 of Kids clothing week challenge, so im busy sewing, sewing, sewing

Here's the first of the summer skirts from last night

Stay tuned for more to come!


Monday, October 10, 2011

KCWC 2011

the warmer weather is well and truly here in sunny Queensland and you know what that means: spring sewing! With summer fast approaching and kindy on the horizon for little miss, i have decided to join the sew-a-long kids clothing week challenge going on at Elsie Marley..

So you basically just commit to sewing a hour a day of clothing for the kids. My almost-four-year-old has very definite ideas about what she wants to wear and im always hard pressed to get her in anything but skirts and dresses, so this is what i am aiming at.

We took ourselves off to the fabric shop today so she could choose her own fabric and after a little negotiation (hot pink sequins anyone?!) this is what she picked...

So with the kiddies tucked up in bed, im sitting down to sew for an hour..... or two!

Check back here during the week for the end results...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Yet another week flown by and still only managing to blog - just where does the time go?

just sneaking in with my creative space this week...

A certain little miss is having a birthday next week, so i have been working on some little projects as party favors instead of the traditional 'party bags'

and what more could little girls want than their own pint sized sparkly mermaiden?!

These little ones will be finding new homes with our party guests! The pattern is from this sweet book which is a little gem - definitely a must have for any avid softie makers! Now to make something for the boys...

Hope your all having a wonderfully creative day!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Its been a few weeks since i played along with this - school holidays seem to be keeping us busy here! But i managed to sneak this one in...

Well im pleased to report that my first market was a great success - a great night was had by all, i met some wonderful stall holders who were a wealth of knowledge, so hopefully i'll be booking in some market dates before christmas. i managed to snap a few piccies before the crowd rolled in

My creative space this week is minus my sewing machine which is off having a major service, so i've turned my attention to finishing some half done non-sewing related projects i have lying around - i know you all have some of THEM!

Im finishing off this crocheted blanket for little miss's cot - only two more rows and the edging to go! please excuse all the stray threads, it's still a WIP!

Also found this tutorial for a crocheted bodice on a little dress

I'm not great at following patterns so i free styled it a little with the arm straps but i think it turned out ok. Now to find some material to match for the skirt section....

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to stop by the home of creative spaces!


Friday, September 9, 2011

market to market

The sewing machine has been running hot, gearing up for my first ever market TONIGHT at the St Peters Ladies Expo!

If you live on Brisbane's southside, i'd love for you to stop by and see me all the details can be found HERE.

I did a mock set up in the middle of our lounge room yesterday to get the right look, So here's a quick sneaky peak.. love to know your thoughts!

This little one is helping with promotion... hehe

My lovely sister in law and this little one...

(just can't resist!) will be there to give me a hand. Fingers crossed all goes well and if you come for a look, remember to stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Wow, has it really been so long since i was here? You forget how much time a newborn takes up - and how fast the time flies! Can you believe she is 11 weeks already?!!

Neither can she!

busy busy here getting ready for my first ever market - Don't ask me what i was thinking booking myself in for a market just 3 months after having bub.

Never the less, i have been sewing, sewing, sewing every chance i get so in my creative space this week im embarrassed to say that this is the state of my craft desk...

I've never been much good at sticking to just one project at a time so in the midst of making headbands, hairclips, earrings and various other bits for the market i also decided to start a crocheted cot blanket for the little one - so sitting in front of the TV of a night i am working on making 30 of these...

But the major project i am undertaking today is finishing off these super chic clutches for the market

Which will be ones like this one..

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the home of our creative spaces!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Creative Space.....

back with my creative space this week

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this lovely lady last week, the queen of chenille herself! i was lucky enough to snap up a bargain in her clear out sale to complete this project that has been on my 'to do' list since we knew we were having another bub.

This is Audrey, she is our new companion for baby Kate (though just quietly, i think she may have to fight her sister for her!) So this one is for you, Selina!

Be sure to stop by and visit many wonderfully creative people.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Creative Space.....

sorry i've been MIA for the last few weeks, we've been busy with this little one...

getting in all our kisses and cuddles....

i finally managed to get out the sewing machine this week and get started on some new clutches

My handmade heaven space is in desperate need of a restock and i have some markets on the horizon that i am stock piling for - the opportunities to sew are few and far between at the moment so im making the most of my sewing time!

So my creative space is looking like this...

Which will eventually be these...

Hope your all having a wonderfully creative day. Be sure to stop by the home of our creative spaces.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, July 1, 2011

CHA Swap

So i signed up for the CHA Swap a while ago, thinking that i had plenty on time to make my swap item to be posted by the 30th of June. Well baby Kate put a dampener on those plans, so i cracked out the sewing machine on the weekend to finally make my swap item!

Nothing like an impending deadline to make me pull my finger out! I drew my own pattern for this one and wasn't sure how it would turn out (i really need to stop doing that!). Thankfully it worked out - i just hope my swap partner loves it! I will do the reveal when all is received so as not to ruin the surprise.

On another swap note i want to sing to praises of
this lovely lady who sent me the most DARLING brooch in the brooch swap

I am the proud new owner of this lovely Geisha Girl Brooch - isn't she just adorable?

A big thank you goes out to Fabiola!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Sneaking into My creative space just in the nick of time! Before bubs arrived i finished and sent this to my brooch swap partner.

Susie has done a fantastic job at organising the swap, you can head here to see all the fabulous and unique brooches these talented people made.

This little package is heading off to my partner, i'll be posting the gorgeous brooch i received in the coming days!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

.....and then there were 5!

Apologies for the break in transmission - and i was on such a roll to with my crafty projects too, but this time i do have a good excuse!

It seems that our newest little poppet couldn't wait any longer to join us on the outside world.

It's A Girl!!
Our newest baby girl joined us on 4.6.2011 at 3am weighing 3kg


She caught us by surprise arriving 3 and 1/2 weeks early but is happy and healthy.

After a week in hospital with some complications we are happy to be home, getting to know each other and enjoy some rest and recovery.

We're still in a bit of a baby bubble with the cycle of feeding, sleeping and nappy changes. Thankfully Mr JK is home to do the school drop offs, washing, cooking, running around and general liaising duties with the outside world !

But we're all rather smitten, can't you tell?!

and with a little face like this how could you not be? (a biased mum perhaps?!)

Looking forward to being back with some crafty projects soon - i already have some super cute baby girl project im itching to get stuck into!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Just playing around in my creative space this week. It was my birthday on Tuesday and i was super spoilt and excited to get this new baby - a bit of a step up from the old compact point and shoot (though i did serve me well!)

And after bubs in born i have been booked into a photography course as the other part of my pressie! EEEK can't wait!! Look out, now i have this NO ONE is safe and the kids will be the ones to have 100 thousand piccies taken of them - and just wait till bubs is here! I'll have baby photos coming out of my ears.

But for now its just a bit of crafting going on. I ordered these delicious new fabrics to make some baby stuff, namely the all important nappy bag.

so here is a little sneaky peek at it which i am working on....

Hopefully ill be bringing you the finished bag soon so stay tuned! be sure to visit other my creative spaces.

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