Saturday, July 31, 2010

handmade Christmas challenge...

this is the preparation for my mum's christmas present.
my mum has classic beautiful style
so decided I am going to print onto some linen with my favourite screen print design
and make her a new scarf or two
so just bought some natural coloured and baby pink linen today.
stay tuned for finished gifts!!
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

5 star, baby! will be there!!
pop by for some timeout!!

my creative space...

first things first, you know me.....
making some more hats today, well at least cutting some out!
some beautiful woollen fabrics
mixed with some pretty linings
such cold weather, some warm hats are certainly in order
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wordless wednesday...

wordless wednesday...
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Monday, July 19, 2010

At My House...

my little miss malcom in the middle
turned 7 today!! (slightly sideways picture!!)
we had a mad hatters tea party yesterday

a very excited girl this morning, getting her first sewing machine!
already she has made a cute little cushion for her room!
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

shadow shot sunday

first efforts for shadow shot sunday
we had this bird hanging for my daughters party this afternoon.
just turned off some lights, and voila.
hopefully might get some sun next week for some outdoor shots!
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space...

some small but beautiful pieces of fabric
a little bit of mess, a good amount of cutting,
some smooth sailing sewing,
and a little bit of energy!!
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Monday, July 12, 2010

At my house...

At my house this week...
Happy Birthday to Daddy 5 star today!!
after school my 3 5 stars decorated a cake at their grandma's house
it looks fabulous of course.
after dinner we let them choose which part of the cake they wanted to eat.
littlest 5 star wanted the hat cause it had no farties (smarties) on it.
must say, I don't fancy eating farties myself!!!
oldest 5 star wanted the arm, cause it had the MOST smarties and marshmallows
malcom in the middle 5 star, well, she wanted the bit cut out in the middle.
yep, she asked for the arse.
in those words too. hmmmm
then youngest 5 star made a party hat for Dad.
it's those things that make your day special!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

hand made christmas challenge...

these are the amazing christmas stockings my mum made for each of my little peeps.
each grandchild has one, and they are all different.
they are so beautiful.
I was asked last year if I would make one for my only other peep on my husbands side of the family.
of course, not really having been given the ability to say no too easily, I agreed.
well, of course since then, her parents are now expecting #2 aswell as
a baby from my husbands other sibling.
so it's now gone from 1 santa sack to 3!
so I have decided to make them each one, and since they will only be young,
it will be their christmas present!
they will be much more simple than these ones
but individual and something to treasure always. (I hope)
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

My creative space...

busy busy this week doing not really a whole lot.
It's school holidays in our neck of the woods,
which means not a lot gets done besides being the queen of cleaning and food preparation!
being so so cold at night I have taken to perching in front of the heater
so took the time to restock a few hair accessory tins
with now over 70 done, I think It's time to get on to other awaiting orders.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

pack all your troubles in your old kit bag....

pack all your troubles in your old kit bag
and smile, smile, smile!!
off to the auctions again this week. again. yep. I know.
they actually know my by name now. thats ok.
at least this time, my bidding was not in vain!

I picked up these 4 beauties for a song!
I am so excited.
that red treasure I am keeping as my good case. It is perfect!
the medium browny will be a fabulous market case,
and the other 2, although look amazing, are a little worse for wear inside.
so will be great props etc.
one made from leather, the other actually a woven cane suitcase with leather trim.
so, let's pack up and hit the road jack!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Creative Space...

well folks, school holidays this week!!
it sure has been chaotic!
I came up with the skirt above aswell as a few others for new ranges,
in amongst more than 6 ladies custom order skirts,
which, have created the mess that you see below.
this mess WILL be cleaned up today!
with still more orders to be done, including 2 more of the skirt below, I simply have no room left to work, and have expanded to our dining table inside. much to the delight of all involved.
so this is my creative messy chaotic, however very productive space!!
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