Friday, February 25, 2011

a joint input skirt

This skirt has to be the easiest skirt ever :) I used a pattern to make it, but next time I think that I'll just wing it ... it's a circular skirt with shop bought ribbing for the waist.
My sister
went on an op shopping trip, and bought me back this awesome new Hobbylock overlocker (thanks sis!). Being as it was pre threaded with black cotton, I searched around for something to try it out on ... I found the white and black fabric that my daughter no longer wanted, along with her circular skirt pattern.
An instant, joint input project, that resulted in a really cool, easiest ever skirt :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Girly things

.... so here is the reason that I've been a slack blogger of late ... a brand new grandbaby :) ... pretty good reason don't you think ;D
It's been good to make some girly things, there are so many awesome things to make (notice her cool 'itty bitty baby dress' from this post) ... I love it!
I would have liked to be making tiny knitted cardies and hats, but unfortunately, long sleeved woolens are not of much use for an aussie summer baby, but I did love this Confection Shrug pattern. It's a bit big, but totally cute (and practical :))
And thanks to Kate Atherley for this super-easy training sock pattern. The socks were my first venture into cuff-down, heel-flapped socks. It was so easy to follow, and came out so good, that I'm looking forward to making some adult sized ones ... thanks Kate :)
... and then some sewing :) .... on an op shopping trip a while back I bought some upholstery fabric samples for $5 with the thought of making a quilt ... I loved the colours and designs but decided that the furnishing fabric might feel a bit rough, so instead, we now have a very sturdy, reversible play mat for the new little miss :)