Tag Archives: Children

Taking Chances

1 Jul

Try quote
Much of 2014 has reminded me that if you want something to happen, you have to try; as the quote says its trying that takes us to wonderful places.  I feel like I have made more decisions this year than in the last few put together.  Not all of them have been easy, but they all feel like they are taking me on a very positive path, a path I am thoroughly enjoying.  Amongst other things, I’ve decided to spend more time in Melbourne, to go back to university and to continue to pursue my sewing and craft interests. Continue reading

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Lizzie’s ‘Ebalent’ Top

28 Jun Girl's hand sewn top

It’s been a busy few days for me and my sewing machine.  This is the first output of the week; Lizzie’s ‘Ebalent’ Top.  A top for my niece who at two years old hasn’t yet mastered saying ‘elephant’ but ‘ebalent’ is far cuter so we’ll definitely let her off.  I am still madly in love with this material.  I’ve got meters left so will be running off more of these off over the next few days and then launching my Etsy shop.  Exciting times – details to follow. Continue reading

London Crafting

19 Jun Girl's pleated top pattern

My 3 week trip to London has been extended a little so whilst I’m here I thought I could use the time to dig out my old sewing machine.  A few extra project supplies were needed so a trip to the shops was the order of the day. I always used to head to John Lewis on Oxford Street to buy my fabric; out of habit more than anything else; but had I done a little more research I would have found Rolls and Rems on Seven Sisters Road.  Its well worth the visit as its crammed full of beautiful fabric suitable for every project you could imagine.  I used to run past it a couple of times a week so I have no idea why I’ve never noticed it before. Continue reading

Homemade Pleated Skirt

16 Apr

Easy pleated homemade skirt

This blog started with with me making a dress for my niece, that was almost a year ago so I thought it was about time to create her something new to wear.  I picked up instructions for a patternless skirt via Pinterest and it promised to be an easy make. It definitely lived up to expectations and took just an afternoon to make from start to finish. Continue reading

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