Monday, 23 February 2009
Posted by Kathy at 11:21:00 pm
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Tali in her New Version of Auntie's Old skirt:
She chose some nice Ric-rac to add along the bottom
raw seam (pure laziness really)
Nice fat 1/4's from Wells' in Latrobe
Jesse and Micah, aka "NOOOO, not another Quilt Shop boys!", chose these:
They nagged and nagged and nagged (very naggingly - YES, I know that's not a word, but you get the picture) until I said they could have them!
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Buttons from Vinnies & Lifeline at Latrobe
Buttons that have something to say...
Pinks, Purples and Reds...
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
I love to find new uses for unwanted items and recently picked up a mug tree at an Op Shop for $1.
It was handmade (pretty roughly - probably a High School woodwork project) by someone called "Jamie", but it had the rustic charm I was looking for and would serve its new purpose very well...
... as a Craft Tool Tree.
It will most likely end up painted white in the style of Shabby Chic.
It works well and keeps the things I use most close at hand on the sewing desk.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Buttons - these caught my eye 'cos they say 'stitches'
and I needed some more for my collection!
If, like me, you have been having trouble with getting Blogger to load your images into your post (in this lifetime, that is), PLEASE, PLEASE go to Chookyblue's post about emailing pics to your posts. She has very possibly saved me from throwing in the towel.
And just because I am not really into 'pictureless posts'... ...oh, and I'm trying out the info on Chookyblue's post, here is picture of some unusual fabric.
While I found this little pearler in the box with the fabrics on the previous post, it did not always belong to me. This fabric has a history with another blogger (who is going to kill me for this post LOL)and during the late 70's was a very fashionable wrap-around-skirt. Way back then, she was a quiet girl (still is), stick thin, ABBA obsessed (She never took to the cupboard even when they were considered uncool, remaining ever faithful to this talented group) and was shaping up to be an immensly talented trombonist.
Anyway, back to the fabric.
It seems that it is going to be given new life, once again, as a skirt. Tali LOVES purple and so I have decided to turn it into a Raw-edge Skirt for her. I'm sure she'll love it, most probably because when she wears it she'll have a little bit of "Auntie" with her. I'll show you when its done!
Cheers and Thanks again to Chookyblue!
Friday, 16 January 2009
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
And the winner is... Congratulations Robin, please email me your mailing address and I'll put your parcel in the post.