Friday, February 23, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Gosh I love this fabric!!! It is Michael Miller Groovy Swirls. Leah from Kidz In Cloth sent me some leftovers of this, and I just adored it. So when I saw some when I put in my overseas order I had to buy it!!! I would really like to keep it for Lily, but she does have waaaaay too many dresses, so it is destined for auction on ozebaby.
Excuse the very poor Shakespeare pun, but my dilemna now is whether to add pants to this or not. I have some denim bootleg pants cut out and ready to sew up and enough of this fabric to do some pockets on them. Then we would have a outfit perfect for summer and autumn and even winter. I'm making little shrugs for Lily and I to wear with some of our summer tops in the cooler weather.
I have a really girly bent so good to do something boyish. I also bought some really cool fabric for some boy's shorts this morning ~ very groovy!! Shall get started on them when it cools down!
Friday, February 16, 2007
Not sure what to do next with the fruit thing; I feel I've been overdosing on the girly stuff lately so feel the need for a bit of a boy bent. Hmm, might finish off the motorbike fleece longies over the weekend and get started on some boy shorts. Thought I might actually put up a semi-custom pair of shorts for auction where the winner can choose the size and pocket/patch placement and select from five very special fabrics. It might help give me an idea of where to price my shorts. And oh, I've got some lovely fabric that hasn't seen the light of day yet!
I've also been doing quite a bit of knitting, so this fabric blog is now really going to be a craft blog and I think I'll include some knitting pics. So tomorrow I'm going to do a bit of a photo blitz lol
Tonight we had the yummiest dinner ~ almost totally organic. We had tofu marinated in soy sauce and Virgin Island screaming seeds mix; a green salad from the lettuces in our garden, with organic tomatoes, carrots, beans and olives; a pasta salad with sundried tomatoes, chick peas and baby silverbeet from the garden. Andy and Lily also had steak and a little french cutlet. It was great to eat the produce from our garden, yeah, Lily also managed to pick our only capsicum and destroy it with love LOL. I can't believe she hasn't picked any of the apples off our miniature apple trees, they're just her height. I think they've got about two weeks and they'll be fully ripe ~ Andy put the bird nets up tonight.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Size O There's A Lot of Spots Every Where Shorts
Hearts On Parade Shorts ~ Size 0
Jumping Jack Flash Play Shorts ~ Size 1
Golden Wings Flutter Shorts ~ Size 2
Friday, February 02, 2007
For me though, my fabric and image/motif memories have positive associations which is nice, for example, most obviously, rainbows = Lily, turtles = Tully, fish = Andy, lizards = Lana, Japanese prints = my friend Ange who is a Japanese teacher; Hello Kitty = Nat.
Some fabrics and images I now associate with people I've made stuff for, tulips = Sue, ice creams and butterflies = Joh (although I don't think I've made Joh anything in butterfly fabric lol), the very special Kona Bay butterfly fabric (one of the most beautiful fabrics I have ever seen) = Melissa, Kaffe Fassett, particularly fans and the mermaid applique = Katanya (the fans reminds me of my mum too as we bought the material together [she made hers into a bag] the mermaid now also reminds me of Tully); the beautiful Florentine fabric = Lucretia (gosh I love this fabric and am getting up the courage to cut into it some more ~ it is a definite bathing fabric); one of my favourite geisha fabrics = Larissa (I must show Larissa the nappy I have in a different colour of this same fabric and then watch her carefully to make sure she doesn't pocket it lol) and the list goes on.
So where am I going with this and why these random thoughts?
I've been sorting through some of my fabrics and working with some of my hoarded pieces; some of these will make appearance shortly like this
These shorts are about to make an appearance as soon as I take some more pictures. I've called them Jumping Jack Flash becuase I once made some shorts for Kate's boy Jack using this fabric, and the name seems perfect for these shorts. It is so hard to find decent boys' fabric like this, I don't know why but it is. Ridiculous huh!!
Been getting back into my sewing a bit, and have a few pieces to list on ozebaby as soon as I take some photos; some shorts, pinnies, fleece longies nearly finished. I just love this paperdoll fabric and knew it would be perfect in a little vintage style pinafore. Luckily, I'm not totally happy with the way some of the seams are finished because of the lining and side splits; so Lily gets it. She loves it. I found her sitting in her cot after her afternoon nap looking at all the dolls on her dress : D But I will work further with this style and might try and get some more of this fabric, it's so cute
I really like this style and was planning on using the fabric below to make a dress similar; I think it would be pretty cute. It's Chinese New Year and really lovely. So lots to do and lots on the go!