Saturday, January 31, 2009

Skirt For Me!

Hello Little Birdie,

Today I finished a skirt that I have had cut our for about 6 months. Its a little rough around the edges, but wearable. I have such difficulty following the instructions that I usually end up making them up. The pattern is Simplicity 4883. I have made another one of these in the past and find it very comfortable, especially in this hot weather. I love this fabric.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fabric Swap Update

Hello Little Birdie,
I recently participated in I'm a Ginger Monkey's fat quarter swap organised by Katy.
It was so much fun choosing, sending and receiving beautiful fabric.
I would definitely participate in another one.
This is what I sent to Anna. Bright orange fabric, as she said that orange and yellow were her favourite colours. The Koala is for her little girl, some beautiful buttons and of course a couple of little birdies.
This is what I received from Anna. Beautiful blue check and yellow star fabrics and some wonderful buttons, ribbon and beads. They all came in the cutest plastic bags! I am not sure what I will make with these, but my mind is ticking over!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pin Cushion Cups

Hello Little Birdie,
I have finished another project!
These are pin cushion cups. I had already completed most of this project last year, they just needed decorating.
I am pleased with how they turned out. They are bright, fun and useful.
I am finding that having a blog is really motivating me to complete projects as I want to post the pictures of the completed projects.
Fill your life with craft, its wonderful!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Productive Weekend!

Hello Little Birdie,

I have had a very productive crafty weekend.

I was lucky enough to have the house to my self as my other half was busy and I did not have too much housework to do.

I completed a small quilt top.

I finished a knitted bag that I have to admit I had already knitted last year but it needed to be finished. I love the big wooden button.
I made another pin cushion. This one worked out a bit better than the first ones I made. I put a lot more stuffing in it, I think this may be the key.

I also made 2 skirts, size 1. These were made from a pattern I purchased from funkyfabrix. They were quite easy to make and they came up really cute. I will defiantly be making more of these.

Overall not a bad weekends crafting. Maybe I will get something else finished tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Buttons, buttons and more buttons

Hello Little Birdie,
I was recently complaining to my mum that I did not have any more nice buttons to put on the pin cushions I had been making.
This weekend my mum and I went to a second hand shop that has lots and lots of individual stalls. Some stalls have junk, some have antiques and some just have interesting items.
We found a few little treasures. I was particularly looking for buttons.
I found some. A large glass vase full (see picture bellow). Mum and I sorted them out. I can no longer complain that I have no buttons!

Green PJs

Hello Little Birdie,

Today I finished some green PJs for my nephew. Green because that is his mum's favourite colour.

I got the patterns from a Burda baby magazine that I purchased in 1994. I modified them slightly as they were not PJs but a pair of cords and a shirt.

I had a bit of trouble following the patterns, but I think they worked out OK.

I added my own twist to them, the car pockets are felt.

I hope he likes them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fabric Swap

Hello Little Birdie,
I have signed up for a fabric swap and I am very excited about it.
If you would like to sign up as well please see click on the link here. Thanks to Katy for organising it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pin Cushions

Hello Little Birdie,
Today I completed some pin cushions.
They were made with some scraps from my fabric stash and some buttons I had.
I am happy with how they turned out and were surprised that no matter which fabric and buttons I used, even if I wasn't crazy about it them, it still worked out well.
The pattern is one I found created by dearfii, one of my favourite blogs.
The link to the pattern is here. I am going to give these pin cushions to my family and keep one for myself. Not sure which one I will keep yet. Maybe the blue and red one.

Lavender Pillow Cross Stitch

Hello little birdie,
I also completed a second project on the first day of the year.
I was given two lovely cross stitch kits for Christmas by my mother in law and being the craft tragic that I am I started them straight away.
I decided to make them into lavender pillows for draws and will give one to my mother in law and one to my mum when i see them next. I think they came up really lovely and the lavender I used I picked and dried from my mothers garden.

Size One Overalls

Hello little birdie,
I have completed my first project for 2009.
I actually completed this project on the first day of the year (I did have it cut out for about six months).
It is a pair of size one overalls, made from brown cord and lined with a cute cotton car fabric I found at spotlight. The pattern is one my mum gave to me, one size only and that she used to make overalls for my siblings.