Saturday, 28 April 2007

My first bag

The present has arrived and been opened by the birthday girl so I can finally post a pic of the bag I made last week, I'm totally in love with this fabric (outside fabric given to me by the lovely Liv as part of the kitchen swap) It was a very simple pattern but has inspired me to make a few more and then maybe move onto some other designs..... like the beautiful Amy Butler bags!!!

Thrift Shop Fabric

I picked up this fabric (a couple of sheets, some felt and some faux velvet) last week from a thrift shop, plan was to make some lounge pants out of the sheets (but they were a bit tight) so they have been moved to the WIP pile, the bag of felt should come in handy to make some soft cupcakes etc for my niece for her birthday and the brown velvety material will hopefully be used to transform Connor's toy box lid into a soft seat (when I eventually buy the foam)

Friday, 20 April 2007

P & P

Its not the best photo, but I loved this dress my mum made me to go to a ball during my last pregnancy, I felt very pride and predjudice in it.

Friday, 13 April 2007

New fabric, WIP and maternity stuff

I have been a busy girl but haven't had a chance to update my blog recently.

I finished a pair of overalls for Connor, they are so soft and look gorgeous on him (if I can catch him to put them on) this was my first attempt at using snap fasteners (what a pain they are) but they turned out ok.
I made these PJ's for myself out of some discounted stretch fabric I picked up at SL for $5 meter. they are just a standard pattern but i tried them on before doing the waistband and have fitted it around my expanding belly (32 weeks in this photo)
I have cut out this material to make another pair of PJ's, it was also picked up for a discounted price of $5 per meter.
I have no idea what I'm going to make with this material, but the lady in front of me was buying it and I couldn't resist, am getting quite a stash these days.
I bought this adorable flannette to make some fitted and flat sheets for the baby's cradle, am using a tetra bed mattress borrowed from kylie to fit the cradle but it is longer than a standard bassinet so have to make sheets to fit it.
I finally finished knitting this hug me tight, it was going to be a present for a friend originally but it looks a bit dodgy, still have to sew up the cuffs and will decide what to do with it after that (might just mark it up to experience)

I am about to try and make myself a cross over top in stripey stretch material (forgot the photo of this one) but as its not a maternity pattern I will have to make a few adjustments before putting it all together, hopefully will put the finished article on here soon (better hurry up or I wont have a chance to wear it before this baby comes)

Looks like I'm going to be a busy girl in the next few weeks trying to get this lot done.