don't you just love it when you find a super swift sewing tutorial?! I know i definitely do! I decided to make some summer pyjamas for my daughter for Christmas and whipped up these two pairs of shorts using this [tutorial] in less than an hour!
i used ta-dot for the first pair and a gorgeous print from Sarah Jane's new line in the second. My advice would be that when drafting up your pattern, you should allow an extra little bit at the top and bottom for the hemming :) i found my first pair fit [i had to try them on her while she was sleeping hehe so i could keep it a secret!] but were a little shorter than i had hoped.
I've already chosen out some gorgeous prints to make a couple for my son too!! To match, i'll be appliqueing shapes onto white t-shirts.
I have also decided that i need to gradually start organising my home! I found this fabulous [tutorial] to make 'Peek-a-Boo' toy sacks and i thought i was a brilliant way to effectively store some of the kids toys and things...
i hadn't worked with this clear tablecloth vinyl in the machine before and the first couple of seams were a bit tricky and slippery but i got the hang of it after a while. i have also left out the drawstring part and am using ribbons/ropes to tie the tops instead.
I plan to make a whole heap of these and probably make some a tad bigger to fit some of those larger lots of toys in that always seem to be scattered eVeRYwHeRe!!!
Hello there all my lovely followers, i am sorry to have abandoned you for well over a week. No i don't really have a good excuse except that I didn't feel like writing, or at times I did but couldn't find the energy!!! But i do have some news [no nothing all that exciting hehe]...
Well last Wednesday was 'Ride to Work Day' and i made it the entire 14kms!!!!! Wooo Hoooo!!! Granted, it did take me 2 hours BUT it was only my third ever time riding so go me!
Not only that but i found out yesterday that i won a $100 gift voucher to a local sporting goods store for being the new rider who travelled the furthest!! Hello new runners!!!
So now that I achieved my goal i have decided that i need to reward myself...
not right away but fairly soon i will be purchasing myself this lovely new bike i've had my eye on because i definitely think i deserve it :)
My next project is joinging a flash mob!!! Eeeekkkk!!! So incredibly excited!
Stay tuned because tomorrow will be a post about all the things i have been working on!
I now only have the Asterisk Placemat to quilt and the January Star Placemat for Moni to make ad then i am completely finished! I find it hard to find the time for thee placemats, hence the reason why i am trying to get them all finished ASAP so i have some more time to dedicate to making all those Christmas gifts on my rather long list hehe!
My August House Placemats have been slowly rolling in so keep your eyes peeled for a post with all of the gorgeous placemats i received.
We are looking for 5 new members for the Aqua and Red Block Bee for Round 2! If you are interested, head over [here] to join the Flickr group. It's first in best dressed so be quick because it's a popular bee! It is an international bee, with members from the US and Australia.